A solar power solution to Delhi’s power crisis

Photo | May 13, 2013

Currently most of Delhi’s electricity comes from thermal power plants which are mostly situated in other states. In 2012, we saw the biggest blackout in the history of the country where half the population was powerless for days. Delhi was severely affected along with other Northern, Eastern and North East states. If 75% of Delhi’s electricity was not generated from coal, and decentralised renewable energy was available, Delhi could have powered itself to a large extent during the grid failure.

Unfortunately, Delhi is one of the few states in the country that does not have any policy for alternate sources of energy like wind, solar and biomass. In 2012, in the absence of a policy and roadmap, the state failed to tap into solar and bio-mass energy, especially during the periods of peak demand.

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Ecological agriculture is the way forward!

Video | October 4, 2017 at 10:22

As you all know, we are very close to the Bihar Government announcing its final agriculture policy with a clear focus on ecological agriculture in the state. On that note, the GPI team worked closely with the team over the last month or so and...

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Video | September 25, 2017 at 17:14

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Video | September 25, 2017 at 17:10

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Video | September 25, 2017 at 17:00

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Rainbow Drive

Video | September 25, 2017 at 16:23

When you put your first seed using your own compost and when it sprouts, the feeling of seeing those seeds sprouting is amazing � � Join us and be a part of this movement: http://act.gp/2vo90XF #iCompost

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