These days, Indian policymakers are debating how to create a vast new food entitlement program. There is talk of poor households struggling to cope with high food prices and malnourishment among their children.
Energy demands in South Asia are growing at rate of over 6.0 per cent a year - a pace that is far in excess of the region's capacity to meet. The fact that a sizeable section of the population does not have access to electricity makes energy security a daunting challenge for the countries of this region. ... Read more about Energy ring best option to solve regional needs
Increase of 52% to $10.3bn in 2011 was based on strong solar performance
India's transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world's significant economies.
A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday.
India's new national census puts the population at about 1.21 billion people, or 17 per cent of the world population, the census commissioner says.
The increase of 181 million over the last decade is near what officials had estimated, C. Chandramauli said Thursday. While it is a 17.6 per cent increase from the 2001 census, population growth is slower than the previous count that showed 21.5 per cent growth. ... Read more about India's population hits 1.21 billion
NEW DELHI (AP) — A new report says India could be 2 degrees Celsius (3.8 F) warmer than 1970s levels within 20 years — a change that would disrupt rain cycles and wreak havoc on the country's agriculture and freshwater supplies, experts said Wednesday.