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SMART POWER A New Value Proposition for Village Communities

Smart Power India, Volume 2, Issue 1 | 22 May 2017

Abstract: Energy is an accelerator for economic growth. Access to electricity can have a dramatic impact on the well-being of rural communities, as demonstrated by the Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD) programme. This article highlights the decentralised renewable energy based model by TARA (an SPRD partner) which aims to drive social wellbeing and enable local businesses to grow.


Managing our Natural Resources for the Benefit of All

MAHB Blog Series | 19 Sep 2017

Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives Group discusses the importance of using concepts such as resource efficiency, sufficiency, full-cost accounting to prevent possible irreversible changes in the biosphere that sustains us. He emphasises the need to use Systems Thinking which widens perspectives and induces policy makers to look critically at the indicators of development beyond the traditional economic and growth measures of GDP. This would incorporate measures of other social and environmental outcomes of economic activities to obtain a better understanding of what is the degree of genuine human progress.


IIT Madras: New eco-friendly cement being tested for use in industry

The Hindu | 10 Sep 2017

A research collaboration between India and Switzerland on a new cement material that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the manufacturing process is set to take off into implementation. Partners in this research are TARA (Technology and Action for Rural Development), IIT Delhi and IIT Madras.

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