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  • India’s Renewable Energy Push: A Win-Win for Job Creation and Electricity Access

    This blog post originally appeared on WRI.org.

    Ten years ago, Sashiram was a job-seeker with a limited education and uncertain employment prospects. Today, he is a solar technician who supervises the installation of solar home systems in multiple locations and is a four-time winner of “Best Employee” at an off-grid energy enterprise in Kundapur, near Manipal, India. People in the villages he serves respect him because he provides a basic need: He electrifies...

  • Over 300 people attended the launch of Haryana Vision Zero in Gurgaon organised by the Government of Haryana in partnership with WRI India and NASSCOM. Participants included senior government officials from various departments like the police, transport, municipal corporation; and others from the private sector, civil society, and academia.

    Haryana Vision Zero is a campaign aimed at reducing road traffic deaths in the state and was launched by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, Transport Minister...

  • On 6th April 2017, WRI India Sustainable Cities in partnership with Startup India program of the Government of India convened the New Mobility Dialogues held in New Delhi, as part of Connect Karo 2017. The New Mobility Dialogues brought together existing and aspiring startups, seasoned entrepreneurs, mobility experts and other stakeholders to learn about new initiatives, tools and collaborations in the new mobility ecosystem.

    The sessions included discussions on using commuting data for better decision making in cities, and collaborations between various stakeholders for furthering...

  • Revenue generated from taxation allows governments to invest in infrastructure and resources that allow for the delivery of essential services. Broadly speaking, these investments are expected to work towards improving the quality of life for the country’s citizens.

    India’s fiscal policy for public buses – the mainstay of public transport in the country – however appears to contradict this objective. A previous blog post on this topic has highlighted the contribution of...

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