Long hours of power cuts affect the lives of rural households in India. Agriculture and local manufacturing units dependent on the reliable power supply are unable to function at optimum capacity.
Developing countries like India are most affected by climate change, with its implications on health, agriculture, economy, trade, transportation and energy. This need to be addressed urgently.
Heavy water usage by fossil fuel power plants aggravates water scarcity in India. Power plants that are located in highly water-stressed areas face regular shutdowns affecting electricity supply.
Majority of financial benefits of renewable energy are reaped by the corporate sector. The poor and underprivileged communities need to be developed and included in solutions addressing climate change.
Use of solar energy will put less stress on fossil-fuel based power plants to meet increasing energy demand, reducing CO2 emissions.
An alternative, green sources of energy like solar is one of the best options to meet future energy demand. Raising awareness about them will increase the use of clean energy.
Small manufacturing units and agriculture in villages will be able to operate on optimal capacity, increasing income for the villagers.
The existing caste issues will be transcended through participatory planning for village development projects.
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