India's power ministry has proposed pushing back the deadlines for adoption of new emission norms by coal-fired power plants, saying "an unworkable time schedule" would burden utilities and lead to an increase in power tariffs.
Companies and start-ups rush to develop products and ideas that could be game changers in India’s battle against toxic air pollution as the coronavirus infection rages.
Anti-pollution measures and national security remain forefront in campaign manifestoes. National security has featured strongly in the Indian election campaign with the ruling BJP and the main opposition party, Congress, each claiming to have taken the toughest measures against Pakistan in response to cross-border terrorism. Beyond cross-border terrorism, India faces an on-going challenge from a Maoist insurgency as well as sporadic, and declining, incidents of terrorism in North East India. According to government figures, around 1,400 civilians died in terrorist [...]