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India’s solar plans receive billion dollar boost

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Some US$1 trillion will be invested in small-scale solar in developing countries by 2040, BNEF predicts (Pic: Department for International Development/Flickr)

World Bank loan comes off back of major funding pledges from US and Germany as major economies try and wean Delhi off coal

July 1, 2016 — The sun is shining a little brighter on Delhi’s ambitious plans to triple its use of renewable energy by 2030 after $1 billion of funding was confirmed by the World Bank.

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India says 330 million people suffering from drought

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SUFFERING. Farmers from the drought-hit districts of Maharashtra live at a refugee camp in Mumbai, India, April 13, 2016. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

More are dying from heatstroke, and families from remote villages walk long distances as they try to find water

NEW DELHI, India (Apr. 22, 2016)— About 330 million people are suffering from drought in India, the government has said, as the country reels from severe water shortages and desperately poor farmers suffer crop losses.

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