IRADe Wishes You All A Colourful Holi

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Best wishes from IRADe for a HOLI filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for long!!

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Program Coordinator Position in IRADe

IRADe is seeking qualified B.Tech./MBA for Program Coordinator position under USAID funded SARI/EI Project. For details visit http://irade.org/careers.html

For more information and to express your interest, please email a current CV to jobs@irade.org

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Happy Women’s Day – 2014

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Roundtable Discussion on “India’s Energy Transition till 2050 in the Global Context”

Exif_JPEG_420IRADe organized a Roundtable discussion on “India’s Transition till 2050 in the Global Context”, wherein the report “Indian Perspectives on Global Energy Scenarios Till 2050” was released on 8th February 2014 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

This report is an outcome of the analysis done in collaboration with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and sponsored by Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The event was held to discuss key findings and debate some of the critical messages concerning road-map for transition in the energy mix in India.

Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission, was the Chief Guest, and released the report, which was followed by a Round Table Discussion chaired by Dr. Pavel Kabat; CEO & Director General, IIASA, Austria.

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Conference Proceeding on South Asia Regional Inaugural Conference of SARI/EI on ’Cross-Border Electricity Trade

Conference Proceedings on The South Asia Regional Inaugural Conference of SARI/EI on ’Cross-Border Electricity Trade’: The conference was held from October 4th-5th, 2013 in New Delhi, India. The conferConference Proceeding Cover Pageence launched the SARI/EI program to gain acceptance for its goals among the South Asian Countries, identify potential steps towards integration of power systems in South Asia, initiate a concrete and constructive discussion on the vision and road map for the South Asian Electricity Market, discuss on the role and strategic engagement of private sector in CBET and deliberate on international best practices as far as regional power markets are concerned.

Click here to download the proceeding.

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For the middle class only – Like the free water quota, AAP’s power tariff cut will benefit those who do not need it by Dr. Jyoti Parikh and Dr. Kirit Parikh

For the middle class only - Like the free water quota, AAP's power tariff cut will benefit those who do not need it by Dr. Jyoti Parikh and Dr. Kirit Parikh

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For the middle class only | The Indian Express

For the middle class only | The Indian Express.

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Interview of Kirit S. Parikh on India’s Water Crisis: Causes and Cures

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For insights into what has led to India’s water crisis and what should be done to help alleviate it, NBR spoke with Kirit S. Parikh, chairman of Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) and a former member of the Government of India’s Planning Commission in charge of water and energy issues. Dr. Parikh argues that the country’s water crisis has been caused by a combination of factors, including population growth, dwindling groundwater supplies from over-extraction by farmers, and insufficient investment in treatment facilities at the federal, state, and local levels. He highlights the roles of the central and state governments in addressing this issue and explains why tools like dams—although often opposed—are critical for ensuring the water storage and distribution needed to sustain India’s growth trajectory.

His interview is available on The National Bureau of Asian Research’s (NBR) website. Click here

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The Impacts of India’s Diesel Price Reforms on the Trucking Industry

A report released this week evaluates the impact of higher diesel prices on India’s road freight transport sector.

Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), the report finds that the trucking industry is vulnerable to higher fuel costs, and supports the earlier evidence that the fuel costs account for around 55 per cent of their total operating costs.

However, the main finding of the study is that the industry’s weakness is primarily grounded in structural constraints that have squeezed profit margins, while providing truckers with little leverage to pass on higher costs to clients. The study suggests that addressing these constraints—more so than subsidizing the cost of fuel—is the solution to the long-term profitability of the industry.

The Impacts of India’s Diesel Price Reforms on the Trucking Industry is available at http://www.iisd.org/gsi/sites/default/files/ffs_india_irade_trucking.pdf

 

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International Conference on “Cross Border Electricity Trade among South Asian Countries”

We are very glad to announce the international conference on Cross Border Electricity Trade (CBET), which will be held in New Delhi on 4th and 5th October, 2013.

A truly international event

You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. Delegates participating are going to be from South Asian countries.

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