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14th June - The Hindu Editorial - Part-1(in Hindi)
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  1. An improbable friendship Green ambitions-on renewable energy targets The missing tlers S. UBHODEEP

  2. India would overshoot its target of installing 175 gigawatts of capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022. India was on track, to hit 225 GW of renewable capacity by then. But, missed several interim milestones since it announced its 175 GW target in 2015. Misses happened despite renewable capacity being augmented at a blistering pace, highlighting how ambitious the initial target was. UBHODEEP


  4. Challenges Technological and financial challenges-both wind and solar generation Owind and solar tariffs have hit such low levels - small shocks can knock these sectors off their growth trajectories. Obstacles have capped capacity addition to 69 GW till date, with India missing its 2016 and 2017 milestones. Joint statement provided few specifics on how denuclearisation can take place or how North Korea's steps to dismantle its arsenal will be monitored. UBHODEEP

  5. Need: Policy tweaks and incentives are needed to meet the renewable energy targets O India's creaky electricity grid must be modernised to distribute such power efficiently. OTo hit its 2022 target of 175 GW, 106 GW will have to be added in four years, more than twice the capacity added in the last four. Solar Sector - policy uncertainties loom large - Manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells have demanded a 70% safeguard duty on Chinese PV imports UBHODEEP

  6. Goal of 100 GW from solar energy by 2022, 40 GW is to come from rooftop installations, and 60 GW from large solar parks. Despite fastest-growing renewable-energy segment so far rooftop solar clocked a compound annual growth rate of 117% between 2013 and 2017 India only hit 3% of its goal by the end of 2017, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report Reason Homeowners aren't warming up to the idea of installing photovoltaic panels on their terraces because the economics does not work out for them like Industries. UBHODEEP

  7. Needs a nationwide "net-metering" policy. As of today, only a few States have such policies, discouraging users elsewhere. Such challenges can be overcome with the right incentives, but they will take time to kick in Good news is that even if India hits the 175 GW target, it stands to meet its greenhouse-gas emission goal under the Paris climate agreement. UBHODEEP

  8. n improbable triendship An improbable friendship Golden lc S. UBHODEEP

  9. An improbable friendship The missing tiers The missing tiers Golden lc As the Central Government's Smart Cities mission completes three years this month, it's the right time to examine India's tryst with municipal governance S. UBHODEEP

  10. Municipalities are not yet autonomous units that can be genuinely called as the "third tier" of government in India's federal system Even after the 73rd and 74th Amendments, India has effectively only two levels of governmentUnion and State. The disempowerment and depoliticisation of urban local government has happened in multiple ways UBHODEEP

  11. Reality: Failure of States to implement the provisions of the 74th Amendment. implementation failure local governments are financially constrained and do not have the administrative capacity to carry out its functions. Disempowerment and depoliticisation - urban local governments Loophole in municipal governance has been exploited by State governments Elected representatives at the city-level - powerless work under State government. In most municipal corporations, while the mayor is the ceremonial head, the executive powers of the corporation are vested with the State government- appointed commissioner. UBHODEEP

  12. Further depoliticisation of local government in recent years Ocentral government programmes -the Smart Cities creation of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for Smart Cities which will have "operational independence and autonomy in decision making and mission implementation" creation of parallel institutions that disempower the elected local government shows how higher levels of government distrust local politics Even for performing functions that are within its purview (such as levying local taxes or undertaking civic projects above a certain budget) the local government requires State government permissions. S. UBHODEEP

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