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DST, GOI Launches Surya Jyoti – A Low Cost Micro Solar Dome

DST, GOI Launches Surya Jyoti – A Low Cost Micro Solar Dome

Green Alert
Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing a Press Conference after launching Surya Jyoti, a Photo-Voltaic Integrated Micro Solar Dome, which will change the way we look at electrification today (5 April, 2016). The Surya Jyoti Solar Dome stands to cost about Rs. 1,200/- and the Non Photo-Voltaic version stands to cost around Rs. 500/-. These cost figures are preliminary and are expected to reduce to Rs. 900/- and Rs. 400/- respectively. It is indeed a step close to making solar energy production a mass movement in India. According to the Government estimate, the potential users of this device are approximately 10 million households. If the technology is adopted by just these 10 million households, it has the potential of saving 1,750 m...
Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

Green Alert
In an effort to create widespread awareness on the unique biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) jointly with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) will be running a ‘Science Express – Biodiversity Special (SEBS)’ train across India covering over 100 stations in the next two years. Eight out of the sixteen coaches of the SEBS are solely dedicated to showcasing the myriad biodiversity spread across the bio-geographical zones of India. These include the trans-Himalaya & the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, North East India, the Desert & Semi-Arid Zone, the Western Ghats, the Deccan Peninsula, the Coasts & Islands. These 8 coaches will focus on the range of Biological diversity, critically endangered species (IUCN Red list), biod
DST Calls for Applications for Science (Biodiversity) Communicators

DST Calls for Applications for Science (Biodiversity) Communicators

Green Jobs
The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India is looking for science communicators with key skills in the field of biodiversity to come on board its Science Express project! The Science Express is a unique exhibition train, traveling across India. After four successful tours, its next phase will be a "Biodiversity Special" and will travel to around 55 locations across India between June to December 2012. The objective of the Science Express is to develop awareness about biodiversity, climate change and similar issues among students and general public. The DST has entrusted the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad to manage this project. The job position is open to young science postgraduate/graduate students or equivalent, preferably with experien...
TARAgram Yatra: Inspiring Sustainability in Policy & Practice

TARAgram Yatra: Inspiring Sustainability in Policy & Practice

Events
Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is hosting TARAgram Yatra 2010, an annual event organised with the mission of inspiring sustainability in policy and practice. This year’s focus, “Towards Green Economies - scalable solutions for people and our planet”, cuts right to the heart of contemporary public dialogue and resonates through every feature of Development Alternatives (DA) efforts to promote and facilitate sustainable human development for the poor and the underprivileged. TARAgram Yatra 2010 promises to be a milestone in a series of global multi-stakeholder consultation process leading up to Rio+20. The dialogue is being organised by Development Alternatives in partnership with the Green Economy Co

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