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Why India's solar push could kill the livelihood of pastoral communities

Experts working on just transition to renewable energy believe that specific laws are needed to protect these communities

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solar parks | renewable energy sector

Karthikeyan Hemalatha | IndiaSpend 

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The parched brown of the land in Charanka village in north-west Gujarat, around 50 km from India’s border with Pakistan, seemed endless. In peak summer, during one of the worst droughts to hit the region in 30 years, it seems devoid of all life--even doughty bush plants have lost most leaves. Cyclone Vayu, that hit the Gujarat coast in June 2019, did little to revive the district of Patan.

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First Published: Mon, August 05 2019. 07:58 IST
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