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An inclusive strategy for Electric Vehicles in India

India has a young and growing working-age population and is seeing rapid urbanization, yet with low levels of motor vehicle ownership today (20 out of 1,000) which is projected to grow by 775% (175 out of 1000) by 2040. Cities like Delhi and Bangalore are already reeling from high levels of smog ,and traffic congestion is seriously affecting the quality of life of their inhabitants. Additionally, the growth in vehicles on the road will also stress the energy security as there is already a significant level of oil imports (40% of total oil demand, 3% of GDP). Presently the transportation sector in India accounts for 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to an entirely electric fleet

WATER - The bane of the Indian farmer

While there might not be consensus on global warming, the plight of the marginal farmer in India is such that monsoon forecasts create a sense of foreboding of the inevitable water stress. The problem with water pumps Much of this predicament is an effect of decades of ground water depletion. The excesses of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, and the uncontrolled use of diesel pumps and bore wells to pump ground water, are now coming back to bite us. India is still very much an agrarian economy, more than half of whose population depends on the land for its livelihood. These are the people facing the brunt of thoughtless groundwater extraction. According to CEEW, irrigation in India predomin