An international group of scientists says India needs to phase out coal-powered generation in favour of renewables.
But the study says it’s not as simple as the government promises.
The report says India should shift to cleaner energy sources such as wind and solar, which generate more electricity.
It says there is an urgent need to ensure clean water, air and soil.
It’s a stark message from the World Bank and other global financial institutions.
But India is in the grip of an unrelenting drought, a lack of basic sanitation, and an unprecedented spike in deaths.
The government has spent billions of rupees on drought relief and water conservation measures but its targets for the country’s clean energy sector are not yet in sight.