India has been adopting sustainable energy alternatives for the past few years. Clean Energy initiatives by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has pushed India to
4th Global Position
↗ in for overall installed renewable energy capacity. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) account for nearly 30% of the total installed capacity↗ and Wind Energy and Solar Energy are the two biggest sources of RES. Yet, India still relies on thermal power for
~60% of its electricity generation
↗ and we have a long way to go to successfully adopt the sustainable energy model.
India has been working towards betterment of its health infrastructure. Infant mortality rate has declined more than 50% in the past decade and the gap between male and female infant mortality rates is closing. Health behavior is also showing appreciable trends in some cases. Smoking prevalence is dropping among Indian adult males.