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Geotourism in Kutch has an exemplary potential of being designated as a site for perfect establishment of a National Geopark. The paper is aimed to describe the geological significance of the sites with basic concept of creation of geoparks and promote geotourism. The financial, infrastructural aspects, deliverables to the society are presented primarily focusing on the local economic and sustainable development of Kutch. The need for development of infrastructure for geotourism is urgently required as the rare geological heritage of Kutch region is eroding and being destroyed due to manmade activities.
Generation of electricity using solar PV is
picking up in India in a big way in recent years. It needs a clear direction
such that it can optimally be utilized and the benefits, without being concentrated
in a few locations, can reach the majority of poor population as well. Indian
farmers, for the last few decades are affected in terms of availability of
electrical power. The present study suggests the use of fertile and cultivated
land with about 5 m elevated structure with solar panels. It creates shade on
the crops. In the present study, the shade effect on the crops below the
structure has been examined systematically through modeling studies. Different
solar panel design configurations are suggested such that the crops or plants
below, on the ground surface, can also be grown without any reduction in their
yield. The effect of the elevated structure on the neighboring lands is also
examined. It is shown that the present concept can easily be implemented in
India, perhaps in the world, at all the locations such that power can be
generated using farmer’s own land for his own benefit, perhaps with some profit
to him. The present concept, if implemented, also reduces the huge cost
involved in establishing the network of transmission and distribution lines.
The development of new wind energy project requires studying of many parameters to achieve maximum benefits at the cost of minimum environmental impacts. Using Geographic Information System (GIS), an analytical framework has been developed in this paper with fuzzy logic to evaluate the suitable site for turbines for optimum energy output. The criteria for suitable site for energy optimization are environmental, physical and human factors. The present study helps to assess the appropriate sites for the wind turbines in Gujarat. The result obtained from the study conveys the suitability of the development of wind turbines along the western parts of Gujarat. The suggested model could be used for the future site selection of the wind turbine which in turn could be of orientation for energy planners and decision makers.