Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology
Why in news?
India’s first of its kind public EV Charging Plaza was inaugurated by Union Power Minister.
“Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency” (RAISE) national programme was also launched by the minister.
- The EV charging plaza is a new avenue for making e-mobility ubiquitous and convenient in India.
- Such innovative initiatives are imperative for the creation of a robust e-mobility ecosystem in the country.
- RAISE initiative can potentially alleviate the issue of bad air quality in workspaces across the nation and pioneer ways to make them healthier and greener.
- EESL is also taking initiatives as a part of the larger initiative to “Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor air quality for Safety and Efficiency” developed for healthy and energy efficient buildings, in partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) MAITREE programme.