Government-mandated pollution control devices for coal-fired power plants, which reduce deadly sulphur-dioxide pollution, could also boost carbon dioxide emissions at individual plants, according to a report by the US Environmental Protection Agency. That may impede India’s ability to meet international commitments to reduce carbon-emissions intensity. “It’ll come down to a trade-off between local health impacts versus global warming," said Deepak Krishnan, a Bengaluru-based associate director with World Resources Institute India. India has committed to cutting its emissions intensity — the amount of greenhouse gases released for each unit of economic growth — by about a third from 2005 levels by 2030, under the Paris Agreement. A series of scientific reports that show nations aren’t doing enough to avert a devastating increase in the Earth’s temperature has triggered calls by younger activists at the United Nation’s COP25 meeting in Madrid for more extreme solutions than the actions to which nations have already committed. Federal power and environment ministries, the two agencies involved in the implementation of the pollution control devices, were unable to respond to requests for comment.India’s environment ministry in December 2015 imposed caps on emissions of toxic gases, including SO2 and nitrogen oxides from power plant stacks, allowing the operators two years to retrofit facilities. But the deadlines have been extended by as much as five years as the distressed generators face financing challenges. A more practical approach would be to prioritize requiring so-called flue-gas desulfurization units, or FGDs, in areas that are critically polluted with high levels of sulphur dioxide levels, said R. Srikanth, a professor for energy and natural resources at Bengaluru-based National Institute of Advanced Studies.
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Robots are quickly moving out of controlled environments into homes and public spaces.
In fact, researchers are also developing artificial intelligence systems that will allow robots
to make decisions autonomously.With the advancement of science and technology in India, robotics is entering the industrial space rapidly. As entrepreneurship opportunities and employment are opening up for tech enthusiasts who desire to enter this growing and exciting field, future of robotics in India seems bright and promising. India, like the rest of the world, has understood that skill, speed, accuracy, and consistency of robots are unmatched by humans.
Opportunities: Robotic technologies are extensively used across a range of sectors such as atomic energy, space, metals, textiles, automotive, and manufacturing industries. Besides, health sector in India has also initiated the use of robotic technology widely in operation theatres and even in rehabilitation centers to augment the quality of life. Robotics has proved to be a growing field and many avenues have opened in recent past.
Challenges: There are many challenges that India must overcome before it is considered as a go-to destination for robotics. One of the biggest challenges is cost and procurement of the required hardware and other electronic components to build a robot. Due to the extensive paperwork involved in importing hardware components into the country, not many commercial applications are ready to enter the market.
Future: Robotics is mainly capturing industries like manufacturing, pharmaceutical, packaging, FMCG, and inspection. The other promising sectors include education and defense. There is no doubt that robotics technologies are all set to change the way things are done in the industries in which they are being implemented.