Dr Mayraj Fahim who has been a long time supporter of this blog and who has sent me several valuable pieces of information for posting here sent me this link from the New York Times. There is plenty of waste land in India and Sri Lanka that I am aware of - severely degraded by pollution and bad ecological practices which would be ideal for generating the clean power that the region badly needs. While these projects work, the land could be slowly restored using currently available methods and technologies to a clean, natural state.
South Asians, whatever their nationality, find it convenient to imitate Western fashions, listen to Western music, watch Western films and more. Perhaps, a case could be made for them to start imitating Western environmental practices as well . . .