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Solar irradiation data can be found and downloaded here: http://www.nrel.gov/international/ra_india.html
National Institute of Wind Enery (NIWE) formerly C-WET has the wind resource data for pan India http://niwe.res.in/
This isn't an online, data download link, but I know that the 'Center for Wind Energy technology' had released am 'Indian Wind Atlas' in 2010, which is the most comprehensive (IMHO) report on this issue. Most of the Google hits that you see for this term, are actually using data and maps from this report. You might be able to access this Atlas from some ...
Second top hit for "solar irradiation data in India" gives this: http://mnre.gov.in/sec/solar-assmnt.htm There's an online map, data files and also contacts you could talk to. They appear to have been part funded by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory - who I think are the originators of the ArcGIS link you posted.
Oddly enough, I had a chat last night with a fellow from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) here in Denver. He said they are doing work in India on wind / renewables but the Indian Gov't will not release the data they need for their work! Just thought I'd share that since I saw this post and had this discussion last night...
I would suggest another approach. If you do not need vector data only OSM as a base map which looks the same as http://www.openstreetmap.org maybe you could create your own OSM service using Mapproxy. I know it is not perfect, but maybe you could give it a try. First you need to install Mapproxy. Pre-seed all zoom levels of OSM for particular area and then ...
If you want to use a postgis database with Openstreetmap data, you have to populate it with osm2pgsql, not osmosis. That is the only way to get polygons out of Openstreetmap multipolygon relations and closed ways in a format that GIS software can understand. Alternatively, you can use GDAL ogr2ogr to save OSM data into a spatialite database. Once you have ...
use QGIS Open the map file by ََQGIS Select the items map by type style the items one by one see the tutorial here
The Datameet github repo for maps has the 640 districts as per the 2011 census, which are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 India license, in shapefile format. I don't know where you got the figure of 671, but according to census of India, there were 640 districts in 2011. (see page 14 of the Administrative Atlas)
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