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By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

LOGISTICS SECTOR: HIGH CTC 

Contrary to popular perception, costs of transporting goods from production sites to the end consumer are significant compared to producing them. The logistics sector costs accounted for 14% India’s GDP and amounted to USD244 billion in 2013-14...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

Membrane companies in India are proliferating and have grown strongly in the last 4 years. The growth outlook for these companies is extremely positive as fresh water is expected to come under increasing scarcity. This demand for water will rise from domestic, de-salinisation, industry and...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

India is the second largest exporter of viscose behind China and in 2012, India produced 84.37 million kg viscose spun yarn. While the production of viscose fiber is relatively low compared to the 259.88 million kg of polyester spun yarn and the 3126 million kg of cotton, certain technologies...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

India generates 6,137 tonnes of uncollected and littered plastic waste each day. Further 40% of that plastic waste is not recycled becoming a source of continued pollution as plastic is not bio-degradable. In order to tackle the issue, stakeholders are re-imagining products that are considered “...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2014

A recent bid by the Modi government to create 100 Smart Cities has re-ignited the urban planning and green design discussion for building infrastructure in emerging cities. However, in cities like Delhi, Surat and Kolkata; there is still existing infrastructure pre-dating the sustainable...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

There are key advantages in developing specialized technology in an educational institute including: easy access to R&D expertise, incubation support, contribution from students in design and testing phases, and ability to collaborate with multiple private partners at once.

Many...

Subject Tags: Policy Tracker, Technology
By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

  Getting access to a reliable, viable waste-stream of electronic products remains a challenge for the formal waste recycling sector.  Consumer e-Waste collections has been too cost prohibitive to formally set up in India. Some recyclers have attempted to re-invest corporate CSR budgets into...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

Automotive companies are taking the necessary steps to improve their resource consumption and meet their renewable energy goals. Indian automotive companies are continuously targeting energy optimization. Further, many large players, such as Kirloskar Oil Engine Ltd. and TVS Motors, are engaging...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 1, 2014

The market is presently very favourable for DRE (Decentralized Renewable Energy) products to electrify rural India. The market is now approaching a point where the cost of fossil fuels being used to power homes is on par (or already exceed) equivalent renewable energy products. Further, the...

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2014

 The car-sharing market is rapidly growing in emerging markets and will continue to as consumer awareness increases. While uptake in India has been slow, a number of unique digital technology companies are creating data solutions to enable transport sharing.

In 2012 the largest car-...

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2014

A look at real-time generation for the Northern Grid, from which Delhi draws its power, reveals that despite popular belief, over 160-240MWh of energy is being lost due to excess generation each day.

This is over and above the often quoted 20% transmission losses. Essentially, this "real...

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 12, 2014

"India unhesitatingly desires to grow… the country is in no mood to suffer unemployment, inadequate basic amenities, lack of infrastructure and apathetic governance." These were some of the opening remarks to preface the first budget of the newly minted BJP government. There is no broad-brushed...

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 9, 2014

Along with advances in education and a large growing middle class in India the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector is rapidly growing which in turn became the locomotive for the rapid growth in the paper packaging sector. Consequently, this will most likely increase the demand for paper and...

By : Sustainability ..., May 26, 2014

 Guest contributor, Arjun Mehta, Manager at Sims Recycling Solutions India, reflects on the critical need of the hour in developing a sustainable model for e-waste management & recovery.

With...

By : Sustainability ..., May 16, 2014

 As we look forward to election results and the formation of the new government today, we take a moment to recap key news trends leading up to May to create a sustainability ‘primer’ for our new government: 

1. India’s energy intensity indicates a worrisome rise 

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Subject Tags: Policy Tracker, Technology