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‘Commuters waste fuel worth Rs. 54 crore every year due to jams’

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2013

 As told by Chetan Agarwal, environmentalist and resident of Gurgaon, to HT. 

Tolls play an important role in financing highway projects but if traffic is beyond a certain level, then the externalities of toll plazas in terms of time wasted, fuel consumed and...

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India’s 100 eco-friendly MRI installations save Rs.3.6 cr of energy costs for hospitals compared to conventional versions

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 22, 2013

Indian hospitals which have installed the 100 eco-friendly MRI installations save energy costs of Rs.3.6 crore to hospitals annually. The green MRI systems use 34 per cent less energy than previous generation MRI systems while achieving outstanding image quality required for...

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Renewable energy firms explore listing in Singapore

By : Sustainability ..., May 16, 2013

Several Indian renewable energy firms are exploring the option of listing on the Singapore stock exchange (SGX) as they look for better valuations and also seek to benefit from the concept of “business trusts”.

The companies include IL&FS Wind Power Trust, Mytrah...

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Mahindra Reva launches all-electric car in Chandigarh

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2013

Mahindra Reva, country’s electric vehicle pioneer, part of the USD 15.9 billion Mahindra Group, today unveiled its all-electric, zero-emission ‘Mahindra e2o’in Chandigarh which would be available at a per month cost of Rs 12,802 (including EMI and running cost).

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Sunpreme completes largest commercial rooftop PV installation in Punjab

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2013

Sunpreme, a solar power producer headquartered in California, US, has completed, it claims, the largest commercial rooftop PV installation in Punjab, India.

The 150kW rooftop PV array has been installed at the Guru Nanak Dev Super Speciality (GNDSS) Hospital. It...

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Coal power emissions may have killed 100,000 Indians in 2012: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2013

According to recent assessments by Delhi-based Urban Emissions, over 100,000 people died prematurely in 2011-12 due to emissions from thermal power stations in India. The study is based on a database of 111 coal power plants representing a generation capacity of 121 GW...

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Subject Tags: Health

Vodafone releases sustainability report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2013

Vodafone India on Tuesday spelt out its game plan to include socially relevant services as part of its business. The company released ‘Footprints II’, the second edition of its Sustainability Report, which encapsulates the various initiatives undertaken by Vodafone India....

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Kitchen wastes cook hot meals for patients

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 23, 2012

Waste not, want not is Tata Motors Hospital's new motto.

The private heal hub in Telco, Jamshedpur, which has been catering to curative needs of 500,000 people in and around the steel city for more than four decades, has now become the first healthcare...

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Subject Tags: Health , Labor , Social Issues

IT as an enabling tool for Business Sustainability

By : Suparna Shankar..., Nov 16, 2012

It does not matter how big or small Indian organizations are, they must learn from the recent power grid failure.

The recent power grid failure in North India exposed the precarious demand-supply imbalance in power and vulnerability of a grid with complex inter-...

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Climate change: EU rebrands green energy campaign

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2012

The EU has launched a campaign aimed at showing how low-carbon solutions can improve quality of life.

The European Commission believes that policies to cut greenhouse gases will only work if individuals share the vision of...

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Subject Tags: Health , Labor , Social Issues