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Delhi’s power play at climate change event

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2020

NEW DELHI: Manipur’s Phayeng village has been given the tag of being India’s first carbon positive settlement. Delhi has implemented “Bijli Swaraj”—a strategy to shift to renewable energy and create green jobs and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Punjab is making several...

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NTPC plans industrial parks at power plants, invites EoIs

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2020

NEW DELHI: India’s largest power generation utility plans to set up industrial parks inside its power projects across the country and has invited expression of interests (EoIs) from Indian firms. State-run NTPC Ltd wants to attract energy-intensive manufacturing units with...

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India joins ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’ at UN as founding member

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jun 26, 2020

India has become a founding member of an Alliance for Poverty Eradication at the UN, launched by the President of the General Assembly, aimed at focussing on efforts to boost global economy in...

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Business rejig: PTC Financial Services to focus on new energy, sustainable segments

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 17, 2020

PTC Financial Services Ltd has restructured its business portfolio to lay focus on new energy and sustainable segments. It is evaluating some of the opportunities that will unfold once the Covid-19 pandemic situation settles down. Pawan Singh, Managing Director and CEO, PFS,...

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New Development Bank invests $100m in India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2020

The New Development Bank (NDB) has approved a $100 million (£80m) investment in India. The funding aims to catalyse the private sector to further boost affordable housing and green infrastructure in the South Asian nation. The bank’s project pipeline for 2020 covers...

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Need for green clearance way to achieve sustainable development, says SC

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2020

The need for environment clearance for a project must be seen as a measure to achieve sustainable development, the Supreme Court has said. The court ruled that the “concept of an ex-post facto EC (environmental clearance) is in derogation of the fundamental principles of...

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World Water Day | Managing challenges for water access to all

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 23, 2020

The launching of a novel scheme under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by the Prime Minister in December for ensuring piped water supply to all rural households by 2024, is a welcome step in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (6.1) for achieving universal and...

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India needs structural reforms to boost growth, policymakers should lead way for climate action: UN report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

In the face of an economic slowdown, India needs to continue structural reforms necessary to boost growth, said a United Nations report Friday. The UN report ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 (WESP)’ stated that, “The combination of fiscal stimulus and financial...

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Sustainability Outlook partners with Indus Exposium for the 2nd Global Summit on Waste to Energy and Biofuels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

After the huge success of its inaugural edition in February 2019 the 2nd Global Summit on Waste to Energy & Biofuels (GSWEB-2020) is back. With a firm focus on advanced conversion...

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Coal Min to set up 'Sustainable Development Cell' to address green concerns

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The Coal Ministry on Sunday said it will establish 'Sustainable Development Cell' (SDC) for promoting sustainable coal mining in the country and address environmental concerns at closure of mines. The SDC envisages to address environment mitigation measures in a systemic...

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