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‘Industrial units contaminating Pissurlem fields’ in Keri, Goa

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 26, 2016

A Pissurlem resident, on Saturday, filed a complaint at the office of the deputy collector of Bicholim against continued discharge of water contaminated with industrial waste into the nullah (...

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India and Cuba Strengthen Ties

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 2, 2016

India and Cuba have stressed their historic ties and called for increasing bilateral ties while agreed on the importance of the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to be held...

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Framework being developed for solarising agricultural pumps: Piyush Goyal

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2016

The government is working on developing a framework for solarising agriculture pumps in order to reduce power consumption by farmers, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said....

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An entire district in Rajasthan to be powered by solar energy, will end all water woes in the desert state

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 3, 2016

Think Rajasthan and you think of never ending desert and beautiful sand dunes. The region is famous among travellers for it’s grandeur and also for being host to one of India’s most extensive...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , solar energy

Primark extends partnership with CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association to support 10,000 female smallholders in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2016

Primark has today announced a six year extension of the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme, a partnership designed to support women from traditionally male-dominated farming communities in...

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Climate change may kill over 130,000 Indians in 2050

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 4, 2016

Climate change could kill over 130,000 people in India in 2050 because of changes in diet and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity, according to a study in the British medical journal The Lancet.

The changes could lead to nearly 529,000 extra deaths globally in...

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Bijnor tops west UP in solar pump scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 25, 2016

Frequent power cuts of over 14 hours in the district have forced farmers of Bijnor to use solar pumps to irrigate their fields. So much so that Bijnor has emerged as the top user of such pumps...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , solar power

IBC SOLAR presents system solution for agricultural irrigation

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 21, 2016

 IBC SOLAR AG has announced that it is giving farmers the opportunity to switch to a non-toxic, low-cost and reliable water supply: expensive and high-maintenance diesel generators can now be...

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Goodyear, Usher Agro and IISc co-develop green silica extraction process

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 30, 2015

Agro processing company Usher Agro, in collaboration with the open innovation team of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, has developed an extraction process for producing 'green' precipitated silica from rice husk ash. The...

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Scheme for solar pump sets on subsidy for farmers

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 29, 2015

The government of Kerala in collaboration with the government of India is offering solar pump sets on subsidy basis for farmers in the State.

A press note issued here said 1,380 pumps of 3HP capacity would be on offer on subsidy basis.

The Central and State...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , policy