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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

Schneider Electric Brings IoT to Agriculture Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2015

Schneider Electric is leveraging its big data and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled WeatherSentry platform to connect more than 4,000 disparate rural area weather stations. The platform will provide a more holistic view of rural weather patterns across the US, helping the...

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India Takes Tentative Steps Toward Palm Oil Sustainability

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 8, 2015

According to an August 2015 report published by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, India’s palm oil imports totaled 9.2 million tons, a spike of 200,000 tons over 2014 owing to a steep increase in the demand for vegetable oil.

India is the largest consumer of...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , India , policy

Rural Agri Ventures forays into LED lighting

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 7, 2015

Rural Agri Ventures India, a business incubation firm, announced the launch ‘My Way’, a light-emitting diode (LED) product which the company says is affordable and built with energy efficient and environmentally-friendly technology.

The initiative was undertaken to...

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Grundfos to make small solar pumps in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 6, 2015

Danish company Grundfos is likely to launch its India designed and manufactured solar pumps next year, said a top official of the company’s Indian subsidiary.

The company is also mulling an assembly plant in Gujarat to save on logistics cost.

“We plan to launch...

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Indian farmers in the IT age

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 24, 2014

According to the Census of India 2011, there are 118.9 million cultivators across the country, or 24.6% of the total workforce of over 481 million. The proportion was about 50% in 1951. On the other hand the number of people working as agricultural labourers has increased...

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India's rural sector deeply at risk from climate change: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2014

India, one of the largest agrarian economies in the world, is deeply at risk from climate change, and could see economic losses of up to 8.7% of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2100 if the world fails to respond to a host of climate threats, says a new Asian Development...

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