You are here

E-cars for ferrying MPs likely in Parliament this monsoon session

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

From the Monsoon session, only electric cars may be used to ferry lawmakers to and from their homes in Lutyens’ Delhi in a bid to curb air pollution and promote a green culture in Parliament. At a recent meeting with senior officials, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla asked for a...

Read more..

India ranks near bottom of all countries, with particularly low scores on air quality, climate change mitigation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India ranks 168th out of 180 countries in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities who produce this biennial scorecard of national results on a range of sustainability issues. Commenting on the rankings, Yale...

Read more..

LG Polymers India has absolute liability for gas leak, says NGT

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

South Korean company LG Polymers India has absolute liability for the loss of life and public health in the gas leak incident at its plant in Visakhapatnam, the NGT has said while directing that the interim penalty of Rs 50 crore would be spent on compensation to the victims...

Read more..

Electric vehicle makers see huge opportunity post Covid-19

By : Sustainability ..., May 5, 2020

With more and more Indians adopting the social distancing norms, the private vehicle sector is poised to witness a significant momentum in the country making way to a substantial increase in the adoption of electric vehicles as the idea of clean-energy alternatives are...

Read more..

AIIB Invests in 100-percent electric rapid transit system in Bangalore

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a US$335 million loan for a 100-percent electric metro project that will reduce traffic and pollution and increase employment and mobility in India. The investment in the Bangalore Metro Rail...

Read more..

Electric cabs to help Delhi breathe better

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

At a time when India is battling air pollution, especially in the national capital and adjoining Ghaziabad, which have been designated as one of the most polluted cities across the globe as studies suggest, Prakriti E-Mobility Private Limited, is soon to launch an App-based...

Read more..

Air Pollution Reducing Lifespan of Indians by Nearly 4 Years, UP Residents Losing Twice That: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

A 'pandemic' of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said Tuesday. Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal...

Read more..

Delhi most polluted capital, India has 21 of top 30 worst AQI ranked cities

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

With an average of 98.6 Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) concentration, Delhi topped the list of most polluted capital cities in the world. 21 of the 30 most polluted cities in 2019 were from India. A recent report released by AirVisual, which monitors international air pollution...

Read more..

Air pollution costs India $150 billion a year

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 13, 2020

Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is generating economic losses of $8 billion a day, according to a Greenpeace report. That’s about 3.3% of global gross domestic product, or $2.9 trillion per year, according to a report from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Center for...

Read more..

Pollution regulator threatens to shut 14 thermal plants over emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Taking a strict view of thermal power stations’ failure to meet emission standards, the Central Pollution Control Board (CBCB) has issued warnings to 14 plants across six states of the country. In a notice dated January 31, a day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

Read more..