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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...

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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...

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India just about stays on course for green economy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 5, 2020

India’s annual budget, announced on February 1, was long on intentions to move towards a green economy, but short on specifics. In her budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised an incentive scheme for around two million farmers to move to solar-powered irrigation...

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Nirmala Sitharaman suggests a ₹4,400 crore solution to Delhi pollution in Budget 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

Citing that pollution as a matter of concern, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman allocated ₹4,400 crore for National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for the year 2020-21 in Union Budget 2020. Central government will also encourage states that are formulating and implementing...

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15-year-old 3-wheelers to be banned in Punjab

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

Bid to control air pollution in the State

The Punjab government has decided to ban diesel and petrol powered three-wheelers which are more than 15-year-old across the State in a bid to control air pollution. “The Department of Environment and Climate Change has decided...

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Punjab seeks central assistance for biomass projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

Pointing out that the state government had already submitted a detailed proposal on the subject, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to the Centre reiterating his demand for Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for Biomass Power Projects and Biomass Solar Hybrid...

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Adani, NTPC Sought Extension Of Deadlines To Curb Coal Plant Emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

Top Indian coal-fired power generators Adani Power and NTPC Ltd have sought two-to-three-year extensions of deadlines to install emissions-cutting equipment at some plants, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, even as the country battles rampant pollution. The requests...

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Delhi: Bin free areas, plantation to check air pollution among tasks outlined by NDMC in its 2020-21 budget

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Making areas garbage bin-free, setting up 100 charging stations for electric cars besides an intensive plantation drive to mitigate air pollution are among the top tasks underlined by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in its 2020-21 budget. The civic body chairman...

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Severe cold days may be linked to air pollution, say scientists

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Delhi recorded a severe cold day on Saturday along with severe cold wave conditions increasing the intensity of cold a notch higher than what was felt in the rest of December. Delhi has been experiencing a cold spell for 15 days now. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung...

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Electric cycles attract 5% GST, ordinary cycles 12% in India

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

The Modi government has been defending the multi-tiered rates under GST, saying there cannot be one rate given that different segments of society have to be taxed differently, but it has emerged that ordinary bicycles used mostly by the low-income group people attract 12 per...

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