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An Environmentally Friendly Firecracker? India Is Willing to Try.

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

Diwali is the Hindu festival of light, and during the height of the celebrations in India each autumn, much of that illumination is coming from barely controlled explosions: the firecrackers, sparklers and other fireworks that millions here love to ignite as night falls. But...

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Gujarat has put just one e-vehicle on the road in last six months: Govt data

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

Electric vehicles (EVs) have garnered a lot of focus in India of late, but the rate at which its states have added EVs on the roads hasn't been encouraging. Gujarat, which leads the EV chart, managed to add only one car to an existing base of 31,576 in the past six months,...

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Unique device to curb pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

An IIT Kharagpur graduate has invented a device called “PM 2.5” which he claimed when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution. Debayan Saha, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, who has invented the device claims that one car fitted...

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Gurugram: Genset ban must, find ways to supply power, discom told

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed a plea filed by Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) seeking more time to implement the ban on diesel gensets in NCR cities of the state. The green tribunal said the discom should find other ways to prevent use of gensets...

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CII adopts 100 villages in Punjab, Haryana to mitigate pollution caused by stubble burning

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

To curb alarming pollution levels in north India, especially during winter months, CII on Sunday said it has adopted over 100 villages and 100,000 acres of farm area in Punjab and Haryana to enable zero crop residue burning. The industry body has adopted Ludhiana, Barnala and...

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Junked cars worsen Delhi traffic trauma - Mail Today News

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

IIT study says over 2,000 abandoned vehicles choking roads Despite HC snub, civic bodies fail to remove such automobiles There are enforcement wings to deal with such vehicles, said YS MANN, spokesperson for east and north civic bodies As road infrastructure hasn't kept pace...

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IIT-H, KIIT-Bhubaneshwar researchers develop bio-bricks

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

Sangareddy: Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) and School of Architecture, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneshwar, (KIIT) have developed bio-bricks for construction from agricultural waste products. Their development serves the...

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Arvind Kejriwal announces task force to monitor implementation of C40 clean air declaration

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday attended the C40 Cities Summit in Copenhagen through a video link and announced formation of a special task force to monitor implementation of 'Clean Air Cities Declaration' signed at the meet. He was scheduled to travel to...

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Monitoring and farm incentives by Centre made air cleaner in Delhi: Prakash Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

Saying that measures undertaken by the BJP-led central government had improved Delhi’s air quality, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Monday listed a slew of measures — from a robust air quality monitoring network to steps for curbing...

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Ahead of Diwali, govt launches eco-friendly crackers to fight air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

As concerns over air-pollution loom ahead of Diwali, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday launched eco-friendly green firecrackers, which have been manufactured in India and are available in markets for sellers and consumers. The Union Minister today announced...

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