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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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Helping India breathe better

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India as it is around the world. India faces one of the highest disease burdens from air pollution in the world with an estimated 100 per cent of the population living in areas with PM2.5 concentrations...

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PM Modi pledges to more than double India's non-fossil fuel target to 450 GW

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a clarion call for a "global people's movement" to bring about a behavioral change to deal with climate change as he made a path-breaking pledge to more than double India's non-fossil fuel target to 450 gigawatts. In his...

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Tamil Nadu's New EV Policy Seeks Full Road Tax Exemption for Electric Vehicles Until 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2019

Seeking to promote electric vehicles (EVs), the Tamil Nadu government has announced its policy for the sector offering a slew of sops, including investment subsidy and waiver of various taxes and duties. Chief Minister K Palaniswami released the Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle...

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2024 target: Delhi needs 5 lakh new electric vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2019

To meet Delhi’s draft electric vehicle policy target of 25% share for electric vehicles (EVs) in new registrations by 2024, Delhi will need to register approximately five lakh new EVs in the next five years, a new report says. The report titled ‘Accelerating Delhi’s Mobility...

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Hybrid cars to be exempted from odd-even scheme in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

If you are driving hybrid variant of cars such as Suzuki Ciaz, Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, you do not need to fret over the Delhi government's plan to implement odd-even rule to curb air pollution in the city. As in the previous years, the city government led by Chief...

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Delhi CM meets experts to discuss action for combating winter air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Environmental experts met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday and supported the Delhi government's odd-even scheme as an "emergency" measure to bring down air pollution levels in winters, an official statement said. They discussed with the chief minister an action plan...

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Charging ahead? India's electric car revolution faces bumps

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2019

Paritosh Mitra, who drives a motorised rickshaw in Delhi, knows what he wants next and has saved 100,000 rupees ($1,390) to get it: an electric rickshaw. But he won't buy one until it comes with all the basic features that he needs as a commercial driver. That includes a top...

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UT submits plan against air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

From promoting battery-operated vehicles and green buffers along the traffic corridors to introducing intelligent traffic management system, the UT administration plans to do everything to control air pollution. Its action plan submitted with the Union government recently...

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