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Govt has decided to achieve 100 per cent electrification of railway in 10 years: Goyal

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

The government has decided to move towards achieving 100 per cent electrification of railways, as part of efforts to curb carbon footprints, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. The railways minister also said he has a mission that in next 10 years, Indian Railways...

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EV sector is a challenge and an opportunity: ARAI director

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) said that when it comes to electric mobility one has to be mindful of the consumer readiness and reliability must be ensured in terms of electric vehicles. If all these (factors) including cost...

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EESL to set up 1,000 EV charging stations, hopes to deploy 5,000 cars

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2019

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which was tasked with procuring 10,000 electric cars for government use, has said that it could procure and deploy only 1,500 cars largely...

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Revised plan to fight air pollution hits other deadlines

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2019

After failing to get its earlier 44-point action plan for Bengaluru approved, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has submitted a revised plan. However, those who have compared...

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Air pollution tops Google search lists as people fear for health, issue a year-round problem

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2019

Data from Google shows that smog and pollution-related updates topped the search list trends across several cities at the start of the day, as Indians grow increasingly concerned about air...

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NITI Aayog at the forefront of Centre's move to promote electric vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2019

The Centre’s primary think tank NITI Aayog has been at the receiving end, mostly on issues linked to electric vehicles (EVs), over the last few days. If Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on...

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13 UP districts to get 650 electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2019

In an attempt to improve public transport and curb air pollution caused by vehicle emission, the UP government has decided to introduce battery-driven electric buses in the urban areas of as...

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No approval for KSPCB’s plan to tackle air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2019

Failing to get approval for the action plan to control air pollution in Bengaluru, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has submitted a revised plan. The KSPCB had earlier...

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India emits the most sulphur dioxide in the world

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 20, 2019

India is the largest emitter of sulphur dioxide (SO2) in the world, contributing more than 15 per cent of global anthropogenic emissions, according to a new report by Greenpeace released on...

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Air pollution due to crop burning set to fall this year

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

Air pollution due to crop burning in north India is set to fall sharply this year because of extensive use of technology to chop off farm stubble and mix it with the soil to make it more...

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