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Blue Planet raises US$25 million from Nomura

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

Singapore-headquartered Blue Planet Environmental Solutions Pte Ltd (Blue Planet) today announced it has raised US$25 million from Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank. This strategic engagement by Nomura’s Loans and Principal Investments Area in Asia ex-Japan will help Blue...

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Dayananda Sagar University collaborates with Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog to establish AIC-DSU innovation lab

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

To promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among students and researchers, Dayanand Sagar University in association with Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog has established the Atal Incubation Centre-Dayanand Sagar University (AIC-DSU) Foundation in...

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Environment ministry releases draft version of battery waste management rules

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has made available the draft version of Battery Waste Management Rules, 2020 for comment. The new rules, when enforced, will replace the earlier Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001, with amendments made to...

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India and Norway to pressure other countries on climate change: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed up, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. Javadekar held "fruitful"...

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Keppel unit to provide technology for waste-to-energy plants in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

KEPPEL Seghers Belgium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corp's infrastructure arm, has secured contracts worth more than 12 million euros (S$18 million) to supply technology and services to waste-to-energy plants in India. Keppel Corp said on Monday that Belgium-based...

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Alliance, Grameen Creative Lab Form Partnership to Address Plastic Waste in Cities

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) today announced a partnership with the Grameen Creative Lab to support development of Zero Plastic Waste Cities to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment.

Zero Plastic Waste Cities are being developed by the Grameen...

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Concern over waste management in rural areas

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Piled-up garbage in residential areas and conservancy workers setting fire to it is a common sight in many places located on the city outskirts where disposal of solid waste continues to be a concern. Rapid growth in households led to development of residential areas on the...

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan impact: 57% waste processed in country; Chhattisgarh most efficient while big states lag behind

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Waste is collected on a daily basis from households in 93 per cent of the country’s municipal councils under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of which only 57 per cent is processed, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has said. As per a report presented by the ministry...

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Not all gas: Waste to turn into electricity, compost in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

Aiming to minimise the amount of garbage ending up at landfills, EDMC has initiated the trial run of its first biomethanation plant at Geeta Colony. Spread over 600 sq metres, the plant will consume 5,000kg of wet waste daily to generate 250-300 units of electricity and 750kg...

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Industry seeks clarity on single-use plastic ban; officials say each state following its own policies is fragmenting industry

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

New Delhi: Industry has sought clarity on the government’s plan to phase out single-use plastic by 2022 and urged the Centre to issue clear guidelines. An outright ban would escalate costs and lead to job losses and disrupt supply chains, companies said. The uncertainty “has...

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