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Biogas gensets for Delhi waste water treatment plant

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2014

A new waste water treatment plant in Delhi, India is set to process up to 91 million litres of waste water daily features three biogas-fired gensets. Developers of the Nilothi plant (pictured) placed an order for three Caterpillar Energy Solutions/MWM TCG 2020 V16 series...

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India’s first net zero energy building

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2014

It’s India’s first net zero energy building that has been constructed with adoption of solar passive design and energy-efficient building materials.
 
Functional since a year, a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, a building under the Central Government, was...

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Dire implications of new climate report test panel's capacity for consensus

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

Most reporters who have written about Sunday's global-warming update from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change seem to agree that it was the loudest, or the sternest, or the scariest warning in a series stretching back to 1990. Which may explain why something funny...

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Jal Board kicks off Yamuna clean-up with sewer lines project

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2014

As part of its efforts to reduce pollution in the Yamuna, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) implemented the Interceptor Sewer Project, launching its first package in Dwarka on Monday.
 
The project will lay 59 kilometre-long interceptor sewer lines to ensure that only...

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Govt to launch 'zero liquid discharge' pilot project

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2014

If the Centre gets states on board, it will not allow any of the 140 drains between Gangotri and Gangasagar to open into the river Ganga to discharge municipal and industrial waste water. A small step in this direction was taken on Monday when the government decided to launch...

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Farmers fight Coca-Cola as India’s groundwater dries up

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2014

Savitri Rai winces as she recounts how police beat her when she protested against groundwater extraction at a Coca-Cola Co. plant near her farm in India. A decade later, she said her water supplies keep dwindling. “We have to dig ever deeper wells,” the 60-year-old said...

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A Simple Technology That Can Solve India’s Clean #Water Problem In Just Rs.3,000

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2014

Worldwide, around 10,000 people die every day due to lack of clean drinking water. The situation is alarming, but bio-sand filters offer a simple and affordable solution. This low cost model purifies water, is locally manufactured and can also help the local community with...

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Water harvesting ensures livelihood security for Dalit farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 8, 2014

Villupuram is one of the most backward districts in Tamil Nadu. Major crops cultivated there are paddy, onion, pulses, millets, sugarcane, casuarina and groundnut, using water from tanks and open wells.
The open wells belong to small and marginal farmers and have been...

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Japan to Invest in Bullet Trains, Ganga Clean-up: Top 10 Takeaways

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2014

Here are the top 10 takeaways from the talks
1. India's bullet train project will receive financial, technical and operational support from Japan.
2. Japan will invest $33 billion in five years in India, a chunk of which will go into PM Modi's pet projects for...

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Indiska, KappAhl, Lindex, SIWI and Sida expand cooperation on sustainable water management in production processes in India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2013

Swedish fashion retail companies Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex announced today that they are expanding their cooperation with the Stockholm...

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