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India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India should take “urgent action” to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country are much higher than the recommended guidelines, which could have a major impact on people's health, WHO Director Maria Neira said. Several studies conducted by...

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State RTC asked to drop move to induct eco friendly buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The Judicial Preview Commission of the Andhra Pradesh government has asked the State Road Transport Corporation to drop the move to induct eco-friendly electric buses into its fleet and suggested purchase of new diesel buses to replace the aged vehicles. It also said there...

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TERI asserts reduction emission by changing the process of bio-diesel Production

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

Changing the process of producing bio-diesel could help reduce tailpipe emissions of nanoparticles, contributing to improving air quality, according to a collaborative study by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Finnish Meteorological Institute, and Tampere...

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Chennai misses out on electric buses in first phase of roll-out

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

The city will have to wait for an electric bus fleet even as six other cities are set to get 525 electric buses in the first phase of the roll-out. The State Transport Department has floated tenders and is waiting to finalise and award the contract soon for purchasing the 525...

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Kolkata: ‘Ignoring NGT orders adds to pollution’

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

Environmental crusaders on Friday blamed the spiralling pollution and plunging air quality on the non-compliance of National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders and furnished a 35-point report on the issue. “Our failure to comply with so many directives on environment has polluted...

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75% subsidy on farm solar pumps to phase out diesel

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Farmers using diesel pumps can switch to solar ones at 75% government subsidy, if they meet certain criteria on how they irrigate their fields. The department of new and renewable energy has decided to offer this scheme for solar-powered pumps ranging from 3hp to 10hp. The...

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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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NTPC commissions its first Electric Vehicle charging station

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

State-owned power generator NTPC Ltd today announced it has commissioned along with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) its first Electric Vehicle charging station at an IOC petrol pump in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The two companies have joined hands to set up many such charging...

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Natural world is under threat: Jamshyd Godrej

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

With climate change impacting our lives every day, experts suggest that industries and companies should take conscious action to move towards a greener tomorrow. Jamshyd N Godrej, chairman, CII-Godrej Green Building Centre says that the natural world is under threat and not...

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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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