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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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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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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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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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Worsening Water Quality Affects Economic Growth: World Bank

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2019

Worsening Water Quality The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and...

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EESL inks pact with Apollo Hospitals to install public EV charging stations in its hospitals

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 19, 2019

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) on August 18 said it has signed a 10-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises to install public electric...

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Car emission to be worst polluter in Mumbai by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

Increasing use of private vehicles over public transport is one of the key reasons that will see transport emission replace industrial fumes as the worst source of air pollution in the city by...

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