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Centre readies report card on status of Prime Minister Modi’s promises

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 16, 2017

 The government has prepared a report card on the status of promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address last year, identifying areas like rural roads, health, energy, welfare of farmers, tribals and freedom fighters as the focal points.

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Swachh Bharat: Funds for treating solid waste cut 46 per cent

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2017

As Swachh Bharat Mission reaches the halfway mark of implementation, the Centre has decided to halve the expenditure on solid waste management, the biggest head of the cleanliness drive. ...

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‘Onus on Centre to recycle waste paper’

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 24, 2017

The Union Government should come out with norms at the earliest to recover and recycle waste paper, according to PG Mukundan, secretary general of Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills...

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Government sets target to triple nuclear power generation by 2024

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2017

Nuclear power generation capacity in the country is expected to reach nearly 15,000 MW by 2024 as the government has expedited the process of setting up new plants, Lok Sabha was informed today...

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India-Bangladesh-Russia civil nuclear power cooperation on the cards

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2017

India and Bangladesh are expected to sign a civilian nuclear deal during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India from April 7-10. This will lead to trilateral cooperation with Russia,...

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Odisha keeps keen eye on biomedical waste facility in hospitals

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 16, 2017

With the State extending the biomedical waste management programme to all Government-run hospitals, the health facilities have been asked to obtain authorisation from the Odisha State Pollution...

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China to levy new taxes in bid to strengthen fight against pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 26, 2016

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament passed a law on Sunday that will levy specific environmental protection taxes on industry for the first time from 2018, as part of a renewed focus on...

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