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UNDP launches Accelerator Lab in India, to work on pollution, water issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Seeking to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, including air pollution, through innovation, the UNDP on Thursday launched the country chapter of its Accelerator Lab here. The laboratory that will be housed in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

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22% of India’s groundwater dried up or in critical state: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Almost 22% of groundwater (assessed un- its) in the country has either dried up or is in the ‘critical’ and ‘over-exploited’ categories, Jal Shakti (water resources) minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said as he emphasised the need to focus on efficient use of water resources...

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Lack of affordable, eco-friendly alternatives is the biggest challenge in the fight against climate change: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

A very large proportion of Indians say that they are aware of climate change and are keen to address it, but do not have the option to buy environment-friendly products. According to a research by the Mahindra Group, the principal explanation for this paradox is the absence...

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SenRa and McWane Unite to Enable Smart Water Metering in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

India’s huge population makes it very vulnerable when it comes to water shortage and scarcity. Based on reports published in 2017, approximately 330 million people in the country now suffer from regular water shortage issues. Droughts causes the number of people suffering to...

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Gujarat tops water management index

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Gujarat topped the list of states in Niti Aayog’s water management index. The latest Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) 2.0 of NITI Aayog, however, also pointed out that participatory irrigation is still spread to less than 34% of the...

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Due emphasis would be laid on solar power: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched around 35,000 schemes worth over Rs 1,600 crore, as part of his ambitions 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali' campaign that seeks to boost green cover and the water table in the state. Foundation stones were laid for 32,781 schemes...

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‘Smart Asia 2019’ Comes to Mumbai With Focus on Smart Cities Development

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

After a resounding success in Bengaluru in 2017 and 2018, the Smart Asia – Expo & Summit 2019, organized by The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), is being held in...

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Immediate need to frame policy for river basin management, treated wastewater reuse

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 25, 2019

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Director General Rajiv Ranjan Mishra has highlighted an immediate need to frame a comprehensive central policy document for river basin management and...

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President Kovind stresses on water conservation and management

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 21, 2019

Amidst serious drought kind of situation in various parts of the country, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday called for giving equal importance to water conservation and water management just...

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Researchers develops new method to predict reservoir levels 3 months in advance

By : Sustainability ..., May 3, 2019

As the mercury soars and countdown begins for the monsoon, storage levels in reservoirs keep the government and hydropower generators on tenterhooks. Now Indian scientists have found a potential...

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