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India-Sweden join forces against stubble burning to deal with air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

The India-Sweden Dialogue on innovations for sustainable development and partnership that took off on Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden's King Carl Gustaf do a virtual launch of the technology, tested in pilot mode, that can be useful in combatting the...

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No Central funds for Delhi under 'National Clean Air Programme'

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The national capital facing severe air pollution has not received any funds from the Centre under the 'National Clean Air Programme' despite being among the 102 non-attainment cities, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. Calling air pollution as one of the biggest global...

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For the first time, Assam capital gets electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

In line with the state government's vision to make Assam a pollution free state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday flagged off 15 electric buses which were introduced under Assam State Transport Corporation in the city. The new buses procured under ''Faster...

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OPIC has invested $350 million in renewable sources in India: US State Department

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance institution of the US government, has invested $350 million in six new solar and wind-power generation facilities in India, the US Department of State said on Sunday. "OPIC invested $350 million (Rs 2,480...

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As Air Quality Plummets Further, CMs of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana Urge Centre to Convene Urgent Meeting

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Amid a blame game over the failure to check the toxic haze that has enveloped the National Capital and neighbouring areas, the governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on Saturday called for urgent intervention by the Centre to develop and implement a joint plan to address...

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Indian State Of Punjab Plans 21% Electricity From Renewables By 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2019

The north Indian state of Punjab has issued a draft renewable energy policy with a target to procure 21% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The draft policy, issued by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), also outlines technology-specific...

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Four-day laser show in CP from Saturday for cracker-free Diwali

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

The government will organise a four-day laser show in Connaught Place (CP), beginning October 26, to encourage citizens not to burst crackers this Diwali, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. Pollution-free The move aims at encouraging a “community and pollution-...

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Thyssenkrupp Industries India, Babcock & Wilcox in pact for biomass boiler technology for India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2019

Thyssenkrupp Industries, the Indian arm of German conglomerate, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Volund of Denmark for a biomass boiler technology for India...

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Niti Aayog working on policy to end crop residue burning

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2019

Government think-tank Niti Aayog will soon come out with a policy roadmap to promote alternative use of crop residue, which farmers continue to burn in the fields despite a ban in some states to...

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India proposes more than $12 billion of pollution-reducing incentives

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2019

India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), a government statement said on Friday. The bulk of...

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