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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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Delhi air pollution: Farm fires up, but impact to fall to 7%

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

Fire counts due to stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana increased significantly and touched 1,000 again on Wednesday. However, as stubble-level winds from the burning site are slow, its share in Delhi’s PM2.5 concentration only went up marginally from Tuesday’s 13% to 14%, a...

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People cannot be left to die, says SC on Delhi-NCR pollution, passes slew of directions

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

People in Delhi-NCR are losing "precious years of their lives" and cannot be "left to die" due to the "atrocious" pollution situation which reflects a "shocking state of affairs", the Supreme Court said Monday and directed neighbouring Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar...

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An Environmentally Friendly Firecracker? India Is Willing to Try.

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

Diwali is the Hindu festival of light, and during the height of the celebrations in India each autumn, much of that illumination is coming from barely controlled explosions: the firecrackers, sparklers and other fireworks that millions here love to ignite as night falls. But...

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Plant that converts paddy straw into biogas set up to tackle Delhi pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

India's first plant to convert paddy straw into biogas that can be used as CNG in automobiles will come up at Karnal in Haryana as agencies double effort to prevent burning of crop stubble that is said to be the main reason for pollution in the national capital region. ES...

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UT submits plan against air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

From promoting battery-operated vehicles and green buffers along the traffic corridors to introducing intelligent traffic management system, the UT administration plans to do everything to control air pollution. Its action plan submitted with the Union government recently...

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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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NTPC begins using farm stubble as fuel at Dadri plant to help Delhi breathe easy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2019

State-run NTPC has started using farm stubble as fuel at one of the units at its Dadri power plant, a first of its kind move expected to help Delhi and its neighbourhood breathe easy by stopping...

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Farm fires contribute 33% to Delhi’s PM 2.5

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2018

If you were wondering why the pollution situation had again become grim after two days of relative calm, here’s part of your answer: a change in wind direction has resulted in the capital...

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