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Mahindra Reva launches all-electric car in Chandigarh

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2013

Mahindra Reva, country’s electric vehicle pioneer, part of the USD 15.9 billion Mahindra Group, today unveiled its all-electric, zero-emission ‘Mahindra e2o’in Chandigarh which would be available at a per month cost of Rs 12,802 (including EMI and running cost).

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SC slaps Rs. 100 cr. penalty on Sterlite for pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2013

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Sterlite Copper Smelter plant to function in Tuticorin in public interest, but asked the company to pay Rs. 100 crore as compensation for polluting land and water by running it without approval for a considerable period of time...

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‘Only 10% of India’s dirty water is treated’

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 22, 2013

A UN report has described India’s water pollution situation as a “time-bomb” while praising social activist Anna Hazare’s village Ralegan Siddhi for using the scarce commodity in a rationale manner.

In a stinging remark on water administration in India, the...

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Subject Tags: Business , Disaster , India

CLRI’s technology for waste water treatment

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 1, 2013

Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) has developed an indigenous technology to treat waste water from textile and leather industries, said G. Sekaran, Chief Scientist and Head, Environmental Technology Division, CLRI-CSIR, Chennai.

Speaking on `Advanced...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Technology

‘Change the Rules of the Game': Summary Primer on Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

By : Pankaj Arora, Feb 13, 2013

Many know Seychelles as an exotic holiday destination. What many don’t know is that Seychelles is also one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Just last week itself, the country was flooded.

Or look at Maldives. Another holiday locale for...

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Shipping looks to clean up its act

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2012

At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.

It can also burn through 250 tons of highly polluting bunker fuel...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Environment , Maersk

Thiruvananthapuram's new waste plan is a US reject

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2012

The gasification technology, which will be used in the proposed modern waste treatment plant at Chalai was tried and abandoned in the US three decades ago, according to a study report. Interestingly, the report has been published by a US-based environmental organization, the...

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Energy Efficiency – The Low Hanging Fruits of Sustainability

By : Reshmi Vasudeva..., Nov 19, 2012

Energy Efficiency is the ‘low hanging fruit of sustainability’ as it opens up myriads of opportunities in resource conservation, primarily by plugging in the wastages in energy distribution, storage and use.

Increased volatility of global energy prices has escalated...

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IT as an enabling tool for Business Sustainability

By : Suparna Shankar..., Nov 16, 2012

It does not matter how big or small Indian organizations are, they must learn from the recent power grid failure.

The recent power grid failure in North India exposed the precarious demand-supply imbalance in power and vulnerability of a grid with complex inter-...

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Off-Grid Solar Thermal Technologies: Solving India’s Energy Crisis

By : Ashok Paranjape, Nov 15, 2012

The Earth receives more than enough energy from the sun in an hour to supply the world’s energy requirements for the whole year. Unfortunately we harness only a tiny portion of the available solar energy and the world still primarily relies on power plants that burn fossil...

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