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State govt to assess environment impact assessment reports of mines

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2012

The state government will conduct independent assessments of all environment impact assessment (EIA) reports of all working mines in Goa.

In a letter to the Supreme Court's central empowered committee (CEC) written by the chief secretary B Vijayan, the government has...

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Why not levy 25% green tax on diesel cars, Supreme Court asks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2012

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response to a radical plea for collection of 25% of the cost of a diesel car or SUV sold in the National Capital Region as green tax at the time of its purchase to deter people from buying more polluting personal vehicles and...

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Government reconstitutes statutory advisory body on forest diversion

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2012

Government is sending out yet another industry friendly signal. The environment and forest ministry has reconstituted the statutory advisory body on forest diversion with members, who have strong pro-industry, particularly mining and hydro power, bias.

The ministry has...

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Huge plastic waste 'bomb' ticking

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2012

A huge plastic bag waste is taking a toll on lakes, ponds and drainage of the city. Every day, Indore generates around 40 tonnes of plastic out of which about 10 tonnes goes to integrated disposal plant. The rest is either picked up by rag pickers or left to lie around in the...

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E-waste volume set to reach eight lakh metric tonnes: Government

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2012

E-waste generated in the country is expected to reach eight lakh metric tonnes, marking an increase of nearly five-and-half times of the same generated in 2005, the government told the Rajya Sabha today.

In a written reply to the House, Environment and Forest Minister...

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Set up waste plant at Vellar, corporation told

By : Anonymous, Apr 22, 2012

The Vilappilsala garbage factory is likely to have its doors closed in spite of the Supreme Court order. The government has asked the corporation to immediately set up a waste processing unit at the rock quarry at Vellar, near Kovalam. The engineering section of corporation...

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Bio-plastic bags trying to change the face of carry bag market

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 2, 2011

With the Supreme Court coming down heavily on the use of plastic pouches for 'gutka' and a number of states banning plastic carry bags, an eco-friendly bio- plastic bag is being touted as a replacement for the ubiquitous polythene bag in India's retail markets.

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TERI organizes a brainstorming session Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Food and Nutritional Security

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 1, 2011

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized a Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Food and Nutritional Security today commemorating the birth anniversary of the Late Dr. B P Pal, revered for his outstanding contributions in the field of...

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Subject Tags: food , Hospitality

Focus on research in agroforestry

By : sustainabilityo..., May 23, 2011

V.P. Singh, Regional Representative, South Asia World Agroforestry Centre, has stressed the need for streamlining education, research and development in Agroforestry. He was addressing a national workshop on ‘All-India coordinated research projects in agroforestry' being held...

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Subject Tags: Hospitality , Technology

Waste to Energy Project Not So Green

By : sustainabilityo..., May 11, 2011

A waste-to-energy (WtE) project in the heart of the Indian capital and run by a powerful industrial family is testing the enforceability of the country’s environmental and zoning laws.

The WtE project, being promoted by Jindal Ecopolis—owned by the Jindal family that...

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