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Waste-to-energy plant: Residents do a Hazare

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 24, 2011

Inspired by Anna Hazare and frustrated over the lack of response from the government on the waste-to-energy plant coming up at Okhla, a resident of Batla House went on a 48-hour fast on Friday morning. Another resident of New Friends Colony, Chandra Rajan, has said that if...

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Hong Kong’s CLP to Triple Renewable Energy Capacity in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 15, 2011

The Indian unit of CLP Holdings Ltd. (2), Hong Kong’s biggest power supplier, plans to more than triple its renewable-energy capacity in the next three to five years in the South Asian nation, using mostly wind parks.

CLP Power India Pvt. will spend as much as...

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India bans plastic packaging of foodstuffs

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 8, 2011

India on Tuesday banned packaging of foodstuffs in recycled plastics or compostable plastics.

In a notification issued here India’s Environment Ministry also banned the use of plastics for packaging gutka and other tobacco products.

On 2nd February, India’s Apex...

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Effluent treatment plants in Tirupur ordered closed

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 29, 2011

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered the closure of all Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) and bleaching and dyeing units in Tirupur area immediately by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. Electricity supply should also be disconnected.

Passing a series of...

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REDD alert for India's forest dwellers

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 15, 2010

The agreement over Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) — a global regime to protect forests —  likely at the climate summit in Cancun may create livelihood issues for Indian tribals and forest-dwellers, experts have warned. The feared alienation has...

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Unilever Sets 10-Year Goals to Cut Environmental Impacts in Half

By : Roselin Dey, Nov 16, 2010

Unilever, following on the heels of similar long-term targets set by rival Procter & Gamble, aims to double sales while cutting the water, waste and carbon impacts of its products by 2020.

The company's new "Sustainable Living Plan," developed over the course of...

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Adarsh society violated green norms: Jairam Ramesh

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 1, 2010

The Adarsh housing society has violated green norms and action will be taken against it once the Maharashtra government submits its final report, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday.

The minister suggested that some of the floors of the 31-storey building...

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India creates new court to try environmental cases

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 19, 2010

Polluters beware: India has created a tribunal to punish those who sully the forests or rivers or otherwise break its environmental laws — in the hopes of clearing a backlog of some 5,000 such cases languishing in a sluggish court system.

India's judicial system is...

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India rejects Vedanta mining plan on green worries

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 25, 2010

India on Tuesday rejected a plan by UK-based mining group Vedanta Resources Plc to mine bauxite in an eastern state over environmental concerns, a blow to the firm already facing hurdles to a planned $9.6 billion energy deal in the country.

The decision comes after...

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Ahmedabad's ‘Solid’ management of waste

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 1, 2010

Thanks to the long-established tradition of recycling and reuse, per capita generation of waste is quite low in India compared to most developed countries. However, due to large population, the volume of generated waste even in India remains very sizeable. Total waste...

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