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'Solar Impulse' to visit India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2014

Come early next year and Indians will witness a spectacle in the skies as world's first day and night flying solar-powered wide bodied aircraft will fly into India as part of its round the globe journey.

Termed as ‘...

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Rooftop Solar In India – Will It Ever Blow Through The Roof?

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2014

Tamil Nadu's solar power capacity is one of the top 5 in the country. And it has set a target of 1000 MW capacity addition by 2017 end. But the fact that grid connected solar power keeps on playing its own game of flip flop on tariff issues, roof top...

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Subject Tags: Human Interest , India

City awaits e-waste disposal system

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 29, 2013

 How do you dispose of the many dead batteries or a damaged phone that inevitably comes your way? More often than not, this situation would leave you confused.

Lakhs of households across the city know little on how to systematically deal with e-waste, most of which...

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Food Processing Sector Witnesses Fast Growth, Rising Exports in Recent Years

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 27, 2013

 The food processing sector has witnessed fast growth, employment generation and export earnings in the recent past. In major indicators, the growth in this sector has been better than other industries and the economy as a whole. On its part, the Ministry of Food Processing...

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India among top 7 nations projected to add solar units

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 27, 2013

Global solar installations are forecast to be nearly 43 gw in 2014. Interestingly, China alone is expected to push this figure considerably. It has already revised its solar installation goals to 12 gw (from 10.5 gw) in 2014 and 35 gw by 2015. In case of...

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Subject Tags: Human Interest

PMC willing to recycle grey water

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 25, 2013

 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has proposed a pilot project to recycle grey water in an effort to find a sustainable solution to the city's water woes.

The civic administration's proposal says that sewage water generally contains 69% grey water and 31% black...

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Tata, Maruti mull foray into electric vehicles market with govt help

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2013

 Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki may soon enter the electric vehicle market after Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) as India plans to execute an ambitious programme that hopes to have 1.5 million electric cars and pickups by 2020, a government official said.

Besides M...

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Tata Power announces 61% increase in power generation

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2013

Tata Power on Wednesday announced generating 22,738 MUs of power collectively from all its power plants in first half of the financial year 2013-14 as compared to 14,029 MUs in the same period of the previous year.

This marks a 61% increase in generation, with the...

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Subject Tags: energy , Human Interest

Enhancing trade competitiveness through sustainable shipping in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2013

Shipping is generally a low energy, low cost and a low impact method for freight transport on a per ton-km basis. In India, the push to sustainable shipping is twofold:

1) Efficiency for Trade: India incurs high logistics costs compared to other countries....

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Wealth from waste

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2013
TOI's Youth Brigade has been an inexorable force in sustaining the battle against litter and plastic. From motivating booksellers under the Fernandes Bridge to give up plastic for more eco-friendly material, to turning Firdaus Apartments in Khanpur into a near zero-waste...
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Subject Tags: Human Interest