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Infosys Buildings turning Green

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 2, 2010

In an ambitious target of being a carbon neutral company by 2012, Infosys has undertaken a number of exemplary sustainability initiatives.

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Infosys Technologies Ltd. is a global leader in the IT consulting space with...

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Online Marketplaces and Precious Metals Present New Opportunities for E-waste Recyclers

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

  Getting access to a reliable, viable waste-stream of electronic products remains a challenge for the formal waste recycling sector.  Consumer e-Waste collections has been too cost prohibitive to formally set up in India. Some recyclers have attempted to re-invest corporate...

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Energy Management Gaining Strategic Prominence for Indian Automobile Manufacturers

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

Automotive companies are taking the necessary steps to improve their resource consumption and meet their renewable energy goals. Indian automotive companies are continuously targeting energy optimization. Further, many large players, such as Kirloskar Oil Engine Ltd. and TVS...

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Review of five environment laws ordered

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2014

Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; and The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 will be under the scanner.
A four-member high-...

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Supreme Court verdict on Coal block allocation may plunge future of power firms into darkness

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2014

In 1996, the promoter of a steel and power company walked into the coal ministry seeking supply from Coal India. He met a joint secretary who told him to consider getting a coal block allocation instead. At the end of three hours of a very convincing pitch by the joint...

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There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2014

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures. 

"Is there a policy for rain-water...

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Subject Tags: Law

THE OTHER ILLITERACY - The Indian road to unsustainability

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2014

In her recent book, Green Wars, the environmental journalist Bahar Dutt, writes: “The editor of a leading media house, everytime I pitched a green story, would invariably complain: ‘Environmentalism is stalling growth; all I am interested in is double-digit growth for this...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Law , Technology

Noida plans to generate energy from waste

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 8, 2014

The authorities of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway are working to set up a waste-to-energy plant — the district's first solid waste management plant 1 by 2016. The Rs 260-crore project, which aims to promote non-conventional energy and generate renewable power,...

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Subject Tags: Business , energy , Labor , Law

Draft manual in place, citizens may have to start paying for waste

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 31, 2014

If the central government has its way, citizens may have to start paying for the waste generated in households.

The government of India has drafted a manual for municipal solid waste management to help municipal bodies to manage their waste. According to the 74th...

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Subject Tags: Law , Technology

Poor Response to Model Solar City

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2014

The much-talked about energy conservation plans of the Uttarakhand Administration have failed to strike a chord with the city residents.

Be it the installation of solar water heating system (SWHS) or solar panels at the rooftop of houses, various schemes of UT...

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Subject Tags: energy , Law