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India says GM flouted emissions test regulations

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2013

General Motors India appears to be up to some shenanigans. In July, the company had its first vehicle recall since 1995 when 114,000 Chevrolet Tavera sport utility vehicles needed to be brought in over "emission standards and other regulatory specifications," according to...

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Enhancing brand value through sustainability

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2013

Consumer sentiment has been subdued in India. Perhaps for the first time, a fundamental energy resource constraint has driven a period of slow, volatile growth. Almost all sectors of consumption have experienced volatility and a decline in demand in the last 6 months. It...

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Auditing system changes reduces India's air and water pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2013

 A change in the auditing system of companies in western India has helped to reduce air and water pollution in the region. By no longer allowing companies to pay auditors, the pollution levels created by just under 500 industrial plants in the region have dropped. A new study...

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Subject Tags: Law

Power outage hits ift irrigation schemes

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2013

Agricultural fields spread over about four lakh acres in Prakasam and Guntur districts may wither away if the electricity employees continue their agitation. Power supply to a number of lift irrigation schemes has been affected in the last five days after electricity...

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Subject Tags: Business , electricity , Labor , Law

No drinking water, electricity and sanitation in 20% of rural houses: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 27, 2013

 One in five rural households has none of three basic facilities - drinking water, electricity and sanitation - while only about 18% have access to all three. The India Rural Development Report 2012-13 released by Jairam Ramesh on Thursday also shows that while rural poverty...

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India's infra trusts to push water, wastewater projects

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2013

 Several water projects are expected to get expedited with the proposed launch of dedicated infrastructure trusts by the Indian Government by the end of the calendar year.

The Central Government is working on setting up Infrastructure Investment Trusts, which will...

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Access to clean water: how Dalit communities in India are fighting for change

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2013

 "Patna floods" said the front-page newspaper headline - as if we didn't already know. The rain had hardly stopped since we arrived in the populous capital of Bihar, one of India's poorest states and home to some of the country's most marginalized groups.

As we picked...

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Ingersoll Rand Named to 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2013

 Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, was selected for the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices in recognition of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance...

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Population boom behind water crisis

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2013

 Rapid urbanization and a spurt in population are among the major reasons behind the acute water shortage in Jamshedpur, where the gap between demand and supply is 70% as stated in the urban development ministry report that was tabled in the recently concluded monsoon session...

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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law , Technology

Sachin Pilot urges companies to see CSR as investment, not a burden

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 10, 2013

 Expecting an annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending of Rs 15,000-20,000 crore by India Inc, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot has asked companies to see the new law as an investment opportunity to create a better work environment, rather than a forced...

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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law , Technology