You are here

India plays down diversion of Brahmaputra water by China

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2013

 India seems to be playing down China’s diversion of waters from the Brahmaputra, although an analyst criticized this approach.

The opinion in New Delhi is that precipitation in China contributes only 7% to the flow of three tributaries of Brahmaputra—Subansiri, Siang...

Read more..
Subject Tags: China , India , Law , War

Govt should reduce subsidy on diesel over time: Kirit Parikh

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2013

 The government need not interfere in the fixing of diesel prices and should continue with the policy of reducing subsidy on the fuel, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) Chairman, Kirit Parikh said today.

“I do favour increase in diesel price by 50...

Read more..
Subject Tags: Law , Technology

Resource Sustainability and embedded costs will define future manufacturing competitiveness

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Aug 16, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Prof. David Dornfeld, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability (LMAS) at the University of California, Berkeley about ways in which sustainability can drive innovation in the Indian...

Read more..

CSR mandatory with passage of New Companies Bill: All you need to know

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2013

The New Companies Bill was finally passed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, making it mandatory for profit making companies to spend on activities related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

With the new legislation, India would possibly become the first country to...

Read more..
Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law , Politics

New company law to change CSR landscape

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2013

India’s firm nudge towards philanthropy in the new companies law, which replaces an outdated legislation with more streamlined rules, is being viewed with misgivings by some, but is likely to boost corporate charitable activity in the country.

The new law to govern...

Read more..

First decide Hyderabad status, water sharing

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2013

Even as Telangana protagonists are opposing the very proposal of making Hyderabad a Union territory after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana on Sunday joined chorus with Union minister Chiranjeevi and said issues like status of Hyderabad and sharing...

Read more..
Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law , Politics

Illegal trash trade: E-waste smuggling contaminate developing countries

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2013

 Disposing of electronic waste these days somehow resembles dumping radioactive waste in a third-world country: it’s illegal, but profitable. Millions of tons of used electronics end up in Asia and Africa, where recycling is a big yet dangerous business.

New models of...

Read more..

Cement Industry leans on market based models for pan-sector recycling

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jul 30, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. V.P Sharma, COO of Dalmia Cement, about ways in which sustainability imperatives are catalyzing innovation in the cement industry and the ambition for sustainable practices in the industry.

The cement industry has...

Read more..

GM workers fudged Tavera test engines to meet emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2013

General Motors India, the Indian arm of the Detroit-headquartered automaker, has admitted to the government that an internal probe had revealed the company violated testing norms and its employees re-fitted already approved engines in new Tavera models sent for inspection in...

Read more..
Subject Tags: Business , GM , Labor , Law , Technology

Technology: en-route sustainability and innovation!

By : Anonymous, Jul 17, 2013

The term ‘Sustainability’ was widely-disseminated for the first time by a credible source in the Brundtland Report in 1987 by a commission established by the UN General Assembly. The report coined the well-known definition for sustainability as “development that meets the...

Read more..