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Top 5 Sustainability Watch-Outs for 2015

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2014
2014 for India was defined with Narendra Modi emerging center-stage post a historic election victory in May, and since then, the new government has been actively promoting certain schemes (with synonymous buzz-words like ‘Make in India’, ‘Namami Gange’, ‘...
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Zero Liquid Discharge: Treating Effluents as a Resource Stream might be the Way Forward

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2014
Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) is a series of processes (like membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, evaporation and crystallization) that extract pure water from industrial effluents, leaving behind sludge, dissolved solids, suspended particles and salt...
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Vehicle Sharing – Exploring the Market in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2014

Vehicle sharing is the simplest, most cost effective intervention for addressing the urban mobility problems we are facing today. 

In the Indian economy, which faces rapid rates of urbanization, urban mobility problems will choke growth in multiple ways, including:...

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Collaboration to Transform Logistics: From Cost-to-country (CTC) to Benefit-to Country (BTC)

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014


Contrary to popular perception, costs of transporting goods from production sites to the end consumer are significant compared to producing them. The logistics sector costs accounted for 14% India’s GDP and amounted to...

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$500 Million ADB Loans to Improve Urban Services in India's Rajasthan State

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved two loans worth half a billion dollars to help the government in India's largest state of Rajasthan to better manage essential urban services and finance water and sewerage upgrades.
For the first time in India, we...

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Farmers fight Coca-Cola as India’s groundwater dries up

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2014

Savitri Rai winces as she recounts how police beat her when she protested against groundwater extraction at a Coca-Cola Co. plant near her farm in India. A decade later, she said her water supplies keep dwindling. “We have to dig ever deeper wells,” the 60-year-old said...

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Ameliorating the impact of India’s looming water risks: membrane technologies

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 6, 2014

Membrane companies in India are proliferating and have grown strongly in the last 4 years. The growth outlook for these companies is extremely positive as fresh water is expected to come under increasing scarcity. This demand for water will rise from domestic, de-salinisation...

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PIL seeks ban on Ganesh immersion in Tapi

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2014

Gujarat high court has issued notices to state government, district collector, police commissioner, municipal commissioner, mayor, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) following a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Surat...

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'Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk'

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2014

Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are putting Delhites at a huge health risk, said a study report Tuesday. 

Eighteen sites have been identified as potential 'hotspots' in Delhi that are regularly contaminating the city's environment by releasing toxic...

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Electricity from Sewage in India

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2014

India’s newly elected government’s agenda on sanitation and sewage treatment is intent towards improving the socio-economic spheres of our times.  Financial schemes from the central government to build sewage treatment plants, river cleaning programmes and providing clean...

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