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Another Indo-French satellite being planned for climate study

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2014

Come March 18 and a group of scientists representing the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its French counterpart National Space Agency of France (CNES) will meet to finalise the specifications for a joint satellite programme between India and France.


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Subject Tags: Social Issues , Technology

India, UAE to cooperate for solar, wind energy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2014

India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in renewable energy, especially in the areas of solar and wind power. 

India's minister of new and renewable energy Farooq...

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Scaling up water sustainability

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2014

Since 2000, when the United Nations’ millennium development goals (MDGs) were adopted, the global community has rightly focused significant attention on providing access to basic water and sanitation services. From 1990 to 2010, more than two billion...

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Subject Tags: Social Issues

Japanese firms interested in partnering Indian companies to develop technology solutions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2014

A renewable energy delegation from Japan is now visiting India to explore opportunities for partnership with Indian companies in the renewable energy sector.

Smart grids, waste to energy and storage solutions clearly emerged as areas where both Japan and India could...

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Tata firm unveils solar power system for homes

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2014

 Leading energy solutions provider Tata Power Solar Thursday unveiled a new solar power system to generate one kilo volt-ampere (kva) for providing uninterrupted power supply for eight hours at affordable cost. “Our latest product - Tata Dynamo -- gives users easy option to...

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Subject Tags: energy , Social Issues

India’s $960 Million Drinking Water Project Gets World Bank Aid

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2014

 The World Bank is helping offset almost half of the costs of a $960 million drinking-water project to bring piped supplies to rural residents of four low-income states in India, the government said today.

Women and children will benefit in particular from the project...

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Subject Tags: Social Issues , World Bank

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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Research body joins hands with Bayer to develop solar dryers for farm produce

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2013

 Planters’ Energy Network, a research organisation, and Bayer MaterialScience have joined hands to develop sustainable and efficient drying technologies to solve post-harvest problems.

In Tamil Nadu, Bayer has chosen eight places for installing solar dryers and...

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The journey of an Indian onion - Lords of the rings

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2013

 NITIN JAIN is the big man in Lasalgaon, a dusty town a day’s drive from Mumbai that boasts it has Asia’s biggest onion market. With a trim moustache and a smartphone stuck to his ear he struts past a thousand-odd tractors and trucks laden with red onions. Farmers hurl...

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Subject Tags: food , Social Issues

Singapore co projects demand for solar chargers in rural India

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2013

 Singapore-based solar charger maker, Third Wave Power, expects a strong demand for its power packages in rural India. 

"We expect demand for portable solar charges to reach a high of 40 million units in the next five years in rural India, including small towns," Third...

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