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India seeks deferment of annual Indus meeting with Pak due to COVID-19, lockdown

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2020

India's has requested Pakistan to defer a meeting between their Indus Commissioners in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Thursday. The meeting is scheduled for this week. However, Islamabad is yet to respond to New Delhi's request, offficials added. Indus...

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Pakistan setting up world’s largest solar park to promote renewable energy

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 1, 2016

Pakistan is setting up the world’s largest 1,000 MW solar park as part of its plans to promote renewable energy, Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has announced, according to media reports...

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Pakistan Parliament becomes first in world to run on solar power

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 26, 2016

Pakistan Parliament today became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by China with USD 55 million funding.


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Subject Tags: Pakistan , solar power

Salt degradation imperils world's arid farmlands

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 3, 2014

Salt is poisoning around 2,000 hectares of irrigated farm land every day – and has been doing so for the last 20 years, according to new research. Think of an area about the size of 3,000 football fields that can no longer be used to produce food each day. And then remember...

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Brace for more extreme weather events in Himalayas, warn experts

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2014

Floods in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed scores of lives and caused widespread damage may not be a one off event. Such extreme events in the Himalayan region are bound to increase because of global warming, warn experts.
"The whole Himalayan range is vulnerable because...

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Regional energy trade to bridge demand-supply gap

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2013

 In the past two decades, there has been a remarkable increase in the demand for energy in South Asia, leading to a huge deficit in power supply. A majority of the population in South Asian countries, particularly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, is living without an easy...

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Power play in South Asia to energise India's hold among Saarc countries

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2013

After finding favour with energy resource-rich countries such as Nepal and Bhutan, India's proposal for a common power market in South Asia is now gaining traction with power-deficit countries of the region like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

While Indian power...

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CII offers help to Pakistan in setting up green business centre

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2013

CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC) has offered to help Pakistan in establishing a similar centre, which can act as a catalyst in green business initiative in the country.

GBC head and Confederation of...

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Subject Tags: Pakistan

India invites Pakistan for talks on hydro power projects

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 1, 2013

India has invited Pakistan for talks on four controversial hydel power projects with capacity to generate more than 2000MW of energy, that it is building on Chenab river.

New Delhi has sent a letter to Pakistan...

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Solving energy crisis: Indian firms to manufacture 'power packs' in Pakistan

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 7, 2013
Pakistan has lagged behind in adopting modern technology to increase electricity production with lower fuel consumption, but the fresh efforts have encouraged international engineering companies to tie up with local counterparts and transfer state-of-the-art technology to...
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Subject Tags: Pakistan