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Primark extends partnership with CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association to support 10,000 female smallholders in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2016

Primark has today announced a six year extension of the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme, a partnership designed to support women from traditionally male-dominated farming communities in...

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Climate change may kill over 130,000 Indians in 2050

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 4, 2016

Climate change could kill over 130,000 people in India in 2050 because of changes in diet and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity, according to a study in the British medical journal The Lancet.

The changes could lead to nearly 529,000 extra deaths globally in...

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Bijnor tops west UP in solar pump scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 25, 2016

Frequent power cuts of over 14 hours in the district have forced farmers of Bijnor to use solar pumps to irrigate their fields. So much so that Bijnor has emerged as the top user of such pumps...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , solar power

IBC SOLAR presents system solution for agricultural irrigation

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 21, 2016

 IBC SOLAR AG has announced that it is giving farmers the opportunity to switch to a non-toxic, low-cost and reliable water supply: expensive and high-maintenance diesel generators can now be...

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Goodyear, Usher Agro and IISc co-develop green silica extraction process

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 30, 2015

Agro processing company Usher Agro, in collaboration with the open innovation team of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, has developed an extraction process for producing 'green' precipitated silica from rice husk ash. The...

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Scheme for solar pump sets on subsidy for farmers

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 29, 2015

The government of Kerala in collaboration with the government of India is offering solar pump sets on subsidy basis for farmers in the State.

A press note issued here said 1,380 pumps of 3HP capacity would be on offer on subsidy basis.

The Central and State...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , policy

Schneider Electric Brings IoT to Agriculture Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2015

Schneider Electric is leveraging its big data and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled WeatherSentry platform to connect more than 4,000 disparate rural area weather stations. The platform will provide a more holistic view of rural weather patterns across the US, helping the...

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India Takes Tentative Steps Toward Palm Oil Sustainability

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 8, 2015

According to an August 2015 report published by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, India’s palm oil imports totaled 9.2 million tons, a spike of 200,000 tons over 2014 owing to a steep increase in the demand for vegetable oil.

India is the largest consumer of...

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Subject Tags: Agriculture , India , policy

Rural Agri Ventures forays into LED lighting

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 7, 2015

Rural Agri Ventures India, a business incubation firm, announced the launch ‘My Way’, a light-emitting diode (LED) product which the company says is affordable and built with energy efficient and environmentally-friendly technology.

The initiative was undertaken to...

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Grundfos to make small solar pumps in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 6, 2015

Danish company Grundfos is likely to launch its India designed and manufactured solar pumps next year, said a top official of the company’s Indian subsidiary.

The company is also mulling an assembly plant in Gujarat to save on logistics cost.

“We plan to launch...

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