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Delhi pollution: Supreme Court proposes hydrogen fuel vehicles; industry disposes

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The Supreme Court's suggestion to look at hydrogen fuel vehicles as panacea to the problem of air pollution in India has met with a sceptical response from industry as well as civil society. Globally, unlike electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel vehicles are still being tested on...

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Kolkata: ‘Ignoring NGT orders adds to pollution’

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

Environmental crusaders on Friday blamed the spiralling pollution and plunging air quality on the non-compliance of National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders and furnished a 35-point report on the issue. “Our failure to comply with so many directives on environment has polluted...

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In battle to curb pollution, Delhi awaits EV policy

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

As the Delhi government has re-introduced the odd-even scheme to curb air pollution, the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2018 awaits to be notified even after close to a year since it was drafted. While the government said it is working on details of the drafts, the...

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Tourists Are Avoiding Delhi as Air Pollution Reaches Record Levels

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

Business travelers and tourists are avoiding New Delhi, as air pollution in India’s capital reached record levels, travel agents said. Booking inquiries for hotels and flights to New Delhi have slumped since the Hindu festival of Diwali on Oct. 27, said Sharat Dhall, chief...

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Ola waives off peak pricing in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Ride-hailing, mobility solution provider Ola on Saturday has announced that there will be no peak pricing on rides during the period of the odd-even scheme in New Delhi between November 4-15, 2019. The company will also work closely with its driver-partners to ensure maximum...

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Road transport ministry seeks progress report on steps initiated to promote electric vehicles in Chandigarh

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

The ministry of road transport and highways has asked Chandigarh administration to submit progress report on the steps taken to promote electric vehicles in city. Earlier in August the ministry had asked the Union territory (UT) administration to initiate steps but now the...

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Diseases linked to a degraded environment continue to ravage India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

A degraded environment filled with air and water pollution continues to affect health of people in India, according to the National Health Report (NHP) released on October 31, 2019. Air pollution-linked acute respiratory infections contributed 68.47 per cent to the morbidity...

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Nuclear power generators helped avoid 500 MT Of CO2 emissions last year

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

Nuclear energy in Asia is meeting the growing demand for electricity while helping tackle air pollution and climate change, The World Nuclear Performance Report 2019 Asia Edition indicated. The report, published by the World Nuclear Association, was launched today at...

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An Environmentally Friendly Firecracker? India Is Willing to Try.

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

Diwali is the Hindu festival of light, and during the height of the celebrations in India each autumn, much of that illumination is coming from barely controlled explosions: the firecrackers, sparklers and other fireworks that millions here love to ignite as night falls. But...

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Gujarat has put just one e-vehicle on the road in last six months: Govt data

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

Electric vehicles (EVs) have garnered a lot of focus in India of late, but the rate at which its states have added EVs on the roads hasn't been encouraging. Gujarat, which leads the EV chart, managed to add only one car to an existing base of 31,576 in the past six months,...

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