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Students Build Prototype of Energy-efficient Car

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 6, 2015

Three students from Government Engineering college, Barton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram are on cloud nine. Bibin Sagaram, Vishnu Prasad S and Ronith Stanly, whose creation represented India in the Shell Echo competition held in Philipines have not only made the state but nation...

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Government to fast-track green clearances for Sagarmala project

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 6, 2015

The government is embarking on the Sagarmala project aiming to trigger industrial development along the coastline and develop smart cities near key ports such as Kandla and Paradip. To fast track the ambitious projects and achieve visible progress, which needs green...

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Subject Tags: policy , transportation

Harish Salve moves SC for pollution tax on trucks transiting Delhi

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 5, 2015

The petition by three toddlers complaining about Delhi's toxic air has resuscitated the issue, with amicus curiae and senior advocate in the Supreme Court's Green Bench, Harish Salve, seeking imposition of a hefty pollution tax to rid the city of trespassing trucks.


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Subject Tags: policy , transportation

Government bats for 1.5 lakh electric buses; eyes Rs 8 lakh crore cut in import bill

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 1, 2015

The government plans to convert about 1.5 lakh diesel buses run by state transport corporations into electric buses to cut on huge Rs 8 lakh crore crude import bill and check pollution, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

"We have 1.5 lakh buses of state road...

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Paris goes car-free for a day

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 30, 2015

Central Paris went car-free on Sunday as part of its fight against air pollution, at a time when the Volkswagen emissions scandal again turns the spotlight on diesel and the air pollutants it produces.

The French capital’s central arrondissements, an administrative...

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e-rickshaw hits roads in TS, AP

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 28, 2015

Cycle rickshaws have become a rare sight now. Those yearning for an “open-air ride” in a rickshaw can soon have their longing fulfilled. Lohia Auto Industries have launched electric rickshaws in Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh. Called Humrahi and priced at Rs 1.15 lakh (ex...

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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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Green court refuses to lift ban - NGT puts life over economic interest in coal mining, disbands panel and forms new one

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 4, 2014

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today refused to lift the ban on rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya, saying it could not permit economic interests to gain preference over the right to life.

The tribunal stuck to its April 17, 2014 interim order banning coal mining in...

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Air pollution is a $1.7T health problem, OECD finds

By : Sustainability ..., May 23, 2014

 LEIPZIG, Germany -- Air pollution is costing the world's most advanced economies plus India and China $3.5 trillion per year in lives lost and ill health, with a significant amount of the burden stemming from vehicle tailpipes, according to a new report by the Organisation...

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Our sustainability focus is across the entire ecological footprint and shapes our daily business strategy, says Infosys

By : Roselin Dey, Feb 27, 2012

Rohan Parikh, Head of Green Initiatives and Infrastructure at Infosys, talks to Sustainability Outlook about the company’s efforts at shaping a holistic approach to sustainability.

Rohan M. Parikh heads the Green Initiatives and Infrastructure team at Infosys and...

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