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Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016: Heading on the right path but certain ambiguities remain

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 16, 2016

India is still struggling with managing its plastic wastes with about 15,342 tonne of plastic waste generated every day. The Government notified Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016 in...

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Policy primer for Zero Liquid Discharge: Outlook for the Indian Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2015

In order to meet the continued growth of the industrial sector, water demand is going to increase. However with a multitude of competing uses of water, where water is required for food, drinking and other more basic purposes, little would remain for the industrial sector....

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Zero Liquid Discharge: Outlook for Indian Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 16, 2015

Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) guidelines were recently introduced for four industrial sectors in India. These sectors would be required to set up systems which will treat the waste water as well as recover dissolved chemicals so that water can be again used in factory...

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Top 5 Sustainability Watch-Outs for 2015

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2014
2014 for India was defined with Narendra Modi emerging center-stage post a historic election victory in May, and since then, the new government has been actively promoting certain schemes (with synonymous buzz-words like ‘Make in India’, ‘Namami Gange’, ‘...
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Infrastructure Development in India: A Transition in the Making

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 1, 2014

An analysis of the previous and present government plans reveal that Energy Security and Improving Connectivity (both physical and virtual) are emerging as the two major areas of infrastructure development in India. Recently, there has been a...

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The Dark Side of Green Lighting

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2014
In 2009, the Government of India found that the penetration of CFLs for household lighting was only about 5-10%, while over 70% of the remaining lights were incandescent bulbs1. In a bid to reduce electricity consumption in lighting, the government launched the...
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Using Educational Hubs as Incubators for Sustainability Action

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

There are key advantages in developing specialized technology in an educational institute including: easy access to R&D expertise, incubation support, contribution from students in design and testing phases, and ability to collaborate with multiple private partners at...

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Strapped for Cash: Union Budget 2014 & the Sustainability Agenda

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 12, 2014

"India unhesitatingly desires to grow… the country is in no mood to suffer unemployment, inadequate basic amenities, lack of infrastructure and apathetic governance." These were some of the opening remarks to preface the first budget of the newly minted BJP government. There...

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Shaping a Sustainable India

By : Sustainability ..., May 16, 2014

 As we look forward to election results and the formation of the new government today, we take a moment to recap key news trends leading up to May to create a sustainability ‘primer’ for our new government: 

1. India’s energy intensity indicates a worrisome...

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Mitigating ESG risks requires innovative, robust policy framework

By : Sustainability ..., May 14, 2014

Guest contributor Rupam Raja, partner at Transaction Servics Practice in ERM India, examines the drive for proactive evaluation and management of environmental, social and governance outcomes associated with the activities of India Inc.

As we...

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