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Budget 2020: Many sustainability schemes but no action plan, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned three critical elements of development: aspirational India, development and a caring society. All these are critical part of sustainable development goals. One measure announced was to promote natural gas use...

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PM Modi launches Atal Bhujal Scheme for efficient groundwater management in 7 States

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a new project for improving groundwater management in 8,350 village in seven States where groundwater levels are critically low. The Rs 6,000-crore, five-year-long project will be named after former prime minister Atal Bihari...

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Punjab to set up regulatory authority to check depletion of ground water

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for the creation of the Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority to check depletion of underground water in the state. Though the authority will be empowered to issue directions on water extraction, it will not be...

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IFC urges Dhaka, Delhi to accept sustainable basin-wide river sharing formula

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

The International Farakka Committee (IFC) has urged Bangladesh and India to opt for a sustainable management of rivers to keep them alive from the points of origin to their outfall into the sea through basin-wide management. In a statement on Friday, the IFC said this has now...

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As India's tribals await SC hearing, IPCC recognises forest dwellers’ role in climate change mitigation

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

Recognising land tenures of indigenous communities and their management rights over forests can help tackle climate change, according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

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WB approves scheme for sustainable management of ground water

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 8, 2019

The World Bank has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana, a Rs 6,000 crore scheme, for sustainable management of ground water with community participation, the Government...

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EHS Software Leader Enablon Completes $275 Million Sale to Wolters Kluwer

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 21, 2016

Global information services company Wolters Kluwer has completed its €250 million ($275 million) acquisition of environment, health and safety (EHS) software provider Enablon....

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