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Renewable Energy: Four policies approved to boost industrial growth in J&K

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

In a bid to boost industrial growth, the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council, headed by Lt Governor G C Murmu, on Friday approved four policies for tourism, captive power, hydro power and renewable energy, and AYUSH care. The Administrative Council's decision comes in...

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Sustainable Development Goals: 36 changes in global indicator framework

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

Thirty-six major changes to the global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved and adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), at its 51st session that concluded on March 6, 2020, in New York. These changes are based on...

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Mussoorie and Darjeeling are among 13 Himalayan towns facing imminent water crisis

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

Famed mountain retreats such as Mussoorie, Darjeeling and Kathmandu may soon face acute water distress, with a demand-supply gap already as vast as 70% in some towns, new research shows. A series of 10 studies across 13 towns located in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region across...

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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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Plastic polluting pristine streams in Shivalik hills

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

Increased footprints of tourists are filling the pristine perennial streams flowing through Shivaliks with plastic waste as footfall of picnickers and adventure seekers are searching for untouched areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Plastic, polythene and non-biodegradable waste now...

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