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Biogas Plants Can Help Reduce Deforestation

Biogas energy is one of the more underrated and underused renewable resource of energy in the country. In times of such energy crisis, biogas is certainly one of the more viable options for the country. In India, there are significant corners where many villages are dependent on this source of energy. Recently, two NGOs, namely...

The Buttress Of The Indian Socio-Economic Fabric

The real scenario of India is that the populous unorganised sector lives as working poor. The   ‘unorganised’ sector, also termed the ‘informal’ sector constitutes the backbone of the enormous labour force of India. This sector of workers forms more than 90% of the country’s workforce and contributes to more than 50% of the national economy....

Collective Efforts Needed To Address Air Quality In Gurugram

The government’s efforts to control air pollution got a shot in the arm with the installation of four Air Quality Monitors across four locations of Gurugram. Four Air Quality Monitors have been installed, which are equipped with highly advanced technology. The devices can measure PM 2.5 along with temperature, humidity on 24*7 bases and...

Social Spend of PSUs Down 10% in 2016-17: Report

The social spend of public sector undertakings fell 10% in 2016-17 from a year ago, even as the total expenditure on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by NSE-listed companies saw an increase of 5%, according to data from PRIME Database. The total social spend of 49 PSUs went down to Rs 2,630 crore from Rs...

Empowering Entrepreneurship for Social Good

It is well known fact that India is a country of opposites. However, the paradox in entrepreneurship is rather inconspicuous .What is alarming is however is that while Indians are inherently entrepreneurial and they find it very difficult to set up and run businesses with ease. Constraints like access to technical knowledge, finance, market...

Are Electric Vehicles the Answer to a Sustainable Future?

  Urban air pollution and rising carbon footprints is the scourge of Indian cities. One of the key sources of urban air pollution is vehicular emission. In this context, the Indian government's green initiatives are indeed laudable. They are facing the situation and addressing environmental concerns with new regulations, policies, frameworks, and audacious goals, especially...

An Attempt To Make E-governance Schemes Beneficial

The Narendra Modi government, since its inception in 2014, has emphasized the importance of India taking up the digital revolution. In 2015, PM Modi had launched Digital India, a campaign to ensure that government services are available to citizens through an improved online interface. It was a way of ensuring that the government and...

Sharp Decline In Delhi’s Air Quality

As Delhi and the National Capital Region saw a sharp decline in air quality levels and recorded 'very poor' air quality, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared the city in a public health emergency state and urged schools to stop all outdoor activities to keep children out of hazardous air pollution levels. While talking to ANI, IMA...

Sports Stadiums: The Waste Generation Hubs?

When the Indian cricket team is playing against a rival, the only priority for the entire country is the team’s victory. The spectators in the stadium are too nervous to pay attention to anything else. How does it matter where you throw the plastic water bottle or the biscuit packet, as long as the...

Setting The Pace For A Sustainable Future

The demand for energy is increasing globally, largely due to urbanisation trends and the rapid growth of cities. According to the Energy Statistics Report 2017, the industrial consumption has shot up from 117293 Giga Watt Hour to 423523 Giga Watt Hour in 2016 and has shown a CAGR of 9.47 % . Energy stats...

Circular Economy – Pollution Control Re-Invented!

Change of focus is never an easy transition for a large organisation. Getting people to think differently from what they are used to can be quite a task. If there is also a change of name, the identity crisis becomes stronger. Ask any woman the question “What’s in a name?” when she is getting...

Channelling Investment Into Sustainable Development, Uncertainties Expected

The trade outlook for the Asia-Pacific region is positive for this year but some uncertainties are forecast for 2018, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its report. The report entitled, ‘Channelling Trade and Investment into Sustainable Development’ emphasises that cutting trade costs and deepening regional cooperation...
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