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Sustainably Creating An Energy Efficient Nation

India today has a vast population of more than 1.20 billion out of which nearly 75% are living in rural areas. Energy and development are inter-related. In order to have a sustainable growth rate, it is imperative to have sufficient energy for systematic development in various sectors. Energy sector has received top priority in...

Increasing Infrastructure To Support Development Of E-Waste

India, is the second largest mobile phone market with 1.03 billion subscribers, is the first largest producer of e-waste. Our country discards 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year, with computer equipment accounting for 70% and telecom 12% according to by WHO 2014. The most dreaded information is that in India, about 4-5 lakh child...

Understand, Monitor & Then, Manage

Risk cannot be overcome, at best it can be managed. Today, enterprises navigate in an environment of risks across each domain of their business. Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) risks are critical and need to be managed well for effective functioning and success of any business. To emphasize this risk, United Nations International Labor...

Modern Testing Alternatives Call For The Ban On Animal Testing

The potential for animal testing is still a huge risk around the world, with over 80% of countries still having no laws against testing in cosmetics. Despite the fact that most countries do not require safety data based on animal tests and reliable alternatives are available. One can use innovative and effective cruelty--free ingredients...

Scarcity is the Mother of Innovation

Necessity has always been regarded as the mother of invention. In a world where clean air and water are becoming hard to come by, scarcity is proving to be the mother of innovation writes Anirban Ghosh. Tragedy of the commons is the story of how we treat our social goods such as air, water, mangroves,...

This Is Where All The Plastic In The Ocean Is Going

There are five trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, weighing a total of 268,000 tonnes. That’s according to a paper by an international team of scientists who took a substantial amount of data collected across the globe and merged it with ocean circulation models to come up with the staggering figure. That sounds...

Progress In Least Developed Countries Hinges On Access To Modern Energy

According to The Least Developed Countries Report 2017, the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes and businesses. While they have made great strides in recent years, achieving the global goal of universal access to energy by 2030...

A Discouraged Effort And An Inactive Government

For 109 weeks, a UN Champion of the Earth, Afroz Shah, had been cleaning an entire beach in one of the busiest cities in the country. Mumbai is one of the top five highest producers of garbage in the world. According to a Bloomberg report, Mumbai will get buried in its own trash in...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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