Water crisis: CBSE makes mandatory for schools to become water efficient in next 3 years
After a recent report by NITI Aayog which shows Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad running out of groundwater by next year, the Central Board of Secondary Education has instructed schools to adopt a policy of water management.
The challenge of water: India’s ability to manage and govern water will determine its future
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Gujarat govt promoting water efficient irrigation systems in drought affected areas
Keen to push these systems more so than before, the government has also started more centres to receive applications from farmers willing to adopt these systems.
IRRI, Jain Irrigation sign MoU on water efficient irrigation
Jain Irrigation will closely work with IRRI’s scientists to determine optimal irrigation and fertigation systems for irrigated rice and wheat.
Chennai-based IoT water management start-up WeGot receives $2 million in seed funding
This capital infusion will be used predominantly to strengthen its IoT enabled product portfolio, scale its presence in India.
Green building trend catching up in Indian cities
These buildings rely on renewable resources, like sun, water and wind, minimise demand on non-renewable resources and maximise use through reuse and recycling.
ET View: Design proactive policy to tackle rising pollution levels in rivers
It is also a fact that there are rising incidents of flooding in urban centres, due to lack of proper drainage facilities and the neglect of dredging at regular intervals in our rivers.
Govt to double farmers' income by 2022 by focusing on 7 sources of income, says Economic Survey
The Government has set a target of doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022 and constituted the DFI.
Water conservation fee likely on residential complexes, industry
The environment ministry considers a 'water conservation fee' on residential and commercial complexes, submits a report to the NGT.
Reforms, coordinated efforts can tackle issues
The economy’s integration with rest of the world has compounded its domestic challenges.
Every day’s Earth Day at these Bengaluru cos: Intel recycles 100% of waste water; Cisco turns to solar power
Several industries have deployed smart tech for energy efficiency and conservation.
Residential projects up to 1.5 lakh sqm will not need prior ‘environmental clearance'
Urban local bodies such as municipalities will have the power to grant building permission, which may attract criticism from green activists in the country.
KisanKraft signs license agreement with NRDC to sell aerobic rice variety
Through this agreement, KisanKraft plans to sell aerobic rice seeds to farmers all over India through its dealer network.
Government may ease green norms to boost affordable housing
Projects will have to fulfil "environmental conditions" through self declaration and certification while seeking building\construction permission from local authorities.
Firms pledge to cut back on guzzling
As India's demand for electricity, consumer goods and food increases, it will mirror a similar situation forcing businesses to rethink water-efficiency strategies.
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