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Mumbai airport goes green: replaces water in urinals with ammonia-breaking bacteria 26.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Mumbai’s Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport recently adopted a method to reduce the use of water in its urinals and cleaning of floors. In the process, the airport has managed to save one lakh litres of water each day. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror , the administration has introduced ammonia-feeding bacteria in urinals. The bacteria convert the ammonia generated due to uric acid accumulation to nitrogen, as soon as the toilet is used. Airport authorities said that they are using a mixture of microbes to do away with using water in its men's urinals and in mopping its 1,400 acres of floor space across Terminal 2, becoming the first airport to do so. Airport authorities said that the toilets weren’t being used the way they were supposed to be. This left the urinals dirty and frequent cleaning was never the solution. To begin with, airport officials disconnected the auto-sensors connected to the flush, and replaced its water connection with a green mixture comprising of enzymes and ...
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Weak infra forces Lahaul-Spiti residents to migrate, says MLA Ravi Thakur 26.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
When TOI asked Lahaul-Spiti MLA Ravi Thakur on Saturday about the decreasing number of population in the district, he said that local people, especially those living close to the border areas, are migrating to other districts of Himachal Pradesh as they have to spending harsh days amid weak infrastructure in Lahaul-Spiti.
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First metro rail subway at Central to open next month 26.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Set up alternative industry, Arcelor Mittal told 25.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Minister for Heavy and Medium Industries RVDeshpande said on Saturday that steel major Arcelor Mittal had been told to send a proposal for setting up an alternative industry in the district.

This is due to the Supreme Court direction that only companies already having steel plants could take part in the ore auction process.

He was speaking to reporters after the Ballari industry summit at Malpangudi in the taluk.
The minister said the company had planned to set up a solar power plant. The matter would be discussed at the meeting of the high-level clearance committee, he said. The company had been advised to set up an industry that has more employment opportunities, Deshpande said.

Arcelor Mittal had been sanctioned 4,800 acres near Ballari for a steel plant at the Global Investors Meet in 2010. Of this, the firm had been handed over 2,796 acres.
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Green sources can generate 60% power, says Goyal 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
With the Centre aggressively pushing renewable energy, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that India's 60% to 65% of installed power generation capacity will be from green energy in the next five years. Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff due to aggressive bidding by companies, the minister said, "Going by prices, we have discovered that 60-65% of India's installed capacity base will be green energy in five years." "India's renewable energy programme is a great example of how you can do big by thinking big," he said. At present, out of 315 GW of total power generation installed capacity, around 50 GW is from renewable sources, while large hydro projects (above 25 MW) constitute 44 GW. The government is targeting to produce renewable energy generation capacity of 175 GW by 2022. Of this, 100 GW will be solar, and wind energy capacity will be 60 GW. Solar tariff has plummeted to Rs 2.97 per unit in an auction conducted for 750 MW capacity in Rewa Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh last month. Even wind ...
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Russian firms invest $80m in solar power project 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Miyota Power India, a joint venture of two Russian firms, has tied up with Chennai-based Al Ameen Green Energy for setting up 100 MW solar power plant near Virudhunagar. Miyota Power would be investin...
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Railways plans ₹41,000 cr savings on energy bill 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Renewable energy generation facilities to come up at railway stations, says Minister** to install lifts, escalators in all railway stations in country in coming years** Railway Minister launches several new passenger facilities in SCR** Suresh Prabhu says they are Ugadi, Gudi Padwa gifts from railways
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ArcelorMittal urged to set up industry 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
The State government has urged ArcelorMittal, the steel giant, to consider establishing an industry in Ballari district to generate employment opportunities for locals.Responding to questions on the s...
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Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs 25.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.
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Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs: Suresh Prabhu 25.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.
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NTPC has held its own with robust returns to shine amid gloomy power play 25.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
NTPC, with efficient operations and consistent performance, is BS Star PSU of the Year 2016
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India joins the world to observe Earth Hour on Saturday 25.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
India joins the world to observe Earth Hour on Saturday
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Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41000 crore on energy consumption expenses: Suresh Prabhu 25.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by betting big on solar energy, even as it expects to mop-up Rs 17,000 crore through non-fare revenue modes. Addressing a gathering after commissioning various rail infra developmental works on South Central Railway (SCR) from Hi-Tech city railway station here, he said his Ministry has drawn up Mission 41K to save Rs 41,000 crore on the expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years. Prabhu said after taking over as Railway minister he had stressed that expenses on energy should come down by 15% and they are working on the same. "So far we have been successful in saving over Rs 4,000 crore expenditure on power bills in Railways. One of the strategies is to go for solar power and generate 1000 MW of solar power in the next five years. In addition, we have already started production of 26 MW in wind energy. We are also working on converting waste to energy ...
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One India, two time zones 25.3.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The insistence on observing IST vis-à-vis Northeast India’s needs ignores its social and economic impact
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Fillip to Wayanad tourism 25.3.2017 Hindu: Kerala
₹15.37 crore allotted by Tourism Department for district
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Electricity plan for Bengaluru - a look at BESCOM’s data 24.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru is almost entirely dependent on the state of Karnataka for its electricity supply; nothing wrong in with that in appearance. However, inability of the state to respond consistently to the city’s power demands coupled with the failure...
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KCR’s adopted village first to install solar streetlights 24.3.2017 Hindu: Home
The LED lights turn off and on automatically
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Renewables to be over 60% of India's generation capacity: Piyush Goyal 24.3.2017 ET: Power
The auction was conducted by a joint venture of Madhya Pradesh government and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
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BRIEF-Sagar Cements to install 1 MW solar based captive power plant at Mattampally 24.3.2017 Sify Finance
March 24 (Reuters) - Sagar Cements Ltd:
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Solar tariffs in India have fallen by 73 percent since 2010 24.3.2017 ET: Power
Mercom Capital group said when the entire global solar market was about 17 GW in 2010; Indian solar installations at that point were only about 18 MW.
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