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NGT to take up stubble burning case on October 30 17.10.2017 Hindu: National
The tribunal takes exception to the fact that even after more than two years, nothing substantial has been done with regard to stubble burning.
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NGT wants govts to explain next plan to curb stubble burning 14.10.2017 DNA: Top News
With farmers from Punjab and Haryana defying government and court orders on stubble burning, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday sought a response from both the Centre and the governments of Punjab and Haryana on what action was being taken to curb the practice and prevent air pollution. The tribunal also directed the Punjab government to submit a list of biomass power plants and private industries that could use paddy straw as fuel. Further, it sought a response from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited on how they could use the crop residue as part of its corporate social responsibility. The NGT has sought all these responses by the next hearing on October 17. A four-member NGT bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, put forth these queries while hearing activist Vikrant Tongad's plea on the poor implementation of NGT's order prohibiting burning of crop residue. As directed by NGT on Wednesday, Punjab government brought before the bench, farmers who they claimed had been ...
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Stubble burning: NGT notice to Centre over aid to Punjab 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday sent notices to the Union Environment and Agriculture Ministries seeking details on the financial support sought by Punjab government to incentivise its farmers against stubble burning.
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The viewing box 13.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Seven young filmmakers tell us what we should be watching right now
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Now one can visit Anna's home & Amte family village 13.10.2017 deccanherald.com
In a bid to make tourism more interesting and make it more social-oriented, the Maharashtra government's Tourism department has planned tours to the village of veteran Gandhian and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and the Amte family among other places. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has planned these tours - and these were showcases at the Experimental Tourism Workshop held in Mumbai which was addressed by principal secretary (tourism) Nitin Gadre and the team of MTDC. "To simply put it, socio-progressive tourism is a holiday that takes you close to the people and projects that are scripting change from the grassroots upwards, and contributing to the cause of nation-building in a long-lasting manner," MTDC officials said on Friday. From fighting discrimination to campaigning for equitable distribution of resources to taking health care to the remotest areas of the country to decent treatment of the HIV affected, the sick and the poor—the men and women behind these brave ...
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Remedy in sight to end straw burning in northern India? 13.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A joint effort is under way by Indian and US scientists to end the harmful practice of rice and wheat straw burning in Punjab and convert the crop residue into a product of value to benefit the farmers.
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How to turn trash into energy in just 12 hours 13.10.2017 News
The 'Renescience' process starts with a giant claw that crunches into a mountain of trash and it ends with seven different types of material that can be used to create electricity
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Beware Delhi! Prepare for smog again, stubble burning has begun 12.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Stubble burning has become a major concern for authorities as it causes air pollution as well as reduces soil fertility
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NYU Tandon Sustainable Energy Researcher Named a Top Young Latin American Innovator by MIT Technology Review 11.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
BROOKLYN, N.Y: Miguel Modestino, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, has been named among the MIT Technology Review, Spanish edition "Innovators Under 35." The list honors 35 leading young researchers from Central and South America.
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Ujjwala Yojana: devil is in the detail 10.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has been one of the most strategic policies undertaken by the government in the last three years. Niti Aayog's recent three-year action agenda emphasises the importance of the scheme in achieving universal access to clean cooking energy. Since its launch, PMUY has provided LPG connections to over 2.9 crore women in BPL households. While the scheme significantly reduces the high upfront cost of an LPG connection for beneficiaries, a much greater effort is required to promote the sustained use of LPG as the primary cooking fuel of rural households. In 2011, even as 53% of households in India had an LPG connection, only 28% used it as primary cooking fuel. Despite choosing to get a connection and paying the entire upfront cost for it, almost half of the households with LPG were not using it regularly. Data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) shows that while there has been a phenomenal increase in the number of LPG customers in the one year since ...
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PM's interaction with global oil and gas CEOs and experts 10.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with oil and gas CEOs and experts from across the world.
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Modi assures tax rationalisation for oil exploration 9.10.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
PM meets top honchos of oil and gas sector
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Status of energy sector in India highly uneven, says Narendra Modi 9.10.2017 Hindu: Business
Oil and gas CEOs and experts from across the world appreciated the progress and reforms made in the last three years.
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Status of energy sector in India highly uneven; scope for reform: PM Narendra Modi 9.10.2017 ET: Oil & Gas
At an interaction here with oil and gas CEOs and experts from across the world, he welcomed the suggestion made for a comprehensive energy policy.
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Modi meets oil honchos, stresses on need for energy access in eastern India 9.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
PM Modi also flagged the potential of biomass energy and also invited participation and joint ventures in coal gasification
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PM's interaction with global oil and gas CEOs and experts 9.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
PM's interaction with global oil and gas CEOs and experts
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Walk in and explore space 9.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Two-day ISRO exhibition gets under way in city
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India-South Africa Twenty Years of Strategic Partnership 8.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi : India and South Africa are celebrating twenty years of strategic partnership this year. The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan attended the celebrations of the collaboration in science and technology in Durban.
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State’s share of renewable energy volume touches 20% 8.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Buoyed by record production of wind energy compared to last year
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We'll continue to burn stubble: Farmers 8.10.2017 DNA: Top News
It is that time of the year again. With farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh refusing to stop burning paddy crop stubble – the part of the crop that is left after the harvesting – residents of the National Capital Territory Region, which includes Delhi, are already suffering from the health-related after-effects of sharp rise in air pollution due to stubble burning. Visibility of roads is also reduced due to smog. In a region that is already battling toxic air, stubble burning has collateral impact. According to estimates, over 20 million tonnes of paddy stubble is burnt across these states before sowing of the wheat crops. These fires emit carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide among other gases. Naturally, Delhi's air quality turns worse. Despite a prohibition on burning of crop residue, most farmers continue to flout the law, finding it the most economical and quicker form of disposal of stubble. DNA travelled across Haryana and Punjab to check why the problem refuses to go away. ...
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