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Rajasthan innovations shine, DLB Pawan Arora receives award 15.12.2017 DNA: Top News
It was a proud moment for the state as the director of local bodies of Rajasthan, Pawan Arora received National Energy Conservation Award 2017 of union energy ministry on Thursday. The award has been bestowed on Rajasthan DLB for exemplary work in ‘Street Light’ category. The state with 8.67 lakh LED street lights is ahead of all other states. The national level award was presented to Rajasthan DLB, Pawan Arora at a function of Union Energy Ministry held at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on occasion of Energy Conservation Day on Thursday. The Directorate of local bodies was also awarded the Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award 2017 by the Rajasthan energy department at a state level program held at Jaipur on the day. It has been for the consecutive year that the DLB has bagged the state level award for energy conservation through replacing traditional road lights with LED lights. The initiative has helped the Directorate to save on Rs 146.56 crore in expenditure on street light electricity consumption and saved ...
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DLB Pawan Arora to receive award from President Ram Nath Kovind 13.12.2017 DNA: Top News
Urban Local Bodies Department will receive National Energy Conservation Award for the second consecutive year. On the best work in energy conservation works (Street Lights) from the Ministry of Energy, the local body department will be conferred National Energy Conservation Award-2017. On December 14, 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind will give the award on Energy Day. Director of the Local Bodies Department and Joint Secretary Pawan Arora will receive this award. It is worth mentioning that last year the local bodies department was awarded this award. Last year, the Principal Secretary Manjit Singh received this award. Director Local Body Pawan Arora said that so far, 8.67 lakh LED street lights have been installed in 162 urban local bodies across the state. The highest is compared to other states. Throughout the country on 12 December 2017, a total of 41,30,007 pieces of LED street lights have been installed. Thus, Rajasthan has the highest number of LED street lights in the country. The most energy ...
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NRL organises Cyclothon at Jorhat 12.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
NRL organises Cyclothon at Jorhat
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Schools across state to participate in ‘Earth Hour’ today 11.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Seventeen schools from across the state will switch off fans, lights and other electrical appliances for an hour on Monday under an initiative to raise awareness of energy conservation and cutting down pollution in Ahmedabad.  The schools, which have come under the banner of ‘The Green Principals and Educators League’, plan to take the efforts beyond the one-day exercise by encouraging students to contribute to the cause. Students will be asked to do projects on energy conservation for their second term. The schools have asked their students to observe the similar practice of switching off electricity for an hour at their homes and encourage at least five neighbours, friends or relatives to do the same.  Renu Seth, founding mentor of the initiative, said, “From the time Ahmedabad has been declared a very polluted city, I have been trying to do something to increase the environmental awareness and green practices in our schools. Last week, all schools observed their meter reading for three days for an ...
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Green clearance must for rail projects on forest land: MoEF&CC 11.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Railway projects passing through forest lands, national parks and eco-sensitive zones will not be exempted from the forest clearance process, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) told the Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The Environment Ministry’s clarification on the matter comes after the Railways had argued that Railways Act, 1989, gives it the power to acquire land, including forests, falling in its right of way. MoEF&CC clarified its position on the issue after referring the matter to the Ministry of Law and Justice, who seconded the Environment Ministry’s opinion. DNA has reviewed the MoEF&CC letter to Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The MoEF&CC told Railways, that as per the Law Ministry, despite provisions of the Railways Act, 1989, allowing Railways to acquire any land for its projects, forest land falling in the right of way attract provisions of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. MoEF&CC added that even if the forest land is under the ...
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All NF Railway stations to be LED-lit by March 31, 2018 7.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
All NF Railway stations to be LED-lit by March 31, 2018
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Shyam becomes first Manipur minister to ride bicycle to office 1.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Shyam becomes first Manipur minister to ride bicycle to office
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Training imparted on culinary tourism 28.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Training imparted on culinary tourism
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Manipur minister to ride bicycle to office with awareness on mind 27.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Manipur minister to ride bicycle to office with awareness on mind
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Petroleum conservation workshop held 26.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Petroleum conservation workshop held
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Workshop on petroleum products 26.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Workshop on petroleum products
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Compensatory afforestation schemes are a charade 24.11.2017 DNA: Opinion
Development projects have been a cause of numerous conflicts in India as land, on which these projects are situated, is key for the survival of rural and urban communities who are otherwise economically and socially marginalised. This is most true in the case of forest areas, which support over 300 million people. As per India’s Forest Conservation Act, 1980, projects — be it industry, plantations, power or infrastructure — that require forested areas, need to undertake Compensatory Afforestation (CA). These forest plantations need to be raised over an equal amount of non-forest land or double the amount of degraded forest land, that is under the jurisdiction of the state forest departments. Land on which CA is to be done has to be earmarked before a final “forest clearance” approval can be granted to projects. However, securing land for CA is proving to be a great problem and government claims that, as a result, forest approvals and projects are being severely delayed. So, the environment ministry has a ...
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Indira Gandhi: Fearlessness in the national interest 20.11.2017 Rediff: News
'Fearlessness, courtesy, humour, wide interests and wisdom, deep commitment to science and technology, passion for the environment, objectivity and the ability to see many things through not only a national but also an international prism.'
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Kerala minister Thomas Chandy resigns over encroachment charges 15.11.2017 Rediff: News
This is the third minister in the Vijayan cabinet to resign after the LDF government came to power in May 2016.
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Science fair at RSC on Dec 9-10 15.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Science fair at RSC on Dec 9-10
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Tata Motors partners with EESL; aims to achieve significant energy saving 14.11.2017 Sify Finance
[India], November 14 (ANI): Tata Motors Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiencies Services Limited (EESL) to achieve energy saving and resource conservation by
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TERI University hosts its 10th convocation 11.11.2017 Sify Finance
[India], November 10 (ANI-NewsVoir): With the growing need for developing alternative methods through specialized education to create a sustainable living, TERI University graduates on Friday, at
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Violation of Forest Conservation Act by State Govt comes to light 8.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Violation of Forest Conservation Act by State Govt comes to light
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Saraighat Lake: a spellbinding place for recreation 6.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Saraighat Lake: a spellbinding place for recreation
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Govt to bring 12 lakh ha land under micro-irrigation 14.10.2017 ET: Agriculture
Addressing the valedictory session of the fifth five-day India Water Week here, he said it was something which hadn't been achieved in the post-Independence era.
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