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ONGC inks MoU with Archaeological Survey of India, tourism ministry to conserve Taj Mahal 26.9.2014 DNA: Top News
As a part of the structured CSR initiatives, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has on Friday signed a tripartite MoU with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in the Red Fort premises, to conserve the iconic historical monument Taj Mahal, under the clean India campaign launched as Swachchha Smarak, Swachchha Bharat. The clean India campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Archaeological Society of India (ASI) aimed at the restoration, preservation, beautification and general cleanliness in and around the famous monuments in India. To begin with, ONGC will be investing Rs 20.75 crores for the conservation of Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The objective is also to ensure increased tourist inflow to the country, improve the quality of services and provide a hygienic environment in and around the tourist destinations across the ...
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A season of change 26.9.2014 India Together

It has not been easy to keep track of the frequent announcements of modifications in environmental law and regulation since the new government assumed power at the Centre. Kanchi Kohli presents a round-up of these proposed and implemented amendments.

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The UN climate summit reveals India's hypocrisy on saving forests 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Environment minister argues for historical justice on cutting carbon, but denies it to tribes living in the countrys forests

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ONGC takes initiative to conserve Taj Mahal 25.9.2014 Sify Finance
Energy exploration major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Thursday entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Tourism Ministry for conservation of Taj Mahal, under the clean India campaign.
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Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific 25.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which bans commercial fishing, to be expanded to size times its current size

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A Landmark Plan for Renewable Energy Development in the California Desert 24.9.2014 RenewableEnergyAccess
Today, when the Department of Interior and the California Department of Natural Resources released a draft of the long-awaited Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), the agencies set the stage for a first-of-its-kind project — in more ways than one. Not only does the DRECP have the potential to serve as a blueprint for conservation and clean energy development in the California desert, it could become a model for how federal, state, and local agencies can work together … and how those collaborations are better overall for everyone involved.
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Switzerland to help India cut down greenhouse emissions - Economic Times 24.9.2014 google news
Switzerland to help India cut down greenhouse emissions Economic Times "Switzerland therefore considers India's construction environment as a priority sector, aiming to improve energy efficiency in the building sector (residential and public), strengthen capacities of the urban governments for integration of low carbon ...
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Switzerland to help India cut down greenhouse emissions 24.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Switzerland to help India cut down greenhouse emissions
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US, California release roadmap for solar projects 24.9.2014 Sify Finance
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a proposed roadmap for developing massive solar and wind projects in California's Mojave Desert while trying to minimize damage to desert
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Indigenous people and the crisis over land and resources 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Do indigenous groups need saving from poverty? And why do they come into conflict with conservationists seeking to protect their land?

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India, Switzerland join hands to reduce energy consumption 23.9.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
As India strives for a low carbon inclusive growth — even as it facilitates speedy clearances for infrastructure projects — the government is looking at Switzerland to cut down its construction induced Greenhouse gas (GHG) ...
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New Energy Efficiency Assessments from LRQA help to reduce energy costs - DigitalJournal.com 22.9.2014 google news
New Energy Efficiency Assessments from LRQA help to reduce energy costs DigitalJournal.com LR Management Systems (LRQA) in India has recently completed its first phase of a newly launched product, Energy Efficiency Assessments (EEA). Assessments have been carried out at three manufacturing facilities located in South India; two of which ...
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Interactive Session On "ESCO Financing For High Energy Efficient Motor Driven ... - EFY Times (press release) 20.9.2014 google news
Interactive Session On "ESCO Financing For High Energy Efficient Motor Driven ... EFY Times (press release) Mr Anil Naik in his special address has also spoken about the Indian Standards, which was first introduced as an exclusive standard for energy efficiency motors in 1989 (IS 12615). Later, the same standard was revised in 2004 with a proactive approach ...
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Archaeological Survey of India chooses Red Fort as model for power efficiency - Economic Times 20.9.2014 google news
Archaeological Survey of India chooses Red Fort as model for power efficiency Economic Times NEW DELHI: Red Fort has become the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) model project for energy efficiency. The world heritage site's annual electricity bill of Rs 3-4 crore is set to reduce by approximately 70 per cent as a Gujarat-based company ...
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All Round Development of the Agro Sector is the Highest Priority of the Government- Radha Mohan Singh 19.9.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that all round development of the Agro Sector is the higher priority of the Government. It has taken a number of initiatives for the development of Agro and allied sector which include advance research facilities for farm techniques, use of information technology to transfer information and knowledge to the farmers at grass root level and improved crop insurance and finance to the farmers.
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Esri sees big business in India’s smart city plan 19.9.2014 ET: Engineering
Esri, a market leader in geographic information system (GIS) mapping technology, sees a big opportunity in India.
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Save green deal by offering financial incentives to households, MPs say 15.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Report advocates council tax discounts and stamp duty rebates to revive flagship energy efficiency scheme

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Zoos weigh up the costs of China's 'pandanomics' 14.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
With China asking £600,000 a year to rent pandas and the price of food soaring, do the sums of having pandas add up? Continue reading...
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Chhattisgarh to give 10,000 solar lamps for Jammu and Kashmir flood victims 12.9.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Chhattisgarh government will send 10,000 solar lamps, electric transformers and other equipments to help flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. "Today in the meeting of Chhattisgarh State Renewal Energy Development Agency, State government has decided to send 10,000 solar lamps for flood relief operations in J-K," Chief Minister Raman Singh said. CREDA has been constituted under the Department of Energy, Chhattisgarh to implement various schemes pertaining to renewable energy sources and energy conservation activities. The government has also decided to send electric transformers and other electrical equipments, he said in his tweets. "I urge all to come forward for helping flood affected in J-K," Singh said. The chief minister has also decided to send rice worth Rs five crore for the flood affected people from the state, known for high production of the crop. He has also given Rs five crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund to help the calamity-hit people. Singh also announced to donate his ...
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Building Smart Cities in India - The Epoch Times 11.9.2014 google news
Building Smart Cities in India The Epoch Times An increase in the demand for energy has driven policymakers to stress on the Energy Conservation Building Code for commercial buildings in India. The importance of this is going to go up as the government rolls out its plan for smart cities. What does ...
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