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Accelerate efforts to address air pollution: WHO to South-East Asian countries 2.5.2018 General News
The WHO today called upon member countries in the South-East Asia region to aggressively address the issue of pollution, saying it accounts for 34 per cent of the seven million premature deaths caused by household and ambient air pollution together globally every year. This comes in the wake of a report of the global health body which puts Delhi and 13 other Indian cities in the list of 20 most-polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016. Stating that air pollution contributes significantly to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and lung cancer, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, stressed on the need for investment in effective urban planning with energy-efficient housing and power generation, building safe and affordable public transport systems and improving industry and municipal waste management. She also sought elimination of the emissions from coal and biomass energy systems, proper management
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Gobardhan scheme launched from Haryana's Karnal 30.4.2018 General News
Launching the Gobardhan scheme here, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today the state government is making arrangements to generate bio-gas from cattle dung and will help gram panchayats in setting up gas plants. There are about 450 gaushalas and nandishalas in Haryana with a strength of about 3.41 lakh cattle. Addressing a gathering after launching the Galvanizing Organic Bio Agro Resources Dhan (Gobardhan) scheme, Khattar said the programme, aimed at converting waste into energy, will ensure cleanliness and help in doubling farmers' income. "We will get the scheme implemented successfully in the state and also send its report to the Centre," he said. Referring to 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme launched from Panipat on January 22, 2015, he said the state government effectively implemented the programme and as a result, the sex ratio in the state has increased from 850 to 914. Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti, Union Minister of State for ...
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Swachh Bharat Mission: Gobardhan scheme launched to generate energy from solid waste 30.4.2018 Zee News : States
Uma Bharti on Monday launched the Gobardhan scheme from Haryana's Karnal district.
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Swachh Bharat Mission launches GOBAR-DHAN to promote wealth and energy from waste 30.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, today launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources - DHAN scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal in the presence of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar.
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India should secure its development, remain committed to climate-related actions: Ex-AEC chief 30.4.2018 General News
India should secure its development at the earliest and remain committed to the goals of climate change, former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman Anil Kakodkar said today. Terming management of climate change a globally shared responsibility, he said it could succeed only if development aspirations of countries remain "guaranteed". "India should secure her development as early as possible while remaining responsible on the climate front and not allow development to slow down while pursuing climate-related actions," Kakodkar said. The former AEC chairman was speaking at the release of policy think-tank CEEW's report on sustainable development and India's climate policy. Detailing India's energy needs, he pointed out that to reach a Human Development Index comparable to that of developed nations, the country would need around four billion tons of oil equivalent of total energy supply annually. "Electricity will constitute around 20 per cent of the total energy supply. It is my ...
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U'khand Cabinet gives nod to use of dry pine leaves for generating power 26.4.2018 General News
The Uttarakhand Cabinet today gave its nod to a policy, permitting commercial use of dry pine leaves, considered the main factor behind forest fires in the state, for generating electricity. The cabinet's clearance to the policy will pave the way for generation of 100 MW of electricity from dry pine leaves, besides setting up ofbriquetting and bio-oil plants, Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik, who is also the state government's spokesperson said after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Apart from boosting alternative energy production in the state, it will also generate large scale employment opportunities at the local level, Kaushik said, adding that it will also reduce frequency of forest fires which cause great damage to wildlife and forest wealth. Under this policy, 10 and 25 KVA power generating units will be set up in Uttarakhand through state-based voluntary organisations, firms, industrial units co-operative societies and ...
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Village Transformation 26.4.2018 Central Chronicle
The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi said there would be budget constrain for transforming village.... more »
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 General News
Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for cooking. The use of these traditional cooking fuels creates several significant problems, including deforestation, with a resultant loss of biodiversity and the elimination of carbon sinks which could offset global warming. There are also an estimated 4 million attributed deaths annually due to the negative health effects associated with indoor air pollution. Approximately 30 percent of those who cooked with solid fuels (820 million people) resided in India alone.The use of solid cooking fuels creates several significant problems. In 2012, resultant indoor air pollution was the cause of more than 4.3 million premature deaths, more than 60 percent of which were women and children. In many parts of the world, women are responsible for the collection of firewood and are specifically impacted by this burden.There is ample .
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Cleaner Cooking Fuel for 300 Million by 2021 - Randeep Agarwal 23.4.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Apr 23 (NewsVoir): Globally, there are approximately 1.4 billion people without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people who rely on solid fuel (wood, crop residue, dung and coal) for
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Sustainable technologies for city infrastructure 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Waste-to-energy plants, RWH, and solar power can obviate the need for dependence on municipal services for waste collection, water supply boards and centralised power grids. By M.A. Siraj
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IOC to organise 'LPG Panchayats' in Assam 19.4.2018 General News
In a bid to ensure new LPG connections and spread awareness about its usage in Assam, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is set to organise 296 'LPG Panchayats' in the state tomorrow, a senior company official said. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to observe 'Ujjwala Diwas' on April 20 as a part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (GSA), and the key activity will include the 296 LPG Panchayats, IOC Assam Oil Division's Chief General Manager Uttiya Bhattacharya told reporters here yesterday. IOC endeavours to ensure new LPG connections in 3,042 villages in 27 districts of Assam to make them smokeless under the GSA, which was launched on April 14 and will continue till May 5. In Assam, the total penetration of LPG connections is 64.8 per cent in an estimated 71.39 lakh households, and during the last financial year, 14.50 lakh new connections were added, he said. The GSA campaign is a special initiative under the 'Sabka Sath Sabka Gaon Sabka Vikas' initiative of the .
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Punjab govt approves bio-CNG project 13.4.2018 General News
The Punjab government today approved a Rs 71.68 crore bio-CNG project which will utilise about one lakh tonnes of paddy straw annually. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Project Allotment Committee held under the chairmanship of Anirudh Tewari, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Sources (NRES), an official release said. Tiwari said the project, being facilitated by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), is to be set up by Verbio India Private Limited (100 per cent subsidiary of Verbio Vereinigte Bioenergie AG, Germany) under NRSE Policy-2012 at village Bhutal Kalan of Lehragaga tehsil, district Sangrur, with 100 per cent foreign direct investment. He said the project will utilise about one lakh tonnes of paddy straw annually and produce 33.23 tonnes of bio-CNG per day. In addition, it will produce about 1.44 lakh tonnes of bio-manure annually. Tiwari said the project will generate direct employment for about 60 technical and non-technical persons and indirect
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Despite high education levels, Kerala homes still use old-age cooking fuels 13.4.2018 Latest News
Promoters of safer cookstoves have struggled to find the perfect balance of efficiency, price, and a user-friendly design that would drive widespread adoption
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Analysis: Thai energy companies roll out expansions across Southeast Asia 11.4.2018 General News
BANGKOK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai energy companies are on a roll. The national oil and gas champion, a coal miner and power utility, upstart solar and wind companies, virtually all are expanding across Southeast Asia, applying practices and technology developed at home.
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Gobar-dhan Yojana's national launch from Haryana on April 30 6.4.2018 General News
'Gobar-dhan Yojana', the central scheme for managing and converting cattle dung into manure and biogas, will be launched at the national level from Karnal in Haryana on April 30, a state government spokesman said here on Friday.
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Gobardhan Yojna' to be launched from Karnal on Apr 30 6.4.2018 General News
Gobardhan Yojna, a central government scheme for managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste into manure and biogas, will be launched nationally from Haryana's Karnal on April 30, an official said today. Gobar is an acronym for Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources. Through the scheme, the government aims to ensure cleanliness in villages and generate energy by converting cattle dung and solid agricultural waste into compost and biogas. The scheme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech this year. The government aims to cover nearly 700 districts under the scheme in this financial year. A few European countries and China have managed to produced biogas on a large-scale by effectively utilising cattle dung, the official said. "With the same concept, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken about galvanising organic bio-agro resources in the country and converting waste to energy," he said. "Gram panchayat has a key role in this scheme under which ...
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Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: UN 6.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday. Globally, a record 98 GW of solar power capacity was installed last year with China contributing more than half, or 53 GW, according to U.N. Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The new renewable energy generating capacity, also including wind, biofuels and geothermal energy, dwarfed the 70 GW of net new capacity from fossil fuels in 2017, it said. "We are at a turning point ... from fossil fuels to the renewable world," Erik Solheim, head of U.N. Environment, told Reuters. "The markets are there and renewables can take on coal, they can take on oil and gas." Fossil fuels, however, still dominate existing capacity. Solar, wind, biomass and other renewables generated 12.1 percent of world electricity in 2017, up from 5.2 ...
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Singapore's GIC says to raise investment in Indian renewable firm Greenko 5.4.2018 General News
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's GIC could pump more money into Indian renewable energy firm Greenko Energy Holdings, which could help it double or triple its power capacity over the next 3-5 years, a senior GIC official said on Thursday.
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JFE Engineering launches Global Remote Center 28.3.2018 General News
JFE Engineering Corporation is one of the largest in its field and has recently launched Global Remote Center to monitor overseas plants.JFE Engineering operates waste power plants, biomass power plants, photovoltaic power generation plants, and water energy plants around the world and has launched Global Remote Centre for the integrated monitoring of all the above plants around the world.JFE Engineering has consolidated various remote monitoring services into the Global Remote Center.To demonstrate how to handle tough situations like one in Myanmar where the power grid is unstable and power outage is frequent, the expert operator in "global remote center" unplugged the plant from the power grid remotely and demonstrated instructions to switch to an independent electric power source.In developing countries overseas, it is difficult for plants to finances themselves and thus they are more vulnerable but they also get offer management support."Global Remote Center" can expand the plant .
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Punjab eases building rules to boost construction activity 24.3.2018 General News
The Punjab cabinet on Saturday approved easing of building rules to give boost to construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state.
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