Category: Green Cities


World’s first fully solar-powered airport wins UN Green Award

The Champion of Earth Prize – 2018, the highest environmental award instituted by the United Nations, has been awarded to Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) for being fully powered by solar energy. VJ Kurian, Managing Director, CIAL received a communiqué signed by Erik Solheim, UN Global Chief of Environment, and Executive Director, UNEP, which stated: […]

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Andhra’s Solar march

Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) installed 563 rooftop solar grids. The grid provides a total capacity of 6,837 kW. Another 736 units of 3,651 kW capacity will be installed in the next stage. Adding to the momentum, the Greater Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has recently initiated construction of first of its kind […]

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Indian Cities and EVs

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) states that Indian cities will need 4,900 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations while interstate corridors will only need 400 DCFC stations. Cities must build a seamless network of charging stations for encouraging Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption. A case in point is Mumbai. The city is embracing the EV by […]

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Ministry for Environment approves regional project

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, at a meeting of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change held in Delhi, approved a regional project for farmers in an effort to reduce stubble burning. Harsh Vardhan, Environment and Forest Minister, said that dust pollution is a major cause of pollution in Delhi and the […]

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CUBE submits management plan for conservation of Singanallur Lake

The Centre for Urban Biodiversity Conservation and Education (CUBE) submitted a management plan to the city corporation commissioner and other government departments detailing about measures to conserve Singanallur Lake. The report addresses some of the major issues of the lake such as water contamination, hyacinth growth, in organic farming and the need to improve the […]

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Indore makes its way to the top by tackling waste management

In order to bring about the change in the city, Indore Municipal Corporation (INC) as part of its waste management strategy, honored those who display exemplary initiative in tackling waste in their neighborhood, offering them a one-on-one with the Mayor or the Corporation Commissioner. And, hefty fines for the litterers. According to Swachh Survekshan 2017, […]

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Raipur introduces roof top garden for mission smart city

Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) has planned to introduce the concept of rooftop gardens under the Smart City Mission plans. Raipur as a Smart City will comprise a total of 250 acres of green field and would also be a Low Carbon Area with promotion of a host of eco-friendly vehicles. The city would have rooftop […]

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Odisha launches UNNATI to conserve energy

Odisha government’s Housing and Urban Development department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL) for the implementation of Street Light National Programme. Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, launched the energy efficient lighting initiative, UNNATI, whereby the conventional lights in all the 107 urban local bodies would be swapped […]

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With 12000 coconut trees, a greener Mumbai in making

Mumbais west coast is due for a green change in the next six months as 12,000 coconut trees will be planted along the coast in Juhu, Versova, Aksa, Gorai, Danapani and Manori. This mission was the brainchild of environmental activist Subhajit Mukherjee who sowed the seeds of Mission Green Mumbai with an aim to increase […]

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Government eyes big power savings under UJALA scheme

With Governments target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by March 2019, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has distributed 25.28 crore LED bulbs. The private sector has also sold 41.44 crore LED bulbs to the domestic consumers nationwide. Domestic consumers, who have metered connection, can acquire LED bulbs which are being given […]

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