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The much-awaited initiative to treat most sewage water for reuse is all set to take off in Bengaluru. This water will be diverted to fill up 65 lakes in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Chikkaballapur districts. The foundation stone for …

Yuvraj, a 19-year old youth saw a 66-year old man on a wheelchair selling incense sticks (agarbathis) on a busy road in Pune to support his parents and also part-fund a medical student’s education. He picked him as his hero …

Contrary to popular perception and even that of the central and state government officials, a study finds Indian government school teachers as highly committed and that their absenteeism rate is highly exaggerated. As per the findings of the research group …

The Pune-based Treeni Sustainability Solutions has extended its ‘Resustain’ offering to mid-size and emerging firms. The offering handholds firms during their initial efforts in managing and reporting their sustainability performance Sustainability is increasingly becoming an important focus for SMEs as …

SANITECH is a pre-feasibility technology-choice decision-support tool. It has been validated in Warangal and through Project Tuymai. It is a part of the FSM Toolbox (www.fsmtoolbox.com), which is a one-stop knowledge and resource platform for Fecal Sludge Management projects, developed …

The German athletic gear giant Adidas is a long-running a leader in sustainable clothing, and is taking a closer look at how it can manufacture its popular sneakers more responsibly. The result is a partnership with the Parley for the …

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India), the leading manufacturer of energy efficient pumps, launched Smart Solarz, a solar pump for domestic use. The company note states that this solar powered self-priming pump was conceptualized, designed and manufactured in India …

Emirates Airlines has announced that its new dry wash cleaning program introduced in early 2016 is saving up to 11 million  liters of water every year to clean its fleet of more than 260 aircraft. It said it uses “little …

Over the years, there has been systematic change in cultivation and consumption of food. Though it is necessary to change to cash crops for economics of agriculture and to consume food which is easily and economically available, the overexposure to …

As part of its efforts to demonstrate that it is a responsible corporate citizen, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), the 100% subsidiary of the Bosch Group with 18,000 employees, has drawn up plans to support the government’s and …

Tata Motors and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the launch of India’s first hydrogen-powered automobile bus. The bus was put on display at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, an Isro facility in Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu on early …

80 start-ups have been shortlisted to find last mile connectivity for Bengaluru Metro. The Station Access & Mobility Programme (STAMP) is a joint initiative of World Research Institute, B.Pac, IIM Ahmebadad, Urban Venture Labs and Toyota Mobility Foundation. It is …

Indus Towers, nine-year old India’s largest telecom tower company, has reported a nearly one-third saving in energy use by using solar and moving the towers outdoors. It currently operates over 1.22 lakh towers across India. The company reported reduction in …

Salesforce, a leading enterprise software company, said it has achieved net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and is now providing a carbon neutral cloud for all customers—two critical milestones in the company’s ongoing sustainability journey. “Salesforce is committed to harnessing the company’s …

tarbucks Coffee Company has announced that it will deliver 100 million healthy coffee trees to farmers who need them by 2025. The pledge builds on Starbucks’ One Tree for Every Bag initiative, which sees the company plant one tree is …

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