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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet is a hard-hitting documentary that gives an alarming picture of how the textile industry is causing destruction of rivers in Asia. The opening scene of the documentary shows deep magenta waste water spilling into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and activist Orsola de Castro is […]

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Indian government is planning to take strict action against expansion or modernization projects that have not obtained prior environment clearance (EC). The Ministry of Environment has also released a notification stating the same. The gazette notification issued on March 14 reads, “In case, the projects or activities requiring prior EC from the concerned Regulatory Authority are […]

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With the hope of bringing down water pollution levels, India’s Supreme Court ordered industrial facilities to stop operating near water bodies unless they have effluent treatment plants to treat sewage and industrial waste water. The state governments have been permitted to shut those units after giving them proper notice. The state Pollution Control Boards (PCBs) have […]

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As the threat of climate change becomes more real with every passing day, global pressure on industrial and manufacturing facilities has increased, prompting them to implement air quality systems to comply with clean air standards. The demand is escalating further because economies are expanding and the resulting increase in housing and construction, all of which use iron […]

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A new study claims that India has overtaken China to become the most polluted country in the world. The number of premature deaths in India due to pollution has spiked in the recent years by a whopping 150%. Another research shows that while the number of PM 2.5s have increased tremendously in India and Bangladesh […]

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In an appreciable move towards sustainability, Indian Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley announced that the government plans to go ahead with the second phase of its solar power park program, doubling the planned capacity in the program from 20 gigawatts (GW) up to 40 GW. For a country that is grappling with high levels of pollution, […]

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India’s capital city Delhi recently prohibited the use of all types of disposable plastics. National Green Tribunal (NGT) enforced a ban on cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic following complaints about the illegal mass burning of plastic and other wastes at three local rubbish dumps, which has been blamed for causing air pollution. The […]

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