With the broadening gap between the number of mouths to feed and hands producing food, world agriculture has now reached a stage that chemical fertilizers cannot be replaced by achieving higher and continued productivity of the crops. The main problem in agriculture pertains to sustainability of resources, indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These have led to increasing awareness and a need for moving away from the input intensive agriculture to sustainable farming. Organic manures help improve soil fertility, change rhizosphere environment, water holding capacity and soil macro flora. Biogas manure or BgM; an effluent of biogas plants has …Read More »
Dye another Way
How many of us have that one braggart friend who incessantly talks of his perfect closet? Or do we remember when the last time we donned non-branded apparel for an important meeting was? Well, we all discuss ‘environment’, regret and then simply move on! But we should, as a bare minimum, be changing our wardrobes. One of the most ecologically harmful industries in the whole world is the textile industry. Synthetic dyes used in textiles contribute to 17 to 20 percent of the water pollution created by industrial wastes. Natural dyes come as a savior to the industrial production of …Read More »
Opportunities & Challenges for PV Manufacturing in India
India’s rapidly expanding solar power market represents a wealth of potential opportunities for home grown and foreign PV manufacturers and project developers. It’s not all plain sailing, though; like any emerging market, the Indian PV sector has its share of growing pains. Solar power is hot property right now in India. A glance through the finance pages of any paper should be enough to confirm that business activity in this sector is definitely on an upward trend. And the activity is far from confined to local players. A cursory review of recent announcements reveals a veritable who’s who of Indian …Read More »
The biggest challenge of the PV industry in India
PV Insider spoke to a few leading developers in the Indian PV industry about the biggest challenge at the moment: Project Financing; as they are at the front line of growing PV MW capacity locally and internationally. PV Insider has compiled their interviews in an exclusive Q&A session that will allow you to take advantage of their experiences to make your business thrive and acquire the financial backing for your PV project. Q1: A strong experience and track record is essential for a developer to obtain the financial backing for their PV project in India. How can new players overcome this …Read More »
Aggressive bids at heart of JNNSM’s batch 2 of phase 1 tenders
Solar energy in India will power ahead in 2012 as the sector touches new heights with the result of the batch two of phase one of its National Solar Mission bid round. But will the aggressive market entry tactics survive a long-term market plan for India? NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has shortlisted 22 bidders to set up solar energy-based power plants in India under the batch II of phase 1 of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). French Company Solar Direct has emerged as the lowest bidder offering solar power at Rs.7.49 ($0.149) per kwh while Green Infra emerged …Read More »
Green Fuel to the respite!
Fuel consumption, as we all know, is a major issue in today’s world. Since oil reserves are running low, we would either need to cut down on our fuel consumption or start investing in bicycles! Julesh Bhatia, founder, Eco Green Fuels, talks to Ek Titli about his invention in this space. Founded in the year 2007, Eco Green Fuels Pvt. Ltd. (EGF) is the first company in India to have established an end to end solution in the emerging market of alternative fuels through the agricultural route. The concept has novel objectives like providing village employment, creating green patches on …Read More »
Who will bell the consumption cat?
Once upon a time, on a faraway planet, a group of highly sophisticated beings were faced with a crisis. They had made great progress indeed, but it had come at a cost: profound changes to the planet’s natural cycles. Now their atmosphere was warming, their oceans acidifying and their food security was severely threatened. An emergency meeting was called to discuss possible solutions. After much brainstorming, someone came up with a brilliant idea – that reducing consumption and changing its patterns would help the planet recover and rejuvenate. But, asked a wise old individual: who would take the bold first …Read More »
CII-ITC Sustainability Awards Ceremony 2011
CII-ITC Sustainability Awards Ceremony 2011- Recognising and Rewarding Excellence!! 4 – 8pm, Friday, December 16, 2011 SteinAuditorium,IndiaHabitat Centre,New Delhi Know which companies serve you best by working responsibly on all fronts. Exercise your consumer choice, and be greener. Tailored to the Indian business environment, the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards rewards companies which have successfully introduced sustainability into their way of doing business. In the last six years, over 400 organisations of various sizes and sectors have vied for the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards. Participants’ triple bottom line performance is evaluated and top performers are identified through: A rigorous assessment process conducted by …Read More »
CII ITC Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development opens Annual Summit in New Delhi
CII ITC Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development opens Annual Summit in New Delhi Unveils first of its kind thought piece at the ‘Sustainability Solutions’ conference New Delhi, 26th November, 2011- CIIITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, an India-based apex body that creates a conducive, enabling climate for Indian businesses to pursue sustainability goals today organized the sixth edition of one-of-its-kind annual conference in the capital city. The two-day event called Sustainability Solutions: Summit & Exhibition was held at The Lalit Hotel on 25th and 26th November, 2011 and explored challenges, opportunities, and strategies for bringing sustainability solutions to …Read More »
An insight into business benefits from green growth and innovation!
CII CESD to organise Sustainability Solutions Summit & Exhibition in New Delhi on 25th-26th November, 2011 CII ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development is organising the sixth addition of one-of- its –kind conference with an interesting mix of stake-holders to discuss how sustainability by itself would involve in the future and affect them. The two day event called Sustainability Solutions: Summit & Exhibition at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi on 25th -26th November, 2011 will explore challenges, opportunities, and strategies for bringing sustainability solutions to Indian Businesses. Chief Guests for the Summit includes prominent leaders, Mr. Jayanthi Natrajan; Minister …Read More »