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While the states prepare to build their smart cities, we look at the feasibility of the government’s smart city mission.

India's urbanisation continues unabated but most of its 53-million plus cities offer an appallingly low quality of life. Ten of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India as per a report by the World Health Organization.

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December 14, 2016 9:30AM

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Terrace kitchen gardens are slowly making their mark in the tourist hotspot. A couple helps those interested in organic farming either find good farmers or become one themselves!

It was a sultry Sunday afternoon in Goa, the time traditionally reserved for heavy lunches followed by long siestas but the small crowd gathered at Arjuntree One in Margao defied the stereotype. They had come from all over the city to learn about an activity close to their hearts--growing their own food.

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Policy matters this week

Government announces launch of Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana

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Cities may not be able to lessen their 'concrete footprint', which prevents groundwater from entering the soil but maybe more city spaces can use porous surfacing to deal with this problem.

Despite its shrinking greens, Delhi has significant tree diversity. Pradip Krishen, a naturalist, author and filmmaker, identifies around 250 tree species in the concrete jungle, in his book titled ‘Trees of Delhi’ published in 2007. But these trees do not have the breathing room they need as the Public Works Department's (PWD) pavement tiling projects enclose trees completely in concrete.

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Green rating system is a way to assess sustainaibilty of rea estate development in India, therefore, it is important to analyse the rating system from a view point of intangible benefits. Land Ethic (LE), a term coined by an American forester Aldo Leopold, is a roadmap to view the green rating systems in terms of its intangible/non-monetary benefits related to soils, waters, plants/animals and land. So, the higher the score of the rating system on the basis of LE, the better it can judge sustainability. 

What started as an effort to showcase rainwater harvesting methods and their benefits at Goa University, has now become an effort worth emulating by the entire state.

As a faculty of the Earth Sciences Department at Goa University, Dr. A.G Chachadi wanted to develop a facility to harvest rainwater and recharge groundwater at the campus at Taleigao Plateau. He wanted to showcase rainwater harvesting within the campus and also spread awareness on the benefits of doing it.

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Brothers in water crisis: India and China

The countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.

Supreme plan for manual scavengers

Get more information on the 'Green Landscape Summit 2014'.

Know more about CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre.

Download the registration form and draft programme of the event from below.

April 25, 2014 9:00AM - April 26, 2014 5:00PM

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Bhopal gas leak victims protest for clean water

Contaminated groundwater due to hazardous waste from the abandoned Union Carbide plant impacts 50,000 people from 22 areas. Groundwater was declared chemically polluted way back in 1991.

2010 was wettest for Tibet in last 3,500 years

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