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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Green to Silver to Gold

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad, Hyderabad, a Greenfield project that turned operational in March 2008, is celebrating 10 years of “sustainability, energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, water conservation and environment friendly waste management”. Sprawling across an area of 5,495 ... Read More »

Sustainability Steps at Raheja Business Parks

TK Raheja Corp has developed over 40.9msqft of Green building footprint spread across the West and South of India. Its business parks go with the names Mindspace and Commerzone and are gated business communities offering world class infrastructure. The parks ... Read More »

What is in Urban Water Management

In the olden days, with the ground well being the sole water source and recharge point, a cyclic movement of water within the plot is initiated so that rainwater is harvested and used water is redirected into the ground or ... Read More »

GHMC to implement rainwater harvesting

To make potable water available to households, 1,500 rainwater harvesting structures are likely to be set up in each of the five zones of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).  The Zonal Commissioners are advised to expedite the bidding process, which ... Read More »

‘Green’ Campus

What stood as a barren landscape six decades ago is today ranked as one of the best green campuses in the world. Manipal University has been ranked second in India and 78th in the UI Green Metric Ranking of World ... Read More »

Eco-initiatives at IIM

Members of the ECoBiZ Club at IIM Shillong have come up with an initiative by placing bamboo-made waste bins or khoh at various places in the campus. The bins have been designed using indigenous contraptions and have been manufactured by ... Read More »

Going Green

Pune is witnessing a sharp increase in the number of environment-conscious builders as well as individuals. Light-emitting diode (LED) lights are being tried out to save electricity and garbage collected daily from apartment buildings are converted into manure for roof-top ... Read More »

Water conservation through rainwater harvesting

RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, has over the past year collected and used close to 17 lakh litres of rainwater. This is the result of a project undertaken alongwith Bangalore based Biome Environmental, which is engaged in ecological architecture and ... Read More »

Rhino Tanks in India

Australia based Rhino Water Tanks has found a sole distributor in India in Mumbai based Tanclean Pvt Ltd. Speaking CIJ, Harvey Durstun, MD, Rhino Water Tanks said that the company has been present in India since February 2010 looking at ... Read More »

Rooftop: rainwater harvesting systems in Schools

The Government of Karnataka, through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department, has launched a rooftop rainwater harvesting programme for 23,683 schools across the state. The programme seeks to provide each student with 1.5 litres of drinking water every day through harvesting rainwater from rooftops of the schools. Read More »

Rainwater harvesting mela

Owing to scarcity of water plaguing most of the areas in Bengaluru, Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for new buildings on areas that measure up to 1200sqft and above and on existing sites ... Read More »

Making building societies self-sufficient and beyond

When Navin Chandra, a retired Chemical Engineer, took over as Secretary of the Sealine Cooperative Housing Society in Union Park, in Mumbai’s western suburbs, he was determined to make a difference. He mentions ironically that he has gone against everything ... Read More »

Eco Textile Park in Surat

The recently inaugurated Gujarat Eco Textile Park at Surat will produce textile products in an environment friendly way. Among the plant’s salient features are a common effluent treatment plant of 60 MLD, a solid waste-to-energy (Power and Steam) 10 mn ... Read More »

BMC lures water harvesters

To encourage rainwater harvesting (RWH) on a large scale Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is planning to award co-operative housing societies which practice water conservation. BMC wants to reach out to residents through innovative campaigns like quirky posters, radio jingles and tie ... Read More »

Solid waste lessons

As part of the World Earth Day, some Chennai school students visited the house of Indra Kumar of Home Exnora, a prominent landmark in Chrompet region. The students and school staffs learnt about the importance of solid waste management, rainwater ... Read More »

Why new coal? Cycling to rescue the environment

The government has sanctioned 213 new coal plants to come up in the next eight years. This does not make sense when two-third of India’s CO2 emissions already comes from coal. We face climate emergency and when alternative energy sources exist. “Why New Coal? Climate Ride 2009, India” which got launched on January 17 in Kolkata would spread the message to raise awareness of climate change. Dr. Shoma Chatterjee caught up with the two riders getting prepared for a 1500km cycle ride Read More »

Eco-friendly prayers

Mumbai’s Dawoodi Bohra community is sending out prayers that are green in nature! The community plans to return to nature what they got from it by constructing a mosque that features eco-friendly facilities. Focusing on rainwater harvesting and reducing the ... Read More »