Green India Series #5

Green India 5

Restaurant saves 45,000 ltrs a month: Uses leftover water from your glass for cleaning

Forty-nine year old Abbas Suleman Kadiwal is the owner of Gloria Restaurant in Byculla, Mumbai. With the country facing an acute water shortage, Kadiwal has ordered his employees to use water sparingly and to re-use it whenever possible. As the Mumbai Mirror reports, the restaurant uses about 8,000 litres of water per day. Under the watchful eyes of Kadiwal however, their consumption has now come down to 1,500 litres per day. Read more

Cultivable land declining, but situation not alarming: Government

It is not an alarming situation,” Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan said during Question Hour, adding that the net sown area has remained almost the same. “The current fallow land is 15.25 million hectares and another 11 million fallow land, which is not cultivated for last five years, a total of 26 million hectares can be made cultivable by improving irrigation facilities.” He said the quality of seeds was a major problem and crop output can be increased by deploying technology in agriculture sector and irrigation facilities. Read more

NGT asks Delhi govt to plant 2K saplings in lieu of 216 trees

Expressing concern over reckless felling of trees in large numbers, the National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi government to plant 2,000 trees for chopping 216 trees in a residential colony in north east Delhi. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also pulled up the Chief Engineer of Public Works Department and warned him of imposing costs if he failed to abide by the orders of the tribunal. Read more

Diesel taxi ban could cost BPO sector $1 billion

If a recent ban on diesel taxis in the capital continues for another three weeks it will deal a big blow to the Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, according to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). “There will be a potential $1-billion loss to the sector if the ban on diesel cabs continues for two-three weeks,” said Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice-president of Nasscom. Read more

Major growth cycle for India’s paper industry

‘Newsprint production will be around 6 million tonnes by 2025, requiring about 8 million tonnes of recycled fibre,’ Baxi observed. ‘For Duplex board production, the figure is thought likely to touch 5 million tonnes by 2025, requiring 6.6 million tonnes of recovered fibre. And kraft paper production is expected to be at 7 million tonnes, requiring 9.5 million tonnes of recycled fibre.’ Read more

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