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Urban transport has emerged as a key challenge for city planners. Private vehicles rule the road and cyclists and pedestrians are on the decline. We need to develop a planned and integrated public transport system.

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, India

With the state-controlled coal sector unable to meet the demand-supply gap, the decade old privatisation proposal is being looked into again. To draw private investors, the government needs to facilitate enabling policies and transparent procedures.

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal India

The government's move to give priority to green buildings is the environmental impact assessment process is a welcome step. But there’s more to be done to sustain the green buildings movement.

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal Indiarenewable energy, GRIHA, Green building

  • Planet Earth, 15 June 2011

Positives have been noticed in the handling and disposal of solid waste in India. Yet, the sector finds itself deficit in financial support, says Dr Shilpi Kapur, Associate Fellow, Resources, Regulations & Global Security.

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal Indiarenewable energy, GRIHA, Green building

Fuel subsidy has thwarted competition and ensured the dominance of oil PSUs. It has drained government finances and hurt oil marketing companies. What we need is market determined pricing for petroleum products.

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal Indiarenewable energy, GRIHA, Green buildingreforms, petroleum subsidies, petroleum, oil companies

The serious shortage of domestic coal supplies, becoming graver by the day, is being directly attributed to the ministry of environment and forests's (MoEF) green activism; particularly that of its minister. The standoff between the ministry of coal and MoEF is only partially resolved, but this time the minister has hit the nail on the head. At...

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal Indiarenewable energy, GRIHA, Green buildingreforms, petroleum subsidies, petroleum, oil companiespower plants, coalfields, coal shortage, coal production, Coal India Ltd

Industry needs to assess the impact of climate change and prepare to encounter this growing challenge, not just in keeping with global objectives, but also in the interest of success purely in a business sense.

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal Indiarenewable energy, GRIHA, Green buildingreforms, petroleum subsidies, petroleum, oil companiespower plants, coalfields, coal shortage, coal production, Coal India Ltdmitigation measures, IPCC, climate change

Every year, industrial development projects displace about 10 million people globally. In India alone, involuntary resettlement has affected about 50 million people over the last five decades. Three-fourths of them still face an uncertain future. People displaced by such projects are prone to being rendered landless, jobless, homeless and...

Tags: urban transportation, sustainable transport, IndiaSCCL, Indian economy, Indian coal sector, Coal Indiarenewable energy, GRIHA, Green buildingreforms, petroleum subsidies, petroleum, oil companiespower plants, coalfields, coal shortage, coal production, Coal India Ltdmitigation measures, IPCC, climate changeresettlement, livelihood, land acquisition, displacement, compensation