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Indian Railways launch India’s first solar train

in Renewable Energy by

India is the third polluter of the planet behind China and the United States of America. Its coal plants still generate 60% of its electricity production. Like its neighbour China, the country is obliged to begin a forced energy transition, since in many cities the air is polluted on average four times higher than national standards levels. Thus, on July 14, 2017, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first solar train of the country. The project initiated by Indian Railways is in its early stages: if the tests are successful, it is expected that 50 other train carriage of this type will be built. Read more

Driving on plastic roads in India

in Waste Management by
Jusco

India is confronted with a huge waste problem. Plastic is one among them as it pollutes waterways, landscapes. Plastic bags are, thus, being extensively used for road surfacing as plastic and tar bond well together because both are petroleum products. Read more

Revolutionary barrels improve the lives of villagers worldwide

in Sustainable development by

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It is an invention that gives a smile to millions of women worldwide. Known as the Hippo Roller, the Q Drum or the Wello WaterWheel, this barrel was designed for the same purpose: ease the burden of women living in rural areas, particularly in Africa and India where water is inaccessible. This barrel, which can be pushed, can transport water more easily and more efficiently than the traditional way in which women were forced to carry heavy buckets or pots of water on the head by walking kilometers. Read more

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