Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dinesh Chahal & Others Vs Union of India & Others regarding pollution caused by the brick kilns in the State of Haryana dated 30/07/2019. The Director, Food, Civil supplies and Consumers Affairs allowed the brick kilns to be operated in non-NCR area without any study or the impact in the air quality and without safeguards is the grievance in the case.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anurup Panda Vs WBPCB & Others dated 14/05/2019 regarding Zig Zag technology for brick kilns in West Bengal. The West Bengal Pollution Control Board and State of West Bengal were required to submit a report on the matter in the order dated 19/02/2019 and mo

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Punjab Brick Klin Owners Association Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 11/03/2019 regarding pollution caused by brick kilns in Punjab. The applications have been filed for recall of order dated 24.10.2018 passed by NGT.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anurup Panda Vs Member Secretary, WBPCB & & Others dated 19/02/2019 regarding introduction of Zig Zag Technology in brick kilns of West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/12/2018 regarding hot mix plants operating in West Bengal. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation through this application sought for modification of the order dated 18th September, 2018 and 1st October, 2018 as

A simple, low-cost solar water purifier (SWP) for rural households, which does not require electricity or waste precious water has been developed. The SWP consists of four tubular solar water heaters attached to a manifold. Non-potable water is filled in the SWP after filtering with four-layered cotton cloth and heated in the stagnation mode by solar energy to make it potable. The cost of the SWP is around Rs 2500–3000 (~US$ 40–50) and is so simple that any small rural workshop can fabricate it. In large-scale production it is envisaged that the cost can come down to Rs 1500. 

To curb illegal mining in Odisha, all mineral transporting trucks have been put under GPS surveillance and the roads as well as mines have been geo-referenced.

Nature has created excellent technologies around us, and as such, it is the chief mentor to humans on creativity and technology development. Nature uses fibre as a building block – natural structures like wood, bamboo, bone, muscle, etc. all have fibrous structure. Fibre spinning and weaving technologies are available in nature since time immemorial. Nature has also demonstrated sophisticated technologies useful in the development of technical textiles like functional surfaces, camouflage, structural colour, thermal insulation, dry-adhesion, etc.

Irrigated agriculture is placing increasing pressure on finite freshwater resources, especially in developing countries, where water extraction is often unregulated, un-priced and even subsidized. To shift agriculture to a more sustainable use of water without harming the food security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of smallholders, substantial improvements of water use efficiency will be required.

The Indian dream should not be about 'some Indians' doing well, but 'India' doing well. Making high technology work for the rich is easy. Can Indian scientists make high technology work for the poor? (Editorial)

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