However, State Government has to relax policies on third party sales

India had the potential to exploit solar power to a large extent that would enable industries to reduce its dependency on an unreliable grid supply and diesel-powered generators, which are fast becoming expensive as the Government begins to withdraw subsidies, according to M. Srinivas Ramprasad, Chief Executive Officer of Persept Solar, a Bangalore-based solar firm with German technology.

The Gandhi bridge in Ahmedabad will soon get eco friendly streetlights, courtesy a venture by an Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) alumni.

IIM-A alumnus Akshat Khare and his partner Dhaval Shah, a Nirma University graduate, through their startup-Nessa Illumination Technologies, will run a pilot project on Gandhi bridge by replacing 10,000 conventional street lights with LED lights. "Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) spends about Rs 12-15 crore annually on external lights in the city. Our business model will help them save up to one-thirds on electricity bills. Besides, the lights are maintenance free, which will help them cut additional costs," said Khare, director, Nessa.

IIM-Ahmedabad study favours continuation of fertilizer subsidy with better targeting and rationing

Even as the union government has estimated country's subsidy burden touching 2.4 per cent of the GDP this financial year, a recent study by management experts believe that removal of fertilizer subsidy would make farming unprofitable in many states and therefore its removal would not be in the interest of farming community.

Ahmedabad: The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is practising what it teaches—making the most of available resources. The premier institute may soon become an energy independent business school by using solar energy and other energy-efficient products.

IIM-A alumnus Akshat Khare and his partner Dhaval Shah, a Nirma University graduate, are helping the institute go the solar way by installing solar streetlights on the campus. The duo, through their start-up Nessa Illumination Technologies have also replaced IIM-A’s 150-watt sodium streetlights with 60-watt LED streetlights.

AHMEDABAD: The population of vultures in the city may not have shown a decline in the 2010 census, but the expert scavenger is quickly losing ground here. Ahmedabad has seen a drop of about 44 per cent in the bird's population in just two years, according to latest figures.

This is the third largest drop after Surat and Amreli districts. The two districts have reported a drop of around 65 per cent. These figures were revealed during the vulture count conducted by the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research ( GEER). Some of the birds have also migrated from Ahmedabad to Mehsana.

AHMEDABAD: Food subsidies have grown by more than 300 per cent in a period of six years between 2006-07 and 2011-12, says a study by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

According to the study, food subsidies increased from Rs 2,850 crore in 1991-92 to about Rs 72,823 crore in 2011-12, an increase of over 25 times in 21 years. As a result, its share in total central government subsidies under non-planed expenditure increased from 23.3 per cent to 33.7 per cent.

AHMEDABAD: A professor from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is drafting a report for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to keep average global temperature rise below 2 degree Celsius.

PR Shukla is among the lead authors from around the world, who are preparing a report on the expected emissions and the actual global emissions consistent with the 2 degree Celsius target. Keeping average global temperature rise below 2 degree Celsius has been the focus of international efforts crystallized first in Copenhagen in 2009, in Cancun in 2010 and reaffirmed in Durban in 2011.

To Cut Emissions In Udaipur, Rajkot & Vizag

Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (Cept) University and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) are going to make Udaipur, Rajkot and Visakhapatnam low carbon cities. The institutes will work together on improving the mobility in these cities while lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. As lead agencies of this project, the institutes will help civic authorities set up greener transport system infrastructure, which will help bring down carbon emissions in the cities.

The possession of 218 acres of agricultural land in Nagri, 15km from capital Ranchi for establishment of IIM, IIIT and NUSRL campuses by the district administration of Ranch has taken a violent tur

With 2016 set as the goal post for completing construction of Phase-III, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is gearing up to complete the project within the tight schedule and estimated completion co