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According to the Delhi Government, the economy of the national Capital is booming with the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) estimated to grow at 12.76 per cent in 2016-17. It claimed that the advance estimate of Delhi at current prices during 2016-17 is likely to attain level of Rs 6,22,385 crore. However, in terms of constant prices, which does not take inflation into account, the economy growth rate saw a decline from 8.82 per cent in 2015-16 to 8.26 per cent in 2016-17 as per advance estimates

Prepared on behalf of Champions 12.3, The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste analyzes the financial impacts of historical food loss and waste reduction efforts conducted by a country, a city, and numerous companies. The results show that the financial benefits of taking action often significantly outweighed the costs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of A.B. Infrabuild Pvt. Ltd. V/s Union of India & Ors. dated 06/03/2017 regarding the ready mix concrete plant at Survey No.137/1, Village Chene, Taluka and District Thane, Maharashtra. It is revealed before the Court that the entire Village Chene has been declared ‘Eco-Sensitive Zone’ of Sanjay Gandhi National Park vide Notification dated 5th December, 2016.

The Tamirabarani river is a part of the ecological and cultural landscape, and traditions of the people of Tamil Nadu. Unfortunately, public resources like the river water are sold at throwaway prices to corporations, who in turn resell the water either in the form of packaged drinking water or as aerated beverages. The political economy of the river and the state’s industrial plans, require radical rethinking.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sona Bricks Maker Vs Joydeep Mukherjee & Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding brick kilns in Purba Medinipur (West Bengal) functioning without consent to operate. NGT directs the brick kilns to be closed until the consents to operate are granted by the State PCB.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bengal Trading Company Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 02/03/2016 regarding brick kilns operating in Purba Medinipore, West Bengal.

NGT in the Order said that since in the case of new brick kilns a mandatory condition for establishing multi-layered green belt is imposed, it would also be applicable to the brick kilns existed prior to or after the year 2000.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suresh Kumar Pukhrajji Dhoka & Others Vs M/s. T.N. Pandya & Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding extraction of groundwater from borewells by business units in Jagannath Shankar Sheth Road, Mumbai. According to the Applicant, water is extracted from the borewells for the purposes of trade without having any NOC or valid permission Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could increase following South Africa’s planned blending mandates. However, land constraints limit local industry expansion, with demand likely to be met in land-abundant countries.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) released its assessment of national policies and the vulnerability of industries to climate change in selected sub-sectors in Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa.

Economic Survey is one of the budget documents which indicates the important economic activities and achievements of the Government. The salient features of the State of the economy of Himachal Pradesh during 2016-17 are presented in Part-I, and statistical tables on various subjects are given in Part-II.

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