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The Economic Survey 2016-17, advocates the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes in an effort to reduce poverty. The survey juxtaposes the benefits and costs of the UBI scheme in the context of the philosophy of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s.Karni Enterpries & Others Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding the order of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board rejecting the applications of stone crushing units for Consent to operate in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu.

A new report by the Energy Transitions Commission and Vivid Economics, calling for increased energy productivity improvements across key sectors in order to spur economic growth.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) dated 25/01/2017 in the matter of Telangana State Pollution Control Board Paryavaran Bhavan VS Md Shahbaz Ullah Ranga Reddy District regarding industries situated in Kotwalguda Village and Jalpally Village, Ranga Reddy District. The Telangana State Pollution Control Board had directed closure of the units citing the reason that they are situated within 10 km radius of Himayathsagar and Osmansagar lakes and that they are operating without “consent to operate” from the Board.

According to this report, India’s consumption growth of fossil fuels will be the highest by 2035 and it will overtake China as the largest growth market for energy in volume terms by 2030.

Written in partnership with CDP and the Carbon Trust, this report examines the current state of supplier performance on climate action. "Missing Link: Harnessing the Power of Purchasing for a Sustainable Future" analyzes climate and water data disclosed by more than 4,300 suppliers of CDP's 89 supply chain members.

The State of India’s Environment 2017, an annual publication from Down To Earth magazine released by Sunita Narain at the Jaipur Literature Festival  is a unique, one-of-its-kind compilation of information, opinion and data on environment and development in India.  It contains a clump of disturbing data 

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/S PMV Maltings Pvt. Ltd Vs Uttrakhand Environment Protection Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/01/2017 regarding SPCB classifying the industry as "grossly polluting industry". NGT in its Judgement after going through the case concluded that the appelant industry falls under the category of grossly polluting industry and it does not come under the category of green industry. And also directs the industry to comply with the directions given the SPCB for installation of online monitoring system.

This report focuses on RE100, a global, collaborative initiative of the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.

In just over half a century, plastics have become pervasive throughout the economy, due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Yet alongside clear benefits, today’s plastics system has significant drawbacks. This need not be the case, however.

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