8 targets in SDG 6 are interdependent on each other. Is this the reason governments and companies are planning their strategies around these interdependencies?
SDG 6 Bubble Storming Series-Part 2
India is one of the most "water stressed" countries in the world mostly due to the high demand and population, uncontrolled industrialization, and the exploitation of groundwater resources. What are the priority areas that the current government initiatives can consider? Do we need more fine-tuned water policy? Which are the inter-linkages and statistics that can add further value to the consolidated effort? Let us bubble-storm the ideas!
Trust Barometer and Corporate Responsibility
Do you know how to measure trust? This post will review the report that reveals the 2021 trust barometer. And the relation between the businesses and corporate responsibilities. The Barometer, which aims to survey trust and credibility, has a lot more to review and learn!
SDG 6 Bubble Storming Series-Part 1
We celebrated 22nd March as International Water day. We would still want to check out some facts and figures and revisit our responsibility towards goal SDG 6. Let us get into the bubble storming! This is the first post in the series.
Green Building Standards For Value Added Constructions
Two news articles caught my attention this January 2021. Kevadiya becomes the first railway station with green building certification in India. HDFC Ltd signed an MOU with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to promote green buildings. HDFC will work with IGBC to create awareness and provide finance for green buildings in the country. Can we hope that fair competition will create public awareness to demand standards along with other amenities?
Dignify Sanitation Workers with NAMO’s HANDS
Have you ever observed the work nature of the sanitation workers and felt the pain in your heart? Do you know who is the worker that cleans your society? Have you ever thought about their absence of services due to ill health? When PM cleaned the Mamallapuram beach with bare hands, beyond all other things, did we introspect? Mr. Sudheer Barve, an Engineer in the UK decided to design a product that will help minimize the risk of working with bare hands. Think about how we can work for the betterment of society and the nation within our capacity.
Fact-Based Worldview What Is That?
Would you like to challenge your worldview at the beginning of the decade? Refer to reliable real-world data turned into outstanding, interactive visualizations? What data stories can we tell when we can see the data come to life? How does one country compare to another? What are the impacts of global events on development factors? Is there any tool or organization that busts the common misconceptions? Here is a tool that will lead you to the fact-based worldview.
Hydrogen Economy…Next Clean Energy Horizon!
The hydrogen economy is a new concept in India. That has its own added advantages, similar to the Circular Economy. Read the opinion and views of Prof. G. D Yadav, the recipient of the Padma Shri Award on the Indian hydrogen economy prospects, current challenges, and future opportunities.
RENEW- ABLE? Meeting Expectations And Facing Challenges.
Installed renewable power generation capacity has gained pace over the past few years, posting a CAGR of 17.33% between FY16–20. The government is aiming to achieve 225 GW of renewable energy capacity (including 114 GW of solar capacity addition and 67 GW of wind power capacity) by 2022, more than its 175 GW target as per the Paris Agreement. The government plans to establish a renewable energy capacity of 500 GW by 2030. Is Indian business ready for meeting expectations? Will the diversification of the business model lead to the positive uplift of the sector?
Thinking Green Business? Think About GREENERY Everywhere!
Products with sustainability claim on-pack accounted for 16.6% of the market in 2018. They increased share from 14.3% in 2013, delivered nearly $114 billion in sales, up 29% from 2013. Most important, products marketed as sustainable grew 5.6 times faster than those that were not. In more than 90% of the CPG categories, sustainability-marketed products grew faster than their conventional counterparts. But is sustainability just limited to product manufacturing, marketing, and branding? Here are some key points.
Smart And Circular City..It’s A Bumpy Ride!
Cities across the world are looking into the circular economy concept, recognized as the driver for the much wanted green transition, simultaneously enabling high energy and material efficiency, lower pollution and GHG emissions, and job creation. Cities echo that it is time to accelerate the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra by rethinking the approach to development. With their high densities, cities hold the potential to adopt circular, restorative economies where we no longer consider anything to be wasted. Circular Cities, Smart Cities are we properly combining these terms while designing the future cities?
Biogas…Gold Income Source For Reviving Economy!
The global biogas market size was USD 25.50 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 31.69 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.30% during the forecast period (2020-2027). The GOI is considering some firm decisions to increase energy production with all the strategic means like foreign investments. How can rural India and allied industries get the benefit and restructure the business models to convert this opportunity to financial income source?
Indian Bio-fertilizer Industry Should Aim Higher Post Pandemic Scenario
The biofertilizers market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2020 and projected to reach USD 3.9 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period. The market is driven primarily by the increasing organic farmland as well as the rising acceptance of biofertilizers among farmers. Can India aim to be a significant market driver?
India’s Development With 2Cs And 15Rs Approach
I started looking for ways to deal effectively with the problem of solid waste in India, and I found that REVERSE LOGISTICS is the missing part of the puzzle. There were another few parts scattered on the desk! Let's see if we can complete the picture with APPROACH 2Cs and 15Rs.
Miles Of Landfills to Municipal Income Source!
Cleaning up landfills is an important part of a green campaign aimed at eliminating GHG pollution, freeing the land from waste, and ensuring a safer atmosphere for citizens. We need to find the methods of cleaning which provide a source of income for municipalities, create raw materials for industries, and provide an alternative to conventional energy sources. Here is one of the solutions which interested me.
India’s Path Towards Sustainable Future..
I addressed India's current performance at the EPI in my last post. If we have to correct all of this and start our attempt from scratch, we have to go through extensive brainstorming. Answers will not be that amazing but lessons from that will bring us to some conclusion.
We Have Scored 27.6% In An Important Exam…
Many of us have read or overlooked the INDIA EPI ranking 2020. India has released VNR 2020 and marked it as a "DECADE OF ACTION". To make this happen we need to review and rethink to prioritize our contribution to Nation! Here is a summary of the results.
Need Of Solid Measures To Mitigate Solid Waste Problem
Being a microbiologist, I'm always fascinated by the ability of microorganisms to convert anything into something. This may sound ambiguous but if you give it the right sense, this is real. The adaptive changes that evolve into these little fascinating creatures have made a major impact on our day-to-day lives. Now that depends on us how much we use them to optimize their ability to convert rubbish into gold!
India’s Sustainable Development- Survey Results
Sustainable development is something that demands a collective effort. India is experiencing many good vibes in this area. Many innovative minds are contributing to a common goal. Here are some trends in the limited survey. If we need to get the real trends in India, we need to reach the maximum population. Please share your opinion and help this reach the maximum population by sharing.
Recycled Plastics in Construction – An Environmental Impact.
The use of plastics in the construction industry is often questioned by many enthusiasts. In this post, I have tried to cover major concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and microplastics leaching. Review the entire post.
Anti-Viral Textile Innovation- Indigenous Companies Should Aim Higher..
I personally prefer using a homemade mask for safety and promote the same within my network. But can homemade masks be given extra protective features? Are there any companies developing innovative fabric technologies in India? Can indigenous companies gear up providing innovative solutions to meet the market demand? Read the post for more information.
Eureka! I found demonetized money in a beautiful form!
Would you like to know what happened to demonetized money? Here is an interesting story that covers everything!
Connecting Everything! We Need Stronger Chains…
For the continuation of any business, the supply chain is the link. For the waste management category, it stands 100% true. Today I discuss supply chain solution provider Ekatvam Plastic Recycling Services. Stakeholder Engagement is the absolute need!
Not to BAN, But to PLAN- Says Prof. R. Vasudevan. The Question is HOW?
Prof. R. Vasudevan, also known as India's "Plastic Man," shared his illuminating views on the plastic road technology in an exclusive 40-minute interview and how we should plan the implementation of the technology. He points out the advantages of road plastics technology. Reading the entire post should give you a snapshot of what needs to be done to achieve a rising sustainable future objective.
Roll a Road! Towards Sustainability..
Can we ever imagine the roads without obstacles? In a single journey, there are two common observations. One the road condition, and second ongoing road maintenance work. Can we minimize both the scenario's using innovative methods?
S-TILE IT! Innovation for Smart Change
Plastic recycling is necessary to reduce its entry into the ocean. This post is an interesting story about Indian entrepreneurs recycling plastics and construction waste. Sharang Ambadkar & Varad Tole produced tiles from plastic and demolition tiles. Heat resistance up to 150 ° C, skid-proof design and recycle power up to 3 times! These features add value to innovation and open up endless opportunities!
Kids Lay Foundation to Remove Plastics From Water Bodies!
The system of plastic waste management is well explored. The entire world is now conscious of the problem and is seeking new solutions. There are also some positive trials in India. The post focuses on the efforts of two 12-year-old children to remove plastics from water bodies
Can Smart Professionals and Citizens Help MAKING Smart Cities?
We read a lot about smart cities, the Government's vision, companies' contributions, and components involved. But do we focus on, how smart citizens and professionals can help ' making' smart cities?. The post is based on research material available. Revisiting our responsibilities is a need.
COSWARA- Sound-based Technology Solution For Point-of-care Diagnosis of Covid-19, donate your voice samples
Can we detect Covid19 with passive voice samples? Here is an attempt being made by IISc scientists to develop a point-of-care diagnostic tool for COVID-19, which is based on analysis of breathing, cough, and voice sounds. The article will also focus on how we as a community help the scientists to get the voice samples.
SMALL BAG- E token system, Easy management to ensure physical distancing
SMALL BAG- E token system, one simple app to simplify grocery shopping, developed by Indian Scientists. During this pandemic, time to avoid queues and help nearby vendors setting this app to ensure the safety of nearby residents. Ensure minimum exposure to crowded places. Simple solutions make a great difference!
With 7 Indigenous Global Players and Active Collaborations, Can We Put An End to India’s Sanitary Waste Crisis?
The Sanitary Waste Management is the crucial and sensitive issue in India. This post focuses on presenting a landscape of solutions and including most valued opinions from builders, architects, interior designers. Manufacturers mentioned are Ontrack Enterprises, Glolifecare Equipments P Ltd, Global Engi-Tech Pvt. Ltd., @EVA TRADERS PRIVATE LIMITED, ER VENTURE LTD, @Bionics Scientific Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Royal Tech Engineering, ENDLOS®, Sanmak India and more.
Map Monday: why World Water Day is needed
Human beings can’t live without a certain amount of fresh water. Fresh water is a requirement for life, and therefore it would be hard to imagine anyone disagreeing that access to clean water should be a human right. But, as with all human rights, this is not the case around the world. March 22, World … Continue reading Map Monday: why World Water Day is needed