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Agartala to become India's first 'green city'

By Teresa Rehman

All public and private vehicles in Agartala will switch to compressed natural gas by 2013. The city’s largest crematorium already supports three ovens run on CNG, while countless citizens use piped natural gas in their kitchens

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Green and gold, the colours of garbage

How a garbage heap the size of a five-storey building was turned into a pleasant green space, whilst at the same time earning Rs 25 crore in carbon credits for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. This points the way to innovative solutions for one of the 21st century’s biggest civic problems

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A rakhi for trees

By Moushumi Basu

The Taru Bandhan ritual being practised in the tribal heartland of Jharkhand has helped restore and conserve hundreds of acres of forestland in the state

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Citizens for trees

Citizens have formed a watchdog organisation in Pune, using the Maharashtra Preservation and Protection of Trees Act to save trees from the axe and lobby the local administration to protect and propagate trees

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AuroRE: Creating 'solar' entrepreneurs

The Pondicherry-based organisation combines a zeal to promote the popular use of renewable energy with business acumen and technical expertise

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Prakratik Society helps villagers reduce their dependence on forest resources

The Prakratik Society aims at protecting Ranthambore's dry deciduous forests from the pressures of an ever-increasing population. Its innovative biogas digesters help reduce the villagers' dependence on forests for fuel and fodder

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Smritivan: forest of memories

Plant a tree to cherish a memory. That's the idea behind Smritivan that seeks to develop a unique bond between man and the environment

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Indian architect wows world with greenest building

Designed by an architect known for marrying the traditional with the modern, an award-winning business centre in Hyderabad, that incorporates modern technology and ancient Indian architectural methods, serves as a model for energy-efficient buildings worldwide

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The Gokul projects of the Konkan

No man should be an island unto himself. The saga of Vasant Gangavane's return to his native village.

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Regenerating tribal life

A project at Mysore's Temple Sanctuary preserves forests and makes forest dwellers prosperous.

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