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Now, purchase building materials online (reduces time & effort)


The launch of INAM-Pro+, an upgraded version of INAM-Pro, has bought cement buyers and sellers together on one single platform. Designed by the Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), INAM-Pro, which was launched two years back, has been used by more than 700 construction companies.

Five cities adopt waste segregation at source (130 cities to follow suit)


Incorrect disposal and burning of solid waste results in emission of climate change, causing greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide to the tune of 12.69 million tonne of carbon dioxide in the country per year. A recent study revealed that improper solid waste management causes 15 diseases including hepatitis, cholera and malaria.

Safety first for Mumbai! (to analyse crash data to promote safe driving)


With approximately 0.15 million deaths and almost thrice that number injured every year in India, road crash fatalities are becoming a serious concern. It is indeed an alarming situation for all the citizens, including officials associated with road traffic management.

This is how South Delhi will save Rs 461 cr from waste transportation


Waste transporters transfer hazardous waste from one location to another by different modes of transport. In a major move, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), one of the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi, has introduced mobile transfer stations and auto tippers. This move helps waste to be carried away to the dumping sites seamlessly saving almost Rs 461 crore within a span of eight years.

Dharamshala install sensor bins for waste segregation (& its India’s first)


In a quest to become “waste free city” Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh has deployed the state of the art waste management sensor bins that collect the waste in the underground level. Importantly, this is India’s first ever sensor-based underground waste bin network. It is expected that sensor bin project will streamline city’s waste management in a more advance manner and in a smart way.

Industrial waste to build affordable toilets!


A social entrepreneur from Gujarat is in the news for supporting India’s ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission in a unique way. The entrepreneur has built around 1,000 toilets across the country, benefiting as many as 3,000 people. The ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission is likely to end the country’s open defecation menace by 2019.

Translating information to actionable intelligence (EcoStruxure to the rescue)


It is a fact that during any digitisation activity, the decision maker tends to miss or oversight the existence of human behaviour. Improving the performance of a machine or a process, no matter how automated, requires the right understanding from people. The recent rise of Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be the culprit as it has focused only on a few areas and is clearly missing how to make people more efficient with the help of IoT.

Large township projects to feel the heat under RERA


The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 may impact the ability of developers to launch or complete large township projects spread across 100 acres or more. These will have to be registered, launched and marketed in phases with only those common facilities that can be completed within the promised timelines.