‘Ben­galuru needs sus­tain­able so­lu­tions to be­come a Smart City’

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Sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment is the key to the growth and de­vel­op­ment of ur­ban habi­tats, said par­tic­i­pants at a Re­gional Di­a­logue held in the city. Or­gan­ised by The En­ergy and Re­sources In­sti­tute (TERI), the di­a­logue was held as part of a se­ries and the first in Ben­galuru, in the run up to the Delhi Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Sum­mit (DSDS) 2015, which is to be held in New Delhi from 5 to 7 Fe­bru­ary 2015.

Dr R K Pachauri, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, TERI, said, “In a di­verse coun­try like In­dia and with a fed­eral struc­ture of gov­ern­ment, it is im­por­tant that sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment be pur­sued as an ob­jec­tive in dif­fer­ent re­gions of the coun­try. The DSDS re­gional di­a­logue aims to en­gage key stake­hold­ers in Ben­galuru to ex­plore how sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment con­cepts and prac­tices could be ap­plied to growth and de­vel­op­ment in South In­dia, and re­duce their foot­print on the ecosys­tems of that re­gion.”

C N Raghu­pathi, VP & Head In­dia Business Unit, In­fosys, said, “By 2030, ci­ties will be dif­fer­ent from the ci­ties of to­day. How­ever a lot of work needs to be done.”

In a re­lated de­vel­op­ment TERI in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Elec­tric Lamp and Com­po­nent Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (ELCOMA) or­gan­ised a work­shop ti­tled, ‘“Qual­ity as­sur­ance of light­ing prod­ucts and im­por­tance of lab­o­ra­to­ries’ on the side­lines of ‘Light­ing In­dia 2014, an ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing green light­ing tech­nol­ogy,’ held in New Delhi.

TERI has also es­tab­lished a So­lar Light­ing Lab­o­ra­tory (SLL), which is a unique lab­o­ra­tory in In­dia that ad­heres to the In­ter­na­tional Elec­trotech­ni­cal Com­mis­sion (IEC) stan­dards for test­ing so­lar light­ing sys­tems (SLS).

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