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[Thematic Report] Environment technology in India

by Ishitwa - | 20-02-2020 13:32 recommendations 0 recommendations

The world faces significant challenges in regard to environmental threats.  These challenges are bound to aggravate in the near future. With a growing population, urbanization, and the effects of global warming, the sustainable handling of the earth’s limited resources has become a burning issue for the world to achieve. The advent of this century has brought in several technological advancements to the world. The domains of technology has extended itself to environmental protection as well. While developed countries like the US, UK, Germany, etc. have some significant tech innovations for the environment, developing countries like India, South Africa, Vietnam, etc. still have vast potential to be discovered in aspects of environment technology. Environmental waste handling technologies will continue to play an important role in addressing these challenges across the 21stcentury. 


Environmental Technologies or Technologies for the Environment?


Researchers have distinguished the to terminologies  "Environmental Technologies" and "Technologies for the Environment". These two hold a varying meaning. 

Environmental Technology usually refers to specific technologies that are used only for the purpose of solving environmental problems. Examples include carbon-scrubbing filters, waste reduction technologies, water purification machines etc.

Technology for Environment refers to any technology that, while fulfilling its primary roles, also uses less energy, produces less GHG emissions and generates less waste and waste water - essentially promoting sustainable development in the long run.


How does technology affect society and environment?


It is general knowledge to know that if you have great flow of transport and communication systems around you, there is ease in conducting daily routine activities. Nearly everything you see and use in this age is science or technological. From your house to your car, your computer and even your cloths, everything uses earthly products manipulated by technological services. The imprints of environmental technology are so vast that you dot even care to notice its presence in daily life. 

The level of technological use in daily environment can be used to define the status of a society, whether it lives in a primitive state or had it advanced over the due course of time. Most developed countries have extreme use of tech services, while countries behind are yet to grow.


India’s environmental tech progress


India has been very innovative with their tech progress with regard to environment over the past few decades. States like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, etc. rank high on innovation. Some interesting innovations are as follows-


·     Toro Cooling Systems, in Maharashtra produce an energy-efficient air-conditioner. This tech is responsible to cut down carbon dioxide release to almost half of what is produced by regular air conditioners. The emissions are kept on a check with these ACs. Many other such innovations are listed at- https://yourstory.com/2015/06/sustainable-indian-innovations


·     Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) is globally popular for many tech innovations. For an environmental cause, they have developed several innovation such as Wind augmentation and purifYing units (WAYU device)- aimed to reduce air pollution, energy efficient Hybrid Cooling systems, Integrated Wetland Technology and many more. You can further read about the innovations at- https://www.ircc.iitb.ac.in/IRCC-Webpage/rnd/PDF/IITB_Technologies_licensed_revised_brochure_March_2017.pdf






  • India E-gen Ambassador Ishitwa -


Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    I do hope you are doing all good.

    Thank you so much for sharing this report on Environment Technology In India..Such a wonderful report!!
    Hope to learn much more from you...

    Green cheers
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 26-02-2020 23:32

Ishma Gurung

  • Ishma Gurung says :
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Posted 25-02-2020 11:37

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ishitwa

    I totally agree that India is taking quite a lot of technological innovations to preserve the environment. I could also learn about some of them through other reports of the ambassadors. This progress toward the sustainable development will certainly benefit India both economically and environmentally. I hope the result of these innovative actions will end with great success, and become role models to its neighboring nations.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 23-02-2020 15:45

Rachu Khanal

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ishitwa

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Environment technology in India

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 21-02-2020 10:26

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Ishitwa!
    It's Lisa your mentor:)

    I really would like to thank you for clarifying the terms that we use for technologies involving environmental issues. I didn't really know there was a difference between 'technology for the environment' and 'environmental technology'. However reading your report, I can see that we would have to clearly distinguish the two and use them right!
    It's really great that you give this kind of useful information to us and thank you for sharing the story of your country!

    Green cheers:)

    Posted 20-02-2020 17:59

Sabitri  Pandey

  • Sabitri Pandey says :
    Hope you are doing good
    Thanks for your inspiring report about environmental technologies.. I got a chance to know new things
    Keep updating us
    Posted 20-02-2020 15:19

Aashutosh Shah

  • Aashutosh Shah says :
    Istitwan thank you for your report
    Posted 20-02-2020 14:26

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