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What we have for tomorrow will depend on what we can save today. Food production efficiency, optimized use of energy, smart infrastructure creation and sustainable development initiatives form the major pillars defining the progress of any nation in a world of depleting resources. Engineering Tomorrow begins with identifying issues that are currently faced by businesses and society at large and strategically using technology to address these issues.

Danfoss and Mint come together to bring to you a series of articles and round table discussions with experts to brainstorm on issues such as- the role of energy efficiency in India's policy-making, India's food safety conundrum, the nation's changing urban landscape and it's climate imperatives.

articles
Jul 17 2018. 11 25 PM Tue

When Ahmedabad became the first city in South Asia to develop a heat action plan in 2013, the initiative snowballed into a national effort involving...

climate
Jul 17 2018. 10 31 PM Tue

Average sea levels may rise by up to 30 ft on global warming, says study

Average sea levels may rise by up to 30 feet around the world if humans continue to burn fossil and fuels causing temperatures to breach the threshold of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial...

Climate
Jul 17 2018. 10 31 PM Tue

The need to invest more on climate change education

Nearly half of the population in India lives in places that are likely to become moderate or severe climate hot spots by 2050, according to a World Bank Study launched very recently. Changing rainfall pattern due to climate change could result...

Climate
Jul 12 2018. 12 03 AM Wed

Govt looks at energy-efficient ways to tackle climate change

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has embarked on a multi-pronged strategy for achieving its climate change commitments, with measures ranging from combating air and water pollution to global...

Climate
Jul 17 2018. 11 25 PM Tue

Cities seen taking more eco-friendly steps to become climate resilient

When Ahmedabad became the first city in South Asia to develop a heat action plan in 2013, the initiative snowballed into a national effort involving 30 other cities. Several of them also appointed a resilience officer for the first...

Climate
Jul 11 2018. 09 43 PM Wed

As temperatures rise, nearly half of South Asia's population at risk

Average temperatures have risen over the past six decades and continue to do so in South Asia, making it, particularly India, where 75% of the population is dependent on agriculture, one of the regions most vulnerable to climate...

Climate
Jun 21 2018. 11 46 PM Thu

'Smart cities are not only about sensors and gadgets but also mobility, development, jobs'

The panel discussion on urban infrastructure challenges, moderated by national deals editor Shrija Agrawal, included Mumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta; IDFC Institute CEO and...

infrastructure
Jun 21 2018. 11 15 PM Thu

India's future lies in creating carbon-neutral cities, says Danfoss India's Purushothaman

With the fast pace of urbanization across India and the world, adopting carbon-neutral technologies and offering innovative solutions for sustainable living could provide new business...

infrastructure
Jun 06 2018. 10 44 AM Wed

How new-age infrastructure projects are redefining India

The rising aspirations and needs of citizens are driving India towards new-age infrastructure where "SMART" is the byword. Almost every new infra project, be it public or private, coming up in the country is bringing in elements...

infrastructure
Jun 06 2018. 10 43 AM

My dream is that people will soon zoom on smart highways: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport and highways, said his dream project of smart highways is progressing in the right direction. Smart roads, he said, will be green, pollution-free and tolling will be based on the...

infrastructure
Jun 05 2018. 06 38 PM

Inclusive agenda key win for smart cities programme

After four rounds of competitive bidding, 99 cities, with an aggregate population of nearly 99.4 million, were selected to implement the Smart Cities programme, which was launched in 2015. Today, these are in various stages of implementation..

infrastructure
May 30 2018. 01 05 AM

India turns hot spot for global firms offering smart mobility

India's quest for smart mobility has made the country a hot spot for international companies to offer their latest technologies such as pod taxis, hyperloop, electric vehicles, cable cars and ropeways. One such firm, skyTran, is a Nasa technology...

infrastructure
May 21 2018. 12 48 PM

Organized supply chain, growing crops in sync with demand can boost farmers' incomes

Growing crops in sync with market demand can boost farmers' income, while organized supply chain can reduce loss of perishable goods, said experts at the 'Mint Danfoss Transformation...

food
May 09 2018. 10 08 PM

Govt creating infra to reduce food waste, says Harsimrat Badal

The centre is creating the necessary infrastructure and cold chain network to reduce food waste and help farmers realize better value for their produce, food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Wednesday...

food
May 02 2018. 09 09 PM

Making India's fruit processing industry globally competitive

India is the second largest country in terms of arable land, roughly 160 million hectares. It also ranks second in production of fruits and vegetables. India has 15 agro-climatic zones, which can support most of the fruits...

food
May 02 2018. 09 00 PM

Food safety policies need to cover the entire chain, from farm to fork

India is one of the leading producers of food globally and there is a lot of potential which can be harnessed to create a safe and healthy food ecosystem in the country. Food safety is critically important for improving public health and...

food
May 02 2018. 08 17 PM

Organic food market to grow at 20-25%: 24 Mantra Organic CEO

Organic produce is an emerging market in India, clocking a turnover of Rs3,350 crore in 2016, and is expected to treble it by 2020. According to N. Balasubramanian, CEO of 24 Mantra Organic, among the...

food
Apr 25 2018. 10 04 AM

Food safety needs a collaborative approach

Our country, though agriculturally abundant, is still struggling to provide its large population with the right nutrition. In a few decades, as we continue to grow in numbers and economically, the situation can turn more challenging — if not alarming — if we don't come up with...

food
Apr 25 2018. 09 50 AM

Can there be a viable value chain for fresh fruits and vegetables?

India has seen large investments in supply chain of apple by way of controlled atmosphere cold stores in which oxygen levels are reduced from about 21% to 2% and temperature maintained at about 0 to 1 degree Celsius...

food
Apr 25 2018. 09 43 AM

Will food processing boost prices for farmers?

Last month, Premsingh Chavan, a farmer from Maharashtra's Marathwada region, destroyed his ready-to-harvest crop of tomatoes and cauliflowers after wholesale prices dipped so low that it did not cover the cost of transporting the harvest to the...

food
Mar 30 2018. 03 11 AM

Policies, institutions, bureaucracy key to energy efficiency mission'

'Energy saved is energy gained' should be the mantra for India's evolving energy paradigm, said experts at Mint Danfoss Transformation agenda on energy efficiency on 20 March. The panellists for the topic—How...

Energy
Mar 12 2018. 12 51 AM

We are preparing a national strategic plan for energy efficiency: BEE's Abhay Bakre

State-backed Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is leading the government's efforts to set energy efficiency benchmarks and to have policies that will reduce the carbon...

Energy
Mar 12 2018. 01 41 AM

Achieving energy efficiency key to meeting lower emissions commitment

It is important to educate consumers and spread awareness of various energy efficient options in the market that can help in optimizing electricity consumption to a great extent....

Energy
Feb 28 2018. 12:19 AM

The road ahead: charting own path while learning from global experience

Rapid industrialization and growing population are increasingly changing the ecology of the planet. With all the increment in population and development, there are growing concerns of greenhouse gas emissions depleting...

Energy

Energy efficiency is the new source of energy

The whole world may be looking to find the next best source of energy, so we can reduce the dependence on fossil fuel, and generate environment-friendly energy. But do you know that one of the largest sources of energy may just be energy efficiency? India, at present, is the fourth largest consumer of energy in the world. The energy...

Energy

Raising the bar for a greener tomorrow

Rapid industrialization and growing population are increasingly changing the ecology of the planet. With all the increment in population and development, there are growing concerns of greenhouse gas emissions depleting green cover and causing global warming issues on one hand, the demand for energy resources is increasing...

Energy

How an efficient cold chain is the answer to food losses and doubling farmers' income?

Rapid industrialization and growing population are increasingly changing the ecology of the planet. With all the increment in population and development, there are growing concerns of greenhouse gas emissions depleting green cover and causing global...

food

Conference 2018

Chief Guest

Dr. Rajat Kathuria,
Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Theme

India's climate imperatives

Date and Venue

26th July
Bengaluru

Registration time

5:00 PM

VIDEOs

Danfoss- Engineering Tomorrow

Danfoss - Commercial Building Solutions

Danfoss- Smart and Efficient Buildings

Case Study - Cochin International Airport

Highlights from Transformation Agenda 2020: Climate