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On this World Environment Day, here's a look at the 'green' undertakings by IIM Indore!

From November 2020 to March 2021, IIM Indore has achieved an average saving rate of 11.8% due to renewable energy

In a strong green step, Indore's premium management school has turned towards the provision of renewable sources of energy to cut down its electricity consumptions. From November 2020 to March 2021, IIM Indore has installed rooftop solar panels atop its old auditorium, administrative block, five student dormitories, mess and academic block, successfully packing an average of 11.8% saving rate in the last 6 months. This has emboldened the institute's socially conscious and environmentally-sound approach further, promoting the concept of sustainable growth.

IIM Indore aims to be a net-zero energy campus soon!

About 4600 square meters of rooftop solar panels help IIM Indore generate a significant load of energy to effectively cut down its electricity consumption. Various buildings across the 193-acre campus now house these alternative electricity generators, that progress the institute's ambition of becoming a net-zero energy campus in the future. This means that the total amount of energy utilised here annually will be equal to the amount of energy generated by on-premise alternate renewable means.

IIM Director, Professor Himanshu Rai, has shared the institute's vision to uphold green, clean, safe and hygienic methods to remain contextually relevant in the modern world. Manifesting the Indore clean city identity, the IIM here is a plastic-free zone with all staffers use copper bottles in their offices. The institute further banks on a no-kitchen policy to utilise its domestic waste to manufacture manure on the campus. All waste is segregated into organic and non-organic bins placed at every block, which in turn help to keep the campus neat.

Other provisions of energy conservation at IIM Indore

Besides electricity and biofuels, IIM Indore also has provisions for rainwater harvesting which replenishes resources for gardening and cleaning. Last year only, water faucets were installed to save the consumption of water. While the project has been limited to two student messes, for now, the institute aims to install the faucets in every tap. Once arranged completely, it will help to conserve up to 2-2.5 lakh litres of water in a day, almost half of its present daily consumption.

IIM Indore also has a dedicated Horticulture Cell, Sanjeevni, which has proved its mettle in being an effective alternative aid. The department produces herbs and medicines which are provided to the patients from the nearby hospitals. In addition to this, IIM's newly constructed Zen Garden and Spiritual Garden hold a panchtatva track also grow several medicinal and aromatic herbs. This theoretically cuts down dependency on chemically manufactured drugs.

The centre is also a haven for over 35 dogs who take shelter here. The IIM ensures their proper feeding and health along with initiatives for their adoption.

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Taking place at the coolest venue in town, d Flea Affair will stretch from October 29 to 30th.

Stepping into a new age of fests and fairs, Knocksense is hosting Lucknow's first-ever flea market and it's all set to revolutionise the way you have fun! An outdoor bazaar, 'd Flea Affair' is a one stop destination for your retail therapy, set in the vibrance of the town's choicest lifestyle, decor, food and fashion brands, amid the rhythms of kick-ass music. Set up in a 'Boho Carnival' look, this magnanimous affair will be organised at DLF MyPad from October 29 to 31.

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RP Sanjiv Goenka Group buys it for Rs 7,090 crore

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Lucknow University to resume physical classes for another course starting October 25

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With a decline in the number of COVID cases in the city, Lucknow University is gradually resuming offline classes for different courses. Recently, the university announced that physical classes for BCA first semester students for the session 2021-22 would begin from 25 October. The university had previously started physical classes for Fine Arts, B.Com and Management students on 7th October.

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116 primary & secondary schools in Lucknow to get a facelift soon

Reportedly, 65 primary & 51 secondary schools in Lucknow are all set to undergo renovation

116 government schools in Lucknow are all set to get a facelift soon. The dilapidated condition of these schools had gone unnoticed for a long time, but now various real estate developers have extended proposals to renovate these facilities as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. According to the officials, based on the report submitted by the education department, 116 schools across the city have been shortlisted for the same.

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New rail line project between Indore and Gadawara kickstarts after a 5-year-long hiatus

The 205-km-long rail line will bring Jabalpur, Bhopal and Indore closer

The Indore Budhni Gadarwara Rail Line dream project finally inches closer to realisation with the Centre's nod. Initially proposed in 2016-2017, this agenda is presently in the land-acquisition stage and work is expected to start soon. Reportedly, the Union has further released funds for the accession of 1500 hectares of land to expedite the project pace. Pegged at a budget of ₹7,500 crores, the rail line will witness the establishment of 18 big and small stations along the charted route, benefitting lakhs of people.

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