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Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India

Sarah Colenbrander, Andy Gouldson, Joyashree Roy, Niall Kerr, Sayantan Sarkar, Stephen Hall, Andrew Sudmant, Amrita Ghatak, Debalina Chakravarty, Diya Ganguly, Faye Mcanulla
2016 Environment & Urbanization  
Focusing on Kolkata in India, we consider the economic case for low-carbon urban development, and assess whether this pathway could support wider social goals.  ...  We find that Kolkata could reduce its energy bill by 8.5 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by 20.7 per cent in 2025, relative to business-as-usual trends, by exploiting readily available, economically  ...  Although four-fifths of urban residents in Kolkata had access to piped drinking water at the time of the 8.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0956247816677775 fatcat:udrb6l755retpaymqefjit2y2q

A unified approach for PI controller design in delta domain for indirect field-oriented control of induction motor drive

Prasanta Sarkar, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Aliprio Hazra, Arindam Mondal, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science & Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2020 Maǧallaẗ al-abḥāṯ al-handasiyyaẗ  
Fig. 8 . 8 Simulink model of 3-phase induction motor established in the synchronous reference frame rotating. Fig. 9 . 9 Rotor displacement angle.  ...  (8) Park Transformation (α, β to d, q projection): 2. where is the rotor position angle.  ... 
doi:10.36909/jer.v8i3.7872 fatcat:v2n6rjnq2zfm5barxom2yipnl4

Assessment of Water Security in Socially Excluded Areas in Kolkata, India: An Approach Focusing on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Subham Mukherjee, Trude Sundberg, Brigitta Schütt
2020 Water  
This study attempts to assess the present situation of water, sanitation and required hygiene provisions within the areas defined as slums by the Census of India 2011 in Kolkata, India.  ...  The 2011 Census of India reveals that 17.4% of urban households in India live in deprived areas in urban landscapes which are designated as slums in the Census dataset.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank Kai Hartmann, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Mahalaya Chatterjee, University of Calcutta, India and Dipankar Bhattacharya, KMDA, India who  ... 
doi:10.3390/w12030746 fatcat:2h4idxbkx5fnbfgjo2icpj4fdm

A Comprehensive Optimisation Model for Integrated Solid Waste Management System - a Case Study on Kolkata city, India

Koushik Paul, Subhasish Chattopadhyay, Amit Dutta, Akhouri P Krishna, Subhabrata Ray
2018 Environmental Engineering Research  
Fig. 2 . 2 Location of Kolkata city, West Bengal, India.  ...  Fig. 8 .  ... 
doi:10.4491/eer.2018.132 fatcat:r3cgeqxltbervnci223zaxozwu

Assessing the immediate impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the air quality of Kolkata and Howrah, West Bengal, India

Mohan Sarkar, Anupam Das, Sutapa Mukhopadhyay
2020 Environment, Development and Sustainability  
The study is designed to assess the changes in air quality from the pre-lockdown period to the during lockdown period in Kolkata and Howrah municipal corporation, West Bengal, India.  ...  The worldwide spread of COVID-19 caused a nationwide lockdown in India from 24 March 2020 and was further extended up to 3 May 2020 to break off the transmission of novel Coronavirus.  ...  (Datta et al. 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10668-020-00985-7 pmid:32982575 pmcid:PMC7508246 fatcat:5wb3hqhpqzbmxeobpbuz5kfdzq

Dynamics and risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 in urban areas: a geographical assessment on Kolkata Municipal Corporation, India

Suman Paul, Subhasis Bhattacharya, Buddhadev Mandal, Subrata Haldar, Somnath Mandal, Sanjit Kundu, Anupam Biswas
2020 Spatial Information Research  
SARS-CoV-2 has been transmitted and outbreak took place in India during the last week before nationwide 1st lockdown took place.  ...  Slum concentration and containment density shows a higher degree of correlation in Kolkata Municipal Corporation.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the Department of Bustee Service, KMC, Hogg Buildings (3rd Floor), Kolkata for providing data support for the study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41324-020-00354-6 fatcat:qxivcuyuvfdu3fpsn4alns7xwi

A study on the impact of fire crackers on airborne microflora during diwali

N.K. Udaya Prakash, N. Sripriya, K. Gowtham, S. Suresh, B. Sampathkumar, S. Bhuvaneswari
2019 Heliyon  
The air samples were collected 3 days prior to Diwali, on Diwali and 3 days after Diwali during the year 2017 at 15 different areas in Chennai, India.  ...  There are reports on the variation of particulates during firing crackers but none on airborne microbes. The present study was conducted to know the impact of fire crackers on airborne microflora.  ...  Conclusion A study on the impact of fire crackers on airborne microbes during Diwali was conducted at 15 different sites across Chennai city, India.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02202 pmid:31485500 pmcid:PMC6716104 fatcat:u4lm7syvmbc35kgcsb3dtmlkkm

Problematizing Dalit Chetna: Sadgati as the Battleground of Conflict between the 'Progressive Casteless Consciousness' and the Anti-Caste Dalit Consciousness

Sumit Rajak, Assistant Professor of English, S.B.S. Government College, Hili, Dakshin Dinajpur, India, & Ph.D. researcher, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
2020 Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities  
Conflict between the 'Casteless' Consciousness and the Anti-Caste Dalit Consciousness" was presented as a paper in the International Seminar on "Exploring the History of Adivasis, Dalits and Minorities in India  ...  The red powder and sandalwood paste him with a godlike aura' (Premchand, 2018, p. 8) .  ...  To the wife of the Brahmin pandit (priest), Dukhi's asking for fire appears to be an audacious act.  ... 
doi:10.21659/rupkatha.v12n4.10 fatcat:mqk7r6bvozhnvo4mfph7zlos7q

Ars Artium, Vol. 4, January 2016

Vijay Kumar Roy
2017 Zenodo  
Joseph Campbell defines it (fire), in this manner, "….Fire is luminous, like the sun and lightning….  ...  subconscious... the hole in the ground… hell… fire an intellect in rebellion, in short, all sorts of psychic regression" (Fire 382).  ...  There is zero per cent tolerance of plagiarism. 8. The paper submitted must be completely in English.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1040958 fatcat:x6b5qgjuhzacboahupoxk7n25e

NLP-NITMZ @ MSIR 2016 System for Code-Mixed Cross-Script Question Classification

Goutam Majumder, Partha Pakray
2016 Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation  
MSIR is a Mixed Script Information Retrieval event in conjunction with FIRE 2016, which is the 8th meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation.  ...  This paper describes our approach on Code-Mixed Cross-Script Question Classification task, which is a subtask 1 of MSIR 2016.  ...  km Kolkata theke bishnupur koto km?  ... 
dblp:conf/fire/MajumderP16 fatcat:ufavw5giezhorlfu3tgt3piewu

Studies on Virtual Water Content of Urban Buildings in India

Suchandra Bardhan, Indraneel Roy Choudhuri
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
The paper attempts to provide a baseline study of virtual water content of urban buildings in India and establish its significance in sustainable design practice.  ...  Findings: The virtual water content was calculated at 19.3588 kl/m2 and 16.2707 kl/m2 for Kolkata and Pune respectively.  ...  Embodied water of construction, BEDP Environment Design Guide, 2004, GEN 58, 1 -8. Glass 3.42 kl/m 2 Crawford RH.  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i6/87671 fatcat:jhmb43dmz5dmbe5bgmfkv24mpu

Volatile Organic Compounds in India: Concentration and Sources

Manisha Gaur, Rina Singh, Anuradha Shukla
2016 Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering  
From the studies, it can be concluded that ambient VOCs show a clear seasonal pattern and found to be higher during winter months due to temperature inversion in Delhi and Kolkata.  ...  In India, the major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are vehicle exhaust.  ...  Gaur M, Singh R, Shukla A (2016) Volatile Organic Compounds in India: Concentration and Sources.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2165-784x.1000251 fatcat:a2qic6sq2rf4hnhppb6nbhenwq

Cities and climate change mitigation: Economic opportunities and governance challenges in Asia

Andy Gouldson, Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Effie Papargyropoulou, Niall Kerr, Faye McAnulla, Stephen Hall
2016 Cities  
Fig. 1 . 1 Emissions (MtCO 2 -e) by sector for Kolkata, India, between 2000 and 2025.  ...  Case study 1 -India and Kolkata India has the largest aggregate energy demand in the world after China and the United States, and demand is rising rapidly (Ahn & Graczyk, 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.010 fatcat:3zztsivyzvba3b5hh66b2hf7ty

Comparison of the composition profiles of the low explosives in India from forensic exhibits and a brief discussion on preventive forensic techniques

Seema Bagchi (Chattaraj), Ashutosh Chakrabortty, D. K. Kuila, Sujit Chandra Lahiri
2016 Zenodo  
, Government of India, Kolkata-700 069, India E-mail : Chemical Examination Laboratory, Excise Department, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata-700 046, India E-mail :  ...  Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Government of India, 30, Gorachand Road, Kolkata-700 014, India E-mail :, Fax : 91-33-22849442 Geological Survey of India  ...  Fig. 8 . 8 Fig. 8. Pie diagram of no. of cases against year. Fig. 9 ( 9 Fig. 9(b). Bar diagram of no. of cases and nature of exhibits against year. Fig. 9 ( 9 Fig. 9(a).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5639448 fatcat:eoniggdknrdudoq5aj5ihk2laq

Soil concentrations, occurrence, sources and estimation of air–soil exchange of polychlorinated biphenyls in Indian cities

Paromita Chakraborty, Gan Zhang, Jun Li, Sakthivel Selvaraj, Knut Breivik, Kevin C. Jones
2016 Science of the Total Environment  
From the north, New Delhi and Agra, east, 24 Kolkata, west, Mumbai and Goa and Chennai and Bangalore in the southern India were selected 25 for this study. 33 PCB congeners were quantified in surface soil  ...  Cities 31 like Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata with evidence of ongoing PCB sources did not show significant 32 correlation with soil organic carbon (SOC).  ...  Hence (short range) atmospheric 283 transport seems to act as a major source for PCBs in Agra. 284 Eastern India: Kolkata. 285 Σ33PCBs in urban sites of Kolkata is two folds higher than suburban and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.009 pmid:27136304 fatcat:psqtxkabz5fkxgk6r7bbjxqmym
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