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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

If you want to know about the latest environment news log into www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in. You are also likely to get information on how to install a solar water heater and even waste management. The portal is an initiative of the National Knowledge Commission (nkc) and the Centre for Science and Environment.

"If this is the age of environment, then information will be the key to change. That is the key to India Environment Portal," nkc chairperson Sam Pitroda told reporters at the launch of the site. It will source government documents and make them available for public scrutiny. It also provides links to government institutions and names of researchers working on the environment front, Pitroda said.

To start with, over 300,000 articles and documents are available to researchers--from different sources, all categorised by author and tagged according to subjects and locations.It will also have special in-depth sections on subjects like climate change, which provide latest news and perspective.

The content of the portal is currently in English, but there are plans to make it available in other languages as well.

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