Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday.
"Over 43 per cent of the company's electricity requirements is currently being sourced from renewable sources, with installed solar capacity of 46.1 megawatt across India," the city-based firm said in its report.
The company has also reduced its per capita water consumption by 57 per cent in 2017-18 compared to its consumption a decade ago, it said.
"In the current year, Infosys has recycled close to 2.5 million kilo litres of water -- this amounts to 83 per cent of the total water withdrawn," the report noted.
Keeping up with the company's commitment to become carbon neutral and contribute to social development alongside carbon emission reduction, Infosys has worked in 1,600 villages in districts of Karnataka, Rajasthan, Odisha, Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir through biogas, biomass cook stove and rural electrification projects, the report added.
"Through these projects, Infosys reduced carbon emission by 153,309 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent as of March 31," it said.
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday enhanced the housing loan limits under priority sector lending (PSL) to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres under the affordable housing scheme.
The RBI in its Second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 had decide to enhance the limit for eligibility for PSL under the scheme.
"With a view to bringing convergence of the Priority Sector Lending guidelines for housing loans with the Affordable Housing Scheme, and to give a filip to low-cost housing for the economically weaker sections and low income groups...," the RBI said in a notification.
"... the housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending will be revised to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres (with population of ten lakh and above), and Rs 25 lakh in other centres, provided the overall cost of the dwelling unit in the metropolitan centre and at other centres does not exceed Rs 45 lakh and Rs 30 lakh, respectively."
Furthermore, the RBI said that existing family income limit of Rs 2 lakh per annum, for loans to housing projects exclusively for the purpose of construction of houses for EWS and LIG, has been revised to Rs 3 lakh per annum for EWS and Rs 6 lakh per annum for LIG, in alignment with the income criteria specified under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
In addition, loans to individuals up to Rs 28 lakh in metropolitan centres and Rs 20 lakh in other centres, will be eligible to be classified under priority sector, "provided that the cost of dwelling unit does not exceed Rs 35 lakh and Rs 25 lakh, respectively".