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WASHINGTON: That cold water bath many Indians have because there's no electricity...that 'matka' they use because they can't afford a
fridge...and the long walk they take to work and back because private transport is expensive and public transport shoddy. There's an upside to the hard life.

Indians may be green with envy at the consumption-driven lifestyle in the West, but their own frugal ways and modest means have catapulted them to the top spot in the world's Green index, making them the most environmental-friendly denizens of Planet Earth.

The second annual survey conducted by the National Geographic Society and international polling firm GlobeScan on environmentally
sustainable behaviour, the results of which were released on Wednesday, showed that Indian consumers have overtaken Brazilians to take the top spot with a Greendex score of 59.5. The Chinese retained the third spot with 55.2. At the bottom of the ladder in the 17-country survey are over-consumptive Americans (43.7), Canadians (43.5) and Japanese (49.3).

So, what has put Indians at the top of the Green ladder? It was driven by above-average performance on all four sub-indices, including first-place rankings for food and goods. Indians are the most frequent consumers of self-grown food, with 35% eating what they grow several times a week or daily. Desis are also the least frequent consumers of beef, which requires greater energy to grow—only 22% consume beef weekly compared to an average of 63% for the 17 countries surveyed.

Indian consumers also topped the goods sub-index score. Their top status is due in part to having lower-than-average rates of ownership of large appliances and electronics. Also, the rate of those buying used goods, avoiding environmentally unfriendly products and excessive packaging, and buying environmentally friendly products is the highest.

Indian consumers continue to rank third on the transportation sub-index, based on the fact that they are second-most likely to live close to their usual destinations and second-least likely to own a car or truck (54%). Among those who drive, Indians tend to have lower-than-average annual mileage rates. Besides, they are the most likely to own and use motorcycles or scooters and second most likely to drive a compact car, after the Mexicans. In addition, walking or riding a bike is up seven points from the past year (to 57%).

As regards housing, Indians rank second only to Brazilians. Factors contributing to their high ranking include a low incidence of having home heating (41%) and hot running water (38%) and a high incidence of using on-demand electric water heating (45% among those with hot running water), and using solar energy to heat water (15%).

However, there are plenty of signs that India's Green-ness, which seems driven more out of compulsion than conviction, may not last long. According to the study, Indians are the most likely to say that they intend to acquire a motorised vehicle in the next year (58%). There is also declining frequency of consumption of local foods, fruits and vegetables and an increase in the consumption of imported foods and bottled water. India is also the only country surveyed experiencing increased bottled water consumption.

Indian consumers' attitudes showed their divergent and conflicting views on the environment. As a group, they express above-average concern about the environment. As for their personal contribution to environmental problems, they say they are trying hard to reduce their own negative impact and are paying more attention to environmental issues. At the same time, many agree that environmental problems are exaggerated and that the Green movement is a fad. Indians have faith in the government, industry and new technology to help solve environmental problems, but express below-average faith in the ability of individuals to make a positive impact.

Indians are world's 'greenest': Survey - Global Warming - Earth - Health & Science - The Times of India

plz note the people are going green not due to their will but lack of options...i,e. money
 

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lol i heard of it - bio fuel is haram theory.
But i think - most pakistani are not insane enough to believe in that kind of stuff.
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road runner that was troll. dude, who said bio fuel smell bad - If you dont know even this much, bio gas - convert into methane - bio fuel doesnt mean cooking in - cow shyt.
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as for india being greenest - its not a shock to me, global forces are doing their best to make india most polluted, but - you know
amount of recycling india does is just impossible to attain for amy other country- thanks to local - scrap guy ( kabadi )
--- and bio fuel.
and bicycle users in villages,
not so polluting cars.
etc.
but there has to be done more, because with such big poppulation india is in big danger - of pollution center.
 

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since when drinking cow urine, eating rats to fight food recession, warming houses with cow dung, etc is called green? just trying to state facts but india is by far the most polluted counry on earth.
 

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well - growler - you sound like an educated person. First you didnt read the artical. secondly you are living in darkages of nothingess for not knowing that nobody in their healthy mind can drink cow pisss.
a normal indian like it as much you like to have it.

as for *** eating - i never had one but saw on discovery that some tribes in pakistan Indian border do eat rats - you might know better about it. IF YOU LIVE CLOSER TO THAT PLACE, i live far away - so dont know much of it.

--they don't warm their houses with cow dung they keep them cold - you again you are uneducated about this aspect as well.

well by far -- is for you and your personal intelligence of unknowness .
because these american source clearly say --- INDIANS ARE GREENEST.
 

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well - growler - you sound like an educated person. First you didnt read the artical. secondly you are living in darkages of nothingess for not knowing that nobody in their healthy mind can drink cow pisss.
a normal indian like it as much you like to have it.

as for *** eating - i never had one but saw on discovery that some tribes in pakistan Indian border do eat rats - you might know better about it. IF YOU LIVE CLOSER TO THAT PLACE, i live far away - so dont know much of it.

--they don't warm their houses with cow dung they keep them cold - you again you are uneducated about this aspect as well.

well by far -- is for you and your personal intelligence of unknowness .
because these american source clearly say --- INDIANS ARE GREENEST.

oh man u just got me their.. what was i thinking.. i mean u are so right..

 
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^^^^^^^
good dose of reality bro. He and his bros ain't coming back to this thread with their big mouth.
 

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oh man u just got me their.. what was i thinking.. i mean u are so right..

U-ht0DJZBpU[/media] - Cow Urine Soda Launched In India


There is a church in TN, when the serman is finished, they drink strychnine and dance in jubilation. I guess that also represents majority of all American, huh!!!!


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good dose of reality bro

Mr. al-zakir, indians know very well the dose of reality in India because they see it everyday, the problem lies with you because you only see it thru U-tube. Small minds create small results. Try to expand your horizon, you will actually learn something. Thanks.
 
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There is a church in TN, when the serman is finished, they drink strychnine and dance in jubilation. I guess that also represents majority of all American, huh!!!!

either u have hearing problems or as a mater of fact u like alots of indians have a pathological delusional disorder..

the report clearly says that the main goal is to replace forigner softdrinks with this new cowurine cola...
and oh you couldnt get any lamer by refering to such a minority thing in america with such common thing in india.

ALMOST EVERY TYPICAL HINDU DRINKS COW URINE!

stop living in dinal and come out of your bollywood fake india.

 
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either u have hearing problems or as a mater of fact u like alots of indians have a pathological delusional disorder..

the report clearly says that the main goal is to replace forigner softdrinks with this new cowurine cola...
and oh you couldnt get any lamer by refering to such a minority thing in america with such common thing in india.

ALMOST EVERY TYPICAL HINDU DRINKS COW URINE! stop living in dinal and come out of your bollywood fake india.

00ZUOLLsg8M[/media] - Cow Urine !!!ISeeing is Believing must watch
rs6Y3MnhkAE[/media] - India's New Soft Drink Cow Cola

:rofl::rofl::rofl: I see!! All of the imported Soft drinks!!!

Hey, it's also none of your business me living in bollywood fake India. Infact I love the fack lifestyle that I live.:D
 
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ALMOST EVERY TYPICAL HINDU DRINKS COW URINE! stop living in dinal and come out of your bollywood fake india.

well - i hate it when people makes everythign generic - lol . well its not pakistani problem its problem of world -

see americans think all Pakistani are terrorist . because they just put everybody n same box .
just like your cow urine :)) - dude /sir that's actually funny.
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you are just blind i would not like to add anymore. mentally blind. because you cant see much product of think process.
 

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stumbled upo this on the net. :what: Dont you guys h have anythig better to do than malign other people because of your inferiority complex. Go find something better to do than spew hatred
 

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Actually there are very few hindus who consumes cow urine.

Those who do it , mostly take it as part Ayurveda treatment for its reported health benifits.

Yes,cow urine plays very small part of most hindu puja rituals.

As hindu brahmin,let me tell u that to say every typical hindu consumes cow urine is gross exaggeration.

In my whole life,I have met only handful ppl who drink cow urine. And its certainly not a taboo as Cows revered as Gao Mata(mother) in hindu religion/culture.

P.S: Somebody wrote on YTube that Alchohol is also made of piss... piss coming from bacteria that eat slush of various rotten materials.Same about Honey.Honey = sugar + water + bee saliva + bee urine + bee feces + bee shards. I think he is right.
 

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well - i hate it when people makes everythign generic - lol . well its not pakistani problem its problem of world -

see americans think all Pakistani are terrorist . because they just put everybody n same box .
just like your cow urine :)) - dude /sir that\'s actually funny.
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you are just blind i would not like to add anymore. mentally blind. because you cant see much product of think process.

See its very easy to make fun of somebody\'s faith, what if I contend that all Pakistanis eat flies in their tea because the Hadith says so...doesnt serve any purpose...everybody has traditions that may sound a bit stupid because the times have changed, and we can pretend to be educated and scientific in our thinking and make fun of those traditions. They fail to understand that trying to denigrate all Indians using these childish tactics doesn\'t add to their pea sized brains.
 

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