User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Sep 25 2017 03:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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J&K ragpicker hailed by PM Modi for work on Wular lake 25.9.2017 TOI: India
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Minister launches Swachhta campaign 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Plan to encourage community participation; to tackle solid waste management
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Changing the way we trash 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
The BMC says that it won’t collect our waste if we don’t segregate. Are we ready? (And importantly, willing?)
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BMC lines up exhibitions, ward meetings and social media campaigns 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation needs to reduce the burden on its dumping grounds. With its move to make segregation at source mandatory, it is moving in that direction, and says it is ...
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Types of garbage 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
Wet: Biodegradable kitchen waste like fruit/vegetable peels, tea leaves, coffee powder, egg shells, meat and bones, food scraps; also leaves and flowers. Can be composted.Dry: Paper, plastic, metal, g...
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Citizens urge govt to streamline solid waste management 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Resident welfare associations (RWAs), NGOs and members of the public staged a protest against garbage mafia on Sunday demanding the government to streamline solid waste management (SWM) in the city and bring transparency and accountability in the sector. Voicing their support to the state government's measures, they demanded that along with the direct payment method and biometric attendance for pourakarmikas, BBMP should fast implement the GPS-based monitoring of the garbage trucks. The protest comes in the wake of the state government invoking Essential Services Maintenance Act to make garbage contractors fall in line after they stopped waste collection. Garbage contractors have opposed the government's decision to make direct payments to pourakarmikas, which will essentially take away their hold on civic workers. The government has planned biometric attendance system to remove bogus pourakarmikas from the pay list. Blacklist "It is high time the government blacklists contractors who are part of the ...
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Need to solve Delhi's garbage crisis: Hardeep Puri 24.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Raising concern over Delhi's garbage crisis and oversaturated landfill sites, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday announced "Neighborhood Action Plan" that aims to fixing the garbage prior to it being sent to the dumping grounds.
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Bodies of newborns found in garbage mound in MP 24.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bodies of three newborns were found stuffed in a bag thrown in a garbage dump in this Madhya Pradesh district on Sunday, police said.
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18-year-old ragpicker Bilal becomes example for Kashmiri boys 24.9.2017 TOI: India
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After PM's praise, Kashmiri rag-picker boy's joy sees no bounds 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bilal Dar, an 18-year-old rag-picker, who was appointed by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) as its brand ambassador for its 'Swachata (cleanliness) drive in July, Sunday said his joy has no bounds after being praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his widely broadcast programme of 'Mann Ki Baat.' "I congratulate the SMC for choosing Bilal Ahmad Dar as the brand ambassador of its 'Swachata' programme. You may think he is a known actor or sports hero. No, Dar since the age of twelve has been engaged in the cleanliness of Asia's largest lake Wullar near Srinagar," Modi said in the programme. Dar, a resident of Laharwarpora in north Kashmirs Bandipora district, has been removing plastic trash from Asias largest fresh water body - Wullar lake - for the last five years and selling it for around Rs 150-200 per day, which helps him support his mother Mughali and two sisters. Dar's father Mohammad Ramzan Dar, a ragpicker on the Wular himself, died of cancer in 2003. After praise by Prime Minister Dar ...
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Centre to launch Neighborhood Action Plan in cities for better Solid Waste Management 24.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Stressing that the country can’t be made clean without fixing
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Ghazipur landfill: NGT seeks report on segregation, disposal of waste 24.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel also ordered them to clearly state how they would convert this landfill site into a green area in accordance with the provision of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016
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A thousand mutinies over garbage 24.9.2017 Rediff: News
What will Indian cities do about its growing mountains of waste?
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Garbage contractors hold city to ransom again 23.9.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Contractors using BBMP’s lack of vehicles as a bargaining chip, says official
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Battling e-waste in China’s industrial hub 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
The proliferation of cellphones, computers, television sets and other gizmos has a downside. The growing consumption of digital products is generating mountains of e-waste, whose disposal is posing se...
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City’s trash is this boy’s gold 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Hassan built a mini cooler using scrap since his family could not afford one
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Houston landfills now open 24 hours a day for Harvey debris 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston landfills will expand their regular daytime schedules and be open 24 hours a day to better assist with Hurricane Harvey debris removal. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday announced the updated schedule to help clear flood-related trash. Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 in South Texas. Heavy rain associated with Harvey swamped […]
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Colorado landfills are illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from oil and gas industry, Denver Post learns 22.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
Colorado landfills have been illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry that they are not approved to handle, state health officials revealed this week.
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Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes? 22.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed.
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'Isle of Dogs' trailer takes you inside wonderful animated world of Canines 22.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles, Sept. 22 : Oscar nominated director Wes Anderson returns to animation with his upcoming movie 'Isle of Dogs'.
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