User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Aug 14 2018 08:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Learning a life lesson from Arctic explorer Will Steger 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A failure this summer reminded legendary explorer Will Steger of the power of the human mind and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Froth-damage control at Bellandur lakel; Graphite Junction shows high level of pollution 13.8.2018 Citizen Matters
BDA and BBMP take steps to control Bellandur lake’s froth The planned sluice gate began its final run on August 8 in Bellandur lake to block froth from entering the city’s waterways, and irrigation tanks
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Sh. Hardeep Puri to launch Swachh Survekshan 2019, ODF+ & ODF ++ Protocols and Swachh Manch Web Portal 8.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing & Urban Affairs will launch the Swachh Survekshan 2019 on 10th August 2018 in New Delhi. Parallelly, a slew of new initiatives under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) as well as the Ease of Living Index will also be launched.
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Dump waste near LG Baijal’s House: Supreme Court rebukes officials Delhi’s garbage emergency 6.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi was facing an "emergency situation" due to mountains of garbage as it expressed dissatisfaction over the response of authorities on waste management. "Will there be any person alive in Delhi in such a situation?" an irked apex court said and sought details of how plans on management of solid waste could be implemented, especially on segregation of household waste. The bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also sought details from authorities on pilot project for segregation of household waste launched in some areas like Defence Colony, Green Park and Maharani Bagh here and also about the problems being faced by the agencies in its implementation. The court fumed at Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand's submission on residents of Sonia Vihar objecting to a landfill site, saying the people had every right to question the decision and and even went on to say that the civic body should dump the "waste on the Raj Niwas Marg", where ...
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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City buzz: Mumbai suburban rail risks, ATM scam shocker in Kolkata and villagers’ agitation in Pune 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters
In case you've been too busy to track the news from India's cities, here's a quick wrap of some of the headlines from last week. Catch up on the latest with City Buzz.
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‘Swachcha Pradesh-Swastha Pardesh’ Campaign begins in urban areas 3.8.2018 Central Chronicle
CM Chouhan to honour Best City with Award Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The ‘Swachcha Pradesh-Swastha Pradesh’ campaign will be conducted in urban areas of the state from August 2 to September 15, 2018. Efficacious action will be ensured on all the components of sanitation in cities during the campaign. Informing about this, the Minister for Urban Development […]
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Mumbai: 567 societies & business units face cases for not treating wast... 1.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Mumbai: 567 societies & business units face cases for not treating wast...
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Taxi driver is cleaning the sea one knot at a time 31.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A taxi driver has turned to the ancient art of knot tying on a remote island off the north coast of Great Britain. He's part of a global movement to rid the sea of garbage by recycling ocean debris.
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Policy for Disposal of Garbage 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
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Lauding Swachh Bharat initiative 30.7.2018 B & C – The Navhind Times
Forca Goa Foundation and Drishti Marine received recognition from Network 18 for their efforts in the Swachh Bharat initiative. Forca Goa and Drishti Marine were among 18 organisations from across India who were felicitated for their work. The Foundation was recognised for its efforts in helping communities take care of their waste, while Drishti Marine ...
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Gujarat govt launches 'zero waste' policy 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat government has launched a policy with the aim to make all civic bodies "zero-waste" cities in the state. The policy was launched on Thursday after the chief minister approved the same. The policy gives power to each of the civic bodies to frame their individual laws to act against individuals or organisations committing erratic disposal of waste. The policy's main focus is over 100% segregation of waste, recycling and systematic disposal of the same. The policy also aims to ensure toilets for each household, manual scavenging-free societies, disposal of sewerage water after treatment and providing additional funds to civic bodies for the same. The policy has set ten goals to make all cities free from waste. It mentions: "All cities should be zero-waste cities and for that, 100% waste from residential, industrial and commercial areas is to be collected and stored after segregation. Construction waste and debris is to be collected and reused after recycling." The policy states that all local urban ...
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Bellandur residents want water, road, lake and garbage problems fixed in time-bound manner 25.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Garbage, footpath, roads - problems are present everywhere. Tired of this, residents are asking the government to fix it, and have said if not, they will fight it out legally. »
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Mumbai monsoons: Are citizens passing up a chance to solve the flooding issue? 25.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Heard of Advanced Locality Management (ALM) in Mumbai? It is a programme under which citizens of a locality can get involved and work with the municipality to ensure resolution of civic issues. Can ALMs not work towards solving the city's annual monsoon misery, one locality at a time? »
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Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels 24.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels
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'My father is a ragpicker. I want to be a neurosurgeon' 23.7.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Asharam Choudhary, son of a ragpicker battled the odds to study at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
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Is a blanket ban on use of plastic really necessary? 21.7.2018 Rediff: Business
The problem, say experts, is not so much the use of plastic as the lack of effort to recycle and reuse it.
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Chennai’s growing tribe of cloth-diapering moms doing their bit for the planet 17.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
They are convenient, have a relatively friendly environmental footprint and work out to be cheaper than you'd think. And a good number of Chennai moms are saying 'aye' to these modern cloth diapers. Would you make the switch? »
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City buzz: Mumbai monsoon woes, Delhi garbage crisis unabated even as Centre eyes new schemes 16.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Here's a quick look at some important headlines from the week gone by, pertaining to our cities and urban development. Stay up to date on what's happening! »
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Ahmedabad: Plastic ban reduces waste to half this year 15.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's (AMC) efforts to effectively enforce its plastic ban has resulted in a reduction of garbage waste. This year, during Rath yatra, the amount of garbage that was collected came down to 12 tonnes from 25 tonnes last year. Interestingly, against around 12 tonnes of plastic waste generated last year, this year it had been reduced to mere 500 kg. Mainly because of the ban on plastic water pouches, plastic glasses/cups, and bags, claim AMC officials. "There is a drastic reduction in the waste collection during on the Rath yatra day. This is mainly because of the effective plastic ban in city. Last year, we had collected around 25 tonnes of garbage from the route, which has reduced to 12 tonnes this year," said Harshadray Solanki, Director of Solid Waste Management, AMC. "Main difference is the reduction in the plastic waste. This year, of all the waste collected, only 500 kg was plastic," added Solanki. "The collected plastic has been sent to a private firm for recycling. ...
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