User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
Last updated: May 24 2018 21:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Carcass meat racket: Environmentalist blames Bengal government 12.5.2018 General News
An environmentalist here on Friday blamed the state government for not implementing the Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM) that were issued in 2016 and further complicating issues like illegal meat trade.
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MoEF, civic bodies issued notice 11.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
NGT seeks reply on petition against landfill sites by May 14
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NGT notice to MoEF, civic bodies on plea against landfill sites in Delhi 10.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has sought response of the Centre and civic bodies here seeking cancellation of the approval granted the DDA to allot land at Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran areas to set up landfill sites. A bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Delhi Development Authority, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and sought their reply before May 14, the next date of hearing. The Supreme Court had on May 4 stayed the proceedings related to the landfill sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa in Delhi pending before the tribunal. The tribunal's notice came on a plea filed Ghonda MLA Shri Dutt Sharma and others seeking a direction to restrain the DDA from allotting an area of 130 acres at Sonia Vihar and a 50-acre plot at Ghonda Gujran to the EDMC for handling and processing waste. The petition, filed through advocate Abhinav Singh, said that if the ...
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Documentary gives wake-up call to Kolkatans to help reduce carbon footprint 9.5.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
'Do you want to commit suicide?' The powerful question is thrown at the Kolkatans in a thought-provoking documentary that sends out a strong message on how the city could be hard hit in about half a century as a result of rising water levels due to climate change.
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Living in Chennai’s IT Corridor? Better to know all about snakes! 7.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
With reserve forests, waterbodies, marshes and a landfill an arm’s length away, residents of the IT Corridor region will do well to learn about local snake species
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Tiny shampoo bottles are out at dozens of Marriott and InterContinental hotel brands 5.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Two of the world’s largest hotel companies have started phasing out those tiny shampoo and conditioner bottles that travelers have been stealing from hotel bathrooms for years.

InterContinental Hotels and Marriott International both began this year to replace the individual-size bottles with large...

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This recycling unit is helping keep Mudumalai Tiger Reserve litter-free 5.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Garbage left behind by thoughtless tourists inside the reserve is being recycled into bags, envelopes and file holders
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Waste lying at landfill sites in Delhi a serious problem: SC 4.5.2018 General News
The piles of garbage lying in the landfill sites of Delhi is a "very serious problem", the Supreme Court said today as it pulled up the National Highways Authority of India for not proceeding with its segregation to use part of the waste for road construction. The apex court also stayed the proceedings related to the landfill sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa in Delhi pending before the National Green Tribunal (NGT). When a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the NHAI why it was not proceeding with segregation of waste lying at Ghazipur landfill site, the authority said they had issued tender but the cost quoted by the parties to do the work was exorbitant. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand, appearing for NHAI, said a memorandum of understanding was entered into between East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and NHAI, which included the issue of segregating the waste lying at Ghazipur landfill site. Anand, while maintaining that segregation of the .
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NGT to examine if two sites fall on Yamuna floodplains 4.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
File brief notes within a week, Bench tells parties
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AAP slams Tiwari over landfill sites 4.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Making a mockery of issue to score political brownie points’
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Landfill row: AAP demands Delhi LG's resignation 3.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, alleging that an official body had lied in a court on the allotment of two landfill sites in the capital.
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Will examine if alternate landfill sites fall on Yamuna floodplains: NGT 3.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today said it would examine whether the proposed alternate landfill sites at Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran areas here are located on the Yamuna floodplains. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim, which did not issue notice on the pleas filed by rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra and others, directed them to file a brief note within a week mentioning the grounds on which they were opposing the setting up of the two landfill sites. "We will examine and consider if the two sites fall on the Yamuna floodplains. We will be considering all the issues," the bench, also comprising Justice S P Wangdi, observed. Besides Mishra, AAP spokesperson Dilip Kumar Pandey and others have also sought directions to restrain the DDA from allotting an area of 130 acres at Sonia Vihar and a 50-acre plot at Ghonda Gujran to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for handling and processing waste. The sites were proposed as the existing site at Ghazipur was ...
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Centre urged to hold talks on pollution 3.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
AAP govt calls for meeting of NCR States after Delhi appears in polluted cities’ list
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Delhi Minister seeks to meet Harsh Vardhan over landfill site issue 2.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday sought an appointment with Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan over the selection of landfill sites in the capital as the three existing ones have exceeded their capacity to manage municipal solid waste.
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Call meet of NCR Environment Ministers, Deli urges Centre 2.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday asked the Central government to call a meeting of Environment Ministers of NCR states and other stakeholder departments to find solution to the issue of air pollution in the capital.
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Delhi seeks meet of NCR Environment Ministers on air pollution 2.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday asked the Central government to call a meeting of Environment Ministers of NCR states and other stakeholder departments to find solution to the issue of air pollution in the capital.
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Ghazipur: Irked at non coordination, NGT asks why punitive action be not taken against erring officials 2.5.2018 General News
Noting lack of co-ordination between the Delhi government and municipal corporations, the National Green Tribunal has asked them to show cause why punitive action be not initiated against erring officials for not complying with its order on fire incidents at the Ghazipur landfill site. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim directed the Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to file a statement of compliance pertaining to recurring incidents of fire at the Ghazipur landfill site. It also exempted the presence of the Commissioner of Police but asked him to file a detailed report. "Why the tribunal should not take punitive action against all officers of municipal corporations and NCT Delhi for violation and not complying with directions issued by the tribunal from time to time, particularly in relation to the Ghazipur site and in the case of Almitra H Patel ? "Why the tribunal should not award compensation in terms of Section
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Waste, emissions, dust cause air pollution in Indian cities: Experts 2.5.2018 General News
A cocktail of toxic factors -- ranging from industrial waste to vehicular emissions and road dust -- has put 14 Indian cities on the dubious map of the most polluted places in the world, experts said. A new WHO report said today that 14 Indian cities were on its 2016 list of 15 with the highest levels of PM2.5 or particulate matter (PM) with a diametre of less than 2.5 micrometres. Fine particles stay longer in the air than heavier ones, leading to greater chances of toxic matters being inhaled by human beings and animals. Here are some possible reasons cited by the experts on what makes the air so dangerous in four hotbeds of pollution. KANPUR: The World Health Organization report states that the Uttar Pradesh city is the most polluted in the world with an annual PM2.5 average of 173 micrograms per cubic metre (g/m3) and an annual PM10 (particulate matter of 10 micrometres or less in diametre) average of 319 (g/m3). Among the sources of pollution are industrial point sources, defined
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Pleas oppose landfill sites on Yamuna floodplains 2.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Separate pleas moved by AAP spokesperson, suspended MLA Kapil Mishra
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Submit detailed report on Ghazipur fire: NGT 2.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It also directed the State government and civic bodies to “work in-tandem”
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