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Category: Waste :: garbage :: india
Last updated: May 25 2018 15:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India needs strong commitment to manage its waste: Experts 25.5.2018 General News
India needs to have a strong commitment on waste management with concerted efforts from all stakeholders including policy-makers, bureaucracy and the people, experts here said. The call came during the launch of a book which details the challenges of managing waste including dead mobile phones, disposed plastic bottles and other throw outs across India. "Recycling of this waste is happening on an ad hoc basis with expired phones melted to recoup minuscule metal and mineral items and disposed plastics bottles processed into other products. "But a concerted effort is needed for a solution," said Prof Robin Jeffrey, co-author of the book 'Waste of A Nation: Social and Environmental Challenges for India'. He said the country needs a people-driven solution, involving all main players - politicians, policy makers, bureaucrats, corporations, professionals and even the humblest garbage collectors. Efforts by small companies processing disposed plastics into products such as window frames, in .
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India, Netherlands to promote waste-to-wealth approach 24.5.2018 General News
India and Netherlands on Thursday called for Indo-Dutch water cooperation as the promoted waste to wealth approach to solid waste and waste water in the Uttar Pradesh's Hindon Basin.As per an official release by the Ministry of External Affairs, the two countries recognised innovation, technology, and governance to be the key ingredients in the water resource-cooperation.They further committed themselves to assist Kanpur and Unnao-based leather industries to adopt eco-friendly technologies and promote water conservation by adopting efficient agriculture practices in the sugarcane industry of Uttar Pradesh.They further pledged to intensify their resolve to enhance cooperation under the aegis of the MoU in the field of water management signed in June 2017 with focus on the Clean Ganga campaign.The Indian officials appreciated the Netherlands-based water institutes called Deltares and IHE Delft.Both the Prime Ministers also commended the Indo-Dutch Research call on the theme, "Water in ..
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Turn Bengaluru into true global city: Former Infy CFO to new Karnataka govt 24.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
V Balakrishnan said Karnataka deserves a strong and stable government which focuses on governance issues
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Transform B'luru into true global city: Former Infy CFO to 24.5.2018 General News
As the new government assumed office in Karnataka, a senior IT industry figure expressed hope that it would focus on governance issues and work towards transforming Bengaluru into a true global city. The former Chief Financial Officer of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major Infosys Ltd, V Balakrishnan said Karnataka deserves a strong and stable government which focuses on governance issues. The governance of Bengaluru city, he said, had taken a backseat in the last few years. "The crumbling infrastructure, garbage issues, electricity, roads, etc., are making the city unlivable for its citizens", Balakrishnan told PTI. "The brand Bengaluru is important not only from an IT industry perspective but also for Karnataka state and India as a whole". He expressed hope that the new government would focus on governance issues in Bengaluru with top most urgency and priority, and make it a true global city. "The starting point may be the change in regulations to elect a mayor directly ..
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Aurangabad MLA urges Sena MP to maintain communal harmony 23.5.2018 Hindu: Health
First-time MLA Imtiaz Jaleel writes to four-time Aurangabad MP on alienation of minorities
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The packaging also matters 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
What you bathe with and what it is wrapped in can make a difference
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Pollution turns white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
AGRA, India (Reuters) - India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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The Battle To Save The Taj Mahal From Turning Green 22.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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Off colour: Pollution turns white marble Taj Mahal green 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
AGRA, India (Reuters) - The white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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Off colour: Pollution turns India's white marble Taj Mahal green 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
AGRA, India (Reuters) - India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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Mumbai man murders cat with screwdriver, hangs it outside his home 21.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The RCF police on Monday booked a man for allegedly murdering a cat by stabbing it with a screwdriver and later hanging it with a rope in Chembur. The man later shared a picture of the ghastly act on social media.  According to the police, the incident took place on May 15 and the cat was later dumped by the accused in a garbage bin. The complainant Nirali Koradia, an Animal Welfare officer of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), received the picture before approaching the police.  On tracing the photograph, the police discovered that a man identified only as  Sanju had committed the crime and hanged the cat outside his Chembur home. "As I saw the photo, I tweeted to Mumbai Police and asked to register an FIR. They then directed me to go to RCF police station. I think the person who unleashes cruelty on animals can also become the abuser of women and children. They are a threat to society and we should always have our eyes and ears ope," Koradia said. The police has registered a case under relevant ...
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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India 21.5.2018 Citizen Matters
As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups and citizens  are launching  an unprecedented coordinated waste  and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled from May 16 to May 30 in the »
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Dalit man beaten to death in Gujarat`s Rajkot on suspicion of theft 21.5.2018 Zee News : India National
A Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of death at a factory in Rajkot in Gujarat. The incident occurred on Sunday morning and video of the incident has been shared by many on social media platforms.
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Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview) 21.5.2018 General News
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
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L-G reviews beach development work 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Tourism Department executing projects at Dubraypet and Arikamedu beach at a cost of over ₹8 crore
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Public annoyed over careless civic workers 20.5.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 20: The cleaning of lanes, alleys, interior roads and streets in the city by the civic workers has left the public irked and rightly, so. Though these workers are clearing public lanes and roads of the wild vegetation but they are leaving behind the rubbish for the public to deal with.
The accumulated wastes following the cleaning operation are rather rendering the whole exercise futile.

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Brand waste audit to push for EPR 20.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
The pan-India activity is being conducted in 3 public places, 5 DWCCs in Bengaluru
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Day-NULM – New Initiatives Likely to Reduce Vulnerability and Improve Working Conditions for the Urban Poor 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State(I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs has said that “The National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM), which seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor through access to gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, has expanded its ambit to cover some additional sectors in the informal economy”.
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Day-NULM - New Initiatives Likely to Reduce Vulnerability and Improve Working Conditions for the Urban Poor 18.5.2018 General News
While complimenting the National Institute of Urban Affairs for organizing this event, the Minister said that focusing on waste pickers, street vendors, brick-kiln and home based workers which together form the largest proportion of informal workers, this workshop intends to address informality with all its diversity and identify the barriers and opportunities in informal 'place of work' with a focus on women. The challenges and innovations; the role of city planning and the question of 'formalisation' will be deliberated. Finally, a roadmap shaping the future of 'work in India' will be worked out exploring the role of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and National Missions in widening employment opportunities and creating appropriate policies for the urban informal workforce.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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