User: governance Topic: India Urban Governance
Category: Services :: Sanitation
Last updated: Dec 24 2018 10:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Can Kolkata’s ‘national lake’ save itself from Chhat Puja celebrations this year? 1.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite an order from the National Green Tribunal, efforts to stop Chhat Puja celebrations in Rabindra Sarovar -- a 192-acre biodiverse, green sanctuary in the heart of the city -- have been futile in previous years. This year the municipal corporation is closing access to the lake area for the two days of the festival, but will it help?
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How a small Himalayan town panchayat is showing Shimla the way to effective waste management 22.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Aima panchayat, an urban-rural agglomeration near Palampur, has its own modern garbage treatment park, with the facility to handle all kinds of waste, including plastic. Inspired by it, Shimla has now set up its own waste-to-energy plant, expected to help the capital in sustainable waste management.
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Over 42 days and 41 nights, Coonoor set an example for the rest of India by cleaning up its river 7.10.2019 Scroll.in
Once lush and wide, encroachments and rampant dumping had turned the river into a sewer.
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How Indore became India’s cleanest city (and how others can follow) 3.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Segregation at source, trust between citizens and the municipality, processing close to sources of waste and hefty fines helped the city clean up its trash.
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GMC cleaning workers a deprived lot 2.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
GMC cleaning workers a deprived lot
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As Kolkata begins Durga Puja festivities on Mahalaya, environment gets a raw deal 28.9.2019 Citizen Matters
2500 plus community pujas. Lakhs of revellers. The Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata are magical, but harsh and unforgiving on the environment. Unfortunately, thoughts and plans on greening the celebrations appear to be at a very immature stage still.
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Proposed waste management plants facing location hurdle 16.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Proposed waste management plants facing location hurdle
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30 e-toilets to be installed in Imphal under Smart City Mission 13.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
30 e-toilets to be installed in Imphal under Smart City Mission
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Creating green jobs could help address both unemployment and environmental degradation in India 5.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Shifting to a green economy could add 3 million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2030.
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Regularization of sanitation workers will be considered: UD&H Minister 31.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Regularization of sanitation workers of urban bodies in a phased manner will be considered. The sanitation workers have not been regularized after 2006.  The contractual system of sanitation workers will also be abolished. Urban Development and Housing Minister Jaivardhan Singh said this during a discussion on the demand letter presented by the representatives of […]
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Flamingos in the city: Sabarmati project brings winged visitors to Ahmedabad 22.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Huge flocks of flamingos as well as other species of birds are being spotted on the banks of Sabarmati, bang in the middle of the city, for the first time this season. Riverfront development officials say that cleaning and bioremediation of the river have made this possible.
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Guruprasad Mohapatra assumes charge as Secretary DPIIT 3.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, an IAS officer of 1986 batch, on Thursday assumed charge of the office of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade here. Prior to taking over as Secretary, DPIIT, he served as Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI), according to an official statement here. Dr Mohapatra brought […]
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Every monsoon, Lahore’s drainage system fails and the city floods. Where did it go wrong? 2.8.2019 Scroll.in
Instead of last-minute disaster management, the city needs to invest in flood prevention.
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Guruprasad Mohapatra Assumes charge as Secretary DPIIT 1.8.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra,an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of 1986 batch,today assumed charge of the office of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in New Delhi.
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Mumbai NGO donates sanitary pads among flood-hit women 23.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Mumbai NGO donates sanitary pads among flood-hit women
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A review like never before: Watch what comedian Atul Khatri has to say about the garbage in Mumbai 15.7.2019 Scroll.in
Atul Khatri is back with a ‘disturbing review’ of the garbage on Juhu beach.
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Cloudburst triggers flood in Arunachal 10.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Cloudburst triggers flood in Arunachal
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Budget Speech Summary – Part A 5.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Indian economy becoming a 3 trillion dollar economy this year with World’s 3rd  largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity, government’s intention to invest Rs. 100 lakh crore in infrastructure in next 5 years, enhaced target of over one lakh 5,000 crore of disinvestment in 2019-20, proposal to provide Rs.70,000 crore to PSBs to boost credit, doubling of food security budget in last 5 years, faster adoption of Electric vehicles with an outlay of Rs.10,000 crore, opening of 18 new Indian diplomatic missions in Africa, development of 17 iconic Tourism Sites into world class tourist destinations and issuance of new series of coins of 1,2,5,10 & 20 rupees are some of the key highlights of the Union Budget 2019-20 presented to Parliament by Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today.
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Key Highlights of Union Budget 2019-20 5.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden Budget Speech today and presented the Union Budget 2019-20 before the Parliament. The key highlights of Union Budget 2019 are as follows:   10-point Vision for the decade Building Team India with Jan Bhagidari: Minimum Government Maximum Governance.
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“Forget BBMP, Bengaluru needs a strong metropolitan government instead” 2.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Since BBMP is unfit to manage Bengaluru's problems, it should be replaced by a strong authority that governs the entire Bangalore Metropolitan region. This authority should include the chief minister, Bengaluru MLAs and MPs too, opines retired IAS officer V Balasubramanian
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