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Trouble mounts for Sonsoddo dump 18.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Margao    The Fomento  Green, which has been operating the  waste treatment plant at the Sonsoddo dump, on Monday stopped accepting the  waste from the Margao municipality, as the plant has been chock-a-block with refuse.  Consequently  vehicles  filled  with garbage were seen parked at the Sonsoddo waste site  and  the Old Market  garage. As …
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Tamil Nadu: Licences to be revoked for plastic ban violation 18.6.2019
Chennai: In a measure aimed at imposing stringent measures on commercial establishments that violated the ban on plastics, the State government warned of revoking the licenses of third-time offenders. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday directed the heads of various departments to take stern legal action against the violators. The ban on plastic in Tamil Nadu came into force from January 1 this year after Mr. Palaniswami made a formal announcement in the Assembly last year. Since the last few days, the enforcing officials raided hotels, restaurants, idly batter shops, provision stores and other commercial establishments and seized single use plastics that have been banned. They also warned of stringent action if they used the banned items. Following this, several budget hotels and even mess in residential areas discontinued the use of silver pouches to parcel the food and they started using banana leaf and paper. As a result regular customers have been forced to bring their own cloth bags ...
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Chaos at MMC meet over ‘unequal distribution’ of development funds 18.6.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Margao Chaos witnessed twice during the  Margao Municipal Council (MMC) meeting that was held on  Monday — firstly, over the  unequal distribution of the development funds  among the councillors, and then over the MMC workers taking up tree cutting in private properties. Councillors  Damu  Naik,  Manoj  Mosurkar and Raju  Hadly  pointed out to …
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KHADC mulls facelift for Iewduh 17.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will work together with the Hima Mylliem to give the much needed facelift to Iewduh. Thronged by hundreds, the traditional daily market’s labyrinth of narrow passages and paths are always chock-a-bloc; rotten vegetables strewn all over and an improper drainage system combine to fill the air with […]
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Jemino warns of urban collapse 17.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Urban collapse is where Meghalaya is headed if there is no immediate intervention by the state government, UDP leader Jemino Mawthoh said citing the rapid urbanisation of Shillong city. “We need proper planning and thinking in this regard or else we are heading towards urban collapse,” said Mawthoh. Stating that congestion and pollution are on ...
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Rs 10-cr bio-waste composting plant proposal sent to GWMC: Chicalim sarpanch 17.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Vasco: Several issues, including garbage disposal, and illegal constructions were discussed during the gram sabha of Chicalim panchayat, which was held on Sunday. As the garbage disposal issue was raised, Chicalim sarpanch Sebastiao alias Seby Pereira, who chaired the meeting, told the gram sabha members that the panchayat is following up the proposal for setting …
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Proactive way to segregate waste 17.6.2019
There is a common notion that, when something happens to you, that"s when you act! And when it comes to garbage in our city, people act on it only when it affects them directly. All of us do segregation at home but what happens after that? Segregated waste is just thrown into landfills. Bengaluru-based communication consultant Savitha Hiremath took it upon herself to ensure that the daily waste collected from her building society  is turned into compost which can be used later. She has managed to convert her entire society into a zero-waste one and is now working with other apartment complexes as well. Savitha"s journey of waste management began at her Malleswaram apartment.She shares,"The contractors were not picking up the waste everyday which led to a pileup. The society decided to start segregation and that"s where both of our journeys began. Two weeks into the process, I realised that segregation is not difficult." Savitha ensured that her entire family including ...
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 17.6.2019 Commentary – The Navhind Times
Waste Segregation Vital THIS is what a resident feels on waste management in Margao. The problem afflicting waste management system in Margao is of lesser awareness on segregation. There is everything else done on garbage management than creating awareness at ground level which is most important. The municipality needs to organise awareness programmes at the …
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G20 countries set to seal marine pollution deal 16.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Plastic pollution has become an increasing concern, particularly after bans imposed by some countries on the import of plastic waste.
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Nagaland chamber of commerce calls for fight against plastics 16.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland chamber of commerce calls for fight against plastics
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GWMC floats tender for disposal of remediated RDF dump 16.6.2019 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji After having faced an agitation from the locals, the Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has floated a tender inviting bids from transporters and contractors for the disposal of 23,000 tonne remediated refuse derived fuel dump, located near the Saligao solid waste management facility to a cement plant. The scope of work includes …
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Akhilesh submits memorandum to Governor over 'deteriorating law and order situation' 15.6.2019

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Governor Ram Naik over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

The meeting at Raj Bhavan comes a week after he condemned the murder of a minor girl in Aligarh.

"Is this the new India, where daughters are raped and murdered? Girls are not safe under this government. What is the government doing? Is this what a civil society looks like? It is unfortunate that these incidents are happening even today," said Yadav.

The girl's mutilated body was found in a garbage dump on June 2.

In a tweet on June 12, Yadav had said: "Rapes, murders and political killings are increasing at an alarming rate. The Chief Minister is chairing meetings upon meetings but the law and order situation is only deteriorating. Now the first woman head of the bar council of Agra has been shot. Even upholders of the law are not safe."

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Pilot project to boost solid waste collection in Silchar soon: Rajdip 15.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Pilot project to boost solid waste collection in Silchar soon: Rajdip
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Cleanliness drive by NDRF at Kamakhya 15.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Cleanliness drive by NDRF at Kamakhya
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Hyderabad: Deer rescued from drowning 15.6.2019
Hyderabad: A deer that strayed from the forest to Nallagandla lake, Serilingampally, in search of water got stuck in a sink pit situated near the lake. The Lake Protection Force of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) rescued the deer from drowning on Friday. Mr Viswajit Kampati, director of the GHMC"s enforcement, vigilance and disaster management wing, said "The patrolling team deployed at Nallagandla lake found a deer stuck in a sink pit near the lake. They rescued the deer and handed it over to the forest department for treatment and care." Officials believe the deer could have strayed from the University of Hyderabad campus at Gachibowli. The Lake Protection Force has been deployed at 17 lakes in Hyderabad and comprises 120 people, all of whom have primarily been designated the task of patrolling and preventing vandalism and garbage dumping in and around the water bodies across the city. "We are hoping to expand the capacity of the Lake Protection Force in the ...
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Hyderabad: Land worth Rs 120 crore saved from grabbers 15.6.2019
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on Friday foiled an attempt by land grabbers to encroach on 5.5 acres of a tank in Masab Tank in broad daylight. Corporation staff hit upon the encroachers when they spotted 15 trucks that were carrying building waste. They followed the vehicles and found that they were dumping the debris in the Devanikunta lake bed. Officials claim that the land grabbers had been filling the lake with debris to encroach on government property worth Rs 120 crore. They said that this will be verified by revenue officials to initiate stringent action. According to Khairatabad zonal commissioner Musharraf Faruqui, he found during his morning inspection more than 15 trucks taking building waste to a particular place near Masab Tank. When he followed them, he found that land grabbers have been filling a 5.5-acre parcel of land with debris. Mr Faruqui stopped the illegal dumping and passed on the information to  revenue officials. Speaking to this newspaper, Mr ...
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Special team to monitor sewage generation by casino vessels 15.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Friday said that the government will conduct water audit of the offshore casinos and sewage generation of the vessels will be monitored by a committee comprising of scientists. A special team for this will be appointed by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB). Cabral criticised Congress Goa chief …
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Beyond the litter, lies the glitter 15.6.2019
Since 1974, when the United Nations declared World Environment Day,  5th June has been celebrated the world over. An initiative by musicians from over 50 countries called Planet Symphony will be released online on World Environment Day. The 8 minute symphony using 50 instruments was composed by noted Carnatic chitraveena maestro Ravikiran, and has several Grammy awardees and nominees collaborating together from different parts of the world. Over 60 countries were involved in this global effort; the artists contributions were put together in a studio and recorded. Indian musicians included Karaikudi Mani, Shahid Parvez, Ronu Mazumdar, Kadri Gopalnath, Kala Ramnath, Ghatam Karthick, Tarun Bhattacharya, Lalgudi Krishnan and Vijaylakshmi, Bickram Ghosh, and Purbayan Chatterji. Closer home, Delhi based Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts"s (IGNCA) home spun initiative is equally impressive. Conceived by Supriya Consul, (Programme Director Kaladarsana Division, IGNCA) the exhibition includes ...
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'Spent fuel in AFR at KKNPP to be reprocessed outside' 15.6.2019
TIRUNELVELI: The Away From Reactor (AFR) facility proposed at the Kudankulam nuclear power project (KKNPP) will be a long-term storage facility from where the spent fuel will be sent for reprocessing units. Clarifying that the proposed AFR facility at the KKNPP premises was to store only the spent nuclear fuel from the first and second units of the KKNPP and not to dump nuclear wastes from other reactors elsewhere in India, as has been wrongly perceived by some anti-nuke activists, KKNPP site director Sanjay Kumar said that the AFR facility proposed at KKNPP is meant for the storage of spent fuel and not for storage of nuclear wastes. Allaying public fears stemming from the misinformation spread by the activists and some politicians that the storage at the proposed AFR facility is more dangerous than the power generation process itself, the KKNPP site director explained that spent fuel management is different from that of nuclear waste management.  The storage facility is a two-fold process, a ...
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Sentinels to check on Bicholim garbage: Council 14.6.2019 The Navhind Times
The garbage issue is a hot one. Especially given the Sonsoddo garbage dump fire and issues coming up in various parts of the state about garbage strewn all over. Now the chairperson of the Bicholim municipal council, Satish Gaonkar has promised a checking system on the lines of the traffic sentinels to keep a check …
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