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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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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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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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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: 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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CM inaugurates Solid Waste Management Project in Nongpoh 14.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Nongpoh: The long awaited Solid Waste Management Project of the Nongpoh Town Committee implemented by the Urban Affairs Department, was finally inaugurated by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma in Nongpoh on Thursday after numerous delays. The Chief Minister also unveiled the foundation stone of the project at Umshangling. The inaugural programme was attended by a host ...
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CCP to involve citizens in wet waste management 14.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) is considering adopting a decentralised approach for waste management using economically feasible and proven technologies followed with mass awareness towards safe disposal of waste to implement solid waste management rules in compliance with the directive of National Green Tribunal. However, the CCP is yet to formulate ...
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Bengaluru: Rusting vehicles will be sent to landfill 14.6.2019
BENGALURU: All those old vehicles rusting on roads and footpaths in the city will be picked and dumped at Bingipura landfill near Anekal. City Mayor Gangambike and traffic police official are exploring to find if this is feasible. On Thursday, Mayor carried out an inspection on the 23 acre land where the soil capping has almost reaching its final stage. Officials said that only 20 percent work is left. Raising of compound walls which was taken up at a cost of Rs 6 crore and has been completed and a tree park spreading up to 4.5 acre have been taken up at a cost of 2.5 crore. Another 2 acre will have a goshala, the officials said and added that 10 acre of land will be exclusively given to the traffic department, where they can dump all the unused vehicles. Traffic officials said that this move will be really helpful as they are not supposed to auction vehicles until court order. We are forced to keep the vehicles seized for crimes and accidents within our control until the court order and we can only ...
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Pretty Please? Say No! 14.6.2019
Gone are the days when we would sit next to our mothers and copy them. These days, instead of our mothers, YouTubers with their mesmerising and flawless beauty influence us with their routines. While all of this is nice to watch, the products and techniques they use may not go well with our skin. Blindly following these routines will in fact have an adverse affect on your skin. We speak to experts as well as people who have experimented with these videos and find out more. Raina Joseph, an entrepreneur has actually been waiting a long time to share her experience. She adds, "It was a makeup hack for a party. I  basically followed the entire routine and then I had to dunk my face into a bowl of ice cold water. Upon doing that, I could see 400 rupees wasted and floating in the water. It was a total waste! The second one was the curling of your eye lashes after heating that instrument with a lighter. I did this too and I had to wait for 1 month for my eye lashes to grow back because I burnt ...
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