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Garbage pit in college ground demolished 20.6.2018 The Tribune

Sangrur, June 19

Two days after The Tribune highlighted the attempts of the local authorities to construct a garbage pit in the playground of Ranbir College in a news report “Garbage pit in college ground irks Sangrur residents”, the authorities on Tuesday demolished the under-construction pit.

The Nagar Council had started the construction of a garbage pit in the college ground without taking written permission from the college principal. When some locals approached her, she asked the authorities to stop the construction. When the authorities didn’t stop the construction, The Tribune highlighted the issue.

“After opposition from locals, we have stopped the construction and also demolished the pit,” said Sangrur SDM Avikesh Gupta. — TNS

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‘Micro compost yards will keep city green’ 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Tambaram Municipality aims at reducing quantum of trash reaching landfill sites
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Parks in green belt a picture of neglect 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 19 The parks in the green belt along the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) in Salem Tabri area of Ludhiana are a perfect example of civic body’s apathy towards it. Due to the lack of proper maintenance of green belt parks, these are in an utterly poor condition. Garbage littered in the parks, presence of a large number of stray animals, broken grills, non-functional fountains is a common sight. During a visit to these parks, it was found that the grills of many parks were broken from different places. Stray animals often enter these parks from the places where grills are broken and spoil the greenery of the parks. Besides, nearby residents and shopkeepers often throw garbage in the parks thus adversely affecting its beauty. Area residents said a large number of stray animals are attracted towards this area due to the Sabzi Mandi of Salem Tabri area. “The shopkeepers and vendors selling fruits and vegetables often throw waste and rotten fruits and vegetables in the open, thus ...
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Despite ban, burning of garbage continues unabated in city 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, June 19 Despite the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) orders banning the open burning of waste residents, shopkeepers and sweepers of the Municipal Corporation (MC) burn tree leaves, paper, discarded material and plastic waste on road side and in residential areas. Two years ago, the NGT, in its order, had announced a ban on burning the garbage in the open, including at landfill sites. It also stated that persons held responsible for waste burning would be liable to pay an environmental compensation of Rs 5,000 in case of simple burning and Rs 25,000 for burning large quantity of waste. Many residents have complained about the practice, but no action has been taken by the authorities concerned. One of the residents, Kamlesh Singh said, “A few days ago I saw the persons, liable to collect the garbage, were burning heap of garbage at the Gymkhana Club road near Guru Nanak Mission Chowk.” Another shopkeeper near the railway station said on daily basis garbage was set on fire during ...
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Major drains crying for attention 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 19 It seems that the Jagraon Municipal Council fares poorly when it comes to learning from the past mistakes. Blocked sewers and flooded streets become a common sight and headache for residents whenever it rains. Seeing no work being done on the ground, residents have become skeptical and lost their trust in civic body and its officials. Though monsoon is round the corner and the Meteorological Department has predicted good rains but the authorities have yet not waken up from their deep slumber. Other than cleaning drains, Ganda Nullah which carries waste water of entire town has not been cleaned till date and is full of filth. Rajat Arora, a resident said, “The monsoon is arriving but the authorities have still not commenced a drive to clean drains.” Another resident Vikas Kapoor said, “The Municipal Council has failed to make adequate arrangements to deal with the problem of water logging. Authorities should immediately start cleaning Ganda Nullah and other ...
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Water audit at school calls for better management 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Need for proper rainwater harvesting, recycling of water
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Awareness meet on seed balls 20.6.2018 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
PMV holds awareness meet on seed balls
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223 more schools to get tinkering labs under NITI Aayog project 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Will also receive a grant of ₹20 lakh over the next five years
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Plastic in the ranges 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
In order to have a plastic-free world, we have to unlearn the habit of ‘use and throw’. I am working in a biodiversity hotspot situated in the Western
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CM asks BMC to grant permanent status to conservancy workers 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Civic commissioner directed to enforce move in 3 months
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8 SKOCH awards for Municipal Administration dept. 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The Municipal Administration and Urban Development department has bagged eight SKOCH awards in various categories for innovative practices in bringing
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Less talk, more action 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
When it comes to improving learning outcomes in India, we have no time to waste
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Sub-group of CMs to view agri policies 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
The government has set up a sub-group of Chief Ministers to coordinate policy approaches for agriculture and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employ
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Expert panel approves 15 projects of local bodies 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
The district level expert committee has given the nod for the implementation of 15 projects out of the 41 that had been submitted by 17 local bodies i
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Cancona garbage issue: hunger strike to continue 19.6.2018 Video News – The Navhind Times
The hunger strike over the mismanagement of the garbage treatment plants and the filthy conditions will continue for the next two days.And if the authorities still do not heed Canconkars then the agitation would become an indefinite hunger strike. This is a warning by the voluntary organisation Jagrut Canconkar who are on a hunger strike ...
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Panithittu govt. high school wins Paris science contest 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Five-member team devised a model to conserve surplus rainwater
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Now, ‘muck special’ trains operate daily to collect garbage 19.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: As the amount of garbage being dumped along the suburban train tracks in and around Mumbai is
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Lessons in water conservation 19.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
KSLMA initiative to cover 10 lakh families
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BBMP plans to wean itself off garbage contractors 19.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
Plans to invest ₹60 crore in 50 transfer stations where auto tippers will dump segregated waste
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'Muck special' trains now run daily to collect garbage from Mumbai tracks 19.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Officials say that increasing garbage levels are defacing the railways, as well as clogging drainage lines, which leads to water-logging.
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