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BBMP trashed for kitchen pulverisers 5.1.2018
Bengaluru: Environmentalists are strongly against the BBMP's  move to make kitchen pulverisers mandatory in households and hotels, warning it could lead to foaming in  aeration tanks and make life difficult for people in the long run. An online petition ,which has received over a 1000 signatures, argues that  if the pipes are blocked, the raw sewage could burst out of the manholes and has suggested that  restaurants use oil and grit separators to make sure that oil and fat does not reach the drains and lakes. The concerned ecologists warn that the Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) will cease to operate as they are not designed for the immense pressure that they will put under should this move become a reality. "If kitchen pulverisers are introduced the Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) will more than the double , making it impossible for the treatment plants  to continue. In the bargain the sewage will flow directly into the lakes which have been rejuvenated recently," ...
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Rs 98-crore sewerage project begins 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Surinder Bhardwaj Fatehgarh Sahib, January 4 The work of laying sewerage system in Fatehgarh Sahib and Sirhind started today as MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra inaugurated 1,300-metre main sewerage pipeline from Sirhind city to the Municipal Council office.  He said the state government has sanctioned Rs 98 crore for laying 104-km sewerage pipelines in Sirhind and Fatehgarh Sahib, whereas the SAD government had diverted the funds sanctioned for this project to ‘Sangat Darshan’ programmes and the project was stalled, but now Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had sanctioned the amount to complete the project in a year. He said three sewer treatment plants will also be installed and treated water will be used for the irrigation purpose. He said after lying the pipelines, all streets and roads would be recarpeted and the project for installing LED lights would also be initiated soon.  He directed the officials of the Sewerage Board to ensure quality and to complete the work in ...
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Civic body wants to make Cuncolim garbage treatment plant a model in Goa 5.1.2018 The Navhind Times
MARGAO : Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) has begun functioning of the garbage treatment plant and now intends to create it as a model for the rest of the state. Though the plant was recently in the eye of storm for not treating garbage collected from the municipal area, the council has said they have not ...
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Superfood millets eco-friendly too, says Krishna Byregowda 5.1.2018
The world is searching for gen-next superfoods and healthy natural foods. The Department of Agriculture is organising the "Organics & Millets 2018 - International Trade Fair", which will focus on opportunities in the millets segment, organic agriculture and horticulture produce, processing, marketing and exports. Why is the state government promoting millets as the smart food? Karnataka has been severely exposed to drought and even in the non-drought season, we had a severe water crisis as farmers dependent on rain received a very little rainfall. Millets can be grown by small and marginal farmers and the crops can withstand drought. Moreover, it is environmental friendly as it requires less water and fewer chemicals which result in less air pollution. It achieves multiple objectives which made us promote millets.  After the Green Revolution, millets were never promoted. What research went into promoting it? After the Green Revolution, rice became a good part of the diet resulting in ...
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Kerala Biodiversity board not consulted about plant 5.1.2018
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has not consulted the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) on the IMA biowaste treatment plant proposed to come up in Peringammala panchayat. Even as experts say that the area is rich in biodiversity, the Board has not been made a part of any of the meetings held to discuss the proposed project. The meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan which decided to expedite the process of granting clearance to it, had no member from the Board. There was no representation from the Board even during the public hearings held at the Collectorate and the panchayat. Former KSBB chairperson V.S. Vijayan says, "The opinion of the Board should have been sought before any procedures were started. Even before that, the biodiversity management committee should give clearance. This is the only such swamp in south India. KFRI has conducted a detailed study regarding the rich biodiversity of this area." Even at this point, the Board can initiate a study on the ...
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Forensic audit report of four MCs by June-end 4.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 3 The forensic audit report of four Municipal Corporations of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala and Ludhiana will be made public by June-end. Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said this while addressing a press conference at Punjab Bhawan here today. Assigned to Grand Thorton, the exercise is also being carried out in three improvement trusts - Kharar, Zirakpur and Rajpura - for works related to water supply, sewerage, sewage treatment plants (STPs) and town planning. More local bodies will be audited in phases. The exercise was preceded by suspension of officers for messed up local government projects in Ludhiana and Amritsar. “The local government will soon bring out an updated outdoor advertisement policy as the existing policy lacked teeth,” Sidhu said, adding, “Haryana with 68 towns was managing annual revenue of Rs 270 crore against a paltry Rs 20 crore by Punjab from 168 towns.” Navjot Singh Sidhu said as many as 182 appointment letters would be issued in ...
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Stay on NGT order brings relief to tannery owners 4.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 With the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of shutting down 19 tanning units, leather manufacturers have heaved a sigh of relief. Being the peak season for tannery owners, the city-based manufacturers were in trouble since the imposition of the recent NGT orders.  The tannery owners had been claiming that the NGT had issued orders in a hurry as it did not provide a chance for hearing to them. They also accused the green body of ignoring the fact that their case is already in the High Court.  The court had even set up a pollution monitoring committee with the Deputy Commissioner as its chairman. Even the Chief Engineer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board has regularly been visiting and giving status reports of treatment plants and other facilities to the court from time to time. Leather manufacturer Amandeep Sandhu said, “The stay on the orders of the NGT has vindicated our stand on the issue. We had already been ...
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GHMC readies 61-day plan for Swachh rank 4.1.2018
Hyderabad: Despite falling to execute the 100-day action plans in two consecutive years, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation embarked on a 61-day action plan to achieve top rank in Swachh Survekshan 2018. The corporation chalked out an action plan to execute a special activity for raising awareness among citizens. The Ministry of urban development started the "Swachh Survekshan" survey for ranking cities on cleanliness and other aspects of urban sanitation. The survey was being conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous body established by the Centre, for quality assurance in all spheres of activities, including governance. After competing with 434 cities, Hyderabad secured the 22nd rank in Swachh Survekshan in 2017. To overcome the drawbacks and stay among 10 cities in the current year"s Swachh rankings, the civic body prepared an action which would have special activities for 61 days. The plan included formation of swachh committees in every school and ...
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Septage treatment facility polluting water sources: report 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Corpn to look into possible contamination of waterbodies near Brahmapuram
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New technique removes salt from water with least energy consumption 3.1.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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7 mutual fund terms you ought to know 3.1.2018 Business | The Asian Age
Total AUM held by retail investors grew from Rs 7.56 lakh cr in Nov 2016 to Rs 11.10 lakh cr in November 2017.
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7 mutual fund terms you ought to know 3.1.2018
Mumbai: With the increased participation of retail investors, the mutual fund industry has registered a phenomenal growth over the last few years. The total AUM held by retail investors grew from Rs 7.56 lakh crore in November 2016 to Rs 11.10 lakh crore in November 2017, registering a growth of 46.94 per cent during the period. A bulk of these investors are fresh investors, who may not have a clear understanding of terms used in mutual fund investing. Here is a list some of important terms used in mutual fund industry that every investor should be aware of. Net Asset Value (NAV) – This is one of the most common terms you come across while investing in mutual funds is NAV. It denotes its per-unit market value of fund at which investors can buy and sell. The NAV of a fund is derived by dividing its Asset Under Management (AUM) with the number of its outstanding units. AUM is the total market value of various securities held by a mutual fund in the form of shares, gold, cash, bonds, etc. minus its ...
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Reconsider site for biomedical waste plant: KSSP 2.1.2018 Hindu: News
The district committee of the Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) has urged the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to withdraw the move to set up a biomedical waste treatment facility at Elavupalam...
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NDMC's latest proposal: Keep public toilets in New Delhi open at night 2.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
NDMC officials informed that of the total number, 10 new toilet blocks are those which have been newly-built while other facilities have been upgraded
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Mumbai: These are the projects BMC is set to start in 2018, take a look 2.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: 2017 ended on a sad note and also at the same time warned civic officials about the rising irregularities
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Industrial units under PPCB scanner for causing pollution 2.1.2018 The Tribune
Satinder Pal Singh Lalru, January 1 Acting under the Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu had directed the units, including Nahar Group of Industries, in Lalru to strictly adhere to the environmental norms and take immediate steps to check the rising pollution levels within the industrial belts. Tough action will be taken against the industrial units not adhering to the norms of the Act. The move came in following complaints by residents about soot and fly ash, which gets deposited on surface of their houses, being emitted from these industrial belts. A meeting of representatives of all industries with the Punjab State Pollution Board Chairman and other officials was held recently to discuss various issues pertaining to the industrial pollution. Industries were asked to ensure that they have effluent treatment plants and air filters are functioning properly. Pannu had also advised other officials to adopt a proactive approach to reduce ...
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Water shortage on Day 1 of New Year 2.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
8 WTPs close down due to high levels of ammonia.
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What ails Namami Gange project 1.1.2018 Latest News
Hassle-free and affordable sewage treatment technology is the need of the hour to restore Ganga water's pristine quality
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New Year 2018: Four positives for India to look forward to 1.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
India took several measures in 2017 which could bring cheers for Indians this year
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Corporation to install two solar power plants 1.1.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Coimbatore Corporation will soon install two solar power plants - one at Kavundampalayam and another at Ukkadam. According to civic body officials, each will be one MW plants connected to the gri...
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