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Govt launches Swachh Survekshan 2018 5.1.2018 PTI: All news
Govt launches Swachh Survekshan 2018
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L-G pushes for single app for civic plaints 5.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
He also deployed 70 additional environment marshals to check polluting activities in the city.
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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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LPG project in limbo as govt is yet to make up its mind 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
Project opponents plan to appeal against NGT order, to step up public protest
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‘Decide on elevated road project within a month’ 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
NGT directs MoEF to look into environmental clearance
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Kids ‘made to lift trash’ during school hours in Ludhiana, child rights panel initiates action 5.1.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Production of power from landfills 5.1.2018 The Tribune

Tarn Taran, January 4

Prateek Dhawan, son of a local medical officer, has come with a proposal for electricity generation from municipal waste landfill sites across the state.

Prateek Dhawan, who has been working with a USA-based firm, told newsmen that the project worked at the garbage dumps and solid waste management sites. “The project, by producing electricity from waste, will be helpful in getting rid of the waste in the cleanest possible way,” he said. According to Dhawan, he has been in touch with government agencies and hope that he will get a positive response. — OC

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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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State to bring in law to end plastic packaging 5.1.2018 The Navhind Times
PANAJI: In a bid to make Goa a plastic-free state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday announced that the government will  bring  in laws to make  food manufacturers, dairies  and bakers replace plastic packaging of goods with starch. Speaking after inaugurating the organic waste management facility at Heera petrol pump in the city, Parrikar said ...
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Meeting over solid waste mgmt held 5.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, January 4

To resolve the issue of solid waste management in city, a meeting between Principal Secretary of Local Bodies Department and officials of Municipal Corporation and A2Z group  held at Chandigarh. The meeting was carried out following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The NGT had earlier directed the Chief Secretary Punjab to take up the case and try to resolve the issue with an aim to ensure that the Refused Drive Fuel (RDF) Plant at Ludhiana is permitted to operate without any further delay. The Chief Secretary was also directed to submit a report in this regard on January 16.

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Chhapar road park becomes white elephant 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Mahesh Sharma Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 4 Recreational park established on the Chhapar road at the western end of the town by turning a garbage dump into the visitor’s spot has become a white elephant for the Municipal Council. While the park, designed by Apneet Kaur, then Ludhiana ADC, and the brain child of then legislator Iqbal Singh Jhoondan, is yet to become popular among masses, certain equipment installed there require massive repairs or replacement. Frequent repair and maintenance of alleged poor quality illumination system, fancy lights, musical system and the casket fountain installed at the park is a recurrent burden on the civic body. Demanding a probe into the procurement of various elements of infrastructure and fixtures, residents, led by social activists Naresh Sharma, said replacement of expensive items, including illumination system and fancy lights, should be got done from suppliers as part of guarantee. “Even if the office-bearers and officials of the civic body had no ulterior motive ...
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Start-up Banyan Nation in fray for award at WEF 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
First Indian firm to be shortlisted for circular economy award
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PUDA undertakes beautification of city’s ‘eyesore’ 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 4 The Punjab Urban Development Authority is beautifying the “eyesore”, which 2,400 square yards of land at a prime location in the city has virtually turned into. The boundary wall of the piece of land, located at Gol Diggi, has been mended and a part of it is also being covered with interlocking tiles. Despite being at the heart of the marketplace, the land had been used by the Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, as a secondary garbage dumping and collection point for the past several years, and that too without any official permission. Mayor Balwant Rai Nath said, “It is a prime land and belongs to PUDA. The MCB has been using it as secondary dumping and collection point. After door-to-door collection of garbage by JITF workers from several adjoining areas, garbage is dumped here and is later collected from here to be taken to the garbage dumping site on the Bathinda-Mansa road.” Municipal Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal, who also has the additional charge of PUDA ...
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NGT issues notice to real estate developer 4.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued a notice to a property developer for raising constructions allegedly in the buffer zone of the Kaikondrahalli Lake near Sarjapur. The green bench, headed by acting chairman Justice U D Salvi, sought a response from the Bengaluru-based SJR Prime Corporation Pvt Ltd within six days, acting on a petition filed by advocate K S Ravi. The tribunal posted the matter for further consideration on January 10. The petitioner, represented by advocate P Ramaprasad, claimed that the constructions were raised in violation of the directions issued by the tribunal. He contended that the authorities, particularly the BBMP, Lake Development Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore Development Authority and others have turned a blind eye to the illegalities resorted to by the developer. The applicant has sought direction from the tribunal to seal the multi-storey ...
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Food for thought 4.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Republic Day Flower Show at Lalbagh is just a fortnight away and the Horticulture Departments decision to ban food items, owing to piling up of garbage and increasing number of stray dogs, has drawn mixed reactions from regular walkers and visitors to the park. Managing the garbage and keeping the premises of the park clean on a daily basis is a challenge, say the officials of the Horticulture Department. They point out that people tend to bring in food because Lalbagh is a preferred destination for picnics and outings. But this habit disturbs the natural setting of the park. Chandrashekar M R, deputy director, Lalbagh, points out that the rule had always existed and it was just being enforced in a more stringent manner now, especially during holidays and on days where there are special shows in the park. "We will not allow people to bring in food items as this increases the chances of littering. We have deputed additional security guards to frisk people at the entrance just to make sure that food is ...
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Railways comes up with 'concrete' solution for problem of garbage on tracks 4.1.2018 News
'Concrete walls are more durable and long lasting and hopefully they will be a deterrent,' the official said
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Lalbagh rock marred by garbage 4.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Regulars complain of Peninsular Gneiss National Monument turning into a dump
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Railways to build concrete walls along tracks to prevent throwing of garbage 4.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Plastic recycling startup Banyan Nation shortlisted for ‘The Circular Economy’ awards 4.1.2018 HBL: Companies
First Indian company to be shortlisted
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Open defecation in Maharashtra to invite spot fine of Rs 500 4.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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