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Swachh Bharat: Maharashtra constructs most toilets; BJP-ruled states shine 21.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The Centre is focusing on construction of toilets to make the cities open defecation free by 2019
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Focus on eliminating Pak terror safe havens 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Focus on eliminating Pak terror safe havens
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Star rating for garbage-free cities launched 21.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Star rating for garbage-free cities launched
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Avoid court boycott, Judge tells advocates 21.1.2018 Hindu: News
“We must realise that we are just agents of our litigants”
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Focus on eliminating terror safe havens in Pak: India to UNSC 21.1.2018 PTI: All news
Focus on eliminating terror safe havens in Pak: India to UNSC
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AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu hopeful of more investments from Davos 21.1.2018
Vijayawada: The Chief Minister"s Davos visit is aimed at bringing in more investments in five prominent sectors. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed the hope that this visit would support Andhra Pradesh a lot in the form of new investments in the happening sectors, and also help the growth of the industrial sector in AP. The CM will be attending five key meetings, and also one-on-one meetings with global CEOs. In fact, Mr Naidu met SUEZ environment CEO Marie-Ange Debon during his to Davos last year. He proposed possible collaboration in the areas of water treatment and waste to energy projects.  Zurich State government office for economy and labour general manager Bruno Sauter had then said that a sister-state relation between Andhra Pradesh and Zurich State could be worked out. An agreement in accordance to that promise is expected to be signed between AP and Zurich, during Mr Naidu"s visit.  WEF Global Universities Leadership Forum chairman ...
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Mess-merising 21.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Good Samaritans in the city have come up with an innovative solution to keep the city clean and eradicate its garbage depots. They have been undertaking religious rituals at the site of garbage dumps to remove trash from the city.  However, Mayor Ashok Lahoti has a different take on the city’s cleanliness: He has been heaping praises on municipal employees for reducing garbage depots in the city.  According to municipal records,there are 3,000 authorized garbage depots in the city. Garbage depots are being removed in the city for preparing it for Swachh Survekshan-2018(clean survey). Mayor Ashok Lahoti claims that 2,900 garbage depots among the 3,000 have been removed from Jaipur.  Now, there are only 100 garbage depots left in the city. The Mayor says that with the efforts of the municipal corporation administration, the garbage depots can be removed from the city. But the truth is that the city dwellers want to remove the garbage depot themselves. People had been struggling to get rid of the garbage ...
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AMC set to become 1st urban local body to issue green bonds 21.1.2018 DNA: India
After a year's wait for the central government nod to issue tax-free bonds, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is finally set to issue green bonds, reportedly the first Urban Local Body (ULB) to issue such bonds in the country. The civic body has been exploring new ways to raise money through the market, eyeing international investors as well. In his draft budget for the 2018-19 fiscal, civic chief Mukesh Kumar has proposed to issue green bonds worth Rs 200 crore. Green bonds are expected to bring a solution to the issue of Pirana garbage dump as AMC may utilise the money raised from selling the bonds to initiate bio-mining of the garbage hill. The money raised from green bonds is primarily utilised for projects in sanitation, cleanliness and waste recycling. "We will now carry out all the paper work required to issue green bonds and then send our proposal to the state government, followed by the Ministry of Urban Development and then to the Ministry of Finance," said Amish Shah, chief accountant of ...
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Biomedical waste being dumped in the open at Rajindra Hospital 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, January 20 Rajindra Hospital, the largest public sector health institute in Patiala, lacks a proper system to dispose  of biomedical waste.  Medical waste could be found dumped in an open area near the ward No. 6 and 7, which poses a serious health risk to the patients, their attendants and hospital staff. Health institutions throughout the state continue to violate the biomedical waste management laws with impunity. The authorities as a result have been found disposing biomedical waste along with general waste.  Moreover, corridors leading to the ward no. 6, Emergency ward and the OPD building cartons of discarded and expired medicines present a bleak picture. According to medical experts, biomedical waste could trigger life-threatening diseases like tuberculosis, hepatitis, AIDS and various serious ailments.  Sanitation workers, who handle the hazardous waste, live in a fear of being infected. The Central government from time to time has issued guidelines regarding the ...
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Underground bin lies defunct 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh, January 20 The underground bin, constructed two months ago at Shastri Market in Sector 22, Chandigarh, is lying defunct.  The foundation stone for the project was laid in October in the presence of local councillor Ravi Kant Sharma. It was readied in November but has been awaiting inauguration.  The councillor said it was built by Lion Services as part of its corporate social responsibility programme and will be opened in a week. He said more such bins would be built in different markets of the city.  The bin has a capacity of one tonne and emptied with a a hydraulic system.  “On the one hand, the MC claims to provide a smart system for  waste management, on the other, the facility is lying defunct,” said Kulbir Singh, president of Shastri Market, Sector 22.  Company representatives said a connecting bin was to be set up but they did not get land from the MC due to which it could not be inauguarted.  — ...
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‘Every day is same. We’re tired of forever living like this’ 21.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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A day in the life Deepak Kumar, 27, a boom operator on a TV set in Mumbai: The silence of the shadows 21.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Dumping of garbage at Sec 74 sans PPCB nod 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, January 20 Around 125 tonnes of garbage, generated by the city everyday, is being dumped at Sector 74, the IT hub of the city, without an approval of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The PPCB has raised some objections and asked the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) to take action to remove these immediately. As the MC has failed so far to comply with decisions of the PPCB in this regard, the board did not renew its approval for dumping garbage at the site for the past one year. The PPCB has raised objections after finding total dissolved solids, iron and chloride beyond the permissible limits, prescribed in the Solid Waste Management Rules framed after the analysis of groundwater sampling, conducted on August 4, 2016. The other report of sampling, conducted on March 16, 2017, again showed similar results, showing the value of copper, mercury, chloride, total dissolved solids and hardness beyond the permissible limits. Besides, the PPCB also found that the MC was ...
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Bellandur Lake fire: Government ignored expert panel's findings 21.1.2018
We have been witnessing the same level of inefficiency and callous attitude by the regulatory agencies for the past 10 years. Friday"s fire was a result of that. Over 460 million litres of untreated sewage enters the lake along with the unabated dumping of solid waste. This has led to the enrichment of the nutrients and generation of methane, which is highly combustible. Someone might have lit the fire, which got aggravated due to the presence of methane and dry materials. The pontificating attitude of the regulatory agencies, which was clearly exhibited when they blamed the grass cutters for lighting the fire, shows their inefficiency. The government has sat on the expert committee"s recommendations and came up with bizarre solutions to control the menace, one of which was to concretize the Storm Water Drains (SWD) and putting up a waste weir at the lakes which would not even stop frothing. The expert committee had listed all the short term and long term solutions but none has been taken ...
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‘Meteor’ that caused buzz turns out to be human waste 21.1.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Unfortunate that past govts worked only to win elections: Modi 21.1.2018 National News – The Navhind Times
IANS   NEW DELHI It is the misfortune of India that governments have worked only for winning elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, adding that he will prefer to focus on his work rather than wasting time over calculations for 2019 general elections. In an interview to Zee News, when the Prime Minister ...
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Reis Magos VP to begin segregated door-to-door waste collection 21.1.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   REIS MAGOS The village of Reis Magos has been plagued with the garbage issue for the past many decades. The garbage issue has been raised many times by the villagers at the gram sabha, but due to lack of a garbage site in the village, the residents have resorted to releasing garbage ...
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Goa will attain status of ‘100% ODF’ by October 2018: Union minister 21.1.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday expressed his confidence that Goa will attain the status of ‘100 per cent open defecation free’ by October 2018. “The Chief Minister (Manohar Parrikar) is on record and told us that Goa is going to be declared 100 per ...
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Officials conduct checking at places 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 20 A team of Swachta Survey 2018 today again conducted checking in various areas of the city and also took feedback from people in the city. An official of Karvy Consultant, nodal agency of the Urban Development Ministry, today conducted field checking at Teenkoni, Veer Colony, Amrik Singh road, Kamla Nehru colony, Basant Vihar, Guru Nanakpura Mohalla, Ganesha Basti, Kartar Basti, Bhatti road, fish market, fruit market, Mati Dass Nagar, ITI and other areas in the city. The team also visited solid waste management plant on Mansa road and checked the working of the plant and how garbage is disposed. Later, the team visited Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP), Cargill company, Zee Mount Litera school and Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) and checked the sanitation condition. The team checked the condition of public toilets, dustbins and sanitation conditions of the roads. The team clicked the photographs on phone on the spot and uploaded on the software to the ministry of ...
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Massive problems with mass tourism 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Avay Shukla The world is gradually discovering that tourism can be a double-edged sword in that though it brings in revenue and employment, it has a grave social, cultural and environmental impact. This is becoming more and more evident in Himachal. As many as 17.5 million tourists visited the state in 2015 (2.5 times its population!) and the number is growing at 7.5 per cent per annum, thanks partly to the unsettled conditions in Kashmir. It generates Rs 1,200 crore, about 10 per cent of the state’s GDP. It also creates 400,000 jobs. But the downside can no longer be ignored. Tourism in Himachal is primarily mass tourism, not the quality variety. This is evident from a McKinsey report of 2015 which found that the average per tourist spending was only Rs 600, and that 96 per cent of the tourists were in the income bracket of Rs 1 to Rs 5 lakh per annum. Secondly, almost 50 per cent of the visitors were concentrated in just three destinations: Kullu (33.15 lakh), Shimla (32.65 lakh) and Kangra (24 lakh). ...
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