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Goa College of Engineering wins X-CARVE 2017 5.1.2018 Kurio City – The Navhind Times
Goa College of Engineering became the overall winners of X-CARVE 2017, an inter-collegiate all Goa Level Tech-Fest for civil engineering/architectural engineering, while Government Polytechnic Bicholim were runners-up. The fourth edition of the fest was organised by the final year civil engineering students of Fr Agnel Polytechnic, Verna. The event contributed towards spreading of technical knowledge ...
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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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MC cuts water supply duration by 3 hours 5.1.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana, January 4 Without ‘giving’ any prior notice, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has reduced water supply duration in several parts of the city. The MC has imposed up to three-hour cut in water supply a day in several areas. It was learnt that no official announcement has been made in this regard. A resident of the Kailash Chowk area said: “Duration of water supply in our area has been reduced by three hours a day. We were not given any prior information in this regard. If the MC had to reduce duration of water supply, it should have given prior information to us.” Sources in the MC said the duration of water supply had also been reduced in various other areas that fall in different zones of the MC. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) Anshul Garcha admitted the duration of water supply had been reduced. “We are supplying water as per demand of public. If we supply water more than the requirement, water goes waste and also pipes burst. Now, water supply has been reduced by one hour each during morning, ...
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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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GAP boost for organic farming 5.1.2018
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has moved to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Value Addition for Income Generation in Agriculture (VAIGA). As part of delivering quality organic vegetables to consumers, only produce that comes under GAP has been sold at festival markets during the last one-and-a-half years. As the people have become conscious of pesticide-laced vegetables and fruits, the government has moved to GAP and VAIGA. The drawback of GAP is that a certain level of pesticides, fungicides and chemical fertilisers can be used. "GAP is not effective as the officials do not have direct control over the use of chemical fertilizers being applied. The norm is that agricultural officers should visit the farmers at 8 a.m. when they spray the chemical fertilizers," said a senior agriculture department official. Over the last two years, the agriculture department has moved to VAIGA. Agriculture minister V. S. Sunil Kumar claimed that the latest edition of VAIGA exhibition held in ...
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Bio-med waste unit on wetland 5.1.2018
Thiruvananthapuram: The Nedumnagad Tahsildar has submitted a report categorising the Indian Medical Association"s land at Pering-ammala panchayat, where a bio-waste trea-tment facility is proposed to come up, as a "nilam", or wetland. The report further says the plant should not be established as it is a swamp rich in biodiversity with freshwater bodies. Meanwhile, IMA representatives indicated that they might not proceed with the project if there is strong opposition. IMA state secretary Dr Sulphi N. said, "We are not abandoning it. However, people are so anxious. This project is for the people. If it causes problems, we will look at other options." Health minister K.K. Shylaja said the government is not bent on making the project ha-ppen at the same site. The Tahsildar"s report and ground reality contradicts several points in the Environment Impact Assessment report which IMA submitted to the government, according to Pering-ammala gramapanchayat vice-president ...
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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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Cleanliness is next to godliness for this priest 4.1.2018 Hindu: News
Malakapuram Melsanthi on a mission to rid Sabrimala of plastic
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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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No radioactive waste leakage into Thane creek from BARC, govt tells Parliam... 4.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
No radioactive waste leakage into Thane creek from BARC, govt tells Parliam...
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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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Forward, Munch! 4.1.2018 Hindu: Leisure
From wholesome home-cooked meals to chic hibiscus teas, 2018 will be a year of responsibility and balance
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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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Do your bit for the environment 4.1.2018 Hindu: S & T
Environment concern is on an all time high, these little acts can save it from getting worse
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Here's why organic food is gaining popularity 4.1.2018
New Delhi: The demand for organic foods began with fruits and vegetables when there were reports of pesticide residues in them. However, the popularity of organic foods has now extended to food grains, pulses, tea, spices and even oilseeds. "Organic foods have gained popularity because people have become aware of their benefits. They contain no chemical pesticides and fertilizers and are grown naturally with manure or compost and only natural pesticides and insecticides are used," said Dr. Saurabh Arora, MD (Auriga research and Director at Arbro Pharmaceuticals) and Founder of Food Safety Helpline. "Children are more susceptible than adults to diseases caused by chemical pesticide residues in food and so parents prefer to give them organic foods. Another advantage is that organic foods do not contain growth hormones or antibiotic residues. Animals are often given growth hormones and antibiotics in animal feeds which are directly passed into animal foods like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and ...
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Here's why organic food is gaining popularity 4.1.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Organic foods do not contain growth hormones or antibiotic residues.
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Government will go to doorstep of people: Nara Lokesh 4.1.2018
Vijayawada: Minister for PR & RD, IT N. Lokesh said the officials would take the government to the doorstep of the people and solve their problems. He was speaking at the Janmabhoomi-Maa Vooru programme held in Poranki on Wednesday. Mr Lokesh said real-time governance by the TD was yielding good results. He spoke of the 1100 call centre and the services provided by it. Reminding that the state started its journey without an office or power supply to the villages, the minister said now, villages are being supplied power for 24 hours. Mr Lokesh explained about Pattiseema and its benefits. Despite deficit Budget, the government implemented loan waiver to farmers and Dwcra groups. He announced that 10-star rating will be given to the villages, basing on the power supply, toilets, solid waste management, fibre grid connection etc. He said that his responsibility was to facilitate all the villages with power, water, and other facilities. By June, 2018, all villages will get drinking water through pumps in ...
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