User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
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Aurangabad administration to sterilise street dogs 26.4.2018 General News
The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation had asked the NGO Blue Cross to sterilise street dogs.It has been reported that people are getting increasingly frightened of street dogs, and therefore, the municipal corporation has decided to sterilise street dogs under the Animal Birth Control.It is said that there are approximately 50,000-60,000 dogs in the city, of which, around 50-60 dogs are sterilized every day.Veterinary surgeon Dr. Arvind Chauhan estimated that within three years, the street dogs population would reduce.
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Non-allocation of funds by AAP Govt will 'cripple' sanitation services in Delhi: Gupta 26.4.2018 General News
The AAP government's failure to make non-plan fund allocations would "cripple" sanitation services of three municipal corporations in Delhi, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta said today. Non-allocation of funds under different heads for 2018-19 would affect essential services such as door-to-door collection of garbage, maintenance of sanitary landfill sites, tipper-truck services, segregation of garbage, and improvement of roads by the three municipal corporations, the BJP leader said. "The gravity of the impact of financial denial by the Delhi government can be gauged from the fact that during 2017-18, these sectors received an allocation of Rs 1,228.42 crore. In place of increasing the allocation this year, the government reduced it to zero out of political ill-will," he said. Gupta alleged that the AAP government's move was an act of "revenge" as the party was defeated by the BJP in the municipal corporation elections last year. "It has been done with an eye on ...
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Construction of toilets in urban areas under Swachh Bharat to be completed before schedule: Minister 26.4.2018 General News
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today that the government would meet the target of construction of 72 lakh household and public toilets in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission a year ahead of the schedule of October 2, 2019, and stressed that behavioural change among people was at the heart of cleanliness mission which would ensure its success. The Housing and Urban Affairs Minister said that the success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would hugely depend on the success of India just as the success of China in taking people out of poverty led to the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The minister said the government has set a target of building 67 lakh household toilets and five lakh community or public toilets in urban areas by October 2019. As on March 31, we have already built 52 lakh individual household toilets and 3.2 lakh public toilets...well one year in advance of October 2019, well before October 2018, we would build the required amount
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Madurai hoteliers crackdown on food waste 26.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
A group of city hoteliers is brilliantly minimising the food wastes that otherwise rot in the landfill. They are composting the organic and agro waste of their kitchens and using the rich manure to grow their own crops
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UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging 26.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
UK supermarkets and food companies launched a new voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging on Thursday as ministers were considering to force them into paying more towards collecting and recycling the waste they produce.
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Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover 26.4.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist hotspot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ...
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George let down people who voted for him, says Prithvi Reddy 26.4.2018 Citizen Matters
He wants to give people an alternative in politics. His campaign is crowdfunded and doesn't have major donors. and he is taking on K J George who was Bengaluru Development Minister. »
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Municipality launches solid waste processing project 26.4.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Organic manure to be produced
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PAC concludes its visit 26.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It reviews performance of departments in Ramanathapuram
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Nadda examines measures for prevention, control of vector-borne diseases 26.4.2018 General News
Union Minister for Health and Welfare J.P. Nadda examined the measures taken towards preparedness, prevention, and control of vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya in the country.The same was done during a meeting called by Nadda of health ministers of all states regarding the situation of cases of dengue and swine flu.During the meeting, Nadda directed officials to launch aggressive campaigns to enhance awareness on prevention and control of the aforementioned diseases before the onset of the monsoon season.The minister is reportedly undertaking talks with health ministers of the endemic states to ensure that they are prepared with all the necessary medicines and kits.Nadda also urged officials and nodal officers to visit kala-azar endemic states of Jharkhand and Bihar immediately and draft a report on the present situation in these regions within a week's time.Diseases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya have been increasingly reported in the country, ...
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BBMP looking for private agency to maintain Church Street 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
After spending crores of rupees over a year revamping Church Street, the civic body is now looking for a private agency to maintain it.The Bruhat Ben
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Residents fear losing land to airport modernisation 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
Residents living on the periphery of the Chennai airport on Wednesday expressed fears that their homes and properties will be acquired for its propos
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Landfill sites: AAP accuses BJP of spreading lies 26.4.2018 Hindu: News
Slams party for failing to manage garbage disposal in city
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State to seek waste management tips from cleanest town in India 25.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 25: An official trip to Kerala and its city of Alappuzha which has been rated as the cleanest town in India, is one of the ways in which State Urban Affairs Minister, Hamletson Dohling plans to bring about a marked change to Shillong’s waste management problems.
Dohling will be leading a team of officials which will visit Alappuzha next week to study the waste management technique that this city has adopted.

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Meghalaya to study Alappuzha city's waste management programme 25.4.2018 General News
The Meghalaya government will send a team to Alappuzha city in Kerala next week to study the waste management programme adopted by it, Urban Affairs Minister Hamlet Dohling said today. Alappuzha is also known as the cleanest city in India, he said, adding that a team will go there with an objective to study the technique adopted by the city for handling waste. "The objective of the study visit to Alappuzha is to find out if the same model can be replicated in Shillong. The team will interact with the municipal corporation of Kerala on the subject and explore all possibilities," Dohling said. Dohling said the state government is concerned about Shillong and its cleanliness since the National Games are supposed to be held in the state in 2022. Alappuzha has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), among five cities in the world, which are working towards curbing pollution through their sustainable solid waste management practices, Dohling ...
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City not getting the attention it deserves: HC 25.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
‘Place any proposal on cleaning city’
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Insight: Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation 24.4.2018 Reuters: World News
RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters) - Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the seaside ...
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Address issue of solid waste management in Delhi on war footing: HC to authorities 24.4.2018 General News
Observing that its orders to clean up the national capital were "not getting the attention it deserves", the Delhi High Court today passed a slew of directions to the Centre, the AAP government and the three municipal corporations to ensure that the issue of solid waste management is addressed on a "war footing". A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said it does not want to keep watching videos, filed by a court-appointed local commissioner, on the lack of garbage disposal and waste management in Delhi and directed the Centre to place on record any proposal it may have to clean up the city as well as solid waste management. The Centre was also asked to look into the issue raised by the Delhi government that municipal bodies of each state receive funds amounting to Rs 488 for each person in their jurisdiction every year from the central government while the national capital has been getting only Rs 325 crore since 1991. "Delhi needs help. Is the ...
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NGT notice to UP on waste burning at Kaushambi 24.4.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and its civic bodies after a plea alleged indiscriminate burning of municipal solid waste at Kaushambi area of Uttar Pradesh, despite a ban in force. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim sought responses from the UP government, UP Pollution Control Board, Nagar Nigam Ghaziabad and others on the issue before May 3. The order came after advocate Sanjay Upadhyay mentioned the matter before the green panel and said that huge stretches of dry grass was put on fire at Kaushambi near the Anand Vihar Metro station recently. The lawyer, appearing for Vardhaman Kaushik who has filed a petition against deteriorating air quality in Delhi and NCR, submitted several photographs showing burning of waste at several places. He said that despite various orders passed by NGT and the undertakings given by the authorities, there was indiscriminate dumping and burning of municipal solid waste at various ...
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Former bureaucrat Renuka aims to bring governance to doorsteps 24.4.2018 Citizen Matters
Renuka wants to bring AAP's Delhi model of governance to Bengaluru. She talks about being a woman in a position of power and in politics. »
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