User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: May 24 2017 15:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pimple Saudagar society harvests rainwater, goes free of tankers 24.5.2017 TOI: Pune Times
A Pimple Saudagar housing society has shown a diligent way towards effective water management in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Representatives of buildings in key residential areas like Wakad, Punawale, Moshi, Pimple Saudagar and Nigdi organised a visit on Sunday to Roseland Residency Cooperative Housing Society in order to imbibe methods of rainwater harvesting (RWH) from the latter.
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Keep cities clean or get a poor appraisal, Maharashtra tells civic chiefs 24.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The state government has finalized the KRA (key results area) parameters for all municipal commissioners for the 2017-18 appraisal year.
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Segregate 17% waste by June 30: Corporation to officials 23.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
All zones in the city have to ensure that 17% of the waste generated in their jurisdiction is segregated by June 30, Greater Chennai Corporation has ordered its officials.
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‘Farmers victims of caste politics in Bihar’ 22.5.2017 TOI: Patna
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'Convert organic waste into compost 20.5.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
'Convert organic waste into compost
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Where governance is a way of life 19.5.2017 BusinessLine - Specials
Smart cities could learn from Tadipatri’s model municipality
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Flower power 19.5.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Kalikambal temple sets a green example by composting wilted garlands
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Composting self-help groups falling short of space, asks BMC for more space 19.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
The initiative of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to segregate dry and wet waste, and use uncooked wet waste for composting with help of self-groups has brought positive result. Not only new self-help groups are joining the initiative, existing groups are also seeking more space for composting. Ranjana Shinde who runs Pratigya Mahila Bhachat Gath, a self help group in Vidyavihar, has more than 140 women members in her group. They collect waste from households, segregate it and then put the uncooked wet waste in the composting pits. She has been composting for the last two years, and now wants the civic body to allot her a bigger space. Like Shinde, other self-help groups are also asking for more space. Shinde said more women are joining such initiatives. However, the space allotted to them by civic body seems small with rise in number of women joining the mission. "We are not composting as much as we can due to space crunch," she said. She said if a bigger space is given to them, they can ...
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Palike reward for composting wet waste 18.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has decided to offer rebate in garbage cess levied on property tax, for individual households which compost wet waste. It was earlier planned to provide the facility to bulk generators such as apartments and hotels.

The BBMP collects 10% of the property tax as garbage cess. The tax rebate for composting wet waste is likely to be around 2.5%. BBMPjoint commissioner (Solid Waste Management), Sarfaraz Khan, said the incentive was aimed at encouraging people to compost waste.

BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said the Palike had already starting training people on composting waste.
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Palike will reduce garbage cess for self-composting bulk generators 18.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Palike will reduce garbage cess for self-composting bulk generators
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Pupils vow to use LED bulbs 18.5.2017 TOI: Patna
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BBMP to stop lifting wet waste from complexes in bulk 17.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
BBMP will stop lifting wet waste generated by residential and commercial complexes with 20 units or more from June. Under the policy, contractors will be asked to collect only dry waste from such buildings. Those who generate wet waste in bulk will have to compost it within their buildings.
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Agriculture sector likely to seek more credit 16.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Agriculture and Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are expected to see higher credit off-take in Coimbatore district this financial year. According to the annual credit plan prepared by...
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How a Bellandur family organised a low-waste celebration 16.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Sobha Quartz in Bellandur, Bengaluru is a residential apartment complex with 146 families. Some families living here compost their kitchen waste in their own balcony-based mini composting plants. They also embrace zero-waste events, sustainable menstruation...
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Thanks to women, Ambikapur becomes first waste-free town in Chhattisgarh 16.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Town adopts solid and liquid resource management method to solve the problem of urban waste
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How a Bellandur family conducted a less-waste celebration 16.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Sobha Quartz in Bellandur, Bengaluru is a residential apartment complex with 146 families. Some families living here compost their kitchen waste in their own balcony-based mini composting plants. They also embrace zero-waste events, sustainable menstruation...
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SDMC begins zero-garbage initiative from RK Puram 16.5.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has launched zero garbage initiative under its 'compose banao, compose apnao' scheme following the lines of central government's Swachh Bharat initiative. The SDMC said the initiative would be implemented by processing and disposing of locally the entire waste generated in a particular area, hence reducing the burden at landfill sites and cut expenditure on waste transportation. South Delhi's RK Puram is the first area to implement the plan. "The corporation is presently collecting wet garbage from approximately 1,500 houses from various sectors of RK Puram and a few restaurants nearby. In addition to this dry leaves are also being collected by the four auto tippers. The garbage is then dumped at a compost site in sector 9 for generating compost," said Dr Puneet Kumar Goel, Commissioner. A senior officer of SDMC said, an MoU was inked with the ITC to bring awareness among the residents of R K ...
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SDMC working on zero-garbage initiative, begins from RK Puram 16.5.2017 Zee News : States
The SDMC said the initiative would be implemented by processing and disposing of locally the entire waste generated in a particular area.
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Corp in door-to-door campaign for source segregation of waste 15.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Throw this paper, see plants sprout 15.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Compost Santhe, the weekly fair held by the BBMP in collaboration with civil society activists and environmentalists, is emerging as the cornerstone of the civic body's efforts to promote segregation at source and organic/eco-friendly waste-disposal solutions.
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