User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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PFC enters Waste-to-Energy' segment, lends Rs 290 cr to Bawana proj project 16.4.2018 General News
State-run Power Finance Corporation today announced foray into funding waste-to-energy (WTE) projects by lending Rs 290 crore to the Bawana project in Delhi. The country's largest WTE project of 24 MW is being operated by Ramky Group, a PFC statement said. The company said that with this it has forayed into the WTE segment. This plant was commissioned in 2017 and is the third WTE plant of Delhi. It is part of a 2000 TPD (tonne per day) Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management System which includes door to door collection, segregation and transportation of municipal waste from North Delhi, its subsequent processing and disposal. This plant alone handles about 20 per cent Delhi's Municipal Solid Waste. After the waste reaches the processing plant, compost is prepared from the organic portion and after processing, the remaining waste is combusted in the WTE boiler to produce electricity, which is sold through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to Delhi DISCOMs. The plant has a unique ...
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Gurugram residents raise concerns over waste-to-energy plant project 16.4.2018 Hindu: News
Object to lack of clarity on technology, operation of plant
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Sun, sand and sanitation: Goa celebrates beach hygiene campaign with music party 15.4.2018 General News
Plastic garbage converted into flotation devices, seaweed strewn on beaches broken down into compost and art installations fabricated from bottle caps and straws littered on Goa's beaches are the showstoppers of a 150-day-old beach cleanliness campaign in Goa.
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Antibiotics in treated farm waste contribute to rise of superbugs 15.4.2018 General News
Even the most elite waste treatment systems currently available do not remove antibiotics from manure, according to a study which suggests that traces of the medicines leach into the environment, potentially contributing to the global rise of drug-resistant bacteria. Researchers from University at Buffalo in the US studied two of the most elite waste treatment systems. Both technologies - advanced anaerobic digestion and reverse osmosis filtration - leave behind concerning levels of antibiotic residues, which can include both the drugs themselves and molecules that the drugs break down into. The research, published in the journals Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution, also uncovered new findings about solid excrement, which is often filtered out from raw, wet manure before the treatment technologies are implemented. Researchers found that this solid matter may contain higher concentrations of antibiotics than unprocessed manure, a discovery that is particularly disturbing because ..
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Plan to weed out water hyacinth from 26 lakes 14.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The GHMC will have water hyacinth removed from 26 lakes in the city at a cost of ₹7.65 crore. Tenders will be called for removal of the weed and maint
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Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers 12.4.2018 General News
Scientists have created biodegradable shoes using mushrooms, chicken feathers and textile waste, paving the way for more sustainable fashion. The researchers from University of Delaware (UD) in the US created a bio-composite material - sourced sustainably from common regional products - that forms the sole of their prototype shoe. "The fashion industry produces a lot of waste, so sustainability is an issue everyone is trying to address," said Jillian Silverman, master's degree student at UD. "It's hard to believe that people are going to change their consumption habits, but with this shoe, when someone gets tired of it or it wears out, it can go into the compost pile and not the landfill," said Silverman. The project began in 2015, when researchers made fabric from mushroom mycelium, the interlocking root system from which the part of the mushroom that we eat on our pizza grows. The researchers then experimented with growing different species of mushrooms and using different ...
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Green manifesto asks candidates to commit to segregation, composting, plastic ban 12.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The Green Manifesto has been drafted by Bangalore Eco Team and Association of Green Industries and Services, and will be presented to all parties and contestants in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Elections, 2018. »
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Sowing seeds of success 11.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Organic seedlings raised by women’s SHG in great demand
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Waste not 11.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
SpillSavers is an initiative by Pooja Dixit to discourage us from using disposables for parties and get-togethers
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Training to educate farmers on Kudiravali millet 10.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
MADURAI In order to educate farmers on the cultivation, processing and marketing of ‘Madurai 1 Kudiravali’ (barnyard millet), a variety introduced by
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100 major events organised to make Swachhta a ‘Jan Andolan’ 10.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Human Resource Development Dr Satya Pal Singh addressed a joint press conference today, briefing the media on Swachhta Pakhwada 2018 activities organised by the Ministry from 16th March to 31st March 2018.
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Residents embark on clean-up drive 8.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Take initiave to segregate solid waste, children conduct awareness campaign
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No more use and throw? 7.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Post the release of the film, Padman, there has been a lot of discussion on the need for proper menstrual products for women in India. But as importa
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2BHK houses unveiled at Singamcheruvu Tanda 7.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao has directed officials to bring the possible beneficiaries of the double be
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Chembur societies penalised for not composting garbage 7.4.2018 Hindu: Health
₹1.05-lakh fine imposed on 7 housing societies for not complying with BMC rules
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Gobardhan Yojna' to be launched from Karnal on Apr 30 6.4.2018 General News
Gobardhan Yojna, a central government scheme for managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste into manure and biogas, will be launched nationally from Haryana's Karnal on April 30, an official said today. Gobar is an acronym for Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources. Through the scheme, the government aims to ensure cleanliness in villages and generate energy by converting cattle dung and solid agricultural waste into compost and biogas. The scheme was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech this year. The government aims to cover nearly 700 districts under the scheme in this financial year. A few European countries and China have managed to produced biogas on a large-scale by effectively utilising cattle dung, the official said. "With the same concept, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken about galvanising organic bio-agro resources in the country and converting waste to energy," he said. "Gram panchayat has a key role in this scheme under which ...
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Dhandeeswaram temple harvests first compost 6.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Two months ago, a composting unit was set up at this place of worship in Velachery
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GHMC to push for compost pits in gated communities 4.4.2018 Hindu: Health
The GHMC has instructed its circle level officials to get compost pits established in all gated communities in their jurisdiction by this month-end.In
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Confusion over the BBMP’s solid waste management plan 4.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Civic body is talking of segregation at source but implementing mixed waste processing
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Now, they come battery-operated 4.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Compartments for biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste
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