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Ghazipur landfill solution soon, trial run of waste-to-energy plant to begin 28.2.2015 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
The East Corporation's waste-to-energy plant, set up to provide a scientific solution to the problem of garbage disposal at the Ghazipur landfill site, will start its trial run by March 31. East Delhi Mayor Meenakshi said the waste-to-energy plant follows Euro norms for emissions, including the highest standards of pollution control measures. The waste management plant is an environment-friendly initiative which aims to mitigate 8.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases over the coming years, said officials with East Delhi Municipal Corporation. "Thus combating global warming with zero discharge," an official added. The project, based on a public-private-partnership framework, has been started by IL&FS Environment. Meenakshi said the plant is installed to process 1,300 tonnes of waste per day to generate 12 MW of green power. "Its built-in capability has been increased to process 2,000 TPD. It is expected to reach 32,000 mark in coming years," an official said. A social initiative by IL&FS - Gulmeher - has ...
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Subir Roy: Save lives, fight air pollution 24.2.2015 All Opinion Stories
The alarming level of air pollution in Indian cities, highlighted in reports from academia across the world and global agencies, has at last woken up people who matter in India. What has struck home is that Beijing, till now widely reported as among ...
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Antardhvani’s rendezvous with innovations 22.2.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Antardhvani’s rendezvous with innovations
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Manual scavenging continue in Madurai's limits 16.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Manual scavenging continue in Madurai's limits
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Biomedical waste mixes freely with general waste in Madurai 16.2.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Biomedical waste mixes freely with general waste in Madurai
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A Spanish Literacy Mission in Varanasi 15.2.2015 newindianexpress.com
As illiteracy among the women of the world’s oldest city runs at 80 per cent, a Spanish charity teaches them to read and write
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North Bengaluru hotels shut their kitchens 13.2.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
North Bengaluru hotels shut their kitchens
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Toxic hospital waste dumped in open 9.2.2015 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
The wastes generated from hospitals like syringes, drug bottles, removed plaster and human anatomical parts are termed biomedical wastes (BMW), which are being disposed of in open in a horrible manner by a few private hospitals of the ...
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Rags to letters story in Tiljala slum 7.2.2015 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
Rags to letters story in Tiljala slum
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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Pilgrims granted permission to use river during festival 31.1.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Friday granted interim permission for authorities to allow people to go into the river flowing near Pandharpur during the two-day festival, Magh Ekadashi. The court however asked the authorities to create awareness and make sure that the river is not polluted. The court was hearing PIL filed by Campaign Against Manual Scavenging which alleged that the inhuman practice of collecting human excreta continued even today as there are very few toilets available in Pandharpur town, Solapur district which is visited by lakhs of pilgrims during the festival. After the judges showed anguish over the state government’s apathy towards manual scavengers in Pandharpur, the court was assured that the urban development department, civic body and the temple trust would construct hundreds of permanent, temporary and mobile toilets for pilgrims so that nobody is made to clean human waste. The division bench also stated that no such permission would be given in the future till the authorities ...
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HC summons UDH secy, JMC CEO over lack of cleanliness in city 29.1.2015 Jaipur News, Jaipur City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday summoned principal secretary, UDH and the JMC CEO to be personally present in the court on February 23 over non-compliance of its directions for maintaining cleanliness in the ...
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Call to end manual scavenging 27.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Call to end manual scavenging
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Call to end manual scavenging 27.1.2015 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Aathi Thamizhar Viduthalai Iyakkam on Monday tried to block trains at the Coimbatore Railway Junction demanding that manual scavenging be banned. The organisation condemned the Clean India Camp...
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Subir Roy: What does life hold for a rag picker? 23.1.2015 All Opinion Stories
The shanties along the railway line for local trains near Park Circus station in east Kolkata are not so different from similar encroachments across the country. Many of them are home to rag pickers, who occupy perhaps the lowest rung in urban ...
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India’s shame 21.1.2015 FrontLine: Social Issues
“SHAMEFUL”, “degrading”, “dehumanising”, “disgusting”, “obnoxious”, “abhorrent”, a “blot on humanity”—these are some of the words used to describe “manual scavenging”, which in plain language mean...
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Army officials, civilians take up 'Clean India' mission in Kashmir 21.1.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Army officials, civilians take up 'Clean India' mission in Kashmir' at newkerala.com.
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22 Species of Birds Sighted in Aranmula Airport Area 21.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
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Swachchh Bharat a historic opportunity: Jack Sim 19.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Jack Sim Calling the Swachchh Bharat Mission an “historic opportunity” to end all health issues arising out of poor sanitation in India, the chief of World Toilet Organisation on Sunday called for imparting of training to people who clean toilets and upgrading their grade to ensure that the dreams of the mission turn into reality. Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organisation, told this newspaper that toilet is the “cheapest medicine” for many diseases that plague the world and sought to rubbish the argument that lack of infrastructure is one of the reason why people defecate in the open. “Infrastructure is just one part of the problem. The actual problem here is the mindset. If you change the mindset then infrastructure would come in automatically. Without demand there will be no supply. So what is imperative now is creating the demand. Once the demand is made, supply will be available,” Mr Sim, whose NGO is organising a summit along with World Education Fund in the capital beginning Monday, ...
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Swachchh Bharat a historic opportunity: Jack Sim 19.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Jack Sim Calling the Swachchh Bharat Mission an “historic opportunity” to end all health issues arising out of poor sanitation in India, the chief of World Toilet Organisation on Sunday called for imparting of training to people who clean toilets and upgrading their grade to ensure that the dreams of the mission turn into reality. Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organisation, told this newspaper that toilet is the “cheapest medicine” for many diseases that plague the world and sought to rubbish the argument that lack of infrastructure is one of the reason why people defecate in the open. “Infrastructure is just one part of the problem. The actual problem here is the mindset. If you change the mindset then infrastructure would come in automatically. Without demand there will be no supply. So what is imperative now is creating the demand. Once the demand is made, supply will be available,” Mr Sim, whose NGO is organising a summit along with World Education Fund in the capital beginning Monday, ...
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