User: meerak Topic: Sanitation
Category: Sanitation :: Urban waste
Last updated: Nov 20 2017 11:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Changing environment: How politics is clouding over Delhi's smog 20.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
In China, the war against pollution is on the way to being won. In India nothing had changed.
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What Mumbai’s neighbours do with their waste 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
In a continuation of our series on garbage segregation, we look at how some of the city’s neighbouring municipalities dispose of their trash Navi Mumbai: A step forward In the area of waste segregatio...
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World Toilet Day celebrated 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Periyanaickenpalayam Town Panchayat along with the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) celebrated World Toilet Day on Sunday. A release from the Indian Institute for Human Settleme...
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Battered Anna Nagar roads languish in neglect 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
With the Tiruchi Corporation’s focus remaining largely on sanitation to retain its clean city ranking and dengue prevention in recent months, relaying and repairing roads seems to have taken a back s...
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Concerned about poor air quality, organisers cancel Sunburn festival in Delhi 20.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The alarming pollution level in the Capital has claimed yet another event for a victim. Sunburn Arena, one of the most popular music festivals in the country, has been cancelled by its organisers, citing poor air quality in the city as the reason. Famous 'Tropical House' producer, songwriter, and musician Kygo, was to perform at the event on November 25, as part of his three-city tour. The announcement was made on the Facebook page of Sunburn festival, informing the music lovers that the concert has been scrapped because of the unprecedented smog levels in the city. Expressing concern about the health of the participants and the audience, the post read: "This was a very difficult decision but one that we felt compelled to make, given the current circumstances." The organisers, however, said its other two shows for the tour, which were to be held in Mumbai and Hyderabad on November 24 and November 26, respectively, will continue as per the schedule. The Sunburn team also clarified that Delhi show tickets ...
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Thiruvananthapuram zoo gets a Smart She toilet 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
The ₹12-lakh facility aims at ensuring safe sanitation for women
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Speak up Delhi: Breather for residents as govt rolls back parking fare hike 20.11.2017 DNA: Top News
The Delhi government's decision to reserve its orders of a four-fold increase in parking fees due to heavy smog has residents heaving a sigh of relief. Unwilling to pay the revised fares last week, many not only criticised the step taken by the government but also weighed their options while venturing out in the last 10 days. At the same time, some were even supportive of the idea, asserting that the step did a lot of good to the environment in view of the alarming pollution levels. The government had decided to hike the parking fee to control pollution in the Capital. The decision was, however, reversed one week later when pollution levels dropped from 'Severe' to 'Very Poor'. The new rates seemed to achieve its objective of reducing the number of vehicles on the roads as car parking in last week reduced to half. "There were around 12 cars a day last week while usually, the number of cars is around 35," said Prasun Kumar, an Akashvani parking attendant. Meanwhile, implementing the new rates have come as ...
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Needed: Jadu ki Jhadoo 20.11.2017 DNA: Top News
With the mission to improve ranking in the Clean Survey (Swachh Servekshan)-2018 conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has started with working on the areas that will help the city fetch points. But in the last one year, JMC has not done enough work and they require a lot of catching up if they intend to better their previous ranking. In the 2017, the Pink City scored 215th rank. Clean Survey 2018 will assess the cleanliness standards of 191 urban bodies in the state. During the survey, all India rankings will be given to 500 cities, including state capital and cities having more than one lakh population all over the country. The survey will be held in three parts and the points will be given out of total 4000 points. In part one, maximum 1400 points will be given under municipal documentation, part two will have maximum 1200 points for direct observation while in the third part, maximum 1400 points can be fetched under citizen feedback category. These three ...
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Vehicles flout PUC norms as city chokes on toxic pollution 20.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
While toxic smog remains one of the biggest concerns in Delhi, a large number of vehicles are flouting pollution under control (PUC) norms. Vehicular emission contributes to 20 per cent of the city’s air pollution. DNA had sought, through an RTI application, PUC-related information for 20014-17. Though the reply hides more than it reveals, it exposes inefficiency of the Delhi government’s transport department.    No information was provided for 2014. The reply says records are not available for the year. It, however, admits that of the 1,16,077 vehicles checked during July 1-18 in 2015, only 67, 686 had valid PUC certificates. The reply also admits that 20,729 tickets were issued to vehicles for not having valid PUC certificates from January 1 to September 30 in 2017. Drives against polluting vehicles were intensified only after last November’s toxic smog episode when pollution levels reached alarming levels. This was followed by the formulation of a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to deal with ...
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RPT-Indian state oil firms betting on natural gas as next big thing 20.11.2017 Sify Finance
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Government issues safety checklist for Delhi schools 20.11.2017 Zee News : States
The Delhi government has asked all city schools to form a "School Safety Committee" and also issued a 117-point "check list for school safety" on matters including entry of visitors, school toilets and CCTV cameras.
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Pollution is the least of their worries 20.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
For those living on the streets of the Capital, the real problem at hand is finding a warm and safe place to spend the night
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Dikshit slams AAP for not tackling pollution 20.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, saying that lack of preparedness in tackling pollution in the city shows “failure of governance”,...
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Runners enjoy cleanest air in over a month 20.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Steady wind in the morning helps keep AQI at 292 as thousands take part in Delhi Half Marathon
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A green space with AQI of 12 in the heart of Gurugram 20.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘O2 Chamber’ at HUDA City Centre station offers breath of fresh air
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JICA releases report on Delhi Metro 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Research charts how Metro changed the way the city travelled, reduced pollution
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Noida plans to be open defecation-free by March 2018 20.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 40,000 more toilets need to be constructed: officials
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Siddipet declared ODF 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
26,000-plus toilets constructed in 27 days
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More than just a counting game 19.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Urban India must focus on more than toilets to address sanitation woes
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It's time we really smelled the air 19.11.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The fact is that pollution levels in Delhi and the rest of north India were alarmingly high in the past fortnight
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