User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: May 21 2019 12:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Dumping waste right into Bhagirathi: What Uttarkashi’s garbage problem tells us 21.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Uttarakhand generates approximately 1406 Tons of solid waste per day and none of this is getting treated. It is high time we address this huge challenge faced by cities and towns of Himalayan Uttarakhand.
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NE can learn from big city disaster: Keya Acharya 21.5.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
NE can learn from big city disaster: Keya Acharya
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TMC ward member welfare association decries 21.5.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
TMC ward member welfare association decries
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In Modi’s Varanasi, dissent is brewing as development promises fail and divisions grow 20.5.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Quiet voices from the margins of the holy city point to growing discontent.
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Chennai Buzz: 50 schools wait for recognition | Hotels face severe water crisis | Metro sees record passengers…and more 19.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The uncertain future of more than 50 Chennai schools, the plight of the restaurant industry in times of water scarcity and some news of hope for conservancy workers -- read about all of this and more in this week's news wrap.
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Now that the elections are nearly over, can we stop playing ‘Citizens For A Day’? 17.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Elections always send Indians into a tizzy. Despite the poor track record of those contesting the elections, voters' faith in them seems quite unwavering. Why is that so? Is it time to look inwards?
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NGT orders shifting of dumping ground 9.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
NGT orders shifting of dumping ground
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What Bengaluru’s scientific waste management can teach the Swachh Bharat mission 6.5.2019 Citizen Matters
While the Government of India has time and again emphasised the importance of cleanliness, Bengaluru has kept up the spirit of swachhata with a number of initiatives. See how an innovative waste collection station, plastic tiles and a compost school are reimagining waste management in the city.
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Bye, bye birdie: A bird sanctuary could disappear as Pune metro speeds ahead 2.5.2019 Citizen Matters
In Pune, an upcoming elevated metro line poses threat to Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, which houses over 100 species of birds and 30 species of butterflies. Meanwhile, citizen groups are pushing for the sanctuary's conservation
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"Who Needs Himalayas?": People Review Delhi's Ghazipur Garbage Dump 2.5.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The huge 'mountain of garbage' at the saturated Ghazipur landfill site still receives tonnes of garbage every day - but Delhi residents have found a unique way of letting their frustration be known....
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In the land of Rabindra Sangeet, the underground hip-hop world had a coming-of-age party 1.5.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Hundreds of Kolkata performers gathered at a decrepit warehouse on a sultry Sunday, some to mark a decade of their musical journey.
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Delhi just got three new mayors, but can they change anything for the city? 30.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Amid the din of the Lok Sabha election campaigns, Delhi witnessed a silent but significant change of baton at the post of three mayors of the South, East and North municipal corporations. However, given the power dynamics in the capital, the road ahead for city administration under the new leaders hardly looks promising.
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Nepal Clean-Up Campaign: 3,000-Kg Garbage Collected From Mount Everest 29.4.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A total of 3,000 kg of solid waste has been collected from Mount Everest since April 14 when Nepal launched a clean-up campaign.
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Infrastructure and environment battle it out in the maximum city 28.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Several infrastructure projects are coming up in Mumbai, that could irrevocably damage the city's coastline and green spaces. While environmentalists allege that projects were announced without public discussion and ignoring the environmental impact, political parties brush aside these concerns
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Be the change that you want to see in your city 26.4.2019 Citizen Matters
If you have blamed the Government all along for deteriorating environment and other conditions in your city, now may be the time to rethink and react. These are five ways in which you can become an active and aware citizen and bring about change for the better.
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In a slum near Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground, life is a constant health battle 25.4.2019 Scroll.in
The sewers in the area are overflowing and the air pungent, and yet, there seems to be no political will to make a difference.
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In a scene filled with celebs & political bigwigs, AAP confident of making mark in Delhi 24.4.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The electoral landscape of Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections may be dotted with political heavyweights and celebrities fielded by BJP and Congress but in the three-cornered contest in the National capital in the seven Parliamentary seats, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party feels that it has an edge over mainstream parties due to […]
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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Polarised politics: how two teenagers will vote after surviving 2002 Gujarat riots 23.4.2019 Reuters: Top News
On the night of February 28, 2002, two toddlers living in adjacent alleys were dragged out of a slum district in Ahmedabad in Gujarat that had been set ablaze by a mob in one of India's worst ever Hindu-Muslim riots.
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'PPP model of urban waste management needs $ 5 billion/year' 22.4.2019 Sify Finance
The implementation of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in Indian cities will require the investment of $5 billion (around Rs 34,695 crore) per year, a joint report by industry chamber Assocham and British advisory multinational Ernst & Young (EY) said on Sunday.
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