User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Oct 22 2017 21:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Congress attacks BJP MP for comparing Nehru-Gandhi with garbage 22.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A BJP MP from Assam came under attack on Sunday for comparing Mahatma Gandhi and India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with garbage.
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Clean chit 21.10.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Temples are using technology to keep the surroundings spotless
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Goa transport officials to be booked for littering: Parrikar 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Transport officials responsible for dumping vehicle ownership documents and other semi-charred official files along a national highway, will be filed for littering and an enquiry has been initiated, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.
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Roads filled with garbage post Diwali revelry 20.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , Oct 20 : A day after the revelry of Diwali, roads of major cities of India of the country were seen littered with remains of crackers, including the national capital where the sale of crackers has been banned by the Supreme Court.
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Chennai`s IT hub turns into huge garbage dumpyard 20.10.2017 Zee News : India National
For residents living close to Chennai's Perungudi, a breath of fresh air is a rare privilege. Cocooned in their homes with windows tightly shut, they try to forget about the absolute mess right outside their homes courtesy over 200 acres of land filled with tonnes and tonnes of garbage.
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HC pulls up govt over civic workers’ dues 18.10.2017 Hindu: News
There must be somebody you are not at war with, court tells the AAP government
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Garbage vans ‘missing’, spoils D-decor zeal 17.10.2017 DNA: Money
At a time when they are needed most, the much vaunted waste collection vehicles have disappeared from the roads. As people are busy cleaning and sprucing up their houses ahead of Diwali, there is sudden spurt in solid waste. The city residents are facing trouble in its disposal as door-to-door waste collection project in the city is not serving the required purpose. Heaps of waste is lying in the corner of houses as waste collection vehicles hasn’t picked up waste from past two days in many areas. The Door to Door Waste Collection is being done by BVG India Ltd of Pune in 60 wards out of 91 of the city. Recently, the municipal administration received complaints from the people regarding poor sanitation management. Also, the councillors expressed displeasure over the works of the company by giving their feedback to the municipal officials. They also raised the issue in the General Body Meeting held recently. There are frequent complaints against the company for not taking garbage on time.   According to ...
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Ghaziabad landfill catches fire, toxic fumes leave residents gasping for air 15.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
National capital's biggest garbage dump, releasing toxic fumes causing breathlessness for people living near it.
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Delhi govt to bail out bankrupt east MCD paying Rs 108 crore tax shares in advance 13.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
As 11,000 of its safai karmcharis went to strike days before Diwali, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has decided to bail out the bankrupt east MCD by paying Rs 108 crore tax shares in advance.
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How to turn trash into energy in just 12 hours 13.10.2017 News
The 'Renescience' process starts with a giant claw that crunches into a mountain of trash and it ends with seven different types of material that can be used to create electricity
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Piracy in Indian Ocean in check but can't be ruled out: Parrikar 12.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Piracy in the Indian Ocean is under control, but the threat of piracy cannot be "totally ignored", former Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
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Bengal govt designates 'green zone' for WC matches 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The West Bengal government has designated a 10-km pollution free "green zone" area here around the Salt Lake stadium hosting ten matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The area include the space around the airport, Jessore Road, VIP Road, Parama Island and a part of the EM bypass, a state government official said today. "There will be several players, officials and delegates visiting the city from across the world. We need to keep it in mind that the countries they are coming from are less polluted than ours. For that purpose we have designated the area as green zone," he told PTI. As per new rules, the streets in these places, mainly around the stadium, will be watered twice daily to keep the area dust free. "We have also directed to postpone all construction works in the area until the World Cup is over. We have directed some small factories in the area to keep the smoke emitted by them under control," he said adding that burning anything in open space would not be allowed too. Incidentally, vehicular ...
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Narrow vision 11.10.2017 FrontLine: Home
The Swachh Bharat Mission, by focussing on cleanliness and toilet use, leaves out a wide spectrum of urgent urban sanitation issues such as solid waste management and clogged sewers. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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Licence to harass 11.10.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
Meat traders in Uttar Pradesh continue to suffer as the administration fails to remove the hurdles placed in the way of their business. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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What does a growing GDP need? Complan? No, better cities 10.10.2017 Sify Finance
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Tripura Governor on Diwali cracker ban: Award wapsi gang will soon get Hindu cremation banned 10.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has expressed his unhappiness over Supreme Court's decision to ban sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR during Diwali.
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CPI(M) raises dengue issue 10.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Urging the authorities to expedite dengue prevention measures and set up facilities to test blood samples of fever case patients, Communist Party of India (Marxist) cadre staged a protest here on Mon...
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Political parties plan massive protest against Corporation 10.10.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Also plan to file a public interest litigation against the civic body
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Renewable, algae-based footwear developed 9.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Scientists have developed algae-based, renewable flip-flops that could be an environment friendly alternative to petroleum-based slippers - the go-to footwear in countries like India and China. Three billion petroleum-based flip-flops are produced worldwide each year, eventually ending up as non-biodegradable trash in landfills, rivers and oceans around the globe. "Even though a flip-flop seems like a minor product, a throwaway that everyone wears, it turns out that this is the Number one shoe in the world," said Stephen Mayfield, professor at University of California San Diego in the US. "These are the shoes of a fisherman and a farmer. This is the number one footwear in India, China and in Africa. One of the largest pollutants in the ocean is polyurethane from flip- flops and other shoes that have been washed or thrown into rivers and flow into the ocean," Mayfield added. The flip flops consist of a flexible, spongy slipper and a simple strap, researchers said. "Petroleum comes from algae that lived in ...
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India Today Safaigiri Awards 2017: Complete list of winners 7.10.2017 India Today| NATION
The awards were launched in 2015 after PM Narendra Modi nominated the India Today Group and its chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie as ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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