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User: ssurekha Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Dec 14 2018 15:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bandhwari Landfill: Haryana's Mega-Dump And Its Threat To The Aravallis 25.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Every day, a steaming load of garbage arrives at Bandhwari, one of the biggest landfills in north India. Hundreds of trees have been cut down to accommodate the noxious 2,000 tonnes of unsegregated...
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Indian Teen Chosen For UN Sustainable Development Goals Programme 18.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
An 18-year-old from India, Udit Singhal, has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, the highest profile recognition opportunity at...
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For countries like India, tackling antibiotic resistance is key to preventing the next pandemic 13.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The risk is higher in countries with inadequate basic water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.
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India's Air Quality Has Improved Due To Lockdown: Pollution Control Body 2.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The nationwide ''Janata Curfew'' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country with 91 cities recording air quality...
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Lockdown leads to lower air pollution levels 2.4.2020 Rediff: Business
The nationwide 'Janta Curfew' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country, with 91 cities recording air quality in the 'good' and 'satisfactory' category on March 29, a Central Pollution Control Board report has stated. Travel restrictions and the closure of industries have helped reduce the pollution level, it said.
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La Liga: Real Sociedad go fourth with win at Eibar's empty stadium 11.3.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Real Sociedad climbed to fourth in La Liga with a 2-1 win at Eibar on Tuesday, in the first Spanish match played without fans as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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A helping hand for the city’s waste collectors 9.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Not just providing the market avenue for the plastic waste they collect, Plastic For Change India Foundation has come forward to provide support to wa
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City Buzz: Shaheen Bagh updates | Underwater Metro in Kolkata | Hope for Delhi pollution hotspots…and more 23.2.2020 Citizen Matters
Been busy during the week? Catch a recap of the most important news from our cities in our weekly round-up.
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How Vasudha Rai said no to excess beauty waste, and why you should too 21.2.2020 Hindu: Society
How and why this writer refused to accept excessively-packaged products, and is encouraging other influencers to do the same
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A cup of coffee costs one kilogram of plastic here 21.2.2020 Hindu: Health
Plastic parlour in Visakhapatnam will serve you a hot beverage, cookies and even breakfast at a never-before cost
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Gautam Gambhir Urges Arvind Kejriwal To Visit Ghazipur Landfill Site 19.2.2020 NDTV News - Cities
East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to visit the Ghazipur landfill site for the sake of the people living near the garbage dump in a "very plightful...
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Kite river fest raises environmental awareness 13.2.2020 The Assam Tribune
Kite river fest raises environmental awareness
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Despite statewide ban, Mumbai still has miles to go before it can be plastic-free 11.2.2020 Citizen Matters
In March 2018, Maharashtra imposed a blanket ban on the use of plastic in the state, particularly in Mumbai. Almost two years later, the city still finds itself grappling with plastic waste, largely due to patchy implementation by BMC and inadequate attention to processing of discarded plastic.
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Arvind Kejriwal claims BJP has turned Delhi into ‘garbage capital of India’ 9.1.2020 Scroll.in
The chief minister said that in 2020, the Ghazipur landfill will be taller than the Taj Mahal.
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BJP Made Delhi "Garbage Capital Of India": Arvind Kejriwal 9.1.2020 NDTV News - Cities
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the BJP of making Delhi the "garbage capital of India" and claimed that the dump at Ghazipur landfill will soon cross the height of Taj Mahal.
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Polluting and unviable: Five reasons Bengaluru’s Waste-to-Energy plants can fail 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A resident of Electronic City where one of the Waste-to-Energy plants is slated to come up, analyses why BBMP's push for the plants is misguided
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Elections, Kashmir, environment and citizens: 12 stories from the 12 months gone by 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters
As we come to the end of the year, a look at some of the most topical, important and appreciated stories of 2019.
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India needs to rethink Master Planning – and Delhi can lead the way 3.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The case for a livelihood-centred approach.
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Garbage to gold: Shillong women’s group shows the way 15.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Ambitious, big-money plans remain on paper, but a women's self help group comprised of ragpickers-turned-recyclers could help the hill station solve its ugly waste crisis.
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Eco India: A Mumbai-based company is ensuring that the least amount of garbage is sent to landfills 10.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
How India’s untreated garbage can potentially generate resource value through integrated waste management solutions.
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