solid waste management

Single agency proposed for Bhiwadi’s development


September 19th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan will consider a single nodal agency to oversee industrial development in this key town, as it goes for the next phase of expansion by ... Read more...

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PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Rs.5,500-crore for Bangalore infrastructure in state budget


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Karnataka budget proposes to spend a whopping Rs.5,500 crore in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) for addressing the infrastructure woes of India's tech hub, including its ... Read more...

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Indian NGO Chintan chosen for first US Innovation Award


March 8th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Chintan, an Indian NGO, has been chosen for America's first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organizing wastepickers and ... Read more...

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Congress promises free water, power in Goa manifesto


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Free water and electricity to poorer sections of society are two of the key promises made by the Congress in its poll manifesto, released Monday, ahead ... Read more...

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Haryana wants central funding for NCR area


December 27th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Haryana government has urged the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) to consider funding various projects in all 26 urban local bodies (ULBs) falling in ... Read more...

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European firms tap India’s huge environment technology market


November 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) With India's environment technology market estimated at eight billion euros (approx $10 bn) and growing rapidly, European firms with expertise in energy efficiency, solid waste management, ... Read more...

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Making waste management fun, Bangalore style (Feature)


November 4th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Trust Bangaloreans not to waste an opportunity to turn any effort into fun and a 'habba' (festival). Groups of residents of the IT hub are out ... Read more...

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CAG points to Kerala’s poor waste management


October 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Tuesday blamed the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, the urban local bodies and state government officials for not ... Read more...

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Farmers oppose incinerator in Ghaziabad


September 4th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Farmers of about a dozen villages of Greater Noida and Ghaziabad Sunday organised a 'mahapanchayat' and resolved to organise a protest Sep 19 against an upcoming ... Read more...

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Most Delhi slums without proper toilets: Study


August 30th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Most slum dwellers in Delhi do not have access to household toilets, while the community toilets are in a pathetic condition, a World Health Organization ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader flays Mamata for land return announcement


June 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata June 25 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Saturday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision not to allow any further land acquisition in Rajarhat ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to clean the Ganga


June 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) India will sign an agreement with the World Bank Tuesday for a $801-million loan to fund cleaning up of the Ganga, whose pollution levels have ... Read more...

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World Bank to study Delhi’s waste-to-energy plant


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The waste-to-energy plant coming up in Delhi has been chosen by the World Bank for a case study, an official said Friday.The decision was taken ... Read more...

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Waste management project in major Punjab cities from October


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 3 (IANS) The first project for door-to-door collection of garbage and solid waste management in major Punjab cities and towns will start in October, a minister said here ... Read more...

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India’s first waste-to-energy plant generates heat (With Images)


May 22nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India's first waste-to-energy plant, touted as an answer to the waste and electricity woes of the capital, will start operations from July. But people living ... Read more...

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President’s green initiative to be replicated by builders


May 19th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Roshni - a green innovative concept to create sustainable urban habitats, evolved at the behest of President Pratibha Patil - is likely to be ... Read more...

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Haryana’s Manesar to be India’s first eco-city


April 20th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Manesar in Haryana will soon be home to the country's first eco-city pilot initiative, a senior official of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation ... Read more...

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President Patil to felicitate Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will felicitate over 2808 Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees from 21 states at a function in Vigyan Bhawan here on Wednesday.Union Minister of Rural ... Read more...

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Government mandates plastic bags of 40 microns thickness


February 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking the fight against polluting plastic a step further, the environment ministry Monday notified that plastic carry bags should be of a minimum thickness of 40 microns ... Read more...

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Rs.1,300 crore ADB loan to Kolkata municipality


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan of Rs.1,300 crore to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to undertake different projects, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said Thursday."The ADB ... Read more...

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Waste-pickers’ views will be reflected in policy: Ramesh


January 29th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Waste-pickers' views will be taken while drafting policy on waste disposal, union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday. Inaugurating the first-ever national conference of waste pickers, ... Read more...

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Management of hazardous waste inadequate, says minister


January 25th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday emphasised that an effective management of hazardous waste is necessary as the country generates over six million tonnes of it every year."We ... Read more...

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Rs.107 crore environment plan for Bengal’s Bantala SEZ


January 18th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has prepared a Rs.107 crore plan to address the environment problems at Bantala special economic zone (SEZ) in the eastern part of the city, ... Read more...

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Vibrant Gujarat: $56.43 bn fund for urban development


January 13th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Eleven memoranda of understanding (MoUs) worth Rs.25,397 crore ($56.43 billion) for different urban development projects were signed during the 5th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit here Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Agra outsources door-to-door garbage collection to private firm (Lead)


December 28th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 28 (IANS) Residents and visitors to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, can hope to have a cleaner city with the local municipality outsourcing door-to-door garbage collection to a ... Read more...

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Agra to embark on ‘door to door collection’ of garbage


December 28th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 28 (IANS) The Agra Municipal Corporation has embarked on a new project with a private player to collect domestic garbage from each house in the city.The corporation has collaborated to ... Read more...

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Delhi to be sparkling clean — before Diwali


October 25th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday asked its officials to carry out special sanitation drives to keep the city "clean and beautiful" ahead of Diwali.MCD Standing ... Read more...

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Nine private companies bid for rural welfare project


October 11th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Nine private companies have bid for 15 pilot projects under the government's Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) scheme that seeks to enhance livelihood opportunities ... Read more...

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Common man tells Lucknow how to treat the national flag


August 15th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) A 52-year-old activist has taken up a unique task - picking up all the national flags discarded on the streets of Lucknow after the official Independence Day functions. For ... Read more...

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EU helping India to frame waste management policy


July 1st, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is providing technical expertise to India in drafting policy framework for waste management based on international best practices, said Daniele Smadja, head of ... Read more...

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Urban renewal mission to cover 28 more cities


June 16th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) The central government plans to fund 28 more cities under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) to improve civic ... Read more...

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Punjab to have solid waste management plan by March 2011


June 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) The Punjab government will implement a comprehensive waste management project by March 2011 in a bid to make its cities clean, officials said Tuesday. Under the plan, ... Read more...

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Urban amenities for rural India - with private help


May 16th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Here's an idea that, if it works, could change the face of rural India. The government has begun partnering private players for rural development with ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja ticks off Goa minister over garbage disposal


March 6th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Union Minister for Tourism Kumari Selja Saturday ticked off Goa Tourism Minister Mickky Pacheco for not having a solid waste management (SWM) system in place to handle the ... Read more...

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