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Swachh Survey 2019: Poor waste management could go against Mohali Municipal Corporation

The slow process of setting up the solid waste management plant could spoil the show for the city this time. The Municipal Corporation has failed to set up a solid waste mechanism which has a major part to play in the rankings.

New Delhi: In a first, south body begins crackdown on homes not segregating waste at the source

Earlier, the three corporations — East, North and South — had maintained they cannot issue fines as they were yet to make people aware of waste segregation and provide facilities.


State asks urban local bodies to ‘spot fine’ those caught spitting, dirtying streets

The government said municipal corporations and councils in the A and B category should slap a fine of Rs 180 for dirtying streets, while those spitting in public places should be fined Rs 150. Those caught urinating and defecating on streets will have to cough up Rs 200 and Rs 500 each.

Have policy in place, Supreme Court ban on construction doesn’t apply to state: Maharashtra Govt

State Principal Secretary Nitin Kareer said the Maharashtra government had framed a solid waste management policy in April 2017. Adding, that it was implemented state-wide, and the data for the same is available on the website.

Solid waste management: Civic body stops construction in UT after SC order

Home Secretary, Chandigarh, Arun Gupta, said, “Technically, we have put a stay on the construction activities in Chandigarh according to the orders of the apex court. We had submitted our reply in the apex court, but it was not placed as our advocates did not appear yesterday (Friday).”

Oppo gets green nod to set up Greater Noida manufacturing unit

Oppo's plans to set p a Greater Noida manufacturing unit has received a boost after receiving clearance from the Environment ministry.


Kerala's Alappuzha among 5 global cities in UN list to successfully manage solid waste

"By separating biodegradable waste at the ward level, the municipality was able to treat it in 'small composting plants', ensuring it was supplied in the form of biogas to its 1.74 lakh population," the UN report said

Mixing debris with garbage: No FIR against garbage contractors yet

"Following the videography, it was found that debris was being mixed with waste to show increased weight and claim more payment. Action was initiated against these contractors by the civic body and the malpractice has been stopped completely."

Mumbai: Establishments which generate waste in bulk to get extension

While the BMC had earlier threatened discontinue collection of solid waste from these premises, ward officials will now conduct visits to each of them and inquire about the reason for non-compliance.

BMC gets 200 applications seeking extension of October 2 deadline for waste collection

An official from the Solid Waste Management department said: “We will assess the applications and mostly allow an extension. However, no such relaxation will be granted to the remaining 3,110 bulk generators who did not reply to the notices issued or have requested for  any extension.”

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