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NGT expresses dissatisfaction over report on compliance of solid waste management in Agra

The NGT had earlier said that major pollution is being caused in the Yamuna at Agra by dumping of garbage and sewage and directed the UP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore for its failure in discharging duties.

Telling Numbers: In the processing of solid waste, Chhattisgarh, Telangana lead

Maharashtra generated the largest quantum of solid waste — 8,22,38,050 MTPA — and processed 44% of it. Delhi, Gujarat, and Karnataka generated 38,32,500, 37,02,925, and 36,50,000 MTPA, and processed 55%, 57%, and 32% respectively.


Rajkot Municipal Corporation to raze solid waste plant of blacklisted firm

The standing committee of the RMC cleared a proposal last week to raze the shed, site office and labour quarters constructed by HBEPL at the Nakravadi solid waste dumping site.

Zero Waste Chennai: Planning for a garbage-free city

Launched earlier this month, Zero Waste Chennai is all about implementing a decentralized waste management system in the city and making Chennai sustainable and garbage-free in its 200 wards.

Cities At Crossroads: Small shows the way

Transformation of the municipal solid waste scenario in Tamil Nadu highlights the importance of a systems approach and the role of leadership.

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).”

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Back To Waste Basics

Urban food discards were also recognised as a potential resource, not a waste. In Portuguese Goa, bullock carts would move from bungalow to bungalow, collecting kitchen leftovers for on-farm composting. This was the earliest Indian version of doorstep waste collection. In big cities like Bangalore, farmers would bring their produce to town for early-morning auctions, […]