Bengaluru citizens will now attract a fine for the use of plastic- The Hindu
BBMP is all set to strictly enforce the ban on plastic items from Monday. It’s not traders and shopkeepers defying the plastic ban who will be in trouble with the civic body. Citizens caught using plastic bags may also be fined.
GHMC bans plastic water bottles in its offices –The Hindu
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M. Dana Kishore has passed orders banning disposable plastic bottles in all GHMC Head office and all zonal and circle offices. Earlier The Telangana government had instructed municipal bodies across the state to stop usage of plastic. Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, issued guidelines to discontinue the usage of single-use plastic items, like plastic and tetra bottles, single-use straws, plastic / styrofoam tea cups/containers, plastic below 50 micron plastic or plastic coated items and any other forms of single use /banned plastic.
NGT sets a month’s deadline for total plastic ban in Kalaburagi – The Hindu
Expressing discontentment over the implementation of the plastic ban and solid waste management in Kalaburagi district, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) set a month’s deadline for a complete plastic ban, and a November 1 deadline to start segregating solid waste at source.
NGT directs agencies to deposit Rs 250 crore to remove waste from landfill sites in Delhi - The Hindustan Times
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Delhi government and municipal corporations to deposit Rs 250 crore in order to facilitate removal of waste from the landfill sites in the national capital. The green court asked the agencies to deposit the amount in an escrow account and warned that officers will not be paid salaries in case of failing to abide by the order.
Clear Bandhwari landfill in six months, green tribunal tells Haryana- The Hindustan Times
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the state government to treat and remove about 25 lakh tonnes of legacy waste accumulated over the last decade at the Bandhwari landfill within six months. The NGT has also constituted a team of government officials to oversee the matter. Additionally, the state government has been directed to deposit Rs 20 crore in an escrow account (to be controlled by the Central Pollution Control Board), which may be forfeited in case of non-compliance with the tribunal’s instructions.
BMC plans user fee on homes, businesses for garbage disposal – The Times of India
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to table a proposal before its political group leaders to levy a user fee on residential and commercial establishments across the city every month in accordance with the national Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. Civic officials said one of the reasons for the move is to ensure that the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department remains self-sufficient.
In East Delhi, study finds not all on board for waste segregation- The Indian Express
More than 60% households in East Delhi’s 60 colonies did not segregate their waste last year, while 71% either had their waste collected by the informal sector or disposed it themselves at vacant plots and dhalaos, a study by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has shown. The proportion was even higher at markets falling under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), where 78% establishments did not segregate their waste and 41% either had informal collectors picking up refuse or self disposed it at dhalaos, in the streets or drains.
Municipalities told to set up waste processing units in Kerala -– The Hindu
Taking a serious note of the piling up of waste at various locations, the Kottayam district administration has directed all municipalities to establish waste processing units for organic and non –organic waste.
Part of Jharkhand’s biggest dump yard to turn eco-park soon- The Hindustan Times
The board of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has approved the proposal of an eco-park on a portion at Ranchi’s Jhiri, one of the biggest dump yard in Jharkhand, spread across 41 acres of land where more than 600 tonnes of garbage is dumped every day since past two decades. The concept is brainchild of Ranchi deputy mayor Sanjeev Vijayvargiya who said that he saw such eco-park in Chennai. “It gave me an idea to develop a similar park in Ranchi’s Jhiri under green project initiative. It will give a breather to people living nearby,” Vijayvargiya said.
Activists refute HSPCB claims of no leachate at Bhandwari landfill – The Hindustan Times
Vivek Kamboj and Vaishali Rana Chandra of Haryali Welfare Society, a Gurugram-based NGO, has refuted claim of Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) official, who in his report submitted to the member secretary and regional officer (Gurugram), HSPCB, and to activists said it had not found any evidence of leachate being present beyond the boundary of the Bhandwari landfill, or in surrounding water bodies. The feedback has prompted activists to write to senior functionaries in the HSPCB and the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change, with pictorial and video evidence of the same.