Andhra Pradesh to gets it second CIPET – The New Indian Express
Andhra Pradesh gets it second Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology in Nellor. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has announced setting up of second Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) centre in the State at Naidupeta in Nellore district. He was speaking after inaugurating CIPET Centre Skilling and Technical Support (CSTS) at Surampalli village in Gannavaram of Krishna district, in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore, the institute will offer PG and diploma courses in plastic technology.
Waste removal gains pace, violators fined in Delhi – The Times of India
In the past three days, North Delhi Municipal Corporation has lifted 10,000-11,000 metric tonnes of debris from various places. Deputy Commissioner of Keshavpuram zone Ira Singhal said that in five days 114 trucks of debris were removed from various sites while South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Sunday issued 302 challans amounting to Rs 27.55 lakh. SDMC claimed that 550 tonnes of C&D waste was removed using trucks and tempos.
Bhalswa landfill catches fire- The Times of India.
Bhalswa landfill got reignited on Sunday after being dormant for several months. Varsha Joshi, commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation said that team from the civic body was on the job and the fire was put off gradually.
BBMP wants to start dumping waste at Mittaganahalli- The Hindu
With dumping of mixed waste at Bellahalli quarry likely to stop by the end of this month, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has urged the State government to grant permission to allow dumping at Mittaganahalli landfill. The State government has directed the BBMP to submit a new action plan for solid waste management (SWM). Officials say over 18.99 lakh tonnes of mixed waste has been dumped at Bellahalli, and it can’t take any more.
Garbage generated in Coimbatore city increases by 200 tonnes/day- The Times of India
The Coimbatore Corporation has constituted a team to study the sudden increase in garbage generated in the city by 200 tonnes per day. In the last four to five months, Vellalore dump yard has been receiving about 1,000 to 1200 tonnes of wastes per day.
Big Bazaar penalised again for charging for carry bag- The Indian Express
Less than a week after the Consumer Forum of Chandigarh penalised Big Bazaar store for charging Rs 18 for carry bags from two customers, in three more judgments against the store, it was directed to pay Rs 34,500 to three city residents for the similar offence. Big Bazaar said that it is not selling carry bags commercially and is only reimbursing itself for a part of the price incurred by it in procuring the carry bags.
Everest garbage given new lease of life- The Hindustan Times
In homes across the Nepali capital upcycled items, from pots to lamps, crafted from Everest waste products are slowly making their way as authorities and businesses look for fresh ways to tackle the damage caused by decades of commercial mountaineering. Tonnes of trash -- including empty cans and gas canisters, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear -- litter the mountain, which has been dubbed the “highest dumpster in the world”.
NGT directs civic body to plug illegal waste discharge into choes- The Hindustan Times
A monitoring committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) to speed up civic works to stop illegal discharge of untreated sewage into city’s Sukhna and N-choe. The quality of treated sewage that is discharged into these streams is poor because of the outdated technology used in the MC-run treatment plant.
HC imposes regulations for beach shops in Kanyakumari- The Times of India
The Kanyakumari town panchayat has been directed not to grant permission for temporary shops to be set up at the beach road in Kanyakumari from next year. The judges cited that if the shops are present on the seashore it would definitely lead to littering and indiscriminate disposal of various kinds of garbage which would more often be plastic wastes.