Two NGOs draft green manifesto for Delhi- The Times of India
Following suit of URJA — the apex body of RWAs, which recently launched ‘People’s Green Manifesto 2020’ — two Delhi-based environmental NGOs have released a ‘green manifesto’ of their own, which they plan to submit to all three major political parties in Delhi ahead of the state assembly polls. he manifesto — which has 18 different heads asks the government to make environment education a mandatory , implementation of the ban on single-use plastic ban on felling of trees and many such related efforts.
PMC to open eight plants this year to process garbage- The Indian Express
Failing to meet its December 2019 deadline to process all garbage generated in its jurisdiction, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has planned to start at least eight plants this year to process as much as 1,700 tonnes of waste every day. In its new schedule, the PMC has decided to start operations of two processing plants of 50 tonnes each at Keshavnagar and Sukhsagarnagar from next month, a 750 tonne processing plant at Ramtekdhi and another 50 tonne processing plant at Keshavnagar in March, a 100 tonne plant in Ambegaon in April, a 200 tonne plant in Uruli in June and 340 tonne plant in Ramtekdi in December. Another 100 tonne plant proposed in Lohegaon is delayed as its location is being changed.
Maha Environment department to take action against violators - The Indian Express
The state Environment Department, headed by Minister for Environment Aaditya Thackeray, said it has decided to begin the implementation of banning plastic carry bags and single-use plastic and taking strict action against violators from January 26 Anil Diggikar, Principal Secretary of the Environment Department, said Aaditya has given instructions to strictly implement the ban starting January 26 after creating awareness.
PMC & PDCHF organizes exhibition on solid waste management- The Hindustan Times
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pune District Co-operative Housing Federation (PDCHF) jointly organized an exhibition on solid waste management and housing societies on January 25 and 26. The exhibition ‘Smart city and housing society‘ will be held at Ganesh Kala Krida hall at Swargate. speaking to the media during an announcement of the exhibition Dnyaneshwar Molak, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, said that Housing societies and individuals should put in more efforts in composting garbage at source. The summit will also have sessions on rainwater harvesting, solar power, garbage segregation, digital security for societies and also on electric vehicles for large townships and societies during the exhibition.
Lucknow to replicate Indore model of cleanliness- The Hindustan Times
The Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has decided to follow the Indore model for keeping the city clean including things like managing streetlights, generating funds and solid waste management would also be done on that pattern. There is no harm in replicating good practices from other cities, if these can benefit Lucknow. That’s why LMC has signed an MoU with IIM-Indore for solid waste management under the smart city project,” said Sanyukta Bhatia, Mayor.
Authority fines food joints for improper waste disposal - The Hindustan Times
The Noida authority imposed a penalty of Rs 4 lakh on food delivery firms which were found flouting solid waste management rules of 2016.These firms were found using banned single-use plastic bags and dumping their waste into sewer lines without treating it first. As per rules, food outlets are supposed to set up effluent treatment plants for proper treatment and disposal of waste into sewer lines, officials said.
DMC to install checkpoints to check on vans with uncovered garbage- The Times of India
The Dehradun Municipal Corporation(DMC) has decided to install checkpoints to check on vans with uncovered garbage. DMC commissioner Vinay Pandey said that the checkpoints would be installed at the Shimla Bypass road and the Prem Nagar region as the DMC has received the complaints that the waste is going uncovered and falling on the roads.
Garbage situation in South Goa worsening, says Michael Lobo- The Times of India
Minister for waste management Michael Lobohas said that the Garbage situation in the rural parts of South Goa is worsening with new garbage dumps developing in villages neighbouring Margao and these dumps need to be cleared at the earliest in the larger interest of the city.
3 villages in each dist of Punjab chosen for solid waste mgmt- The Hindustan Times
Following the directive of the National Green Tribunal, the rural development and panchayats department has initiated the process to ensure proper solid waste management in villages. To start with, three villages in each district have been identified for better waste management.Before chalking out an action plan for the villages, joint director, rural development, Avtar Singh Bhullar, along with a team of scientists and engineers, on Thursday visited Nawanshahr to study the solid waste management of the local municipal council. Nawanshahr has emerged as the cleanest town of North India (25,000-50,000 population category) in the first two quarters of 2019-20 swachhta report and was adjudged the garbage-free city in North India in Swachh Survekshan of 2019.