BMC budget focuses on infrastructure, SWM –The Hindustan Times
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) budget for 2020-2021 budget has put money on the ongoing big-ticket infrastructure projects, keeping a large chunk for the coastal road, Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR), waste-to-energy plant in Deonar, reclamation of Mulund dumping ground and storm water drains to reduce flooding. As the city’s poor waste management system is an area of concern, the solid waste management department has been given money for two mega projects – waste-to-energy plant at Deonar and decentralisation of waste management facility for which the BMC has allocated Rs 231 crore in 2020-2021.
Mohali gets its first waste plant- The Times of India
The Mohali administration has set up its first solid waste management project at Jheurheri village in the district. The Mohali district administration, Kharar block development and panchayat officer (BDPO) and the Jhuerheri gram panchayat collectively came up with first of its kind project in the village. The project was inaugurated by Punjab health and family welfare and labour minister Balbir Singh Sandhu.
UN project to help Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh get rid of piling plastic waste- The Times of India
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be initiating a massive plastic waste management project in the two Telugu states. The project is part of an all-India initiative, covering 50 cities. UNDP team has been constituted in Hyderabad to look into the project, which is being taken up in partnership with Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (HCCB), for both the states. This team will coordinate with key officials to ensure project implementation. UNDP has several plans to fight plastic littering.
Medaram Jatara going ‘plastic-free’ this year- The Indian Express
Medaram Jatara, one of the oldest tribal festivals in the country held in Telangana’s Mulugu district annually, is going plastic-free this year. Over the next 10 days, nearly one crore people will attend the festival — also known as the Sammakka Sarlamma Jatara — with the crowd peaking on February 6 and 7 when the goddess is taken out in a procession.
Road sweeping machine to start functioning in Panchkula- The Indian Express
The Municipal Corporation of Panchkula acquired a road sweeping machine last week , which comes as a gift from the state government. The machine bought at a cost of Rs 76 lakh, is one of the 44 the state government gifted to Municipal Corporations across Haryana. The machine will start operating within the week covering a distance of almost 34 km per day. With the speed of the vehicle to be somewhere more than 3 km/hour, the expected time for the vehicle to finish the said distance has been pegged at 10 hours.
MCG likely to fund composting units in all societies- The Hindustan Times
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) discussed a host of issues in its House meeting, including the construction of dispensaries in each of the civic body’s 35 wards and providing financial assistance to condominiums and residential societies for setting up composting plants, officials said on Monday. A small committee was asked to set up a composting plant in residential societies at the expense of the municipal corporation.
KMC reclaims Dhapa for scientific waste disposal–The Times of India
Unable to find an alternative ground to dump waste as large as Dhapa, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has decided to continue with the existing facility but after scientifically reclaiming it in phases. As the KMC is determined to reduce health hazards from the Dhapa dumping ground, a search for an alternative land is also on.