Complete plastic ban in Puri's Jagannath temple from April 1- The Deccan Herald
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri, Odisha decided to enforce a complete ban on the use of plastic products inside the temple premises from April 1, a senior official of the body said. The SJTA also decided to increase the penalty for spitting inside the premises by five times to Rs 500, its chief administrator Krishna Kumar said. The decisions were taken after a meeting with 'Chattisa Nijog', the apex body of priests of the temple, he said.
Kozhikode Payyambalam beach to go plastic-free soon- The Times of India
The Payyambalam beach in Kannur is to go plastic-free soon as the district tourism promotion council (DTPC) has initiated steps in this connection. Payyambalam Beach would be declared plastic-free and the project would start from April. The plan is to ban all plastic products including the recyclable ones, according to the officials. Those who bring plastic products will not be permitted to take it on the beach.
Telangana high court orders demolishing 195 polluting plastic units – The Times of India
While ordering immediate demolition of 195 polluting plastic units in Katedan area of Hyderabad, the Telangana High Court on also asked authorities to take action against officials who turned a blind eye all these years. During the hearing, the commissioner made a candid admission that the GHMC did nothing in the last eight years and also criticized the PCB for sleeping over the issue.
Mandatory for manufacturers to provide bags to dispose sanitary pads- The Indian Express
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday announced that January 2021 onwards, sanitary pad manufacturers will have to mandatorily provide packets for disposal of each pad. He said the move was necessary as although usage of sanitary pads has increased, their disposal was being done in a manner that might have adverse impact on the health of those involved in waste-picking.
Chandigarh Integrated waste management project postponed- The Indian Express
Integrated waste management project that was to be implemented in Sector 23 is postponed and the wait for the shifting of dumping ground seems to have extended further. In a meeting held on Wednesday, chaired by Chief Secretary of Haryana Keshni Anand Arora and a panel of various secretaries decided to re-open the negotiations with firm that had filled the tender for the integrated solid waste management project last year.
Mohali dumping ground: MC Chief told to appear before HC- The Hindustan Times
With the local municipal corporation (MC)?continuing to dump the city’s daily garbage on the vacant land in Phase 8B, Industrial Area, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the MC?commissioner to be present in court on April 15, the next date of hearing into the shifting of the dumping site. The illegal dumping has become a bane of residents living hardly 50 metres from the dump, with foul smell and mosquitoes becoming a permanent feature of the area.
Railway officials demands waste treatment plant in SCR zone- The Times of India
Demands to install a waste treatment plant in the South Central Railway (SCR) zone have been raised by the railway officials in view of the increasing freight and passenger rail traffic. SCR officials said that as Lallaguda carriage workshop is gearing up o take up periodic overhaul of more coaches waste treatment plant is utmost necessary.