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Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation

Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation

Corporate Greening
InterGlobe Foundation (IGF), the CSR arm of InterGlobe Group - a leader in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel related services inaugurated a Heritage Restoration and Waste Management project in Delwara and Kumbhalgarh towns of Rajasthan respectively. InterGlobe Foundation partnered with Seva Mandir, a rural development NGO based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to implement these projects. The renovation project of Delwara’s historic nineteenth century Indra Kund stepwell began on 4 December 2018 and was attended by Ms. Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation and Mr. Ajay Mehta of Seva Mandir along with the other members of the project. Indra Kund which was once a public space and a source of water for the community has fallen into disuse and disrepair over decades of neglect. Inte
Government to Promote Segregation of Municipal Waste in Delhi NCR

Government to Promote Segregation of Municipal Waste in Delhi NCR

Green Alert
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2017, the Union Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu launched a campaign on source segregation of municipal waste for National Capital Region (NCR). The Minister felicitated individuals, Residential Welfare Associations, Hotels and Restaurants who have commendably contributed to the source segregation of waste and also administered a pledge in this regard. Speaking on the occasion, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu urged all citizens to participate in this campaign for its success. He said that bins with different colors shall be used to segregate waste where green bins shall be used for wet waste and blue bins for dry waste. Incorrect disposal and burning of solid waste results in carbon emission leading to climate change. Greenhouse g...
Godrej Group Hosts Waste Management Conclave 2016

Godrej Group Hosts Waste Management Conclave 2016

National
Mr. Jamshyd Godrej and Mr. Nadir Godrej at the Waste Management Conclave organised at Godrej Office in Vikhroli, Mumbai Good & Green is the sustainability strategy of the Godrej Group and was launched in 2011 to align business competitiveness and growth with social and environmental impact. At its root lies the idea that companies can help solve critical social issues while strengthening their competitive advantage. With the commitment to create an inclusive and greener India, Godrej Group recently hosted its Third Annual Good & Green Conclave on Waste Management in Mumbai, India. The conclave brought eminent leaders and experts together to deliberate and share their views on sustainable waste management practices. Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Go...
Waste in India Gets Its Due: Government Launches IWMS

Waste in India Gets Its Due: Government Launches IWMS

Green Alert
The Waste Sector in India has been the most ignored among the various profit-making sectors in the country. Recent changes in the Waste Management Policy by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) helped in developing the waste management industry in India. The Government of India has now launched a web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) for better management of waste. Click here to view this Web-app. The IWMS Web-App was launched by the Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. The Minister informed about the benefits of this Web-App and informed how it will provide an opportunity to all the industries dealing in hazardous waste and will enable them to apply online. The Minister also said that the user-friendly application...
German-Indian Ideas Competition on Waste Management

German-Indian Ideas Competition on Waste Management

Green Alert
Shout out to those environmentalists with a scientific inclination; the initiative 'Germany - Land of Ideas' in association with the Federal Ministry of Education & Research is organizing a German-Indian ideas competition. This venture is part of their international campaign 'Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow', and the search is on for sustainable innovations that'll help solve the challenge of waste disposal in modern Indian cities. Titled From Waste To Resource – How Can We Turn Garbage Into Gold?, the contest opens on April 27th 2016, and the deadline for the same is June 10, 2016. All interested participants from India and Germany are invited to share their concepts for successful waste management so the ideas can be actualized. These ideas will first
Finally, Environment Ministry Learns the Difference Between Waste and Junk

Finally, Environment Ministry Learns the Difference Between Waste and Junk

Articles
The citizens of India have long practiced the habit of reusing and recycling materials ranging from old mobile phones to old newspapers. The kabadiwallahs are a regular feature in most Indian urban colonies and residential areas and stacking of junk materials by citizens for selling it to the kabadiwallah is an as old Indian habit. However, and in spite of the above, the Rules for Hazardous Waste (the kind which makes good junk) Management in India have been such that they have not maintained any difference between Waste and Junk. And while it may not sound a very big deal, it is this very 'indifference' in the Government's understanding of the waste problem because of which Delhi has three overflowing mountains of waste, otherwise called landfills. But all that is about to chang...
Swacch Bharat Ranking of Capital Cities of India

Swacch Bharat Ranking of Capital Cities of India

Green Alert
The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India recently released its Swacch Bharat Ranking of India cities, highlighting which cities are more clean and which need to do more for cleanliness. We tried to look at the capital cities of the states/UTs in India to find out where they rank on this Cleanliness Ranking. Here's where the different capital cities in India feature on this Ranking: S.No. Capital City Rank 1. Bengaluru 7 2. Trivandrum 8 3. Gangtok 10 4. New Delhi Municipal Council 16 5. Chandigarh 21 6. Puducherry 23 7. Agartala 32 8. Port Blair 34 9. Aizawl 35 10. Guwahati 51 11. Kolkata 56 12. Chennai 61 13. Dimapur 76 14. Imphal 83 15. Shimla 90 16. Bh...
MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Waste Management Rules

MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Waste Management Rules

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified draft Waste Management Rules 2015 under different waste types. Following are the different waste types for which specific draft Rules have been notified (Click on individual bullet to read the respective draft Rule): Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 03 June, 2015) Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 03 June, 2015) Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 25 May, 2015) Amendment of Flyash Utilisation Notification, 2015 (Notified on: 25 May, 2015) e-Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 10 June, 2015) The Environment Ministry now invites objections and suggestions from the citizens of India on these draft Rules for more effective and suitable impl...
Ten Ways How You Can 3R Your Waste

Ten Ways How You Can 3R Your Waste

Articles
Right from our very childhood, we are taught why and how we should reduce, reuse and recycle (the 3R) waste. However, very few of us implement this in our daily life perhaps because we find it to be inconvenient or because we do not want to put in extra efforts. It is interesting to note that when it come to selling recyclables to the local retailer or the kabadiwallah, we are all ready to put in that extra effort of separating the recyclables from the waste largely because it brings us monetary benefits. What we must realize and remember is that if we follow the 3Rs of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle in our daily life, it will definitely benefit our society while also helping us save money. Looking at the waste load generated by our civilization today and the very limited capacity we ...
Maurice Nagar Police Station Goes Green on Environment Day

Maurice Nagar Police Station Goes Green on Environment Day

Green Alert
The Maurice Nagar Police Station in Delhi became the first police station in the country to have environmental friendly bio-toilets, a pioneering green initiative taken on this World Environment Day. The Bio-Toilets have been installed by Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Bio-Toilet is an innovative and complete waste management initiative which decomposes waste to water and biogas. The bio-toilet was inaugurated by Mr. Bhim Sain Bassi, Commissioner of Police, New Delhi in the presence of Dr. Huz, CEO of Wockhardt Foundation and senior police officials.  Speaking about the installation in Delhi, Dr. Huz noted, "We are happy to partner the Delhi Police's initiative to go green. The initiative will also play a

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