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Delhi Government Invites Proposal on Assessing Plastic Waste

Delhi Government Invites Proposal on Assessing Plastic Waste

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The Government of NCT of Delhi invites research proposals for assessing and characterizing plastic waste in the NCT of Delhi. Research and academic Institutions of national repute, Consultancy Organizations and NGOs working in the field of Environment for a minimum period of 10 years and having experience in conducting waste management related projects are invited to apply. The scope of the study will include assessment of total quantum of Plastic Waste being generated in the NCT of Delhi as well as characterization of plastic waste. Plastic waste due to tourism in Delhi and brand audit of plastic waste in Delhi are also part of scope of this study. The research should culminate with policy recommendations on addressing the problem of plastic waste in Delhi. The last date for app...
Oriental Apartments Leads the Way in Holistic Waste Management

Oriental Apartments Leads the Way in Holistic Waste Management

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Oriental Apartments in Sector-9 of Rohini celebrated the Independence Day this year with another freedom. This was the freedom from the burden of sending thousands of kilograms of solid waste to the already overflowing landfills in Delhi. In doing so, Oriental Apartments showed the way to other Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and colonies on what needs to be done to solve the ongoing waste management crisis in Delhi. Waste management is perhaps the greatest environmental challenge being faced by Delhi, yet one which is least discussed. The waste of Delhi has already created three giant mountains, taller than 80 feet in height, and these landfills have also become killer and are now coming down as landslides. There is thus a need for disruptive innovation in the waste management...
7,424.24 Crores Allocated for Solid Waste Management in Urban India

7,424.24 Crores Allocated for Solid Waste Management in Urban India

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The Minister of State for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Dr. Mahesh Sharma recently informed that the Swacch Bharat Mission (Urban) is being implemented by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA). And that for the various projects that have been taken up under this Mission, an amount of Rs. 7,424.24 crores has been allocated during the mission period of 2014-15 to 2019-20 for Solid Waste Management (SWM) Projects. Dr. Sharma said that the MoHUA has an overall mandate to take periodic review of the measures taken by the states and local bodies for improving their solid waste management practices. As per MoHUA Annual Report 2016-17, it is estimated that the total generation of solid waste is approximately 1,50,000 T/day. Approximately 90% (...
Swachhta Hi Seva National Media Consultation Informs 430% ROI/ Toilet

Swachhta Hi Seva National Media Consultation Informs 430% ROI/ Toilet

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The Government of India recently organised a National Media Consultation on Swachh Bharat Mission in New Delhi. The Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, presided over the consultation. Shri Iyer shared details of the nation-wide mass mobilization drive, “Swachhata Hi Seva”, ahead of the 3rd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2017. Swachhata Hi Seva campaign is seeing large scale mobilization of people from all walks of life to undertake shramdaan for cleanliness and construction of toilets, and cleaning up of public and tourist places. The Secretary also shared a snapshot of the progress made by the Swachh Bharat Mission so far, mentioning that 5 States, nearly 200 districts and nearly 2.4 lakh villages across the country hav
Indian Army Takes Swachch Bharat Abhiyan to the Highest Battlefield

Indian Army Takes Swachch Bharat Abhiyan to the Highest Battlefield

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Indian Army soldiers performing Yoga, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Siachen on June 21, 2017. The Indian Army is the proud first line of defense for the world's largest democracy and is known for its valour and bravery, even in the face of the most extreme conditions. Despite its forever engaging task of protecting the nation, the Indian Army has never shied away from participating in all national campaigns and events, that are aimed at nation building and internal stability of the country. The Indian Army leads from the front in cases of controlling domestic crisis situations like violence and also plays a critical role in disaster relief and rescue. The Indian Army has to its credit, the experience of holding ground in the highest battlefield of
DoPT Conducts Swachhta Pakhwada, Promotes Waste Segregation

DoPT Conducts Swachhta Pakhwada, Promotes Waste Segregation

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The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) conducted a Swachhta Pakhwada to promote the cause of Swacch Bharat (Clean India). The image above: Secretary, DoPT, Shri B.P. Sharma dedicating 10 numbers of Blue and Green coloured dustbins due to be placed at various places in the premises of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on the concluding day of the Swachhta Pakhwada in New Delhi on June 30, 2017.
Wasting Food Akin to Carbon Crime

Wasting Food Akin to Carbon Crime

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"If global food waste was a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after US and China." - World Resources Institute Here is some food for thought, imagine disposing off one of the three shopping bags after you go grocery shopping in the nearest garbage bin. Feel some guilt? Basically, that's exactly what's happening with our food globally. One third of all the food produced in the world is either lost or wasted. Every year world leaders meet at the UNFCCC led Conference of the Parties (CoP) to agree on global agenda for tackling climate change. Diverse issues including energy generation, transportation fuels, forest conservation and food production, among others are addressed. But one domain that needs more focus at present is how to tackle food waste and i...
Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

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The Trump Administration's recent proposals of significant cuts to funding earmarked for the environment, including the budgets for climate change, pollution clean-ups, and energy efficiency programs have become an increasing concern for all thinking individuals and companies in the US and the world. The current plans would dismantle former President Obama's Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal burning power plants, along with defunding climate research and partnerships. The proposed budget reductions include a $2.6 billion cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018, as well as a loss of $330 million in hazardous waste clean-up initiatives. Iain Milnes of Power Knot, along with other scientists, environmental advocates, and green entreprene...
Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Corporate Greening
The market for ship recycling is dominated by practices unchanged for decades. The condition of this market is particularly dismal in developing countries like India - where labour is cheap and laws for protecting labours rights and the environment are either non-existent or not implemented. Out of the total 768 ships recycled globally in 2015, 469 of them were sold to facilities on beaches in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.74% of the total gross tonnage scrapped from ships in 2015 took place in the aforementioned three developing countries. One can thus imagine the impact of this industry on the health of the labourers and on the environment, especially in developing countries. It is for this reason that the port town of Alang in Gujarat - which is known as one of the world's la...
Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

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The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti recently inaugurated a few schemes of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) Phase-III in New Delhi. During the inauguration ceremony, the Minister informed that an amount of Rs. 800 crore will be spent on YAP III. 85% of the cost will be borne by the Centre and the rest by the Government of NCT of Delhi. Giving details of YAP III the Minister informed that in includes rehabilitation/ modernization of Sewage Treatment Plants totaling 814 MLD capacity at Okhla, Kondli and Rithala, construction of a new STP (in place of old STP) of 136 MLD capacity at Okhla, rehabilitation of sewer lines/ rising mains in the catchments of Kondli and Rithala STPs and Public Outreach Activities ...

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