Fortis Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai had launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign on save water, save life during December 2015. The campaign was aimed at creating awareness on water conservation and planning. This initiative, through an 'Influence the Influencer Programme' targeted housing societies to bring about a change in Mumbaikar’s outlook on water conservation by conducting highly engaging workshops across Thane, Mulund, Bhandup and beyond areas. The 'Save Water, Save Life' campaign also conducted workshops which helped impart information and find indigenous solutions for meeting water-related demands. An integral part of the programme was to sensitize the next generation for water conservation. According to Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Mumbai loses a sh
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the launch ceremony of Delhi Jal Board's mSeva mobile app. The App presently is equipped for registering complaints or suggestions related to Delhi Jal Board, like Dirty Water, Missing of Manhole Cover, Sewer Overflow, leakage of water. etc.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, is now looking to strengthen its Water and Waste-water Management business in India and South Asia. To enable itself for this challenge, Toshiba Corporation has recently acquired additional 54% stake in UEM India Private Limited, an international water services company, from the Founders and IVFA. Toshiba Corporation has now become the majority owner of UEM with 80% shareholding. The current Management Team at UEM would continue to run the operations of the Company. Toshiba has appointed Mr. Koichi Matsui as Chairperson and Managing Director for UEM India. Speaking on the development, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshino, Vice President, Water & Environmental Systems Division, Toshiba Corporation acknowledged, "Water treatment is a strategic growth...
The Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have agreed to set-up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the cleaning-up and rejuvenation of River Yamuna. In a meeting between the Union Minister and the Chief Minister held in New Delhi, it has been agreed to prepare a blueprint for this purpose during the next 45 days. Delhi’s Minister-in-charge for Water, Kapil Mishra and senior officials of concerned departments from Central and Delhi Governments were also present at this meeting. In the meeting, the Union Water Resources Minister accepted the Delhi Chief Minister’s request of convening a joint meeting soon with Union Urban Development Minister Shri M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari. The
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...
Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti lighting the lamp to launch the Jal Kranti Abhiyaan in Jaipur on June 05, 2015.
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference to mark the completion of one year of the NDA government in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Environment Secretary Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen. The Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar recently made a powerpoint presentation to highlight the achievements of the Government of India in the last one year in protecting the environment and wildlife of India. The Minister mentioned several pointers, achievements, proposals and plans which have been highlighted below. On the face of it, it does seem that the present Government is trying its level best to protect and safeguard the environment and natural resources of India. However, it becomes the responsibility of each and every citizen...
Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first ever Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the President Estate at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Lt. Governor of Delhi, Shri Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal are also seen. The President of India recently inaugurated the first ever Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the President’s Estate, enabling the latter to meet 80% of its water requirements for horticulture through recycled waste water. The STP was inaugurated by Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on June 8, 2015. Its foundation stone was laid by the President on February 17, 2014. The installation of the STP in the Rashtrapati Bhawan is in fulfillment of the recommendations of the Comprehensive Conservatio
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
If it was a regular Environment Day, I would have asked you to take a break from what you are doing to look at the image above. I would have then reminded you of the beautiful bounty of Mother Nature, and asked you to take a deep breath and let Nature rejuvenate yourself. But wait, I cannot do that because the deep breath that you will take could impair your lungs beyond repair. It would also shorten your life span by a few days and put you at risk of a large number of pulmonary disorders. The World Environment Day is an annual celebration made on the 5th of June since 1972. On this day, individuals, organisations and governments remind themselves about the role of a healthy environment and cherish the bounty of Mother Nature. UNFORTUNATELY, Delhi has been devoid of that luxury