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The group of women who are heading the waste segregation initiative in Sector 47, Noida | Photo Credit : Nirmal Poddar

The ladies of Sector 47, an ex IAS officer-led group, are Noida’s greenies

Sector 47 in Noida is not only the cleanest sector of the city but has its own forest belt, developed by a group of enterprising women.

From dumping grounds to golf courses — how Indore became India’s cleanest city

The former collector of Indore writes about how the city’s competitive drive to be the cleanest in India brought together govt officials and citizens.
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PM calls for week-long garbage-free country, but India is the world’s highest waste-generator

India produces 277.1 million tonnes of solid waste every year, which is likely to touch 387.8 million tonnes in 2030. However, the per capita waste generated is below the global average.
Covid-19 waste management guidelines issued by CPCB. Representational image. Photo | PTI

Double layered bags & colour coded bins: Waste management guidelines for COVID-19 patients

The CPCB wrote to state pollution control boards to consider common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility and its staff as essential services.
A graveyard (Representational image)

Make graveyards safe for the living. They are reservoirs of antibiotic-resistance bacteria

Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.

‘Recycling industry like a baby without parents’ — representatives want separate ministry

Members of Material Recycling Association of India say a comprehensive policy on scrap materials can help Modi govt achieve $5 trillion economy target.
A customer holds a plastic bag containing chai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt’s blanket ban on plastics at this moment of economic slowdown is a bad idea

The single-use plastic ban is a disguised admission by the government that it has failed to put in place adequate garbage disposal mechanisms.
Ghazipur Dump Yard | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

For Delhi, the Ghazipur landfill is a problem that’s only going to get bigger

With no efficient waste management system & a dearth of land for new dumps, filth will continue to mount at Ghazipur landfill, as will disease and pollution.
A school in India | Pixabay

This Indian school accepts plastic waste instead of fees

Akshar Foundation School in Assam requests that each child brings in at least 25 plastic items every week.

How to build future cities? The answer lies in the slums of India, Brazil & Indonesia

Informal housing is not always a problem to be solved, but can be treasure-trove of city solutions.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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