Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicWaste management

Topic: Waste management

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

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Power, party, dignity, father’s legacy — what all Uddhav Thackeray is losing in Maharashtra

The BJP’s move to place Eknath Shinde in the CM’s chair eclipses political veteran Sharad Pawar as the kingmaker of Maharashtra. The party has paid NCP chief back in his own coin.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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