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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.
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.
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.
The CPCB wrote to state pollution control boards to consider common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility and its staff as essential services.
Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.
Members of Material Recycling Association of India say a comprehensive policy on scrap materials can help Modi govt achieve $5 trillion economy target.
The single-use plastic ban is a disguised admission by the government that it has failed to put in place adequate garbage disposal mechanisms.
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.
Akshar Foundation School in Assam requests that each child brings in at least 25 plastic items every week.
Informal housing is not always a problem to be solved, but can be treasure-trove of city solutions.
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