Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conversion of City Waste into Compost Manure, 26/04/2016. The Government of India has approved a policy on promotion of City Compost. The salient features of the policy are at Annexure.

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for a Policy on Promotion of City Compost. Under the policy, a provision has been made for Market development assistance of Rs. 1500 per tonne of city compost for scaling up production and consumption of the product.

Central Pollution Control Board approved guidelines for poultry farms to address the environmental problems from poultry farms.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of State Environment Protection Council Vs .Kannur Municipality & Others dated 14/10/2015 regarding setting up of a waste processing and disposal facility and other requisites for the management of solid wastes, as contemplated under the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, Kannur, Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Vishwas Madhavrao More Vs. Krishi Utpanna Bazar Samittee, Pimpalgaon Baswant & Ors dated 01/09/2015 regarding sewage disposal facilities at the market yard of Krishi Utpanna Bazar Samiti, Pimpalgaon Baswant, Nashik (D).

An important way to address global food security is to make better use of the food already produced. Since at least one third of global food is wasted before consumption, there are enormous incentives to cut this waste and create a more sustainable food system. This paper focuses upon saving food loss at the supermarket level in the US and channeling this food stream in new and efficient ways to those in hunger.

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development Shri Babul Supriya informed Rajya Sabha that composting of garbage using compost pit in gardens, conversion of organic waste into pellets using Foodies machines at many places like PSOI-Nehru Park, Malcha Marg Market has also been followed for garbage disposal.

After two years of decline, total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2 percent in 2013 over the previous year. That surge was fueled, in large part, because of a growing economy, falling coal prices and a cold winter, the U.S.

Urban India is facing an ever increasing challenge of providing for the incremental infrastructural needs of a growing urban population. According to the 2011 census, the population of India was 1.21 billion; of this 31% live in cities. It is further projected that by 2050 half of India’s population will live in cities.

Status of municipal solid waste management in municipal corporations (Maharashtra).

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