the Municipal Corporation of Dehi ( mcd ) has finally found a productive way of getting rid of the city's garbage. In a month's time, the first private-run compost plant is likely to begin

Household garbage produces large quantities of methane which leaks into the atmosphere and contributes to the greenhouse effect. A Swedish company has come up with an innovative method to tap methane from garbage dumps and use it for heating purp

Some Delhi residents tackle the Capital's mountainous garbage problem as civic authorities apathetically look on

A 5-mw power plant fuelled by municipal garbage is being set up in south Madras. The project is a joint venture between the Newam Power Company Ltd and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development

The Refuse Incineration-cum-Power Generation Plant in Delhi is up for grabs. In 1987, the ministry of non-conventional energy sources (MNES) commissioned the plant, which was bought from the

Sweden is successfully moving towards self-sustaining cities where long-term ecological gains rank higher than short-term economics.

Among steps undertaken by the municipally owned Stockholm Water were renovation of the waste water network, construction of a storm sewer overflow basin and measures to reduce the load on pipes and treatment plants.

In 1987, citizens of Gothenburg accepted the challenge of cleaning up their city and succeeded admirably.

Job creation, to stop migration of its residents to bigger cities, was the aim of Overtornea's action plan.

WITH more and more local bodies showing a red bottomline, some of the core urban services may soon be up for grabs, if entrepreneurs are willing to take them on. The sectors under debate

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