Bangalore, The BBMP has finally decided to crack a whip on those who dump garbage, solid waste and debris on roadsides blocking the flow of rainwater.

A fine of Rs 10,000 will be slapped on those who unload wastes onto roads using tractors and Rs 25,000 will be imposed on those who dump the garbage using trucks.

Those who tip the BBMP about people dumping garbage will be rewarded with Rs 5,

Emboldened by the interim stay order issued by the Bombay high court on Thursday against construction by civic bodies on river beds, activists in Pune have demanded an immediate cessation of all work related to river bed improvement and storm water drainage.

Right to information (RTI) activist, Vijay Kumbhar, issued a notice to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Saturday, asking for immedi

CHENNAI: Posing an abominable picture and causing severe health hazards is the garbage strewn across the streets, adjoining the Kasimedu Housing Board quarters in MGR Nagar.

Shidlaghatta, The Town Municipality has mooted a total ban on plastic. A final decision is expected to be taken during the monthly meeting. The municipality has taken up garbage segregation and disposal in association with women self help groups. The emphasis will be on a plastic-free environment and scientific disposal, Environment Department engineer Ravikumar told Deccan Herald.

Cracking whip against errant hookah parlours in the city, Bombay high court today directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to incorporate the rules under `Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act' (COTPA) in the license agreements.

With this, the BMC will have the power to revoke the license if a hookah parlour violates COTPA rules.

The division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Sha

New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been getting repeated complaints regarding poor waste management in the city, especially in areas where sanitation has been outsourced to private concessionaires.

In Dwarka, residents had complained to it that the private concessionaire, Delhi MSW Solutions Limited (DMSWSL), was not doing the work properly and garbage was overflowing o

PORVORIM, Shiv Sena has complained to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) that Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) is yet to undertake most of the measures suggested by the Board following an inspection on Assagao plateau where garbage is being dumped.

In a letter to GSPCB chairman, Shiv Sena Ad-hoc member Philip D

Rainwater harvesting has hardly any takers in the city. So far, only 2,370 new buildings in Mumbai have adopted the scheme.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in October 2002, had made the implementation of the rainwater harvesting system mandatory for all new constructions.

Treatment plant proposal awaiting government nod

Kudumbasree units to revive, garbage collection, Ward-level awareness, meetings planned

KANNUR: The Kannur municipality has taken steps to resume garbage disposal, Municipal Chairperson M.C.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray met BMC Commissioner Subodh Kumar on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the measures to promote rainwater harvesting in the city.

While it is compulsory for existing and new buildings to install rainwater harvesting systems, BMC data revealed only 1,651 buildings in the city had installed the system till May last year.

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