All eyes are focussed on the visit of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the city on Tuesday, as Navelim villagers are looking forward to a solution to their garbage woes after Margao Municipal Cou

Expressing concern over pollution in Ghaggar river in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought help from his Haryana and Himachal Pradesh counterparts to take steps to prevent discha

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought the personal intervention of his Haryana and Himachal Pradesh counterparts Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Virbhadra Singh to stop the reckless discharge of untreated domestic waste water and industrial effluents into the Ghaggar in Punjab’s territory.

Presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Badal underscored the need to resolve this inter-state environmental issue.

‘Less Than 25% Solid Waste Generated In Country Treated Scientifically’

Pune: Deputy chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Monday that state governments need to implement the Municipal Solid Waste Rules of 2002 more effectively.

New Delhi: With no plan to manage waste in the capital, North Delhi Municipal Corporation has pulled up the private concessionaire responsible for it.

New Delhi: Upset with the delay in identification of alternative landfill sites for disposal of municipal solid waste, the Delhi high court set up a panel on Tuesday to comeup with a solution.

New Delhi: The committee formed to look into rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in Delhi as a response to protesters who marched from Mathura to Delhi for the sake of reviving the Yamuna

Mumbai: Most Mumbaikars are unwilling to segregate waste before disposal, according to a survey by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Despite the belief that waste segregation at source is the best way to handle solid waste and limit health hazards, 80% of those surveyed were not willing to do it. The survey revealed that generating less waste and improving the recycling capacity are other ways which people felt can help manage waste. A meagre 8% were in favour of a user charge.

The technology is used for laying “all-weather roads”

From October 4, 2002, when the first ‘plastic road’ was laid on Lenin Street, Kovilpatti in Tuticorin district, the technology of using waste plastic with stone for laying roads has come a long way. Developed by the Department of Chemistry of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, in 2001 and patented in 2002, the technology has been literally going places. It is now used in several other States, including Kerala, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, to lay “all-weather” roads.

Air samples taken from locations around the municipal waste incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar in South Delhi have revealed fine particulate pollution to be at life-threatening levels and the presence of