PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)'s Rochem Green plant to generate energy from waste will soon start generating 10 mega watt electricity.

"The plant currently uses 300 metric tonne waste to generate 3 mega watt electricity. It will soon upgraded to take 700 metric tonne waste to generate 10 mega watt electricity," said Suresh Jagtap, joint commissioner and incharge of municipal solid waste at PMC Pune city generates around 1,600 metric tonne garbage every day. Of which, waste to energy projects make use of 375 metric tonne waste.

Expert Committee Never Suggested Gasification Plant For Municipal Waste Treatment

Thiruvananthapuram: The government awarded the contract to set up modular wastetreatment plant at Chalai at a cost of Rs 60 crores to Loro Enviropower by overruling the recommendations of the expert committee headed by RVG Menon Two weeks after TOI pointed out a list of violations in the tender process and cited the dubious history of the company that won the project, Menon told TOI that the project was tweaked.

MARGAO: The Margao Municipal Council on Tuesday resolved to outsource door-to-door waste collection in the city, even as the sanitary and the technical sections came under fire from the city fathers for its inefficiency and its failure to collect fees from hotels and restaurants since the last two years.

At the Council meeting held this evening, the civic body decided to outsource waste collection door-to-door after conducting a survey. “We will compile the data before tendering and outsourcing the waste collection door-to-door,” informed Municipal Chief Officer Sandhya Kamat after the meeting.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued an order restraining all individuals, companies as well as public authorities from throwing any debris or solid waste on the Yamuna river bank o

Costs to be collected for removing debris

With a view to cleaning the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday restrained any body, person or authority from throwing debris of any kind, including solid wastes, on the banks of the Yamuna or the water body near the grand old river. A Full Bench of the Tribunal, comprising its Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, judicial member Justice P. Jyotimani and expert members D.K. Agrawal, G.K. Pandey and A.R. Yousuf, passed this order after hearing counsel for various parties.

PANJIM: Though tons of newspaper reams have been dedicated to the issue, agitated gram sabha discussions have rocked villages and various initiatives have been thrashed by the government, the satis

Households Not Sorting Waste Before Disposal, Contractors Doing A Poor Job

New Delhi: They were set up across several parts of the city with much fanfare in 2009 but the green and blue dustbins that were meant to facilitate waste segregation are being used like ordinary bins now. Even at the household level, waste segregation is a failed initiative. Of Delhi’s three municipal zones, one has issued a tender for waste collection and segregation as recently as last week. The other two corporations blame the project’s failure on lack of cooperation from residents and underperformance by private concessionaires.

Civic Body Has To Identify Sites, Inform Centre

Bangalore: Here’s a fresh blow to the BBMP. The municipal body might soon have to face flak from the Centre. The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) is all set to amend its existing rules to make it mandatory for all municipal bodies to identify sanitary landfill sites and inform the Centre about it.

Thereafter, they will have to dump their municipal waste at the identified landfill sites alone. “Throwing urban municipal waste wherever municipal bodies feel like will automatically come to a stop. This step is meant to encourage municipal bodies to follow a procedure and only dump garbage where they are allowed to,” Subba Rao, director, MoEF said on Monday.

The proposed solid waste treatment plant will adopt incineration method

The proposed solid waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram capable of processing 500 tonnes of waste material daily will adopt the waste-to-energy technology model based on the incineration method. Work on the Rs. 350 crore plant is expected to begin soon. A final decision on the company that would implement the project will be taken on Monday. The waste-to-energy technology is expected to provide help in converting the non-recyclable and combustible portion of the waste to electricity. It will also reduce the amount of material sent to landfills besides preventing contamination of air and water.

Jaipur: A division bench of high court has issued a show cause notice to state government to explain why user charge has been added in the electricity bill when the door-to-door collection of solid