Pune In a move that would provide some respite to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the state Forest Department has agreed to give out forest land for dumping organic waste and using it for vermicomposting. The PMC, which is grappling with garbage dumping problem at Uruli Devachi and Phursungi, has seven months to resolve the issue by finding an alternative site.

Pune The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will regularise the practice of providing organic waste from hotels and restaurants to farmers around the city.

During the recent agitation by Uruli Devachi and Phursungi villagers, some such waste had been provided to farmers. Now, the civic administration has decided to provide such waste regularly to farms up to 10km away.

In their free time, these rail employees work to produce vermicompost in the Matunga workshop

Their main job is to ensure that Mumbai

Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, is a crucial task. Current measures include using technology to improve energy efficiency, planting forests to store carbon and promoting nutrient recycling so that carbon can be used to enrich the soil. The first two techniques are far more costly than nutrient recycling.

Germany will ban cultivation and sale of genetically modified (GMO) maize despite European Union rulings that the biotech grain is safe, its government said on Tuesday.

The ban affects US biotech company Monsanto's MON 810 maize which may no longer be sown for this summer's harvest, German Agriculture and Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner told a news conference.

New Delhi: Housing societies in Delhi are slowly but surely, and collectively, adopting eco- friendly systems to cut down on the carbon footprint. A new survey commissioned by the Delhi Government studied 1,284 housing societies to see if they had adopted water-saving and energy-efficient measures.

NAVI MUMBAI: Several malls have mushroomed over the last three years - five have sprung up in Vashi itself - and mall culture is here to stay. But how many of these mammoth structures, which record thousands of footfalls daily, think of culturing the huge amount of waste they inevitably generate? Well, one mall has made an innovative, eco-friendly beginning in this direction.


K. Manikandan

Useful option: Bottle gourds are among the vegetables grown in the kitchen garden of the Perungalathur town panchayat.

TAMBARAM: Two urban local bodies in the southern suburbs of Chennai have demonstrated the use of applying organic manure generated in their compost yards to grow vegetables in kitchen gardens maintained by them.

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Panaji today condemned the decision of the CCP to stop the collection of organic waste with effect from October 28.