Pune July 04 Making a complete volte-face, the department of the legal advisor of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) changed its stance on the 24x7 water supply project on Friday.

Pune, July 3 Bio-chemical called Odofresh helps get rid of odour and flies, was used during recent palkhi procession

Pune, July 2 PMC considering city company's membrane filtration plan to provide 50 lakh litres a day A project to procure potable water from Pashan lake is under active consideration of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Membrane Filters (India) Pvt Ltd, a Pune-based company working in the field of filtration systems, has approached the PMC with an offer to make the lake water potable by installing a membrane filtration system.

Pune June 29 The Ecological Society has commenced the admission process for the one-year postgraduate diploma in Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development and Ecological Restoration. According to a press note sent by the Society, the objective of the course is to impart training in sustainable use of natural resources.

Pune June 29 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has expressed concern over the poor response from the information technology (IT) companies to address the problem of electronic waste being generated in the city despite efforts made by the civic body. "The PMC has initiated steps to tackle the e-waste problem, but there is not much response from the IT companies," Ajay Ojha, PMC Environment Cell, in-charge, said at a meeting with representatives of 200 IT companies organised recently by city-based NGO Sarathi.

Pune, June 26 This year's Sant Tukaram and Sant Dyaneshwar Palkhis will comprise an ecological purpose in addition to their religious fervour. In an initiative conceptualised by the Directorate of Social Forestry, Maharashtra State, Pune, school students who are a part of the Eco Clubs formed under National Green Corps (NGC) scheme will be distributing seeds to the warkaris and even guiding them about their plantation.

Pune, June 26 The Environment Status Report (ESR) of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will have a different feel to it this year, literally. For the first time the civic body is set to produce the annual report on recycled paper. The idea behind the initiative, the first of its kind in the state, is to send across the message that it practices what it preaches, on environment friendliness and tree conservation.

Visiting the historic Sinhagad, one of the most favoured hangout of Puneites, will now come with a price, if you carry plastic items along. As an effort to curb the environmental pollution caused by plastic, visitors will be made to pay a penalty in the range of Rs 50 to Rs 100, if he or she is seen carrying plastic bags or bottles. "If the visitor, on his return from the fort, is found carrying less plastic than what he took along, the deposit amount will be kept as penalty,' said State Forest Minister Babanrao Pachpute, who was in the city for a hearing at Council Hall, on Monday.

City accounts for 34 of 90 locational clearance applications received and 7 of 8 projects sanctioned

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (GBL), a biotech company in Pune and a subsidiary of Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd has tied up with PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) for a dedicated malaria vaccine manufacturing facility at Hinjewadi. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will inaugurate the malaria vaccine manufacturing facility and oncology plant on Saturday.