800 Tonnes Created Daily, It Comprises 80% Of Trash Reaching Landfills

New Delhi: Delhi is among the largest producers of plastic waste in the country generating over 800 metric tonnes per day. Around 750 metric tonnes reach landfill sites daily of which roughly 80% are plastic bags and packaging materials. In fact, the capital is among nine cities across India where plastic forms more than 10% of the total waste generated. What makes it more embarrassing for the local government is that plastic bags have been banned in the city since 2009, and not just once but twice.

Status of ambient air quality of Shimla 2004-2013 published by Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board.

Shimla, March 4: The Congress will again pursue the ambitious project to bring water for the state capital from the Pabbar river in Rohru, which was grounded due to the involvement of large stretch

India is about to breach the $2 trillion GDP mark, as it works its way through the lower end of the middle-income-nation spectrum.

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to carry out four-laning of the Parwanoo-Shimla section of the NH-22 under a single project, instead of two separate projects as planned earlier. As per the decision, the Rs 808 crore project for the Parwanoo-Solan section and Rs 1,800 crore project for the Solan-Shimla section had been combined into a single project which would cost Rs 1,786 crore.

The decision was taken after work on the four-laning of Parwanoo-Solan was delayed due to redesigning of the project to change the alignment of some portions to avoid large-scale demolition of commercial and residential structures along the road.

To decongest Shimla’s traffic, the Himachal Pradesh government has come up with an ambitious monorail project proposal for the hill station.

Himachal’s Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said he, along with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, met the Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath over the issue. “Kamal Nath has asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to carry out a survey and prepare a feasibility report in six months,” Sharma said on Sunday.

In this report for the year 2010-11 CAG has slammed Himachal Pradesh government for not achieving the targets on sewage treatment, as the state treated only 12 per cent of the total sewage generated in Shimla.

SHIMLA: Agriculture sector has got big boost in Himachal Pradesh during the last four years as it is the mainstay of the people.

Even as decongestion of the town by way of having three satellite townships and shifting of the grain, timber and vegetable markets and other services to the outskirts of the town have been suggest

The Keran Taryamber Kisan Kalyan Samiti has filed a complaint before the SP, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Shimla, alleging that Harish Cement Company was cheating farmers whose land would