Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Trans Delhi Signature City-Residents’ Welfare Association (TDSC-RWA) Vs. Chairman/Managing Director (UPSIDC) & Others dated 05/06/2017 regarding disposal of municipal solid waste in Trans Delhi Signature City, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. NGT directs UPPCB to inspect the area and submit the status report in case they find that Air and Water Act’s consent and conditions of the EC are violated, shall take action as accordance with law against the offending parties.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashutosh Kumar Sharma Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 26/05/2017 regarding laying of storm water/sewer pipeline in Ward No. 6 for village Shobhapur, Rohata Road, Police Station Kankar Kheda, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. It is the case of the Applicant Ashutosh Kumar Sharma that the said drain is just above the drinking water pipeline of the applicant which possibly will result in contamination of the drinking water supply in the entire village consisting of about 20,000 residents.

Questions have been raised about methodology adopted in Swachh Survekshan Report 2017. Instead of encouraging sustainable practices like segregation at source and recycle and reuse, the survey seems to have rewarded cities that are focussing on collection of unsegregated waste and transporting it to landfills.

Urban India is now the world's third largest garbage generator. But the amount of waste generated is not as much of an issue as the fact that over 45 million tonnes (or 3 million trucks worth) of garbage is untreated and disposed of by municipal authorities each year in an unhygienic manner.

Indore is India’s cleanest city, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2017 (Swachh Bharat survey 2017), which was conducted in 434 cities and towns of the country. Other top 10 cleanest cities of the country are Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Chandigarh.

Burgeoning urbanisation coupled with policy implementation gaps have resulted in growing disparities in the provision of public infrastructure services in urban areas of India.

A study of 360 safai karamcharis employed with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai suggests that policies aimed at uplifting conservancy work may actually be institutionalising caste-based occupations. This article describes the situation that keeps generations of safai karamcharis in this occupation, and recommends practical solutions to break the vicious cycle. - See more at: http://www.epw.in/journal/2017/13/perspectives/safai-karamcharis-aviciou...

This report is based on a performance assessment of 20 major Indian cities in terms of the operational effectiveness of the urban services being delivered to its citizens.

Dehradun: A ‘Swachh Survekshan’ undertaken by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) to rank cities based on their progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission has started.

One third of the 60,000 children, who die globally, due to lack of proper sanitation are from India, something that the National Urban Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) Policy in India, under the Ministry of Urban Development's aegis, aims to tackle. Only about 62.5 per cent of the wastewater in India is treated before its disposal.

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