In this article the authors have elaborated a consistent framework for the quantification and evaluation of eco-efficiency for scenarios for waste treatment of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Such waste systems will play an increasingly important role in the future, as there has been for many years, and still is, a significant net increase in stock in the built environment.

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched in December 2005 to ensure improved delivery of urban services, encourage reforms and fast track the planned development of 63 identified cities over the launch, it has succeeded in laying the foundations of efficient water supply and sanitation services in most of the mission cities.

Programmes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission hold the potential for transforming the urban water supply and sanitation sector. The mission is in its third year of implementation. Four urban service providers discuss the progress and their future plans in addition to the key to smooth implementation of the programme.

In an interview with Indian Infrastructure, M. Ramachandran, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, talked about developments in the water supply and solid waste management sectors. Among other things, he provided an insight into the issues affecting the sector, achievements made so far and private sector participation in the sector.

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) has the potential to change the face of urban water supply and sanitation (UWSS) services. It proposes an ambitious set of significant reforms over a seven-year period at the local and state levels. This could alter the quality of sector service providers and of local government in general.

The management of biomedical waste in health centres, clinics and hospitals is gaining importance in recent times, since it has a lot of hazards and impacts on people and environment.

This guidelines attempt to summarize, legal and policy matter related to water quality management, the step-wise activities required for formulation of action to restore water quality, the options that may be considered for action plan, the formats for inventory of polluting activities and various water conservation measures.

Ever since he turned a teenager, it had been Pierre Gagne's dream to visit Kerala. He had read it all: in National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast and countless other magazines about the place that was described as among "50 must see destinations of a lifetime".

A vermin-composting project at the household and farm level was carried out in Baroda in 2007. Its major objective was to encourage families and farmers to manage their garbage at the household and farm level by adopting vermin-composting.

MPBC is the government agency that is striving to give us a pollution free environment.

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