A day after lieutenant governor Anil Baijal chaired an emergency meeting to address the garbage crisis in the city, mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Preety Agarwal visited the Narela-

Humans are prone to waste- we create, after all. Yet we create in excess amount and often things that we don’t need, leading to a growth in discharge of that excess. On this note, Biomedical waste management in India is receiving greater attention, owing to stringent regulations made by the Ministry of health.

PANJIM: After almost two years, the path appears to be clear for setting up the State’s first Common Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage Facility (CHWTSDF) at Pissurlem industrial estate.

Pune: It is a faulty survey system and methodology that makes Pune one of the top cleanest city in India on paper, experts have said.

The state capital has fared poor with 269th rank in Swachh Bharat Ranking 2017, scoring only 43% marks in overall score of 2000.

Mysuru was among the 434 cities and towns surveyed this year.

Residents of Lộc Thủy Commune in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province are blocking garbage trucks from entering a local waste treatment plant, saying that it has severely polluted the neighbourhood.

Levels of electronic waste are rising sharply across Asia, as higher incomes mean hundreds of millions of people can afford smartphones and other gadgets, according to a UN study.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vivek Kamboj & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 22/12/2016 regarding leachate from Bandhwari solid waste treatment plant situated on the Gurgaon-Faridabad border.The Counsel appearing for the State of Haryana submits that the financial bid for establishment of Waste to Energy Plant at Gurgaon and Faridabad would be opened on 30th December, 2016 and the contract would be awarded in January, 2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 14/12/2016. As per the assessment made by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2015, the sewage generation in the urban areas of the Country is estimated to be about 61,948 MLD (approx.) and sewage treatment capacity is for 23,277 MLD, which is about 37.6% of the total sewage generation. Further, as per the data available till Oct. 2016, the total amount of solid waste generated in the urban areas of the Country is about 1,58,878 MT/D, of which only 21.45% is being treated, currently.

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