Solid waste project ‘dumped’ in city

  Finding no way out to break the deadlock between the people of Jamsher village and the Punjab Government for over seven years, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has reportedly ‘dumped’ the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) project in the city.Even though it has been seven years, both political allies in

New Industrial Policy incentivizes eco-friendly industries in JK

In a bid to promote eco-friendly industries in the state, the industrial policy 2016 has incentivized setting up of green ventures and adoption of green technologies. As per the recently issued industrial policy, the government shall subsidize by 40 per cent the rain water harvesting equipment installed by the units. Similarly,

BMC to decentralise wet waste management system in Mumbai within year

Representative image. INTRODUCING A major change in the existing waste management system, the BMC has decided to implement decentralisation of wet waste management in the city within a year. The direction came from the urban development department during a meeting with the solid waste management department officials held in February. The

Handbook of Urban Statistics released

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who released the "Handbook of Urban Statistics" today, expressed confidence that the publication will serve as a valuable tool in the hands of policy makers, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders in urban development. The Handbook, which was released at a function held here,

Govt announces solid waste clearance plan for Srinagar

The state government has promulgated an action plan for solid waste management for Srinagar city. “On the directions of Governor NN Vohra, a meeting was convened by Financial Commissioner Planning and Development Department BB Vyas to review all existing and arising problems relating to solid waste management of Srinagar city. After

Will India Overcome Challenges to Build Smart Cities?

India’s ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities could face formidable challenges, some of which are unique to the country. Much hype and excitement surrounds India’s plan to build 100 smart cities, with 20 already selected in the first, competitive round. The government plans to invest $7.6 billion in these cities

Swachh Sarvekshan – Cleanest Cities Ranking – Interactive Dashboard

The government today released the list of 73 cleanest cities of the country. The Swachh Sarvekshan-2016 ranks 73 cities on cleanliness and sanitation. Cities with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they were. Swachha Bharat has created an interactive dashboard for these city rankings, you

Swachh Sarvekshan results: Mysuru is India’s cleanest city

Mysore, Chandigarh and Tiruchirapalli are the cleanest cities in India, a 73­city survey conducted to gauge the impact of Swachh Bharat Mission has found. Prime Minister's Varanasi constituency, however, is one of the 10 dirtiest cities under his pet cleanliness initiative. Swachh Survekshna, as the survey conducted in 73 cities with

Govt stresses on waste management to achieve smart cities

"We are generating 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day of which only 9,000 gets corrected and 6,000 remains and will remain for centuries unless we manage it properly. For the first time in India, we will come with separate rules for construction and demolition, hazardous, plastic and solid waste