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Rs 1-crore Versova beach beautification plan rejected for 3rd time

The plans were first heard on November 2, 2018, and March 3 this year, but rejected both times for its close proximity to the mangrove areas and the possibility of intertidal marine life being affected owing to the project.
The state’s coastal authority recently rejected a proposal to beautify Versova beach for the third time, citing concerns of environmental destruction.(HT PHOTO)
The state’s coastal authority recently rejected a proposal to beautify Versova beach for the third time, citing concerns of environmental destruction.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 12:55 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Swachh iconic places: Water kiosks, mule dung plant keep Katra clean

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Updated on Sep 06, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Poverty-stricken man in Tamil Nadu dumps mother’s body in garbage bin

Police said the man carried his mother’s body from the house at around 4 am and threw it into a garbage bin under the cover of darkness.
The man claimed he had no money for his mother’s funeral.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The man claimed he had no money for his mother’s funeral.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 07:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

Now, throw trash to save cash near Golden Temple

To get the ball rolling, the MC adopted the slogan, ‘Throw trash, save cash’ and rewarded users with a 10-20% discount on seven food and shopping stores, including the famous Bharawan Da Dhaba and Punjabi Juttis stores.
Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, says, “Often plastic water bottles are refilled and resold in the market. The corporation collects tonnes of plastic bottles from garbage bins every day.(HT Photo)
Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, says, “Often plastic water bottles are refilled and resold in the market. The corporation collects tonnes of plastic bottles from garbage bins every day.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, AMRITSAR | By Mandeep Kaur Narula

MC starts fining litterbugs at Sukhna Lake

While street vendors have to pay up 500 for littering, visitors, eateries and other shops will have to cough up 10,000.
Recently many non-government organisations came forward to clean the area, putting pressure on the MC to start the challan drive and deploy additional sanitation staff.(HT Photo)
Recently many non-government organisations came forward to clean the area, putting pressure on the MC to start the challan drive and deploy additional sanitation staff.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta

No prayer goes to waste at this temple in Mumbai

The temple in Ghatkopar, where flowers offered by devotees, among other items, are processed in the machine daily, has now produced its first batch of manure
A devotee drops flowers into the composting machine at Bhajan Samaj temple in Ghatkopar.(HT)
A devotee drops flowers into the composting machine at Bhajan Samaj temple in Ghatkopar.(HT)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai

Central Railway installs nets to minimise trash dumping on Mumbai train tracks

The nets were installed a week ago as a month-long experiment to find whether it can work as a deterrent
Since November last year, CR has removed nearly 150,000 cubic metres (m3) of trash — equivalent to 7,500 fully-filled BMC dumper trucks — from railway tracks between CSMT and Sandhurst Road station.(HT Photo)
Since November last year, CR has removed nearly 150,000 cubic metres (m3) of trash — equivalent to 7,500 fully-filled BMC dumper trucks — from railway tracks between CSMT and Sandhurst Road station.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Blocked sewer line spawns health worries in Gurugram Sector 46

Residents of Jal Vihar Colony in Sector 46 are troubled by a blocked sewage in their colony for the past eight months, due to which dirty water accumulates in the area, creating health risks.
Residents also alleged that there are no garbage bins in the colony, which has led to unsanitary conditions. Over 10,000 residents settled in more than 400 houses in the colony have been affected by the persistent unhygienic conditions around them.(Yogesh Kumar/HT Photo)
Residents also alleged that there are no garbage bins in the colony, which has led to unsanitary conditions. Over 10,000 residents settled in more than 400 houses in the colony have been affected by the persistent unhygienic conditions around them.(Yogesh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 22, 2018 04:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti

Deccan residents do not root for Mhatoba Tekdi biodiversity park in Pune

Residents allege that the legislator’s proposed plan on hill will negatively affect ecosystem.
A Sreelakshmi, deputy conservator of forest(centre,seated), interacting with residents of Deccan on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
A Sreelakshmi, deputy conservator of forest(centre,seated), interacting with residents of Deccan on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Lucknow: Hosting a bhandara? Pay Rs 500 for clean-up

For swachh city LMC imposing user charges to keep the city clean and improve its rankings in the Swacch Bharat survey.
The Hanuman temple in Aliganj being decked up ahead of Bada Mangal.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
The Hanuman temple in Aliganj being decked up ahead of Bada Mangal.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on May 01, 2018 01:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

A Swach revolution underway: Spreading from slums to Pune city

In a bid to cover more slums and remove chronic garbage spots, SWaCH and Pune Muncipal Corporation (PMC) have been conducting frequent rallies to raise awareness on segregation and waste disposal.
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
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