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The new garbage collection vehicles are in use in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: City’s waste management system has to be fixed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Though it bettered its ranking in this year’s Survekshan at 16 from 20 last year, Chandigarh couldn’t break into the top 10 ranks of cleanest cities as the MC authorities struggle to streamline the waste collection system
MC, which currently has 100 vehicles, will receive 200 more vehicles this month, but still would not be able to cover all the wards for collecting segregated solid waste.(HT FILE PHOTO)
MC, which currently has 100 vehicles, will receive 200 more vehicles this month, but still would not be able to cover all the wards for collecting segregated solid waste.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Door-to-door garbage collectors in Chandigarh threaten stir from October 23

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Civic body set to miss the October-31 deadline set by NGT to start segregated collection
Shops selling essential items reopened from May 15 on certain conditions in Ahmedabad which had been under a complete lockdown since May 7. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Shops selling essential items reopened from May 15 on certain conditions in Ahmedabad which had been under a complete lockdown since May 7. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

At least 700 ‘super spreaders’ found coronavirus positive in a week in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 07:05 PM IST
“Super-spreaders” are potential carriers of the viral infection who could infect a large number of people coming in their contact.
Food queues; the new normal: People line up for food in Delhi during the lockdown.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Food queues; the new normal: People line up for food in Delhi during the lockdown.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown Diaries: The calculations of giving by Tanuj Solanki

Hindustan Times | By Tanuj Solanki
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2020 04:45 PM IST
In a country teeming with have-nots, conscientious haves are bound to be in perpetual moral trouble
Readers suggest people can donate dry and uncooked pulses, grains and flour for distribution among the underprivileged.(HT Photo)
Readers suggest people can donate dry and uncooked pulses, grains and flour for distribution among the underprivileged.(HT Photo)

Time for kindness pandemic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 10:29 PM IST
It’s a global crisis, but one that hurts poorer sections of the society the most. Their welfare should be prioritised by govts and people, with wages left intact even during leave and subsidised or free food delivered at their doorsteps, suggest readers.
Slum dwellers say around five people share a bed in the shanties, while several families share a single bathroom.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Slum dwellers say around five people share a bed in the shanties, while several families share a single bathroom.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Coronavirus in Chandigarh: Distancing a distant dream in crowded colonies

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Risk of infection looms large over slums where labourers live in cramped shanties without any means of maintaining basic personal hygiene
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HT Image

Coronavirus outbreak: Diets of Chandigarh’s govt school students take a hit in absence of mid-day meals

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 02:00 AM IST
Only students appearing for examinations are being served meals, food is being prepared in just one kitchen and most cooks have been put on leave
(HTphoto)
(HTphoto)

Chandigarh MC’s waste segregation drive loses momentum

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Not a single challan has been issued for failure to segregate waste in the past one week in Chandigarh
Having faced a setback on the launch day itself, there was no major improvement noticed on third day of waste segregation drive either as all stakeholders were found locked in blame game.(HT PHOTO)
Having faced a setback on the launch day itself, there was no major improvement noticed on third day of waste segregation drive either as all stakeholders were found locked in blame game.(HT PHOTO)

Chandigarh’s mess: Segregate waste or pay up

Vivek Gupta and Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta and Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:15 AM IST
MC commissioner KK Yadav on Monday directed the sanitation department to start fining residents for non-segregation of waste
Littering will invite a fine of Rs 1,000.
Littering will invite a fine of Rs 1,000.

Waste collection charges revised in Mohali

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:57 AM IST
Penalty introduced for failing to segregate waste and littering; implementation soon, says mayor
A heap of garbage under the flyover near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
A heap of garbage under the flyover near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Flyover wall collapse: Spaces beneath bridges stay prone to rats as garbage not removed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The report of inquiry into the retaining wall collapse in May last year clearly stated garbage dumps below bridges should be removed to protect them from damage by rats
At a function, SDMC officials gave away brown paper bags of compost to local residents(HTPhoto)
At a function, SDMC officials gave away brown paper bags of compost to local residents(HTPhoto)

In Delhi’s Tagore Garden, organic waste can get you free compost

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 09:50 PM IST
Another official said the compost was prepared from waste handed over by over 400 families in the area. Beginning December last year, SDMC was encouraging residents of some blocks in the area to segregate their garbage at the household-level.
The dumping ground of Mohali at Industrial Area, Phase 8B.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
The dumping ground of Mohali at Industrial Area, Phase 8B.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

HT Spotlight| Waste management: Mohali needs a solid way out

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Saurabh Chauhan, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:17 PM IST
In a dismal fall, the city lost the race of cleanliness to Bathinda, mainly due to poor solid waste management
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav had to call an impromptu meeting in the wake of the protest on Monday morning.(HT Photo)
MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav had to call an impromptu meeting in the wake of the protest on Monday morning.(HT Photo)

Gurugram: Sanitation workers protest for better working conditions

Hindustan Times | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 09:30 PM IST
Sanitation workers alleged that they are working without any basic safety gear and in deteriorating conditions. The MCG commissioner assured them that by May 22, all their grievances will be addressed.
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