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Pesticide-free Ganga to transform Banaras into a green city: NGT judicial member

It should be ensured that pesticides used anywhere in farms or gardens don’t enter the river Ganga, said Ahmed while chairing a meeting of the district environmental committee, Varanasi.

NGT judicial member Dr Afroz Ahmed chairing a meeting of district environmental committee, Varanasi (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 05:44 AM IST
By, Varanasi

MCD plans plastic waste processing plant in Delhi

A senior municipal official associated with the project said the volume and light weight of plastic waste makes it difficult to transport

Delhi is currently biomining its three landfill sites at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa. (HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 01:08 AM IST

Cancer, other major health risks of water cans that will make you ditch them now

Did you know water cans pose serious threats to health including liver cancer, diabetes, reduced sperm count etc? Read on to know more

Cancer to diabetes or reduced sperm count: Major health risks of water cans that will make you ditch them now (File Photo)
Published on Oct 14, 2023 04:54 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Chandigarh: On cards, plastic waste disposal bylaws for city

Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is preparing bylaws for the disposal of plastic waste in the city. The proposal will be tabled in the next meeting of the MC House.

The bylaws will include types of plastic waste generated in the city and how it can be disposed of. (ht file)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 09:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Civic body to procure more plastic waste for constructing city roads

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) plans to use plastic waste in road construction. Tenders will be floated for outsourcing the work, and the roads will contain at least 8% plastic waste mixture. The use of plastic waste in road construction makes the roads more durable and prevents the formation of potholes. The MCG aims to reduce maintenance costs and increase the lifespan of the roads.

In December 2018, MCG had constructed its first-ever plastic road in the city, a 100-metre stretch in Sector 51. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 11:59 PM IST
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