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Tipsy designer drops 15 tolas of gold, honest sweeper returns it

Sunil Kumbhar, a sweeper, was cleaning the roads within his area at Grant Road when he saw the bag on the road near Kennedy Bridge

BMC commissioner Bhushan Gagrani feted Kumbhar (left) and his supervisor Balaram Jadhav. HT Photo
Updated on May 18, 2024 09:19 AM IST

MCG shares WhatsApp helpline numbers to report waste burning

In Gurugram, waste burning has been a serious issue for the last several years. Residents have alleged that toxic fumes hang heavy in the air, posing serious health risks

Garbage burning in an open area at Sector-38 in Gurugram. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday shared three WhatsApp numbers for residents to register their complaints regarding waste burning and improper sanitation. (PARVEEN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Workers’ org opposes tender for centralisation of slum sanitation

Fearing they could lose their jobs once the new company comes in, the workers, engaged by the BMC under the SMPA scheme on a measly pay of ₹5,600 per month, have urged the court to cancel the tender. In three hearings held so far, the court has urged the BMC to absorb 30-40% of them under the new tender

Workers’ org opposes tender for centralisation of slum sanitation
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 08:18 AM IST

MCG begins nine-day cleanliness campaign across Gurugram

MCG commissioner Narhari Singh Bangar said that they have formed special teams that will closely monitor the cleanliness drive daily

Garbage on a road in Sector 40 near Community Center in Gurugram on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 06:48 AM IST

Ayodhya Dham railway station's sanitation contractor fined 50,000

The official X handle of DRM Lucknow posted that a hefty fine has been charged on the sanitation contractor of Ayodhya Dham station.

Snapshot of Ayodhya Dham Railway station. (X/@reality5473)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 11:52 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Slum sanitation workers of scrapped BMC scheme protest at M East ward office

The BMC had announced the scrapping of the SMPA scheme in December 2023 and in February invited bids for a contractor under whom slum cleaning would take place. The civic body said that 7,388 workers would be employed under a single contractor for all the 26 wards, at a cost of ₹350 crore per annum

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Updated on Feb 29, 2024 09:26 AM IST

In Surat’s turnaround in sanitation, a story of hope

By 2047, about half of India’s population will reside in urban areas. These areas need to be kept clean.

Outside view of the Surat Airport(Narendra Modi/X)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 10:09 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Cleaning work hampered as sanitation staff strike work

Workers are pressing for eight demands including regularisation of contractual staff, who number about 5,100; deployment of about 3,600 more workers on an urgent basis; and operation of garbage collection vehicles by the corporation itself, among others

The protesting workers mainly include contractual staff and their leaders said that about 3,000 workers have abstained from work and many are taking part in a sit-in protest at the main entrance of the Ghaziabad municipal corporation office in Navyug Market. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

MCG floats helpline numbers to resolve issues in 48 hours 

MCG officials also asked complainants to share the location, and photos and videos related to their complaint

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Updated on Feb 04, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Audit report: GMCH-32 causes loss of 86 lakh as it failed to float tenders for services

According to the report, GMCH failed to float the tenders in 2018 as per the instructions of the UT finance department to outsource the services of workers and security personnel from existing contractors

HT Image
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 09:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ludhiana shines with 36 health centres in Kayakalp list

The sub-divisional hospital (SDH) Samrala has emerged as the best in Punjab, securing an impressive 89% marks, according to the released list

Ludhiana shines with 36 health centres in Kayakalp list. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Revolutionising rural sanitation: India's Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen

This article is authored by Arumugam Kalimuthu, executive director, WASH Institute, and member, NFSSM Alliance, New Delhi.

Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen(File Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 10:35 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

'Far bigger picture will unfold': PM Modi on ‘final destination’ of his vision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed his governance approach in an interview, emphasizing clear endpoints with undisclosed blueprints.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 10:03 AM IST

After surprise checks at Noida district hospital, DM calls for cleanliness

Verma also inspected various sections of the hospital and directed authorities to ensure that adequate arrangements are made for medicines and to also focus on cleanliness at the hospital and its surroundings

The district hospital in Sector 39. DM Verma said officials and doctors were found to be on duty during the visit. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 05:24 AM IST
ByMaria Khan, Noida

World Toilet Day 2023: Date, history and significance

World Toilet Day 2023: From history to significance, here's all that you need to know about the special day.

World Toilet Day 2023: Date, history and significance(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 11:05 AM IST
By, Delhi

Ward committees to be set up in Panchkula for better sanitation

The committee of each ward in Panchkula will comprise an area councillor, assistant project officer, supervisor and two social workers

The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of the sanitation and beautification committee of Panchkula municipal corporation. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 07:40 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Neurocysticercosis: Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention tips

Health experts reveal all you need to know about Neurocysticercosis - its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention tips

Neurocysticercosis: Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention tips (Photo by Twitter/_viral_content)
Published on Oct 19, 2023 08:17 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

How community-based platforms are changing India’s sanitation sector

Community management committees, desludging operators federation, and SHGs contribute to equitable and inclusive sanitation services in various Indian regions

Sanitation staff sweep a road in Sector 31 in Gurugram on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Delhi’s Old City traders wake up to a garbage crisis

The revamped Chandni Chowk stretch in Delhi is facing sanitation issues due to a tussle over dues between the Public Works Department and a local contractor. The contractor has suspended services and demanded payment of ₹5.5 crore ($738,000) as outstanding dues. The situation has led to garbage littering the market, causing inconvenience to customers and impacting businesses. The contractor may resume services if the pending dues are released and the contract is extended.

Garbage lines the road at Chandni Chowk on Monday, inconveniencing people during the festive season. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 06:30 AM IST

Nine teams formed to keep a check on waste burning and pollution in Gurugram

Gurugram deputy commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav said that with the implementation of Grap on October 1, teams have been instructed to inspect all areas

Garbage burns at the dump site at Sector 12 in Gurugram on Wednesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 06:44 AM IST
By, Gurugram

LG flags lack of sanitation, poor roads in east Delhi

VK Saxena, the lieutenant governor of Delhi, has inspected areas in trans-Yamuna and highlighted issues such as poor roads, sanitation, encroachment, and clogged drains. He has directed civic agencies to begin immediate repair and beautification work in east Delhi. Saxena has also stated that no civic agency has paid attention to these areas for several years.

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena (PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:29 PM IST

Civic agencies gear up to make Lucknow roads pothole free

Principal secretary (urban development) Amrit Abhijat inspected a few areas in Gomti Nagar and Hazratganj on Thursday night to see the condition of roads and sanitation

Principal secretary (PWD) Ajay Chauhan asked officials to ensure repair of all the roads within a week. He also sought a list of bad roads from the divisional commissioner and the district magistrate.
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Waste collection hit across Gurugram, raises stink among residents

Residents of Gurugram have complained about erratic garbage collection and poor waste management, causing foul smells and concerns about disease outbreaks. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has formed teams to address the issue, but residents claim that their complaints have gone unanswered. This is not the first time that garbage collection has been a major issue in the city, as disputes over non-payment of dues have previously disrupted waste collection. Residents have resorted to throwing garbage in the open and paying private vendors to clean the streets. MCG officials have assured residents that the issue will be resolved within a week.

The situation near a colony in Sector 37C in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 11:49 PM IST

LG conducts final review of G20 preps

As part of his review, Saxena visited the Delhi Police and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) control rooms, from where CCTV footage from across the Capital can be accessed.

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena at Delhi Police control room. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 10:52 PM IST

Over sixfold increase in Panipat MC’s sanitation budget in 10 years

The figures revealed that the annual expenditure of the Panipat MC on cleanliness has reached to ₹40.58 crore from the financial year 2022-23 from ₹6.28 crore in year 2013-14, reveals a reply given by the Panipat MC in response to an application filed by Panipat-based activist PP Kapoor under the Right to Information Act 2005.

The annual expenditure for the sanitation of the Panipat MC has witnessed a more than sixfold increase in the past 10 years and reached <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40.58 crore. (Shutterstock/ Representational image)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Panipat

Smart Cities contest: Chandigarh shines as best UT again

Besides this, Chandigarh also emerged on the top in the “mobility” and “governance” categories in the fourth edition of the awards, which were launched by the central government in 2018

The Best UT Award was conferred on Chandigarh in recognition of its strategies, innovative ideas, solutions and key impacts achieved through its projects. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 02:23 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Gurugram residents protest against irregular waste collection

Residents in Gurgaon protested against the poor garbage collection and sanitation in residential areas. They raised concerns about disease outbreak.

Gurugram residents protest against irregular waste collection
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 11:58 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Sushant Lok 1 residents hold protest against poor civic amenities

Residents of Sushant Lok 1 in Gurugram staged a protest against the civic authorities for failing to provide basic amenities, including sanitation and sewage systems. The residents blocked a road near the Huda Metro station to voice their concerns. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority and Municipal Corporation have taken cognizance of the protests and have promised to conduct an infrastructure audit and provide funds for improvements.

Sushant Lok 1 residents hold protest against poor civic amenities
Updated on Jul 17, 2023 12:15 AM IST

Fear of outbreak in low-lying areas near Buddha Nullah

As manholes and road gullies in the areas are flowing in reverse direction, the residents fear an outbreak of vector-borne diseases.With the level of Buddha Nullah remaining to be at an alarming level for the third consecutive day, sanitation in the low-lying areas has been severely hit.

With the level of Buddha Nullah remaining to be at an alarming level for the third consecutive day, sanitation in the low-lying areas has been severely hit. Sewage mixed rain water has accumulated on the streets and roads. As manholes and road gullies in the areas are flowing in reverse direction, the residents fear an outbreak of vector-borne diseases. (Gurpreet Singh)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 01:19 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Clean Gurugram: MCG puts RWAs in charge of sanitation

The civic body will pay the RWAs for contracting the concessionaire and the resident bodies will be responsible for monitoring

MCG believes the new model will help curb the rising number of complaints over poor sanitation, as well as help the civic body avoid situations that arise when private contractors go on strike. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 12:34 AM IST
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