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Chandigarh virtually overflowed with garbage due to the recent strike by door to door waste collectors.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Sweeping changes required for waste management

UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The war against waste can only be won if segregation at household level is implemented with strict penalties, collectors are allowed to profit from recycling garbage and the residents cooperate with RWAs to ensure minimum waste generation in their sectors
The ₹3,200 crore project, which will use water from the Sidhwan Canal, is being funded by the World Bank.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)
The ₹3,200 crore project, which will use water from the Sidhwan Canal, is being funded by the World Bank.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)

24/7 canal-based water supply project: Ludhiana villagers submit quotations for land acquisition

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:53 PM IST
As per the officials, villagers from Deep Nagar, Bilaspur, Bowani and Landa have submitted a quotation with the authorities, which would be discussed in the next meeting of the MC.
The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)
The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana dyeing unit faces action after STP found non-functional

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Fine of 20 lakh earlier imposed on owner when the National Green Tribunal’s monitoring committee had visited the unit and found its sewage treatment plant not working
CETP at Tajpur road in Ludhiana.(ht photo)
CETP at Tajpur road in Ludhiana.(ht photo)

CETP projects in Ludhiana: PPCB member secretary to appear before NGT on April 13

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Construction of two common effluent treatment plants is underway for Tajpur Road and Focal Point dyeing industry
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NGT to penalise civic bodies for not adhering to waste mgmt rules

Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib | By HT Correspondent, Fatehgarh Sahib
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The facility at the Haibowal dairy complex will be capable of slaughtering 2,000 poultry birds per hour in two shifts of eight hours each; and 1,000 goats, sheep and pigs.(.Gurpreet Singh/HT)
The facility at the Haibowal dairy complex will be capable of slaughtering 2,000 poultry birds per hour in two shifts of eight hours each; and 1,000 goats, sheep and pigs.(.Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Modern abattoir ready, to be launched next week in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:41 PM IST
The facility, which is expected to be inaugurated on Tuesday, will be capable of slaughtering 2,000 poultry birds per hour in two shifts of eight hours each; and 1,000 goats, sheep and pigs
PPCB member secretary Krunesh Garg (second from right) and other PPCB officials at the Tejpur road common effluent treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
PPCB member secretary Krunesh Garg (second from right) and other PPCB officials at the Tejpur road common effluent treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
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NGT panel slaps 1-crore fine on four Ludhiana units

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Tenders floated for canal-based drinking water project in Patiala

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:49 PM IST
With this, pure drinking water will be available round-the-clock, water-borne diseases can be prevented in the city; water tanks and treatment plant to be built
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NGT directs civic body to plug illegal waste discharge into choes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 12:51 AM IST
The total cost of the Tajpur Road CETP is ₹62.5 crore.(HT Photo)
The total cost of the Tajpur Road CETP is ₹62.5 crore.(HT Photo)

Union govt okays 15 cr for Tajpur Road effluent treatment plant

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Green tribunal had directed dyers’ body to complete the project by March 2020
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The industries are mainly engaged in electroplating.(HT file photo)
The industries are mainly engaged in electroplating.(HT file photo)

11 polluting factories in Chandigarh lose power, water supply

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 06:10 AM IST
The guidelines of the Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti and SC directions dictate that no industry is permitted to operate unless it has a functional effluent treatment plant capable of meeting the prescribed norms for removing pollutants from the effluent before discharging.
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has been instructed by the central apex body to take corrective action against 14 errant common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in the state(Sunil Saxena/HT)
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has been instructed by the central apex body to take corrective action against 14 errant common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in the state(Sunil Saxena/HT)

Haryana pollution body told to ensure effluent treatment plants comply with norms

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 07:43 PM IST
In Haryana, the CPCB found that nine CETPs were discharging industrial effluents, which do not meet safety standards.
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)

NGT panel slams PPCB for inaction against industrial units dumping waste in Buddha Nullah

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Members of the committee conducted a surprise check here on Friday and collected samples of the waste from eight dyeing and electroplating units
Some were even found to install illegal bore wells to extract ground water to fill up their swimming pools. Some even didn’t have the mandatory ‘Consent to Operate’ and ‘Consent to Establish’ certificates of DPCC.(Hindustan Times)
Some were even found to install illegal bore wells to extract ground water to fill up their swimming pools. Some even didn’t have the mandatory ‘Consent to Operate’ and ‘Consent to Establish’ certificates of DPCC.(Hindustan Times)

DPCC sends closure notice to 21 farm houses for flouting green norms

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:03 AM IST
These farmhouses equipped with banquet halls, motels, swimming pools were located mostly in Rajokri and Mahipalpur areas along National Highway-8.
According to officials, it was found during inspections that the hospitals in general had unclean surroundings and had not installed effluent treatment plants.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
According to officials, it was found during inspections that the hospitals in general had unclean surroundings and had not installed effluent treatment plants.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Seven Ghaziabad hospitals to be fined Rs 7.9 crore for bio-waste violations

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:55 PM IST
The committee had carried out a detailed inspection of hospitals in June and recommended levying ECC while sending the report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Officials from the UP pollution control committee and the central pollution control board were also present during the inspection.
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi said Mumbai’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern.(HT File)
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi said Mumbai’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern.(HT File)

Mumbai’s infra can’t handle change in rainfall pattern, climate change : BMC chief

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Since the 2005 deluge, Pardeshi said, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has spent thousands of crores on monsoon preparedness, but expectations keep rising.
Officials of the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran said that barring a 33-metre stretch, the work of expanding the Badshahpur drain in Khandsa village is complete. (HT Photo)
Officials of the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran said that barring a 33-metre stretch, the work of expanding the Badshahpur drain in Khandsa village is complete. (HT Photo)

‘Badshahpur drain expansion work complete’: Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:27 AM IST
The expansion, officials said, would ensure that the stormwater drain would be able to carry the water downstream during the upcoming monsoon season. This information was shared by Chander Shekhar Khare, HSVP administrator, during an inspection of the Badshahpur drain by state PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh.
The officials of the UP pollution control board (UPPCB) has recommended serving notices and levying a total penalty of about Rs. 1.04 crore.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The officials of the UP pollution control board (UPPCB) has recommended serving notices and levying a total penalty of about Rs. 1.04 crore.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

UP pollution body to penalise nine hospitals Rs 1.04 crore for not treating effluents

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 01:17 PM IST
The officials said that hospitals with more than 50 beds are required to install ETPS, but were found operating without the plants and allegedly spreading pollution.
JSPCB member secretary Rajiv Lochan Baxi interacts with delegates in Ranchi on Tuesday.(DIWAKAR PRASAD/ HT PHOTO)
JSPCB member secretary Rajiv Lochan Baxi interacts with delegates in Ranchi on Tuesday.(DIWAKAR PRASAD/ HT PHOTO)

Jharkhand’s anti-pollution board offers 50% off on hospital registration fees

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has come up with several offers to woo the hospitals, nursing homes and clinics to get their institutions registered with the board at the earliest.
The ban was supposed to be lifted in March but the tanneries were not allowed to reopen rendering many workers jobless.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The ban was supposed to be lifted in March but the tanneries were not allowed to reopen rendering many workers jobless.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Legal tanneries to reopen; UP govt to set up treatment plant

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:25 PM IST
Over 200 tanneries situated on the banks of Ganga were shut by the UP government in November 2018 to check water pollution ahead of the Kumbh 2019 in Prayagraj.
Officials said that once the bio remediation process is carried out in full bio-mining will be carried out on the residual heap which is segregation of minerals and useful materials from mould of waste.(PTI File Photo/ Representative image)
Officials said that once the bio remediation process is carried out in full bio-mining will be carried out on the residual heap which is segregation of minerals and useful materials from mould of waste.(PTI File Photo/ Representative image)

Udaipur first in state to treat waste in natural way

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 02:26 PM IST
The process called bioremediation has been introduced in Udaipur city for treating legacy waste — garbage hill accumulated for several years; some of the heaps are more than a decade old
Jojari flows from the north-east to south-west, 83 km from the hills near Pondlu village in Nagaur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Jojari flows from the north-east to south-west, 83 km from the hills near Pondlu village in Nagaur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Industrial effluents choke Jojari

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Textile and steel rerolling units operating in the Jodhpur industrial area have been releasing untreated polluted water into the Jojari river for the last several years.
Following the 2005 deluge, several recommendations made by the Chitale Committee (appointed to look into the reasons behind the floods) are yet to be accomplished by the implementing body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Following the 2005 deluge, several recommendations made by the Chitale Committee (appointed to look into the reasons behind the floods) are yet to be accomplished by the implementing body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

HT Monsoon audit: A spot check of stormwater drains

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Following the 2005 deluge, several recommendations made by the Chitale Committee (appointed to look into the reasons behind the floods) are yet to be accomplished by the implementing body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has served notices to five private builders in the city for not meeting the standards of treated sewage water used for watering plants and other horticultural purposes within the premises of their buildings.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has served notices to five private builders in the city for not meeting the standards of treated sewage water used for watering plants and other horticultural purposes within the premises of their buildings.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Gurugram builders penalised for not meeting treated water norms

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:16 AM IST
It was found that the treated water had a high pH level and exceeded the prescribed limit of suspended solids, oil and grease.
The authority has reportedly taken this decision after several visitors and traders complained of choked sewers and foul smells in many areas where food joint owners and street vendors reportedly dumped waste illegally.(HT Photo)
The authority has reportedly taken this decision after several visitors and traders complained of choked sewers and foul smells in many areas where food joint owners and street vendors reportedly dumped waste illegally.(HT Photo)

Noida to crack down on illegal waste dumping

Hindustan Times, NOIDA | By Vinod Rajput
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 01:53 PM IST
The sector also hosts a fivestar hotel, a three-star hotel, a shopping mall, various offices and numerous garment outlets.
NGT stops illegal groundwater use at Appu Ghar (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
NGT stops illegal groundwater use at Appu Ghar (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

NGT stops illegal groundwater use at Appu Ghar

Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Monday’s order came in response to a 2017 petition filed by city-based activist Harinder Dhingra against International Recreation & Amusement Park – the company which runs Appu Ghar – and HSVP.
Two members of the housekeeping staff of a west Delhi restaurant died and two of their colleagues are battling for their lives after being asphyxiated in the eatery’s kitchen waste treatment plant on Saturday afternoon, the police said.(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)
Two members of the housekeeping staff of a west Delhi restaurant died and two of their colleagues are battling for their lives after being asphyxiated in the eatery’s kitchen waste treatment plant on Saturday afternoon, the police said.(Amal KS/HT File PHOTO)

Grieving families of 2 killed in Delhi restaurant struggle to cope with loss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 08:29 AM IST
Two men died on Saturday after inhaling the toxic fumes from the kitchen waste plant at the Pirates of Grill restaurant in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.
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