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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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
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Expedite work on solid waste management or bank guarantees will be deducted from salaries: Ludhiana MC chief to staff

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Officials say even if segregated waste is collected by the waste collectors, there are no secondary dumping points to dispose of the waste separately
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Lessons through cellphones: Harpali Chauhan studies at home with a smartphone borrowed from her daily wager father.(Srishti Jaswal)
Lessons through cellphones: Harpali Chauhan studies at home with a smartphone borrowed from her daily wager father.(Srishti Jaswal)

Online learning: Digital divide hurting economically disadvantaged students

By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Those with no access to smartphones or computers will not benefit from quality education as their peers will, which will push them behind in studies
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Chandigarh mayor asks councillors to monitor waste segregation in their areas

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Writes to ward representatives, says they must monitor the process on Saturday, Sunday
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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

By Vivek Gupta and Rajanbir Singh | Vivek Gupta and Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh, 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
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The Chandigarh municipal corporation on Wednesday released a public notice making waste segregation mandatory in the city from October 12.(HT PHOTO)
The Chandigarh municipal corporation on Wednesday released a public notice making waste segregation mandatory in the city from October 12.(HT PHOTO)

Waste segregation must from October 12 in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Defaulters are liable to pay fine, as per the bylaws of solid waste management
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“We observed that some of the equipment had been going missing this past fortnight. An old water cooler, an exhaust fan, a wall-mounted fan, a pump, etc., also went missing.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
“We observed that some of the equipment had been going missing this past fortnight. An old water cooler, an exhaust fan, a wall-mounted fan, a pump, etc., also went missing.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Garbage collection agent nabbed in Gaziabad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 05:42 AM IST
The highrise is located in Raj Nagar Extension and has about 148 flats. It has a solid waste collection centre in the basement.
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Mayor Davesh Moudgil.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Mayor Davesh Moudgil.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Work on new system on track, says mayor on waste collection

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times spoke to mayor Davesh Moudgil about the civic body’s plans to fix the problem.
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Many Chandigarh residents start segregating waste, efforts undone at MC’s collection centres

By Vivek Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 01:33 PM IST
Rakesh Kumar, who collects waste from 115 houses in Sector 36, said nearly 50% households gave him wet and dry waste separately but all this came to nought as the garbage ended up mixing at the secondary collection points in many locations.
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Udyog Vihar factory owners say Ecogreen’s garbage collection site on Delhi-Gurugram border remains choked.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Udyog Vihar factory owners say Ecogreen’s garbage collection site on Delhi-Gurugram border remains choked.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Waste collection firm’s legal notice enrages factory owners

By Dhananjay Jha | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 05:08 AM IST
The notice has united industry owners of Udyog Vihar who are not happy with the waste disposal by Ecogreen.
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The initiative was launched as a pilot scheme in November last year in collaboration with a non-government organisation Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) in order to ensure “scientific management and disposal of plastic waste”.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The initiative was launched as a pilot scheme in November last year in collaboration with a non-government organisation Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) in order to ensure “scientific management and disposal of plastic waste”.(AFP/Picture for representation)

365 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic collected, says East Delhi civic body

By Vibha Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 03:13 AM IST
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) said it has collected 364.8 metric tonne of non-recyclable multi-layered plastic such as tobacco sachets and chips wrappers, which can’t be recycled, as part of a targeted collection drive in the last nine months.
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The revelations come two days after complaints were raised against Ecogreen for allegedly burning waste in the ecologically sensitive Aravalli region.(HT Picture for representation)
The revelations come two days after complaints were raised against Ecogreen for allegedly burning waste in the ecologically sensitive Aravalli region.(HT Picture for representation)

Ecogreen staff claim attack over waste burning in Gurugram

By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 05:40 AM IST
In the complaint, it has been alleged that one Izarul, who drives a door-to-door garbage collection vehicle of Ecogreen Energy’s, was abducted by an unauthorised waste collector from Behrampur on August 15, near Sikanderpur Metro station.
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