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Biomedical waste a concern amid soaring Covid-19 cases

  • Concerns over the mixing of contaminated waste and general municipal waste, as well as the lack of safety equipment among sanitation workers continue to remain a key concern among unions and organisations working with informal waste pickers.
According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines, biomedical waste is to be disposed off in yellow bags meant for incineration at a common biomedical waste treatment facility (CBWTF). As are items in contact with Covid-19 patients. This waste is either taken to a CBWTF or a waste-to-energy plant, where it is either incinerated, autoclaved or burnt to produce energy. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines, biomedical waste is to be disposed off in yellow bags meant for incineration at a common biomedical waste treatment facility (CBWTF). As are items in contact with Covid-19 patients. This waste is either taken to a CBWTF or a waste-to-energy plant, where it is either incinerated, autoclaved or burnt to produce energy. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 05:46 AM IST
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Delhi civic bodies dispose waste at landfills, get more than they bargained for

Civic bodies have deployed trommel machines at the three landfills in Delhi to segregate the waste and decrease pressure on the sites
The Okhla landfill in south Delhi is spread over an area of 46 acres (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The Okhla landfill in south Delhi is spread over an area of 46 acres (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 02:10 AM IST
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The high rises of Mumbai we are blind to

Saumya Roy's book 'Mountain Tales' is based on the Deonar landfill
Saumya Roy's book 'Mountain Tales' is based on the Deonar landfill
Published on Aug 30, 2021 04:04 PM IST
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Chandigarh MC to charge for NoC to eateries and schools

There is no charge currently for NoCs, which are issued by the MC’s medical officer
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Updated on Sep 01, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Amritsar second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana

The city also moved high up in the rankings from 184 last year and 208 in 2018
Amritsar city was ranked the second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana, slotted 39 and 34, respectively, among 47 cities across the country with a population of more than 10 lakh in the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020.(Getty Images)
Amritsar city was ranked the second cleanest city in Punjab after Ludhiana, slotted 39 and 34, respectively, among 47 cities across the country with a population of more than 10 lakh in the Swacch Survekshan Awards 2020.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 07:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByMandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar

Nanavati hospital under BMC radar following plaints of overcharging patients

BMC health officials have received several complaints regarding the matter. Bills issued by the hospital, made available to HT, show several discrepancies, including charging over 8,000 for one unit of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Activists have highlighted the case of a 31-year-old man who got admitted at the hospital on April 11 after testing positive(Hindustan Times)
Activists have highlighted the case of a 31-year-old man who got admitted at the hospital on April 11 after testing positive(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 02, 2020 03:56 AM IST
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ByRupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai

Pune sanitation worker’s parody song on waste disposal wins Twitter

Through his songs which are mostly remixes of popular Bollywood tunes, he tries to make people understand the importance of cleanliness
Besides being a cleaning worker, Jadhav himself has composed different songs on cleaning, which he plays in front of people every day in the morning.(Twitter/@ANI)
Besides being a cleaning worker, Jadhav himself has composed different songs on cleaning, which he plays in front of people every day in the morning.(Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 12:56 PM IST
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Pune | ByAsian News International

Catering to needs of every child is crucial

This forum provides school principals/ teachers a chance to share their views and insights on a wide range of subjects with students.
Jasleen Kaur Sabharwal, principal, The New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh.(HT)
Jasleen Kaur Sabharwal, principal, The New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh.(HT)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 12:53 PM IST
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This Ukrainian eyewear label is making sunglasses out of coffee. Here’s how

Green industries already use coffee waste to produce furniture, cups, printing ink, and biofuel, but Havrylenko is a pioneer in using it to make sunglasses, which smell of the freshly brewed beverage.
Ochis eyewear is world’s first coffee-based sustainable eyewear brand.(ochiscoffee/Instagram)
Ochis eyewear is world’s first coffee-based sustainable eyewear brand.(ochiscoffee/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Reuters | ByMargaryta Chornokondratenko

Noida’s sanitary landfill site not identified in a year

Sanitary landfills are necessitated in cities to store waste as well as to discourage garbage dumping arbitrarily at undesignated sites, which are open to sky and soil, causing pollution to ecology.
Noida’s waste management woes are unlikely to end anytime soon as a high-level committee, formed to identify a sanitary landfill site for the city, has failed to do so even after a year.(Diwakar Prasad/ HIndustan Times (Representative image))
Noida’s waste management woes are unlikely to end anytime soon as a high-level committee, formed to identify a sanitary landfill site for the city, has failed to do so even after a year.(Diwakar Prasad/ HIndustan Times (Representative image))
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Dump waste into Ganga in Varanasi and pay 50,000 fine!

Varanasi district magistrate gave instructions on penalty for dumping waste in river Ganga and ponds and canals in the district’s villages in a meeting held on Monday.
Varanasi district administration has decided to penalise those found dumping waste in river Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Varanasi district administration has decided to penalise those found dumping waste in river Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By, Varanasi

Gupta family deposits 54k for waste disposal of 200-cr wedding in Auli

The High Court has also instructed the District Administration and Pollution Control Board to submit a report by July 7 on the harm caused to the environment due to the waste.
A general view shows waste left behind following the large-scale weddings of the brothers of the South Africa-based Gupta family, following days of celebrations in Auli on June 24, 2019.(AFP)
A general view shows waste left behind following the large-scale weddings of the brothers of the South Africa-based Gupta family, following days of celebrations in Auli on June 24, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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Auli, Uttarakhand | ByAsian News International

Circular economy: An idea worth emulating

As the day to day economy becomes more commercialised, even waste associated with food, such as milk packets and water bottles. are piling up. Solid waste disposal is already an acute crisis in India’s big cities. Status quo is not going to help us solve these issues
Reducing the burden of economic development on our environment is no longer a matter of choice. Countries such as India face the tough choice of rolling out a well thought out reform or embracing chaos(Reuters)
Reducing the burden of economic development on our environment is no longer a matter of choice. Countries such as India face the tough choice of rolling out a well thought out reform or embracing chaos(Reuters)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 08:01 PM IST
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Over 25 states face 1 cr environment compensation for no action plan on plastic waste disposal

The states had to submit action plans by April 30 to the CPCB, failing which they would have to pay the pollution body a compensation at the rate of one crore per month.
That though 22 states have imposed complete ban on use of plastic carry bags but due to lack of proper regulation, plastic products are indiscriminately stocked, sold and used in majority of cities/towns across the country.(AFP File Photo)
That though 22 states have imposed complete ban on use of plastic carry bags but due to lack of proper regulation, plastic products are indiscriminately stocked, sold and used in majority of cities/towns across the country.(AFP File Photo)
Published on May 26, 2019 01:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Alarmed at post-Kumbh mess in Prayagraj, NGT warns of epidemic

The tribunal had appointed a committee to see to it that the Ganga did not get polluted further during the Kumbh Mela. The present order of the NGT is based on this committee’s report.
The NGT report predicted a rise in cases of acute diarrhoea, enteric fever, viral hepatitis and cholera. The tribunal said groundwater too had been polluted.(HT PHOTO)
The NGT report predicted a rise in cases of acute diarrhoea, enteric fever, viral hepatitis and cholera. The tribunal said groundwater too had been polluted.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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Kalyan-Dombivli improved waste collection, and ranking

The civic body’s ranking improved as the civic body streamlined its waste collection network, officials said
A plastic waste collection bin used by the KDMC.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
A plastic waste collection bin used by the KDMC.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Kalyan

Central water management system among measures to improve supply

The move to a central water management system will help the GMDA have a larger degree of control over the entire distribution and supply chain from a single location, i.e. the upcoming integrated command and control centre.
Central water management system among measures to improve supplyPhoto by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)
Central water management system among measures to improve supplyPhoto by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 04:16 AM IST
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No stalls, but food hub at Girgaum Chowpatty by the end of February

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials will keep a check on the area’s cleanliness
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials will keep a check on the area’s cleanliness and will clear a small space near the hub for cultural events(HT)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials will keep a check on the area’s cleanliness and will clear a small space near the hub for cultural events(HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 07:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySagar Pillai, Mumbai

India needs environmental governance

India must jettison the idea of an environment-development trade-off to meet growth objectives
Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal, Agra. Three in five monitored rivers across the country are polluted(REUTERS)
Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal, Agra. Three in five monitored rivers across the country are polluted(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 10:07 PM IST
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ByNavroz K Dubash

Dehradun, Haridwar ULBs flout waste disposal rules, says CAG

Report says collected waste was dumped in trenching grounds without segregation or processing.
The CAG report says that 12%-22% of waste in Dehradun was not collected during 2014-2017.(VINAY SANTOSH KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
The CAG report says that 12%-22% of waste in Dehradun was not collected during 2014-2017.(VINAY SANTOSH KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 11:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By, Dehradun

Waste collection firm’s legal notice enrages factory owners

The notice has united industry owners of Udyog Vihar who are not happy with the waste disposal by Ecogreen.
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)
Published on Sep 19, 2018 05:08 AM IST
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Panel on waste disposal will meet daily, says SC

A bench led by justice MB Lokur also told additional solicitor general Pinky Anand not to nominate top officials from civic agencies as committee members as their prior commitments would not permit them to attend the daily meetings.
The bench told the ASG not to nominate top officials from the civic agencies as committee members.(Arun Sharma/HT file)
The bench told the ASG not to nominate top officials from the civic agencies as committee members.(Arun Sharma/HT file)
Published on Aug 30, 2018 01:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Converting all-boys schools to co-ed, more public toilets among proposals to make Delhi safer for women

Campus police force to secure universities, better last-mile connectivity from metro stations, phasing out all-boys schools and building more toilets for women are some of the recommendations made by a six-member panel to Delhi Police to make the national capital safer for its girls and women.
In its report, the panel has mentioned irregular police patrolling, insensitivity by police, scarcity of public toilets for women, overcrowded and unsafe public transport, lack of support from bystanders and absence of proper dustbins for menstrual waste disposal as some factors that add to making Delhi unsafe for women.(AP/Photo for representation)
In its report, the panel has mentioned irregular police patrolling, insensitivity by police, scarcity of public toilets for women, overcrowded and unsafe public transport, lack of support from bystanders and absence of proper dustbins for menstrual waste disposal as some factors that add to making Delhi unsafe for women.(AP/Photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

Garbage rots on road for 5th day on Noida roads, meeting with residents ends in stalemate

The highly charged discussion saw loud protests from about 300 residents when the authority once again mooted the proposal to set up a centralised landfill and waste-to-energy plant in Sector 123
A garbage dump in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A garbage dump in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 16, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySnehil Sinha, Noida

Residents seek removal of trenching ground from Haldwani

The demand for removal of the trenching ground from its present location at Gola Bypass in Haldwani is growing louder
The trenching ground on Sahastradhara Road in Dehradun. The trenching ground has been shifted to Sheeshambara at Shimla bypass, but the local residents are protesting the establishment at the new site too.(HT File/ Vinay Santosh Kumar)
The trenching ground on Sahastradhara Road in Dehradun. The trenching ground has been shifted to Sheeshambara at Shimla bypass, but the local residents are protesting the establishment at the new site too.(HT File/ Vinay Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 09:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Leachate treatment plant at Bandhwari will start operating this month

CM Manohar Lal Khattar laid the foundation stone for the waste-to-energy treatment plant at Bandhwari on Friday
Villagers claim that piles of untreated solid waste at the defunct Bandhwari plant pose grave health risk for them.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Villagers claim that piles of untreated solid waste at the defunct Bandhwari plant pose grave health risk for them.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 10:39 PM IST
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hindustan times | By, Gurugram

A Swach revolution underway: Spreading from slums to Pune city

In a bid to cover more slums and remove chronic garbage spots, SWaCH and Pune Muncipal Corporation (PMC) have been conducting frequent rallies to raise awareness on segregation and waste disposal.
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
A Swach waste picker goes from door to door to collect waste in Jai Bhavani slum in Shivtirth Nagar,Kothrud in Pune.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Scoop the poop, if you let the dogs out — that’s South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s message to pet owners

An on-the-spot fine of 500 will be issued to those who do not clean up after their pets — here’s what people have to say.
An on-the-spot fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 will be issued to those who do not clean up after their pets.
An on-the-spot fine of 500 will be issued to those who do not clean up after their pets.
Published on Mar 30, 2018 06:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Supreme Court lifts freeze on new constructions in Mumbai

A bench lifted the Feb 2016 embargo with a rider that no new construction will be allowed without ensuring disposal of construction debris
A bench of Justice Sharad Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao lifted the February 2016 embargo with a rider that no new construction in the city will be allowed without first ensuring disposal of construction debris.(HT File (Represenrtational Image))
A bench of Justice Sharad Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao lifted the February 2016 embargo with a rider that no new construction in the city will be allowed without first ensuring disposal of construction debris.(HT File (Represenrtational Image))
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
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