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The huge cut in subsidy was also attributed to the financial strain the state was suffering due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic. (AP file photo)

Bihar government ends subsidy on 63 farm implements

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:54 AM IST
A senior officer of the agriculture department, familiar with the matter, said that the state government has approved 17 farm implements, against 81 last year, on which farmers would be given subsidy.
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A civic body official said around 1,100 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in Ludhiana on a day-to-day basis.(HT File)
A civic body official said around 1,100 metric tonnes of garbage is generated in Ludhiana on a day-to-day basis.(HT File)

Ludhiana civic body heads for choppy waters as garbage-lifting company hands its notice

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The company will continue to meet its obligations till February 4, after which the MC will be on its own
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A view of Kondhve-Dhavde village. The village will be included in Pune Municipal Corporation in Pune, India, on Thursday, December 17, 2020.(HT PHOTO)
A view of Kondhve-Dhavde village. The village will be included in Pune Municipal Corporation in Pune, India, on Thursday, December 17, 2020.(HT PHOTO)

PMC prepares Rs 9,000-cr plan to develop newly included villages

By Siddharth Gadkari | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The money will be mainly spent on amenities like water, road, sewage and solid waste management, to create basic facilities which residents of these 23 areas residents want badly
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As per the brand audit conducted this year in October, multi-layered plastics used in food packaging was the most common type of plastic forming 44 per cent of the total plastic waste(HT PHOTO)
As per the brand audit conducted this year in October, multi-layered plastics used in food packaging was the most common type of plastic forming 44 per cent of the total plastic waste(HT PHOTO)

Multi-layered plastics form 44% of total plastic waste in city: Swach audit

By Namrata Devikar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The audit was a part of a global initiative by Break Free From Plastic to identify producers of plastic waste
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Thursday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)

BMC aims to vaccinate 1 crore Mumbaiites within a month

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Expecting a rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine early next year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the blueprint of its immunisation process aims to vaccinate around 1 crore Mumbaiites within a month in the first phase.
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Chandigarh virtually overflowed with garbage due to the recent strike by door to door waste collectors.(HT Photo)
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
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The image shows Vagamon, Kerala.(Unsplash)
The image shows Vagamon, Kerala.(Unsplash)

First time ever Vagamon, Kerala gets green check posts to protect ecosystem

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Vagamon, a British era plantation town in highrange Idukki district in central Kerala, has now got five check posts at all its entry points under an innovative initiative of the state-run Haritha Keralam (Green Kerala) Mission.
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Mothers, across India, are coming together to be part of a campaign against air pollution.(Photo: Facebook/WarriorMoms)
Mothers, across India, are coming together to be part of a campaign against air pollution.(Photo: Facebook/WarriorMoms)

Pollution rising? Warrior moms are here to fight against bad air days

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:32 AM IST
A group of environmentally conscious mothers have joined hands to raise their voice against air pollution and fight for the right to breath clean air.
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MC, which currently has 100 vehicles, will receive 200 more vehicles this month, but still would not be able to cover all the wards for collecting segregated solid waste.(HT FILE PHOTO)
MC, which currently has 100 vehicles, will receive 200 more vehicles this month, but still would not be able to cover all the wards for collecting segregated solid waste.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Door-to-door garbage collectors in Chandigarh threaten stir from October 23

By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Civic body set to miss the October-31 deadline set by NGT to start segregated collection
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Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo.(PTI file)
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo.(PTI file)

Rs 142.32 crore spent for implementation of environment education scheme in 2017-19: Govt

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo said Rs 49.65 crore, Rs 39.49 crore and Rs 53.18 crore have been spent for implementing this scheme during financial years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, respectively.
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Environmentalist Dr. Nazia Rasool Latifi has begun to create vertical gardens using plastic bottles.(ANI)
Environmentalist Dr. Nazia Rasool Latifi has begun to create vertical gardens using plastic bottles.(ANI)

Environmentalist creates vertical garden in painted plastic bottles in Jammu

By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Jammu and Kashmir
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Other professors have appreciated the concept and said that this method of gardening would send the message of resource conservation, waste management, and encourage eco-friendly attitudes among the students.
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They established three material recovery facilities (Swachhta Kendras) to create value out of waste.
They established three material recovery facilities (Swachhta Kendras) to create value out of waste.

HUL and UNDP successfully implement robust plastic waste management model in Mumbai

UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
They have leveraged technology for holistic plastic material recovery framework across more than 33,000 households in Mumbai.
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A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)
A view of the garbage dump at Sector 38 in Chandigarh.(HT photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: To improve Swachh Survekshan rankings, make haste, clear waste

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Tricity municipal corporations should take the initiative to curb wasteful expenditure and use the money to streamline the waste management system and engage the public and RWAs in maintaining cleanliness in their areas, say readers
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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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Solid waste dumped near a river bank in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)
Solid waste dumped near a river bank in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand govt starts process of setting up six plants for generating electricity from solid waste

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:41 PM IST
As per the records of the pollution control board, around 300 megawatts of electricity can be generated from the waste generated in the state.
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IGNOU offers certificate course in Solid Waste Management.(Screengran)
IGNOU offers certificate course in Solid Waste Management.(Screengran)

IGNOU offers certificate course in Solid Waste Management, apply till August 16

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the programme online at ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in on or before August 16, 2020.
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The government estimates that there are 26-37 million families in urban India that live in informal housing, and they largely belong to the poorer sections.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The government estimates that there are 26-37 million families in urban India that live in informal housing, and they largely belong to the poorer sections.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

India needs to rethink housing for the poor | Opinion

UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:41 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed an ugly reality: Migrant labourers live in slums and informal/unauthorised colonies that are congested, lack basic sanitation and water services, ventilation and green spaces. As a result, they are at a far greater risk of contracting the virus, along with other illnesses.
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The city on Sunday saw 441 cases, which took the count to 8,800 from 8,359 on Saturday. The death count went up to 342 on Sunday with 21 new deaths.(HT Photo)
The city on Sunday saw 441 cases, which took the count to 8,800 from 8,359 on Saturday. The death count went up to 342 on Sunday with 21 new deaths.(HT Photo)

Mumbai’s Dharavi crosses 500 mark, sees highest single-day jump of 94 in Covid-19 cases

By Mehul R Thakkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The first case in Dharavi was reported on April 1, after which the cases crossed the 100 mark on April 17, 200 mark on April 24, 250 cases on April 26 and 300 cases on April 28. The toll doubled from 10 deaths by April 17 to 20 deaths as of May 3.
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The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)
The construction activities on individual land are mostly for building houses for the poor under PMAY(G).(Bloomberg photo)

Govt leverages MGNREGS to strengthen rural infrastructure

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 04:58 AM IST
Just two types of activities—construction (on individual land) and sanitation works—are earmarked for 69% of the total work under MGNREGS for this financial year, government data has shown.
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Katraj ghat road out side garbage at Katraj in Pune. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Katraj ghat road out side garbage at Katraj in Pune. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown impact: Pune’s garbage generation nose-dives

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 10:47 AM IST
“With few people on the road, garbage throwing has also gone down to almost nil,” Dyaneshwar Molak, head of the Solid Waste Management (SWM), Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said.
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A well-managed and planned urban system can reduce the risks of pandemics and endemics. India’s urban system will have to champion the change for a more organised and formal development(REUTERS)
A well-managed and planned urban system can reduce the risks of pandemics and endemics. India’s urban system will have to champion the change for a more organised and formal development(REUTERS)

What urban India can do to offset risks of Covid-19 | Opinion

By Amitabh Kant and Richa Rashmi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Ensure hygiene, use digital infra, restrict mobility, ration health care systems, and a maintain supply of essentials
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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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NGT team reviews solid waste management in Mansa

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mansa, Mansa
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The team included senior NGT member and former Punjab chief secretary S C Aggarwal, technical expert Babu Ram and Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Council mission director Pooran Singh.
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Two-thirds of the world’s most polluted cities are in India, and Delhi has the worst air among all capitals, the 2019 World Air Quality Report by IQAir AirVisual, which takes readings from 98 countries(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two-thirds of the world’s most polluted cities are in India, and Delhi has the worst air among all capitals, the 2019 World Air Quality Report by IQAir AirVisual, which takes readings from 98 countries(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NCAP can’t drive change unless data, reporting issues are fixed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Manual monitors require at least 104 days of monitoring. But an assessment by a New Delhi-based thinktank of the latest available manual data for all cities shows that as much as 73% of monitoring stations do not meet this requirement
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A tweet shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra that showcases the perfect example of Swachh Bharat.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
A tweet shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra that showcases the perfect example of Swachh Bharat.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Anand Mahindra shares ideal example of ‘Swachh Bharat’, impresses netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Markets are known to be among the dirtiest and most crowded places in any city and such a clean initiative taken in Indore has wowed Anand Mahindra.
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Rudi Hartono, a man dressed in Spiderman costume, looks at plastic waste as he collects rubbish at a beach.(REUTERS)
Rudi Hartono, a man dressed in Spiderman costume, looks at plastic waste as he collects rubbish at a beach.(REUTERS)

Indonesian man dresses up as Spider-man to clean up trash. Here’s why

By Reuters | PAREPARE, Indonesia
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Many parts of Indonesia suffer from having little in the way of organised public services to deal with trash, with plastic waste in particular often ending in rivers or in the oceans.
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NGT to penalise civic bodies for not adhering to waste mgmt rules

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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In 2018, India suffered over 2,081 deaths from climate-triggered extreme weather events, with an economic loss of over $37.8 billion (about three times the losses of 2017).(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
In 2018, India suffered over 2,081 deaths from climate-triggered extreme weather events, with an economic loss of over $37.8 billion (about three times the losses of 2017).(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Urban India must prepare for the climate crisis

By Varun Gandhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Shift to a co-benefits approach. This can enable greater energy access, better waste management, and cleaner air
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman underlined that the NDA government will continue to push for the next phase after its initial target of making India open defecation free (ODF). The ODF Plus will focus on better waste management to ensure higher levels of cleanliness.(AJAY AGGARWAL/HT PHOTO.)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman underlined that the NDA government will continue to push for the next phase after its initial target of making India open defecation free (ODF). The ODF Plus will focus on better waste management to ensure higher levels of cleanliness.(AJAY AGGARWAL/HT PHOTO.)

In Budget 2020-21, PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat scheme gets 28% hike in allocation

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 07:37 PM IST
The Swachh Bharat Mission was allotted Rs 9,638 crore in the revised estimate in FY2019-20. Presenting India’s first general budget in the new decade, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman allotted Rs 12,294 crore for the programme, a hike of 27.5%.
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