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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
Jennifer, a 2nd-year college student from Madurai, wanted to improve her childhood interest in making handicrafts during the free time amid the Covid-19 outbreak.(Asian News International)
Jennifer, a 2nd-year college student from Madurai, wanted to improve her childhood interest in making handicrafts during the free time amid the Covid-19 outbreak.(Asian News International)

College student from Madurai creates handicraft items from waste amid Covid-19

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 05:27 PM IST
A college student from Madurai has used the Covid-19 induced lockdown to pursue her childhood interest in making handicrafts.
Delhi high court judge Suresh Kumar Kait felicitating river conservationist Balbir Singh Seechewal as Himachal Pradesh high court chief justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy and Chandigarh University chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu (extreme right) look on at Chandigarh University in Mohali on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Delhi high court judge Suresh Kumar Kait felicitating river conservationist Balbir Singh Seechewal as Himachal Pradesh high court chief justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy and Chandigarh University chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu (extreme right) look on at Chandigarh University in Mohali on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Global Law Conference at Chandigarh University: Need cheaper scientific measures to deal with solid waste, say experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2019 12:44 AM IST
Say monetising power produced by solid waste can generate wealth
Last year the CPCB had constituted 52 teams during the winter, when air pollution is at its peak, to physically inspect all construction sites and such areas across Delhi to check violation of green norms.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Last year the CPCB had constituted 52 teams during the winter, when air pollution is at its peak, to physically inspect all construction sites and such areas across Delhi to check violation of green norms.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

CPCB asks agencies to identify vacant plots, take action

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 04:02 AM IST
A meeting regarding the issue was held by the Board on Monday. It pulled up land-owning agencies for their ‘inadequate response’ in addressing public complaints.
Alongside ditching plastic, restaurants have also made sure proper waste disposal is done.(Unsplash)
Alongside ditching plastic, restaurants have also made sure proper waste disposal is done.(Unsplash)

Eateries wage war against plastic, say yes to green cutlery

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 09:42 AM IST
Many restaurants and hotels in the city are replacing plastic straws with more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.
NIFT students used littered plastic items to create two angel wings at the Deer Park in Hauz Khas.(Amal KS/Ht photo)
NIFT students used littered plastic items to create two angel wings at the Deer Park in Hauz Khas.(Amal KS/Ht photo)

NIFT students create plastic monster to discourage use

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:13 AM IST
Two angel wings — in the shape of a butterfly — now welcome visitors at the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) Deer Park in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas.
Door-to-door garbage collection services will start covering at least 22 more sectors in Noida by the coming week. By April end,. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Door-to-door garbage collection services will start covering at least 22 more sectors in Noida by the coming week. By April end,. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Noida: 22 more sectors added to door-to-door waste pickup route

Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 02:55 AM IST
According to authority officials, at least 167 vehicles will be used to collect garbage from residential colonies, high rises, markets, hotels, malls and other places.
Sandip Pisalkar said the project was quite tricky, and involved technical complexities such as moulding scrap material into a particular shape and carrying out fine carving.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Sandip Pisalkar said the project was quite tricky, and involved technical complexities such as moulding scrap material into a particular shape and carrying out fine carving.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s ‘7 wonders of world park’ has replicas of Taj, Great pyramid of Giza, know more

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 04:38 PM IST
Five artisans led the effort to convert scrap into detailed models of the world’s wonders; the Taj Mahal was the most difficult, they said
The first International Public Art Symposium (IPAS),was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.(AP)
The first International Public Art Symposium (IPAS),was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.(AP)

Bhubaneswar’s ‘Waste to Art’ museum inaugurated by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 11:32 AM IST
It is the first open-air museum of waste-to-art where noted artists from 14 countries have come to participate and made different sculpture from waste materials and scraps.
Using waste bottles, worn-out tyres, old coolers, cold drink cans, scrap and old newspapers, Abhay Saxena, 27 made the ‘stand’ that India Book of Records — the keeper of Indian records for more than a decade — approved and issued a certificate.(HT Photo)
Using waste bottles, worn-out tyres, old coolers, cold drink cans, scrap and old newspapers, Abhay Saxena, 27 made the ‘stand’ that India Book of Records — the keeper of Indian records for more than a decade — approved and issued a certificate.(HT Photo)

Lucknow: Housekeeper creates largest ‘selfie stand’, record

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 02:04 PM IST
A housekeeper at a prominent city hotel created the largest ‘selfie stand’ with waste material, thus making a grand entry into the record books.
Nand Kishor Saini fills a pothole on a street in Bharatpur.(HT Photo)
Nand Kishor Saini fills a pothole on a street in Bharatpur.(HT Photo)

Rickshaw puller fills potholed roads in free time

Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By Suresh Foujdar
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Nand Kishor Saini, a rickshaw puller of Kutti Mohalla in Kaman town, has been covering potholed roads in the town for last three years whenever he finds time from his work
Police said a case has been registered against the factory owners for making the labourers work without any precaution.(Picture for representation)
Police said a case has been registered against the factory owners for making the labourers work without any precaution.(Picture for representation)

Six workers die after entering sewage-filled well in Bengal

Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 07:24 PM IST
A well inside a paper factory was filled with industry waste; presence of poisonous gas and lack of oxygen suspected for deaths.
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