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The Centre’s inspection may take place anytime in January 2021.(HT File Photo)

Swachh Bharat Mission: MC declares Chandigarh Water Plus City, Centre to verify claim

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:20 AM IST
MC commissioner KK Yadav said the corporation had applied for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Water Plus certification this year as it fulfils all the conditions
Straws made of pasta are the new way of cutting down single-use plastic.(Instagram/@pastastraws)
Straws made of pasta are the new way of cutting down single-use plastic.(Instagram/@pastastraws)

Meatless burgers, hemp cocktails and pasta straws: Eco-friendly food trends of 2019

Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 06:32 PM IST
Here are seven ways to keep the seasonal revelry going while shrinking carbon footprint.
A view of the Green belt at Sector-143 which was converted into a sewer-pond as the area doesn’t have a dedicated sewer line, in Noida, on Saturday, December 14, 2019.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
A view of the Green belt at Sector-143 which was converted into a sewer-pond as the area doesn’t have a dedicated sewer line, in Noida, on Saturday, December 14, 2019.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Noida Sector 143 green belts turn to sewage ponds in absence of pipelines

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Kushagra Dixit
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Residents claimed that with the waste water filling up the nearby greenbelts, some of which share boundaries with the society, residents face health hazards such as mosquito menace.
Ghaziabad, India - June 28, 2019: A view of the pond where three minor boys drowned, near the Bharat City highrise in Ghaziabad, India on Friday June 28, 2019. A magisterial inquiry by SDM, Loni has held the officials of Bharat City project responsible for releasing waste water into nearby trenches in Loni where the boys drowned on June 27. (Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad, India - June 28, 2019: A view of the pond where three minor boys drowned, near the Bharat City highrise in Ghaziabad, India on Friday June 28, 2019. A magisterial inquiry by SDM, Loni has held the officials of Bharat City project responsible for releasing waste water into nearby trenches in Loni where the boys drowned on June 27. (Photo By Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Waste water from housing project filled trenches where three boys got drowned, says magistrate’s report

Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 03:16 AM IST
The incident took place on the evening of June 27 when three children – Abhishek (9), Altmash, (9) and Arhaan, (11), had gone near the water body.
With limited water in Mumbai's lakes, which may last barely three months, BMCis chalking out a master plan to reuse treated water from its waste water treatment facilities.(Arun Mondhe/HT photo)
With limited water in Mumbai's lakes, which may last barely three months, BMCis chalking out a master plan to reuse treated water from its waste water treatment facilities.(Arun Mondhe/HT photo)

Soon, reuse treated water in Mumbai for non-potable purposes

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:56 PM IST
Plan will help the BMC promote reuse of waste water for non-potable purpose to meet the increase in demand owning to urbanisation and population growth.
The committee has urged the court to ask the state government to re-examine the proposal, as by the time these projects are ready, the population of these areas will increase.(HT Photo)
The committee has urged the court to ask the state government to re-examine the proposal, as by the time these projects are ready, the population of these areas will increase.(HT Photo)

No decentralised STP in Delhi even after four years of green court order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:06 AM IST
An NGT-appointed committee that submitted the report said the government has not even started the process of acquiring land for the project.
The CEO and vice chairman of DJB could not be contacted for their comments despite repeated attempts. Phone calls went unanswered.(HT Photo)
The CEO and vice chairman of DJB could not be contacted for their comments despite repeated attempts. Phone calls went unanswered.(HT Photo)

‘Only 20% of treated waste water being used in Delhi’: National Green Tribunal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:01 AM IST
As far as the treated water being produced at the various Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) in industrial areas is concerned, only 10% of this is being utilised. It takes more than R22,000 to treat each MGD of waste water.
The proposal for the system has been approved and is likely to be notified later this month.(ht archive/representational)
The proposal for the system has been approved and is likely to be notified later this month.(ht archive/representational)

Delhi govt to make 100% recycling of water mandatory in all its schools

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 10:17 PM IST
Through the initiative, the government aims to save water by recycling and reusing it by using waste water for activities for which fresh water is used in school compounds.
The Delhi Jal Board now plans to upgrade its staff quarters and colonies into ‘smart’ ones with features such as zero-liquid discharge, sewage treatment facilities to recycle waste water and solar panels for power supply.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Jal Board now plans to upgrade its staff quarters and colonies into ‘smart’ ones with features such as zero-liquid discharge, sewage treatment facilities to recycle waste water and solar panels for power supply.(HT Photo)

DJB plans to upgrade its staff quarters into ‘smart’ colonies

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:45 AM IST
The DPR report would suggest whether features such as micro STPs could be installed to treat and recycle waste water and reuse them to water the gardens. This would ensure zero liquid discharge.
In many places in Rajasthan women have to walk long distances to collect water.(PTI)
In many places in Rajasthan women have to walk long distances to collect water.(PTI)

Rajasthan mulls law to provide water to every individual, fine polluters

Hindustan Timnes, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:11 AM IST
Once the law is enacted, Rajasthan will become the first state in India to have a legislation to ensure minimum water supply to every household.
A joint team of officials from CPCB and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stumbled upon tankers disposing waste water from septic tanks directly into the floodplains(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
A joint team of officials from CPCB and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stumbled upon tankers disposing waste water from septic tanks directly into the floodplains(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Waste water from septic tanks dumped into Yamuna: CPCB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:05 AM IST
The team also identified drains discharging waste water from scattered habitations in Jagatpur Khadar village and Milan Vihar among others.
Senior officials of the state environment department said that the plan would help regulate the use of materials such as Plaster of Paris, chemicals and synthetic paints used in making idols.(HT Photo)
Senior officials of the state environment department said that the plan would help regulate the use of materials such as Plaster of Paris, chemicals and synthetic paints used in making idols.(HT Photo)

Finally, a plan to tackle idol immersion pollution in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:22 AM IST
While in the past, there have been attempts at controlling what is put into the rivers during the festivities, this is the first time that the government is planning a co-ordinated action plan to this effect.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Waste water in Chandigarh and Mohali, pay fine from April 15

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 07:25 AM IST
To curb water shortage this summer, civic bodies of both cities will start issuing challans to people found wasting water during the morning supply.
Residents said waste water collected from three societies is drained outside these spaces and it happens frequently.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Residents said waste water collected from three societies is drained outside these spaces and it happens frequently.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Brazen discharge of sewage water raises health worries in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Anurit Kanti
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 08:08 AM IST
Residents said they fear that stagnation of sewage water would turn these spaces into breeding grounds for mosquitoes and even trigger dengue and malaria outbreaks. Over 1,200 families stare at a health risk in the wake of the unauthorised discharge of sewage water, residents said.
An anti-Sterlite protest at Thoothukudi. The new 2018 CRZ notification is not only silent on affixing responsibility for various regulations on specific authorities, but it has removed altogether any deadlines for achieving its purpose.(AFP)
An anti-Sterlite protest at Thoothukudi. The new 2018 CRZ notification is not only silent on affixing responsibility for various regulations on specific authorities, but it has removed altogether any deadlines for achieving its purpose.(AFP)

We may see other Sterlite-like protests against polluting industries

By Aarthi Sridhar and Naveen Namboothri
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 02:51 PM IST
Bringing in another CRZ regulation is of no use till action is initiated for disposal of waste waters and phasing out of industrial effluents
The Badshahpur drain has proved to be the bane for the city till date causing underground pollution and waterlogging every monsoon.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)
The Badshahpur drain has proved to be the bane for the city till date causing underground pollution and waterlogging every monsoon.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)

Gurugram: Badshahpur drain set to get an eco-friendly makeover

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 10:48 PM IST
A 6.5km stretch of the Badshahpur drain, which is to be revamped in the first phase, will have good quality walking and cycling tracks among other features
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