• February 17, 2020

Category: News

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MRF facility to be set up in South Mumbai

MRF facility to be set up in South Mumbai

BMC’s standing committee has cleared a proposal to award the contract for an automatic waste segregation facility on a one-acre plot at Cuffe Parade to Ahmedabad’s Nepra Resource Management.  The plot will be leased for free to the contractor…

Waste to Energy
West Bengal Approves PPA for  Waste Gas-Based Captive Project

West Bengal Approves PPA for Waste Gas-Based Captive Project

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the purchase of surplus power from a waste gas-based generating project, located at Chhatna in the Bankura district of West Bengal.…

Plastic
Finally, BMC to put plastic waste to use in civic works

Finally, BMC to put plastic waste to use in civic works

Six years after the concept’s approval by the Indian Road Congress (IRC), the city is set to get plastic roads. MidDay reports that the civic body has issued orders to all asphalt plants to provide…

Waste to Energy
Okhla WtE plant granted permission to expand operations

Okhla WtE plant granted permission to expand operations

The Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) has allowed the Okhla waste-to-energy plant to increase its power generation from 16 MW to 23 MW by amending the environmental clearance the plant had received in…

Landfilling
Mangaluru’s initiative to recycle plastic at landfill a success

Mangaluru’s initiative to recycle plastic at landfill a success

The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has found a new way to fight growing plastic pollution: by appointing an agency to segregate plastic from the landfill for recycling. The Times of India reports that MCC appointed…

News
BMC’s new waste treatment plant to come up in Ambernath

BMC’s new waste treatment plant to come up in Ambernath

The BMC plans to soon commence a waste treatment plant at Ambernath. The solid waste management department is in the process of acquisition of land at Karavale in Ambernath taluka. While the government had given…

News
Patna’s garbage crisis continues

Patna’s garbage crisis continues

The Patna Municipal Corporation workers’ strike has entered its fourth day. The workers are protesting against the state government’s decision to remove them instead of regularising their jobs, which had been their demand for a…

Policy & others
BMC budget highlights importance of circular economy

BMC budget highlights importance of circular economy

Probably for the first time, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) budget mentions a “circular economy” that will benefit not only the civic body and citizens, but the environment. The Times of India reports that the…

Landfilling
Kolkata civic body to clear Dhapa landfill in the next two years

Kolkata civic body to clear Dhapa landfill in the next two years

Following the National Green Tribunal’s directive, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is taking all possible measures to clear the landfill site at Dhapa completely by the next two years. The Solid Waste Management (SWM) department…

Waste to Energy
Ahmedabad WtE plant to be ready by year-end

Ahmedabad WtE plant to be ready by year-end

An 11 MW Waste-to-Energy plant being built by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) at Pirana will be operational by the end of the year. The AMC has entered power purchase agreements with two companies that…