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New RDF production plant commissioned in Varanasi

New RDF production plant commissioned in Varanasi

A new waste management plant has become operational in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It processes about 600,000 tpy of agricultural residue and MSW through torrefaction, producing coal. The project is a cooperation of the National Thermal…

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Astra Regreen plans to build new MRF at landfill

Astra Regreen plans to build new MRF at landfill

San Diego, California-based WtE project developer Astra Energy has recently formed a joint venture with Astra Regreen India (ARI) for equipment sale and plant installations. ARI should hold the rights for sales, marketing, and distribution…

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MP: 14 new bioremediation facilities to be built

MP: 14 new bioremediation facilities to be built

In a major effort to reduce waste contamination and promote greener cities, 14 more Madhya Pradesh districts will construct bio-remediation facilities. The projects are estimated to cost roughly Rs 44 crore. “Bio-remediation will be used…

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MCG involves citizens in monitoring MRF operations

MCG involves citizens in monitoring MRF operations

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has formed a five-member team of officials and residents to monitor waste operations at defunct material recovery facilities (MRFs) at Ullawas village in Sector 61. MCG officials said they…

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Refurbished RDF production plant in Dadumajra online

Refurbished RDF production plant in Dadumajra online

An upgraded solid waste processing plant has recently been commissioned at Dadumajra in Chandigarh City, Punjab. The plant should process dry waste for conversion into RDF. At the facility built in 2008, as further stated,…

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Ludhiana: Bioremediation at Tajpur Road dumpsite begins

Ludhiana: Bioremediation at Tajpur Road dumpsite begins

Bioremediation has begun at the Tajpur Road dump site in Ludhiana, which will help clear five lakh tonnes of legacy waste. The project will cost Rs 27.17 crore and is being executed under the Ludhiana…

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Second phase of biomining at Trichy’s Ariyamangalam dumpyard to begin soon

Second phase of biomining at Trichy’s Ariyamangalam dumpyard to begin soon

With the city corporation recently awarding the contract for the second phase of biomining at Ariyamangalam dumpyard, preliminary work is underway to determine the exact amount of waste to be cleared. According to city officials,…

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Kargil receives MSW treatment plant

Kargil receives MSW treatment plant

Plans have emerged for an MSW management also producing energy in Kurbathang, in Kargil District, Union Territory of Ladakh. The facility should produce energy, as well as provide recycling and composting. As further stated in…

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Bhubaneswar: Biomining at Bhuasuni to start in new year

Bhubaneswar: Biomining at Bhuasuni to start in new year

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin biomining waste at the Bhuasuni dump yard from next month. Two firms, Jagruti and Jan Adhar Sevabhavi Sanstha, will carry out bio-mining at the dumpyard in the form…

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Gurugram civic body plans more MRFs

Gurugram civic body plans more MRFs

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has directed waste concessionaire Ecogreen Energy to set up four material recovery facilities (MRFs), one in each zone of the city.  The MCG commissioner Mr Mukesh Ahuja has said…

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Goa’s Neura panchayat proposes new MRF

Goa’s Neura panchayat proposes new MRF

A new MRF could be coming to North Goa’s Igorjevaddo in Neura panchayat. Local residents have been opposed to the project, claiming the location is unsuitable and could cause problems in the future. The proposed…

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Brahmapuram to have a moveable windrow compost system

Brahmapuram to have a moveable windrow compost system

The Kochi corporation is planning to introduce a moveable windrow compost system for treating solid waste at Brahmapuram. A group of councillors is reportedly planning to visit a similar unit in Hyderabad to study the…

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New waste sorting facility in Kadakampally

New waste sorting facility in Kadakampally

A new waste sorting and segregation plant is to be set up by the Clean Kerala Company (CKC) in Kadakampally village, Kerala. The plant shall process non-biodegradable waste, in particular plastic waste, as reported by…

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New tender issued for Bainguinim

New tender issued for Bainguinim

The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has, once again, floated a tender for setting up of the solid waste management plant at Bainguinim. The project has been delayed repeatedly after no company qualified when the…

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NAFED to begin work on Jammu MSW facility

NAFED to begin work on Jammu MSW facility

Agricultural cooperative NAFED has laid the foundation stone of a municipal solid waste (MSW) processing plant of 350 tpd capacity in Jammu. Expected to cost Rs 80 crore, the project is expected to be completed…

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Pune civic body to set up 200MT waste processing plant

Pune civic body to set up 200MT waste processing plant

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has announced plans to set up a 200MT waste processing plant for the 23 villages recently included in the PMC urban agglomeration. The PMC will receive Rs 200 crore from the…

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Gurugram to have three new MRFs

Gurugram to have three new MRFs

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to develop material recovery facilities (MRFs) for segregating waste. Currently, all the waste is taken to a secondary collection centre before being transported to the Bhandwari landfill.…

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Goa Minister: New Bainguinim tender will be out in 15 days

Goa Minister: New Bainguinim tender will be out in 15 days

Goa’s Waste Management minister Mr Michael Lobo has announced that the state government will float a new tender for the establishment of the solid waste management plant at Bainguinim within fifteen days. Mr Lobo informed…

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Mumbai has a new MRF, courtesy UNDP and HUL

Mumbai has a new MRF, courtesy UNDP and HUL

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has inaugurated its fourth Swachhta Kendra, or Material Recovery Facilities, in Worli (G-South ward) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). The MRF…

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Andhra steps up efforts for CLAP initiative

Andhra steps up efforts for CLAP initiative

The Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) department has asked its all civic body chiefs to submit proposals for establishing garbage transfer stations in all the urban local bodies (ULBs). This is a…

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Hyderabad: Automated waste collectors in Hussainsagar Lake

Hyderabad: Automated waste collectors in Hussainsagar Lake

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has announced its decision to deploy automated solid waste collection systems at four locations in Hussainsagar Lake. This is expected to reduce the flow of suspended solid waste from…

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Fire at five dry waste collection centres in Bengaluru

Fire at five dry waste collection centres in Bengaluru

The police is investigating fire-related incidents at five Dry Waste Collection Centres in Bengaluru.According to Ms Nalini Sekhar of Hasiru Dala, miscreants destroyed DWCCs at Marathahalli, Gottigere, Ganesh Mandira, Kumaraswamy Layout and JP Nagar between…

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Waste segregation at source sees a jump in Bengaluru

Waste segregation at source sees a jump in Bengaluru

Waste segregated at source in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) limits has touched 33%, the highest-ever in the city. As per the latest figures, the civic body has collected 1,333 tonnes per day (TPD)…

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Vizag to set up dry waste collection and processing units

Vizag to set up dry waste collection and processing units

In an attempt to streamline the management of waste, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is chalking out plans to set up dry waste processing units in the city, reports Yo Vizag. The civic body…

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Meerut gets its first MRF center

Meerut gets its first MRF center

UP’s Meerut city has finally got its first Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Plant in-charge Saurabh Kumar Chaubey informed news agency ANI, “Entire garbage from city area is brought here, segregated and then treated for recycling.”…

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Kanpur: Legacy waste reduced by half in ten months

Kanpur: Legacy waste reduced by half in ten months

The Kanpur Municipal Corporation claims that it has cleared nearly 8 lakh cubic metres of legacy waste within a span of 10 months, starting January 2020. Massive amounts of waste had accumulated at its defunct…

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Ghaziabad to incentivize source-segregation

Ghaziabad to incentivize source-segregation

The Ghaziabad municipal corporation has planned to incentivize residents and the corporation’s staff in order to better manage the source-segregation of solid waste generated daily in the city. Officials told the Hindustan Times that starting…

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Vapi to NGT: 65-70% waste is segregated at source

Vapi to NGT: 65-70% waste is segregated at source

The Vapi Nagarpalika in Gujarat has informed the NGT that 50 tonnes of waste is generated every day within its municipality limits. Following a complaint of improper waste management, the civic body has reported that…

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Greater Noida to begin decentralized waste disposal

Greater Noida to begin decentralized waste disposal

Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) is planning to implement a decentralised waste management system for proper disposal of solid waste in residential sectors of Greater Noida. Five clusters will be formed across all sectors…

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BBMP to deploy ragpickers for dry waste collection

BBMP to deploy ragpickers for dry waste collection

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, in association with several non-profit organisations, has deployed a network of rag pickers in three wards, for door-to-door collection of dry waste. In a month’s time, about 38 wards will…

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Hubballi-Dharwad to set up more dry waste collection centres

Hubballi-Dharwad to set up more dry waste collection centres

The Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation is all set to set up five more dry waste collection centres to process and reuse dry waste, near stationary compactor stations in the twin cities. HDMC had set up a…

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Sonsoddo to have modular garbage treatment machines

Sonsoddo to have modular garbage treatment machines

The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has resolved to approve the proposal of the Goa Waste Management Corporation for the installation of seven modular garbage treatment machines at Sonsoddo. The seven machines with a capacity of…

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Bengaluru implements new model of waste collection

Bengaluru implements new model of waste collection

Bengaluru’s Ward no. 104, Govindrajnagar became the first ward to implement the BBMP’s new model of segregated collection & transportation (C&T) of solid waste as wet, dry and sanitary. Covered vehicles with GPS and public…

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Ghaziabad to set up “garbage factories”

Ghaziabad to set up “garbage factories”

The Ghaziabad municipal corporation has announced plans for “garbage factories” at each of the city’s five zones. Once operational, door-to-door collection vehicles will not dump the collected waste outside localities at open dumping stations (from…

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Goa Minister announces plans for treatment plants at Sonsoddo

Goa Minister announces plans for treatment plants at Sonsoddo

Goa’s Solid Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo, during a visit to the Sonsoddo plant, has proposed a plan for eight small modular garbage treatment plants at the site amidst tonnes of untreated garbage. He assured to…

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Mysuru ZP to set up over a dozen waste processing centers

Mysuru ZP to set up over a dozen waste processing centers

The Mysuru district administration and zilla panchayat are planning to set up multiple waste processing units on the city’s outskirts. The ZP has received Rs 2.1 crore under Swachh Bharat mission to set up such…

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Bioremediation begins at Amritsar dump

Bioremediation begins at Amritsar dump

The Municipal Corporation of  Amritsar (MC) has started the process of bioremediation of garbage at Bhagtanwala dump again. Recently, the Amritsar MSW Company Limited started the functioning of two machines for garbage bioremediation under the…

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Vadodara to bio-remediate legacy waste

Vadodara to bio-remediate legacy waste

The Solid Waste Management Department of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has proposed bioremediation of about four lakh metric tonnes (MT) of legacy waste, at the open landfill in Makarpura, at a cost of Rs…

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Hyderabad: One more bin to be added to existing bins meant for wet, dry waste

Hyderabad: One more bin to be added to existing bins meant for wet, dry waste

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in coordination with Telangana State Pollution Control Board is planning to install one more dust bin in addition to the wet and dry waste bins. The additional bin is…

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NGT directs municipalities in West Bengal to devise detailed plans for segregated waste processing

NGT directs municipalities in West Bengal to devise detailed plans for segregated waste processing

The West Bengal Municipal Affairs department has directed all municipalities in the state to devise means of waste processing facility (WPF) through which wet and dry waste can be processed separately. The WPF system will…

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Dadumajra SWM plant in Chandigarh mired in controversy

Dadumajra SWM plant in Chandigarh mired in controversy

The National Green Tribunal has found that machinery at a solid waste management (SWM) plant in Dadumajra is generating a high amount of dioxins into the environment, beyond permissible limits. A monitoring committee appointed by…

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Chennai’s dry waste incineration plant running at full capacity, finally!

Chennai’s dry waste incineration plant running at full capacity, finally!

Chennai’s first-ever dry-waste incineration plant at Manali in North Chennai is ready to run at full capacity. The plant will process 10 tonnes of dry waste in 20 hours each day. Over the last few…

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Bio-mining begins at Ariyamangalam yard

Bio-mining begins at Ariyamangalam yard

Biomining has begun at the dump yard in Ariyamangalam in Trichy. However, at present, only 800 MT of waste will be processed by the biomining plant. The quantity will be increased to 1,400 MT when…

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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…

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Kolkata to start its first bio-mining project at Mollar Bheri

Kolkata to start its first bio-mining project at Mollar Bheri

Kolkata has proposed to introduce biomining for the first time in the city to tackle its Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) problem. The project will be undertaken at the Mollar Bheri dumping ground. A portion of…

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Varanasi launches new Material Recovery Facility

Varanasi launches new Material Recovery Facility

The Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) has launched a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at Bhawania Pokhri, Belupur. The facility has been started in Public Private Partnership mode with Tetra Pak, GIZ and TERI as part of…

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New waste segregation centre in Jammu

New waste segregation centre in Jammu

A new waste segregation centre has been inaugurated in Bandurakh, Jammu. State Times reports that the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), which presently implements door-to-door garbage collection in 53 wards, has launched a pilot project to…

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Kolkata civic body to set up biomining facility at Dhapa

Kolkata civic body to set up biomining facility at Dhapa

The West Bengal government has revealed details of its plan for bio-mining at Dhapa, which will help reduce the 35-metre tall mound of garbage accumulated at the decades-old site. The recovered waste will be sent…

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Dehradun: Waste segregation in garbage vans to start soon

Dehradun: Waste segregation in garbage vans to start soon

The Dehradun Municipal Corporation (DMC) has decided to make separate compartments for dry, wet and biomedical waste in its garbage collection vans as part of its effort to segregate waste at the collection point. Separate…

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Greater Noida to have more than a dozen new MRF centres

Greater Noida to have more than a dozen new MRF centres

Over a dozen Material Recovery Facility (MRF) centres will be set up in Greater Noida to manage waste by separating recyclable items from the dump for further use. The Times of India reports that only…