• February 24, 2020

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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…

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Swachh Bharat Mission allocated Rs 12,300 cr for FY21

Swachh Bharat Mission allocated Rs 12,300 cr for FY21

As part of the Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the government will allocate Rs 12,300 crore for the Swachh Bharat Mission for FY21. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission is…

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Mohali’s first solid waste management project begins at Jheurheri village

Mohali’s first solid waste management project begins at Jheurheri village

The Mohali administration has set up its first solid waste management (SWM) project at Jheurheri village in the district. The Times of India reports that under this project, every household will be given a pair…

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Barcode system for solid waste management in Mangaluru

Barcode system for solid waste management in Mangaluru

The Mangaluru Smart Limited (MSCL) is going to introduce a new barcode system for efficient implementation of solid waste management (SWM) in all the 60 wards of Mangaluru city. ETGovernment.com reports that MSCL has already introduced the system…

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Bengaluru to raise fine for violations in SWM regulations

Bengaluru to raise fine for violations in SWM regulations

Bengaluru has introduced steep fines for littering public places, not segregating garbage at source and violation of solid waste management (SWM) regulations. Offenders will have to pay Rs 1000 for their first offence and Rs…

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Swachh Bharat team hails Vizag as example for maintaining cleanliness

Swachh Bharat team hails Vizag as example for maintaining cleanliness

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is slowly gaining appreciation as it strives to improve the city’s ranking in Swachh Survekshan 2020. The official account of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), tweeted, “Vizag in Andhra Pradesh…

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Thiruvananthapuram civic body approves user free of Rs 800

Thiruvananthapuram civic body approves user free of Rs 800

The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Council has approved a monthly user fee of Rs 800 to be charged from each household for managing waste. Daily collection of waste from households will be resumed in the city and…

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New C&D management rules in Kolkata

New C&D management rules in Kolkata

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) is amending its building rules to regulate the disposal of demolition waste. The Telegraph reports that home owners will have to take the CMC’s permission before demolishing houses and notify…

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Goa revises guidelines for garbage disposal facilities

Goa revises guidelines for garbage disposal facilities

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has revised its guidelines for buffer zones around garbage disposal facilities. The guidelines make it mandatory for maintaining a buffer zone around any residential, schools, religious places, cemetery…

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Cities gear up for Swacch Survekshan Survey

Cities gear up for Swacch Survekshan Survey

City authorities across India are gearing up for the Swachh Survekshan survey to be held from January 04 to January 31. Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and…