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Pune : Jan 08, 2018

Lions Club, Vanarai sensitises one lakh students on environment in Pune

This environment education project concluded at Ramchandra Rathi Marathi Vidyalaya on Saturday.

Around one lakh students and teachers of 120 schools were sensitised on various issues of environment through the ‘Catch Them Young’ initiative by Lions Club of Pune Eco Friends and the NGO Vanarai.

This environment education project ...

Mangalore : Jan 05, 2018

Campuses across India take the green step forward

Initiatives such as eco-friendly construction and waste and water management have put 24 universities from across the country on GreenMetric 2017, a global list of sustainable institutes.

Think of university rankings and you think of parameters such as placement packages, quality of education and facultystudent ratio. But what if you could rank institutes based on their enviro...

New Delhi : Jan 05, 2018

Govt launches Swachh Survekshan 2018

The government on Thursday announced the launch of cleanliness survey for this year as part of Swachh Bharat Mission.

The Swachh Survekshan 2018 will rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population, while 3,541 cities with less than 1 lakh population will have State and Regional ranking, according to an o...

Mumbai : Jan 02, 2018

Mumbai civic body cracks whip against 184 bulk generators for failing to segregate, treat waste

The BMC has made it compulsory for bulk generators to dispose waste on their premises

The civic body has cracked down on the big societies and commercial establishments for not segregating and treating waste generated by them. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has initiated action against 184 establishments that generate waste in bulk and will be penalised with heft...

Mumbai: Jan 02, 2018

Versova clean-up in Mumbai to get more manpower, machinery

According to officials, the new comprehensive tender will increase machinery and double the manpower during monsoon to remove trash from the beach.

The civic body has decided to tweak the contract rules so that there is more manpower and machinery to clean trash from Versova beach.

In a first, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ha...

Pune: Dec 29, 2017

Going green: Six Pune colleges bag clean campus tag

Colleges had to focus on their carbon footprint, including water and energy audits, pollution, biodiversity and waste management

Six colleges out of 80 educational institutions from the city excelled in the ‘Green College, Clean College' (GCCC) Competition.

Among the six colleges, Sir Parashur...

Mumbai: Dec 29, 2017

Mumbai civic body to increase app downloads to improve its cleanliness rankings

App usage is one of the criteria based on which the Swachh Sarvekshan (cleanliness survey) rewards points. The BMC is hoping to reach its target of securing 2.5 lakh downloads.

 

Instead of improving its Swachh Bharat ranking by ensuring a robust mechanism for cleaning the city,...

Mumbai: Dec 27, 2017

2.6K Mumbai hotels, societies ignore civic body’s directive on segregating waste

There is little over a month to go for BMC’s second deadline to stop collecting waste from bulk generators

Over 2,665 big hotels, restaurants, and housing societies across Mumbai have been flouting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) rules of waste segregation, despite repeated warnings from the civic body. According to data from the solid waste management (SW...

Dehradun: Dec 26, 2017

Dehradun dump site may take long time to be shut scientifically: Expert

The state capital’s massive waste dumping site that was shut down for use on November 30 may take a long time before it is scientifically closed, experts said here on Tuesday.

 

The state capital’s massive waste dumping site that was shut down for use on November 30 may take a long time before it is scientifically closed, e...

Pune: Dec 20, 2017

Your Space: Toilets at fuel stations are private property

Pune Municipal Corporation commissioner recently issued a notification asking petrol pump owners to convert lavatories at fuel stations into public toilets. The owners have, however, refused to comply stating it is not their responsibility to maintain public toilets. The move comes at a time when the PMC has failed to maintain an effective public toilet infrastructure.

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