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MP: Jun 21, 2017

Bulging waste-lines killing the Narmada

Rampant Illegal Sand Mining Along Its 1,100-km Stretch In MP, Unchecked Flow Of Sewage And Effluents Scripting Disaster For The Iconic River
In May this year, a team of environmentalists travelled along the Narmada river from its origin at Amarkantak in Anuppur district of eastern Madhya Pradesh down to Barwani district abutting Gujarat in the west. They wanted to take stock of the condition of this ancient ...

Delhi : Jun 19, 2017

Delhi’s dying water bodies to be revived by planting trees near them

Delhi’s environment department is relying on trees to revive the city’s dying water bodies and recharge the depleting groundwater table. Trees will be planted around the water bodies to recharge water and ensure more retention of rainwater. Delhi has over 1,000 water bodies.

Trees have helped make Delhi one of the greenest capitals in the world. Now, the green cover would help authorities ...

Mumbai : Jun 18, 2017

Mumbai: Hungarian national, locals come together to clean Vasai beaches

Mumbai city news: The group,now 50-strong, meets every Sunday and clear 250kg of trash in three hours

Every Sunday, Hungarian national Zsuzsanna Ferrao visits Vasai beach with her husband and two children to clean it. She has been cleaning the beach since February. Ferrao is married to a Vasai resident.

She was soon joined by residents, who formed a group called ‘Clean Vasai Beache...

Noida : Jun 18, 2017

Noida Jan Sunwai: Officials promise transparent, accountable and swift action

Officials listened to the woes of Noida residents, which revolved around issues such as sanitation, waste disposal, encroachment, law and order, safety and security, traffic congestion, buyer-builder tussle, depleting groundwater level, electricity supply and cultural development.

The administration, authority and police officials, along with MLAs, promised to resolve issues soon and ensure transparen...

Trichy: Jun 18, 2017

Resident provided with bins to segregate waste

Trichy: The Trichy Corporation, which started imposing fine on those for non-segregation of waste on June 5, has further intensified its drive by providing plastic bins to the residents to enable them segregate degradable and non-degradable wastes. On Saturday, the corporation provided the bins to the residents of wards 7 and 53 and members of self-help groups as held a programme to create awareness about waste seg...

NAGPUR: Jun 08, 2017

Garbage segregation: Let’s not waste it

NAGPUR: To make any initiative, which aims at public good, successful, people's participation is a must. For an exercise like garbage segregation, about which the people have heard but care little, the first step would be to create awareness, said Vishakha Rao, an environment activist associated with NGO Hirvai. "Otherwise, it is not going to work," she made it clear.

Emphasizing how awareness holds t...

AHMEDABAD: Jun 06, 2017

Campaigns launched on waste segregation, cleanliness

AHMEDABAD: On Monday, World Environment Day, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)'s Young Indians and Times Foundation collaborated with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to organize a unique Swachh Up campaign across institutions. The campaign was launched by CM Vijay Rupani and deputy CM Nitin Patel.

The campaign was launched alongside the unique "My Waste My Responsibility" competition fo...

NASHIK: Jun 05, 2017

Rivers cleared of 160 tonne waste

NASHIK: The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) in association with around 600 non-government organisations (NGOs) conducted a drive to clean river Godavari in the city ahead of the World Environment Day.

Apart from Godavari, the river cleaning drives were also conducted at Nasardi, Vaghadi and Valdevi. Around 160 tonne of garbage were collected during the drive.

A total of 5,200 people p...

KOCHI: Jun 02, 2017

Truck shortage hits waste transport

KOCHI: With the contractors, who won the bid to transport garbage to solid waste treatment Plant at Brahmapuram, failing to provide adequate trucks, waste movement in the city has been hit.

The corporation decided to send a notice to the contractors asking them to provide adequate trucks and clear the waste before it gets piled up leading to spread of epidemic or face termination of contract.

CHENNAI: Jun 01, 2017

Neighbour's waste, farmer's wealth

CHENNAI: A mid acres of parched lands at Poomalaikundu village in Theni district is an oa sis where nature reigns in its full glory. Here, vegetables g row all-round-the-year, thanks to Ambothi, a 60-yearold who uses waste water from houses in the village to keep his land fertile.

Ambothi says it was his son, A Selvan, who came up with the idea of using waste water from homes to irrigate their one-acr...

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