Malegaon as a city lacks basic infrastructure for collecting and disposing of solid waste without adequate underground sewage system. The city ranks 13th in generating MSW in the country and has the distinction of accommodating Asia’s biggest plastic recycling industry, which is in need of consolidation. Ajit Jadhav, Municipal Commissioner, talks about the Malegaon Municipal
Clean City Movement initiated by the Indian Medical Association and Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI) will set up a joint venture to manage biomedical waste in Kochi. The joint venture project will involve schemes for managing biomedical waste from residential complexes. Currently there is no system in place to handle this
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Government of India, has notified Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules in 1998, as amended in the years 2000 & 2003, to provide a regulatory framework for segregation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of the bio-medical waste generated from the Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in the country so as
The business hub of North Karnataka, Hubli-Dharwad, is the second-largest conurbation in Karnataka after Bangalore. Over 400 tonnes of waste is generated by the twin cities on a daily basis. In order to keep the cities clean, Hubli Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) is planning to implement integrated solid waste management (ISWM) shortly. Municipal Commissioner Y
Valsa R. Nair Singh, I.A.S., Secretary (Environment), GoM; Chairperson Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and MCZMA, speaks to Clean India Journa
Though uncontrolled urbanisation in Chennai has placed a heavy stress on solid waste management, studies reveal that the City is among the few urban local bodies in the country which have prepared long term plans for effective solid waste management. Shobha Menon reports.