The Ambattur Industrial estate in Chennai has set up an effluent treatment plant in its premises in addition to its two sewage treatment plants. Plans are on to make the estate “clean and green” during its golden jubilee year and put an end to the discharge of effluent in water bodies. The plant will cater
In order to address the larger issue of water conservation, hygiene and sanitation in urban households, a retired Engineer with Delhi Government, AK Gupta, has installed a unique bio-digester technology based toilet in the basement of his house in Delhi. Besides the commercial viability of the system, the Mechanical Engineer, who has executed decentralized mini and micro sewage treatment...
Almitra Patel, a civil engineer by qualification, says she was first alerted to India’s huge problem of inadequate waste disposal when she noticed that the frogs in the marshlands near her farmhouse, on the city’s outskirts, had stopped croaking. Seeing that the frogs had died from sewage and garbage being dumped in the wetlands, she
The tiny island of Lakshadweep is set to become the first town in the country to install nearly 12,000 eco friendly toilets in its buildings – local and those owned by the government. The move is aimed to save the fragile ecosystem of the island, which is under severe threat due to acute sewage disposal
A viable and cheap alternative for sewage treatment – Soil Biotechnology (SBT) – helps communities tackle water problems in a more cost effective way An ecological method – Soil Biotechnology (SBT) based STPs – researched for over two decades at IIT-Mumbai, provides clean river quality water at a low cost. Vision Earthcare, incubated in IIT
Growth of biomass, algae, bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms in water, during storage and use is a menace. Controlling the growth of microorganisms is tedious and expensive. Managing Innovation, Florida, is introducing the Clearwater System, for innovative and affordable non chemical option, and for better water quality control. The complete service for the most cost
Rashtrapati Bhavan is using a technology that will be introduced in Delhi over the next eight to 10 months. The President’s Estate will be the first to treat sewage using “constructed wetlands”, say researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, who are building the sewage treatment project. Through the process, two million litres of
Hundreds of cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) gathered at Buxar ghat recently to clean the Ganga river; with an aim to create awareness about preserving the holy river. The national campaign, ‘Ganga Swachhta Ahiyan’ (Save Ganga Mission), was conducted during September in Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Chapra, Patna and Munger by NCC cadets. Throughout
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is planning a pilot project to recycle wastewater in view of the growing water shortage in the city and the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010. The project, which is expected to span over two years will involve secondary and tertiary level treatment of sewage once it has gone through the primary
Waste is just a misplaced resource. This view suggests that best way to tackle the challenge of waste management is waste minimization, or matching the waste (resource) to its place of utilization. Any other approach of waste management means manipulation of waste, just shifting it from one place to another and spending extra resources to do this.