Soon, Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) will slap a fine of र 50 on those dumping garbage on the roads and र 25 on those who drop garbage around the dustbin. Businessmen and showroom owners who throw waste will attract a fine of र 50 per day. The corporation recently embarked on modernisation of drainage
Apa, a sherpa from Nepal, has conquered Mount Everest for a breathtaking 19th time to create environmental awareness. Apa reached the summit of the world’s highest peak as part of Eco Everest Expeditions, aiming to educate climbers about their impact on the Himalayas and highlight the affects of climate change on the region. The aim
The holiday season is over. And along most of Goa’s 105km long coastline, the filthy leftovers of yet another tourist season lie buried in sandy corners or dumped in the fields and open spaces of nearby villages. Beach cleaning, which costs the exchequer several lakhs of rupees a year, is far from satisfactory. The contracts
It is not surprising if the prime industrial area of Pune, Hinjewadi, is not connected to the sewer lines. It is not equally astonishing either to learn that Andheri East, a commercial hub of Mumbai, has only septic tanks to store sewage! If this is the case in major metros, at the rural level hardly 20% of the population...
The recent Sant Gadge Maharaj Cleanliness awards given away by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation recognised the good work done by individuals, institutes, ALMs, CBOs, corporate bodies, co-operative housing societies, schools and colleges. At a function held at Nair Hospital on April 18, the winners were felicitated with cash prize, memento/ insignia and certificates. The Municipal
It’s quite disheartening that in India, the general perception on standards, in terms of food security, management and cleanliness, is much lower than in the First World nations. Johnson Thomas, Clean India Journal’s special correspondent, set out to explore the varying standards of hygiene and cleanliness in a few food chain outlets. The financial capital of the country, Mumbai,...
This year, the post Pongala festival clean up drive was a challenging task to Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation. The festival was spread across 22 corporation wards, and the1,000-strong Corporation cleaning team including 300 women (45 vehicles!) had to deal with tonnes of burnt firewood, plastic and paper wastes. The corporation needed 45 vehicles to remove the
The civic body in Ranchi would set up a plant at Bero, some 35km from the city to convert the waste generated from household into compost– a bio-fertiliser. The RMC would also set up a fly ash brick plant at Jhiri near Ratu, around 16km from the state capital. This plant would produce brick from
Many domestic and multinational environmental services firms view the environmental market, consisting of water and wastewater, air pollution control and waste management services, as one of the high growth sectors in India
GeneSyst Ecotechnologies India Private Limited is the exclusive and sole License holder in India for the patents of the Gravity Pressure Vessel (known as the Titmas process) by which Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) can be converted into Ethanol and other products.