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Open-air toilet-free village

The residents of Baghuwar have reason to smile. Every family has access to a ‘pucca’ (permanent) indoor, water-economical toilet. ‘100% open-air toilet-free village’ proclaims a sign at the panchayat ghar (village council office). Read More »

The making of a Green Village

Beside a beautiful hillock under the rolling clouds amid rustling winds and lush greenery is the eco-village developed by social activist and Sangli Zilla Parishad member Subhash Patil. Hatnur, located in the Sangli district of Maharashtra, having a population of ... Read More »

Eco-initiatives at IIM

Members of the ECoBiZ Club at IIM Shillong have come up with an initiative by placing bamboo-made waste bins or khoh at various places in the campus. The bins have been designed using indigenous contraptions and have been manufactured by ... Read More »

MCGM plans towards sustainable, garbage-free city

Mumbai has been facing a solid waste management crisis for years. In order to move towards a sustainable future by adopting integrated solid waste management approach, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has joined hands with private contractors. The municipal corporation spends roughly र1160 per tonne on collection, transport and disposal of MSW. Collection and transport together constitute roughly 80% of the cost. In India, the average municipal expenditure on solid waste management is र500 to र1500 per tonne. B P Patil, Chief Engineer-SWM, MCGM, explains to Preeti Swaminathan the various projects lined up for integrated SWM. Read More »

Maintaining The BEST Buses

Travelling in a clean vehicle is probably the best way to begin a working day. RR Deshpande, Chief Manager-Traffic at Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) understands this and has put in place an effective cleaning system to give a clean bus drive to commuters. Read More »

Clean India Show 2010

Championing Cleanliness… “Why is the Show only for three days? You need to keep it open for a week.” This spontaneous reaction by Smt Sheila Dikshit, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, at the Clean India Show 2010 at NSIC ... Read More »

Improving infrastructure for tourism

Tourist inflow along with foreign exchange earnings has grown over the past years in India but the tourism destinations have been neglected. This calls for immediate revamp of these destinations along with conservation of ecology and environment. In a recent forum, M A Haque, Director, Ministry of Environment & Forests presented paper on the factors retarding the growth of tourism industry in India Excerpts: Read More »