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Air quality of Indian cities to be gauged

The pollution level, rising very sharply in different Indian cities would now be mapped regularly in a scientific way the Automatic Air Monitoring Systems (AAMS) are going to be installed there in immediate future. The CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) ... Read More »

CREDAI speeds up clean city movement in Kochi

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) has launched a Clean City Movement (CCM) in Kochi by establishing composting facilities to recycle/process the aerobic microbes and anaerobic matters of housing colonies. After covering 166 building complexes in ... Read More »

Sikkim, the cleanest state

The Himalayan state Sikkim has successfully constructed nearly one lakh toilets for the fiscal year 2012-13 against its target of constructing about 87,000 toilets. Out of this, 61,493 toilets were constructed for those living below the poverty line. With this, ... Read More »

Delhi hospitals violating DPCB rules

In a shocking revelation, the Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCB) has found that the Bio-Medical Waste Management and Handling Rules made operative 15-years ago,are still not being followed by a large number of hospitals and nursing homes in the country’s ... Read More »

Rodent-eating Musahars falling prey to kala-azar

Name any disease, any environmental problems, ill-hygienic factors, any socio-economic issues or any contaminating particles in water; they are present in the Musahar Tolis, a locality of the rat-eaters in Bihar. Nearly 21 out of every 100 people living in ... Read More »

Mangrove Mortality,a rising concern

Mushrooming of unauthorized huts in or around the mangroves of Mumbai is posing problems of urban sanitation and coastal cum marine ecology jeopardizing the natural health of these shrubs and trees that act as natural walls against floods during the ... Read More »

Salt vapour causing cardiac ailments to salt makers

Nearly 2213 hectares of land occupying salt pans in urban Mumbai are suffering from massive problem of sustainability as the coastal eco-system is fast heading towards degradation due to insanitation, open defecation, germ-filled drains and exposure to high-temperature. The hydrological ... Read More »

Citizen forum formed for maintaining cleanliness

The municipal councilors, social organizations and academicians of Patna have formed the Patna Citizens Forum (PCF) to create consciousness among the people on the need for urban sustainability by having proper hygienic facilities and clean periphery. Coining a new slogan ... Read More »

MSW rule implemented in Bangalore

CIJ News, December 11, 2013 The Bruhat Bangalore MahanagaraPalike (BBMP) covering nearly one crore people, has collected Rs10.4 lakh in two months as penalty for littering the streets by implementing the provisions of Municipal Solid Waste Rules of 2012. Empowered ... Read More »

Compactors to collect Assam MSW

CIJ News, December 11, 2013 The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has purchased 11 high-tech compactors, each having a capacity of 14 cubic metres, for this purpose. They have been deployed in all its 31 wards. The GMC’s area of operation ... Read More »

NIMHANS,a zero waste premises

CIJ News, December 10, 2013 The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), a 19th century mental hospital declared a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission, is probably India’s first medical facility to have declared that it ... Read More »

Mobile incinerators for Noida

CIJ News, December 11, 2013 The industrial township of Noida in Uttar Pradesh will soon have “mobile incinerators” to solve the critical problem of urban garbage. These incinerators would burn the garbage and utilise the solid waste “residue” in making ... Read More »

Garbage competition

Can there be a competition to collect urban garbage and also win prizes for it? This actually happened, perhaps for the first time in India, in the Warnagal city of Andhra Pradesh recently. Altogether 57 municipalities and 386 garbage collecting ... Read More »

Railways to recycle water at all major stations

The Railways Ministry has drawn up a massive plan to recycle and prevent wastage of water at major locations where there is water scarcity and heavy demand of water for domestic & non-domestic purposes. This information was given by the ... Read More »


The Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance Society (EARS) today kicked off its weeklong nationwide campaign to promote the rational use of antibiotics with awareness walk in the city today. The misuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of dangerous bacterial strains ... Read More »

War Against “Winged Terrorists”

In a major development, the Jammu and Kashmir government has launched massive steps to encounter the winged terrorists: the mosquitoes. Close on the heels of reporting of a large number of cases of dengue, it has been viewed that mosquitoes ... Read More »

TN Health Minister Forms Modalities For Cleanliness

Recently appointed as the Minister for Health and Family Welfare in Tamil Nadu, Dr. C. Vijayabaskar has formed modalities to fight against the mosquitoes to stop spread of dengue and launch a massive cleanliness drive in this ancient district. Presiding ... Read More »

Cleaning The ‘Head Of The Great Blue Sky’

Braving pitfalls, death traps and risking lives, the intrepid Sherpas of Nepal have succeeded in cleaning nearly 20-tonnes of solid and hazardous wastes this year from the ‘Head of the Great Blue Sky:’ Mt. Everest. The world this year is ... Read More »