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Goa rural waste management plan

Over half of Goa’s village panchayats have failed to identify land for the storage, segregation and treatment of waste. However, the good news is that the state government’s Directorate of Panchayats is working on a time-bound Waste Management Action Plan ... Read More »

Wealth and energy from waste

Swachh Bharat Mission

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) – DHAN scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal. It was launched by Union Minister, Sushri Uma Bharti in presence of the ... Read More »

Green Waste Re-processor for Organic Waste

In India, the biggest problem is to segregate green/organic and solid waste. If the segregation is done properly the available technologies can convert the waste into products usable for eco-friendly applications such as producing energy, manures and reusable products. Clean ... Read More »

Cleanliness drive

The KR market, one of the largest and oldest markets in Bengaluru will be shut down on the last Tuesday of every month for a cleanliness drive, undertaken by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. A task force comprising, WMRT members, zonal ... Read More »

Panaji:Towards a ‘Bin-less’ City

The sight of overflowing garbage bins is no more an issue with Panaji, capital of Goa, which started a ‘bin-less city’ campaign almost a decade ago. This is just one of the few initiatives Goa has taken to replicate successful ... Read More »

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 »

Recycling Revolution

Recycling dry waste has been successfully adopted in most countries but recycling AHPs (Absorbent Hygiene Products), consisting of nappies, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence product wastes, has been made possible in the UK through a patented technology introduced by Knowaste Ltd Read More »

Waste disposal systems for kitchens

Now managing organic waste like meat bones or melon rinds is simple even at home. Bangalore based Renova Home Appliances recently introduced a food waste disposer, which has an ability to grind the wastes finely. The disposer, first introduced at ... Read More »

Green Temple Award

The golden temple in Vellore recently received ‘Green temple award’ from Exnora International for adopting environment-friendly procedures in all spheres of its activities. The temple generates two tonnes of solid waste materials daily (1.5 tonne of compostable waste and 0.5 ... Read More »

Clean Ganges

The Central Government has identified three towns in Uttarakhand for the implementation of its urban sanitation plan. The project aims to prevent solid waste and sewage from being dumped into the river Ganga and facilitate civic sanitation in Rishikesh’s Munikireti ... Read More »

Commercial production of vermicompost

Extensive use of inorganic chemicals and fertilizers on farm land has caused considerable damage to the health of the soil and the people, and the environment in general. Even animal products such as milk and meat are polluted through high ... Read More »

Biodiesel from organic waste

The Netherlands based Solarix is working with the University of Amsterdam and Yellow Diesel BV to develop efficient biofuels. Using a new type of catalytic and an improved production method, raw material is converted into diesel more efficiently. The method ... Read More »