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BMC preparing for monsoon

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to depute ward officials to get roadside and minor storm water drains cleaned before monsoon. The Corporation failed to receive favourable response to the tenders posted four times in the past year to appoint ... Read More »

Solid Waste Management Rules Revised

The Environment Ministry of India has revised Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years. The Rules are now applicable beyond municipal areas and will extend to urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, ... Read More »

‘Better living comes with better planning’

Navi Mumbai is a planned City. In 1971, around 600kms of land was given to CIDCO to develop this new City. On January I, 1992, the then government created Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation to manage the entire City which consists ... Read More »

IWM Plan for Clean India

Recent initiatives by the central government lead by none other than PM Narendra Modi brought the issue of cleanliness into the drawing rooms and dinner table discussions of Indian middle class and created a euphoria for electronic, print and social ... Read More »

First SWM Commissioner for BBMP

Battling for years together to solve the problem of Solid Waste Management (SWM), the Karnataka Government has appointed Darpan Jain as the first SMW Special Commissioner with the task of solving the garbage disposal projects for the Bangalore civic body. ... Read More »

Sikkim to achieve Zero-Waste status in villages

As part of the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), local people at Gangtok were trained in composting techniques for bio-degradable wastes and Solid Waste Management. Dehradun-based Clover Organics organized a technical session to train the members of village panchayats, local students ... Read More »

Waste audits – for management and industry development

Waste audits to quantify the various components in a waste stream are becoming increasingly important for proper solid waste management. This is due to the main shift in the overall strategy for waste management where collection & disposal has changed to a segregation & resource recovery policy. There is a need for conducting waste audits and to understand how the data can be interpreted for administrative, technical and commercial outcomes. Read More »

Nashik – A clean city in progress

Nashik is one of the first cities in the country to have scientific landfills. The Nashik Municipal Corporation has planned to process waste in technologically advanced energy plants to be built by next year. Speaking to Clean India Journal, Sanjay Khandare, Municipal Commissioner, Nashik talks about the Clean mantra of the city – ‘A bin-free Clean Nashik, Beautiful Nashik’. Read More »

SWM Award

In a way to encourage waste management practises in Bengaluru, the Bengaluru Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) has instituted an award for best practice in effective management of solid waste for its member companies. The BCIC has roped in ... Read More »

Towards Integrated Solid Waste Management

In order to process 25 lakh tonnes of waste dumped at its landfill site, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is in consultation with global and national companies. Kishore Kanyal, Additional Municipal Commissioner, talks about the initiative. The Waste to Energy programme ... Read More »

Ministry on financially viable SWM model

Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, chaired a meeting in New Delhi recently to discuss the Financially Viable and sustainable PPP Models for Solid Waste Management. The meeting was attended by officials of MoUD, JnNURM, Senior officials of ... Read More »

Malegaon deserves the status of an industrial township

Malegaon as a city lacks basic infrastructure for collecting and disposing of solid waste without adequate underground sewage system. The city ranks 13th in generating MSW in the country and has the distinction of accommodating Asia’s biggest plastic recycling industry, ... Read More »

“Waste should be considered as a resource”

Mysore City Corporation (MCC) comprises 65 wards divided in nine zones. Around 400 tonnes of municipal waste is generated daily in the city of which about half is used to produce manure. The rest is handled by Zero Waste Management ... Read More »

Tirupur Towards replicating a Green Town concept

Known as the Textile city and located in the Coimbatore district, Tirupur is one of the most important industrial centers of Tamil Nadu. Hindered by shortage of manpower for cleaning and sanitation works, Tirupur Municipal Commissioner KR Selvaraj is planning ... Read More »

India Drowning in Waste, experts warn

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 ... Read More »

MCGM to implement waste to energy

Situated in the Eastern Suburbs of the city, in an area of about 141 Ha along the Thane creek, Kanjur is a proposed site for municipal solid waste processing and disposal. Kanjur will be able to process 4 000 tonnes ... Read More »

MCGM hires contractors for SWM

MCGM has approved the work order for hiring of closed body vehicles on a Built Own and Operate (BOO) basis for transportation of municipal solid waste (MSW) of the Mumbai city. S.G. Chitale, Chief Engineer(Solid Waste Management) told Clean India ... Read More »

Visakhapatnam Towards a bin-less City

Visakhapatnam or Vizag, the second biggest city in Andhra Pradesh,is the first in the country to have taken e-governance initiatives in early 2000. Today, many municipalities in India have replicated Visakhapatnam’s e-governance model. Not just e-governance but its overall performance in environmental sustainability has helped the Corporation bag the prestigious Euro India’s Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award (ESCA) in 2011. These days Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is busy with another ambitious project that involves segregation of garbage at source. Municipal Commissioner B Ramanjaneyulu explains to CIJ, GVMC’s solid waste management project and the Corporation’s efforts in making a ‘bin-less’ city. Read More »