WASTE

  • Watch: The stench pit of Thiruvananthapuram October 1, 2014

    In our special Clean India campaign, we bring you the scenes from Thiruvananthapuram. Waste of chicken, beef, vegetables and plastic are found in huge piles at a dumping yard at the heart of Thiruvananthpuram. Residents call it a violation of their fundamental right to live in a healthy and safe...
  • 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project faces criticism as volunteers allege nonpayment of dues August 20, 2014

    Days after its launch by actor Aamir Khan, the city's ambitious "Freedom from Waste" project has landed into a controversy with volunteers roped in by the Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) alleging exploitation and nonpayment of dues. A joint initiative by administration and JMC, the drive had set 18month target to free...
  • Aamir Khan launches waste free Jodhpur campaign August 15, 2014

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched ambitious waste collection project in the Jodhpurand said that waste management was the first thing that comes to the mind when we think of various urban problems. The actor, who launched 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium here, said waste accumulation...
  • CJ Mushtaq fights garbage woes in Srinagar July 6, 2014

    Mushtaq Khan, a resident of Srinagar city has turned CJ to highlight the unscientific disposal of municipal waste in his city. This, according to CJ and residents, has led to contamination of natural resources as well as resulted in foul smell engulfing the residential areas in and around Srinagar Municipal...
  • 'Obama's carbon emission policy to benefit India' June 5, 2014

    Washington: The new ambitious carbon emission standards announced by the Obama administration can usher in a great IndiaUS cooperation on lowcarbon growth strategies, a top Indian industrialist has said. "The announcement by the Obama administration that the US will cut carbon emissions from its power sector affirms that the US is...
  • A device that alerts when someone pees in a swimming pool May 8, 2014

    New York: Those who have a habit of peeing in a swimming pool, beware. Here comes a device that glows green the moment it detects traces of human waste in water. Developed by researchers at Texas A&M University, the container adds zinc ions to water that glow if urine or faeces...
  • State government serves notices to 18 hospitals over noncompliance of biowaste rules May 4, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has issued notices to 18 government and private hospitals, including AIIMS Raipur, for allegedly ignoring the rules for disposal of biomedical waste. "On the direction of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Board has intensified its vigilance to check pollution in the hospital premises. "In this line,...
  • Satyamev Jayate 2: How the waste should not to be wasted March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The third episode of Aamir Khan's popular issue based show may not have been high on emotions, nevertheless it struck the right chord. A pertinent issue of how to clean up our city, Aamir Khan opened the show narrating that how we all laud foreign countries for being...
  • NDMC set to introduce new waste management system March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon be bringing in an integrated waste management system through which garbage will be collected from doorsteps and disposed of in a scientific and mechanised manner, NDMC Chairman Jalaj Srivastava has said. "A provision of Rs 100.09 crore has been made for public...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • 46 years on, Vietnamese helmet returned by US soldier January 14, 2014

    In 1968, young American soldier John Wast was scouring a battlefield in central Vietnam for weapons and intelligence when an enemy helmet with an image of a dove scratched onto it caught his eye. He tied it to his rucksack, and five months later took it home as a war souvenir,...
  • Nonutilisation of Rs 4 crore for safely disposing carbide waste: Audit December 3, 2013

    About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site in Bhopal was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said. The state government has allocated Rs 2 crore during 200910 to the MPPCB for common treatment facility to...
  • Rise in waste is sign of prosperity, says Tarun Gogoi June 16, 2013

    Guwahati: Accepting that waste management by civic authorities of the city is not uptothemark, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said "increase of waste is a sign of prosperity and high standard of living". Addressing a press conference here to express his optimism about Congress victory in the forthcoming...
  • SC questions states on delay in pan masala ban April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed 23 states and five union territories to file status report on the implementation of the notification issued by them banning the sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. The apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi an Justice Kurien Joseph...
  • US: Radioactive waste leaking from 6 tanks at nuclear site February 24, 2013

    Seattle: Six underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation along the Columbia River in Washington state were recently found to be leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to human health, state and federal officials said on Friday. The seeping waste adds to decades of soil contamination caused...
  • Andy Murray backs timewasting penalty rule January 5, 2013

    Brisbane: Andy Murray has thrown his unequivocal support behind the crackdown on timewasting in tennis because he believes it will turn the sport into even more of a survival of the fittest. The US Open champion was speaking after he eased into the Brisbane International final on Saturday when his opponent...
  • No plan to dump Nwaste in KGF: Minister November 24, 2012

    Chennai: The Centre on Saturday made it clear there was no plan to dump Uranium waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in defunct gold mines at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka. Amid media reports that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has decided to dump the uranium waste...
  • Nuclear waste in Kolar mines? Residents protest November 23, 2012

    Kolar: Protests have broken out in Karnataka's Kolar district after reports that the government is planning to dump nuclear waste from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant into the defunct gold mines. Residents of Kolar observed a bandh on Friday against the move and backed by the MLAs and MPs. The bandh...
  • ExArmy man produces power from poultry waste November 6, 2012

    Jhajjar: Former Army man Rammehar Singh has been generating electricity from chicken waste to power his farmhouse. His household wasn't affected by the recent grid failure across North India. With the installation of a 50 kilowatt capacity poultry waste based biogas power plant at his poultry farm, Rammehar Singh has...
  • Bangalore garbage crisis: City image takes a hit November 1, 2012

    Bangalore: The IT city is slowly becoming the garbage city and even the New York Times has reported about the falling hygiene standards here. For more than two months now city authorities have failed to sort out the garbage mess. Under fire, the corporation has now approved Rs 300 crore...
  • Modi vs Sonia: Gujarat newspaper says it is being targeted October 2, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he was willing to say sorry to the Congress if his allegations over foreign trip expenses of Sonia Gandhi were proved wrong. He said that he had a newspaper report to back his claims. However, the newspaper company itself has refused to...
  • Modi attacks PM over 'wasteful expenditure' October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi upped the ante on Monday asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with whose permission the "wasteful expenditure" of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), were being made. "Should we forgive such people who make such wasteful expenditures?" he asked. The Gujarat CM launched a barrage of...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste not disposed for 30 years September 28, 2012

    Bhopal: Solid toxic waste has been lying at the site of the gas tragedy in Bhopal, the union carbide factory, for over 30 years. A new study of groundwater in and around Bhopal reveals a high level of contamination. Activists are demanding that the state government takes action. A solar evaporation...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Finally, a solution to plastic waste September 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: If things go as planned, the plasticshredding units at Palayam may soon start functioning. The City Corporation will initiate discussions with two private firms at Kollam and Perumbavoor in the coming days to arrive at a decision on transporting cleaned plastic waste. According to Mayor K Chandrika, the Corporation...
  • Bangalore: Paving greener ways through plastic September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: The garbage menace has been accentuated using every possible means, be it the media, the public, the civic bodies, NGOs, the state government and even the central government. A citywide discomfort fuelled by a groundswell of anger brought the incompetence of the civic apparatus, out in the open with...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Food waste crisis hits Technopark September 21, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: It seems the Technopark authorities are following in the footsteps of the City Mayor they have refused to take up the responsibility of waste management. Instead, they have asked the companies to do it themselves. According to the park authorities, the employees have to take back the food...
  • Threat of biomedical waste in Thiruvananthapuram September 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Syringes, vaccine vials and drip sets being washed down the drain and on to the road during heavy rains is a common sight for the residents of Thampuranmukku behind the General Hospital in the city. Tired of repeated complaints to the authorities and of getting temporary, namesake solutions for...
  • Bhopal tragedy: German firm pulls out of cleanup project September 18, 2012

    Bhopal: In a major setback for Bhopal, a German company has pulled out of the project to clean 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the Union Carbide Plant, saying it is too hazardous. The plant was the site of the world's worst disaster in which 15,000 people were killed in...
  • Veggies grow on waste in Bangalore September 11, 2012

    Bangalore: As the garbage crisis festers, residents in some parts of the city seem to have woken up to the fact that the garbage generated at their houses is their own responsibility. Some are now seen segregating waste at its source in their houses and apartment complexes. Express looks at...