Cleanliness begins at home, or rather, in the neighbourhood. Driven by this belief, Ragini Nayar from Mumbai came up with an initiative to make their use the garbage waste on Juhu for a good cause. This waste management plan not only helped many poor families but also kept Juhu clean.
The Bombay High Court Tuesday expressed concern over failure of authorities in adopting norms of solid waste management and asked Maharashtra government to decide within a week the civic body's proposal to increase the capacity of Kanjurmarg dumping ground.
Nearly 90 percent of individual seabirds alive today have consumed some form of plastic and about 60 percent of them, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, have plastic in their guts, estimates a new study.
The government has framed rules for waste management and has put them on the Environment Ministry's website to invite public suggestions before giving it a final shape, Union Environment Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the first national air quality index at the start of a two-day Environment Ministry national conference which is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in existing green laws.
Earth Day on April 22 this year will be marked with innovative campaigns and contests promoting recycling, upcycling, renewables and waste management, and as many as 45 cities in India are gearing up for it, an organiser said on Wednesday.
While India was "cleaner than other countries" in term of climate change impact at this stage of economy, there is concern over hazardous waste management and the country was looking for cooperation from European countries in the area.
India and Germany today agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other".
The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.
Describing technology and innovation as key to country`s empowerment, noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Monday stressed on linking technological output with rural domains to meet requirements in areas like power generation, waste management and agriculture.