Organic farming takes root in urban households

'Grow your own food' seems to be the new mantra for a section of the health conscious urban crowd who as budding gardeners are increasingly opting for organic farming.

Dutch firm to study ways to make Himachal waste-free

The Himachal Pradesh government Monday signed here an agreement with Dutch company Nexus Novus to know the ways to make the hill state waste-free.

India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, river cleaning

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".

HC asks authorities to expedite handing over sites for waste management

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.

Kakodkar stresses on linking tech output with rural domains

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.

Smart ways to green cities: Kolkata shows the way

From reclaiming parks and open spaces to promoting carpools and empowering rag-pickers to manage waste -- denizens of this eastern metropolis are pitching in to make the city green.

Need for sustainable waste management: Deepa Dasmunshi

Minister of State for Urban Development Deepa Dasmunshi has advocated an "integrated" and "sustainable" waste management system in the country.

Gujarat to generate energy from waste in 50 cities: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said his government will run a pilot project in 50 cities to generate power, fertilizer and reusable water by setting up solid waste management plants.

Now, an intelligent robot that recycles waste

Finnish technology company ZenRobotics has created a recycling robot that could help address the escalating global waste problem.

Punjab considers replicating Lahore`s solid waste management model

Punjab government is considering a proposal to replicate the solid waste management model employed in Lahore in urban clusters of the state.

NASA includes two Indian innovators on waste management

NASA, the US space agency has included two Indian innovators for its conference on waste management.

Bhopal sets model for polythene waste management

The project, a part of the vision of the housing & environment department, was launched 3 years ago.

Punjab to have solid waste management plan by March 2011

The Punjab govt will implement a comprehensive waste management project by March 2011.