Cracking the whip on those polluting Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday passed a slew of directions including a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted throwing waste or religious items in the river as it unveiled a plan for its restoration.
Terming the "disappearance" of dustbins from various parts of the national capital as "daylight robbery", the Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the municipal bodies here to inform whether they have installed dustbins in all areas under their jurisdiction.
Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
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.
In a bid to clean Mt. Everest of waste accumulated over decades of climbing, the Nepal government has introduced a new provision -- effective the coming spring season -- according to which every climber will have to bring down at least eight kg of garbage to base camp while returning from the expedition, an official here said Monday.
With city`s only solid waste disposal ground at Dhapa becoming overburdened, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has found a plot at Rajarhat New Town for setting up its second one which will also generate energy.
In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.
Congress and BJP on Thursday locked in a blame-game accusing each other of not allowing Parliament to function smoothly as a result of which many important issues including Bills could not be taken up during the monsoon session.
Reacting to a newspaper advertisement on Lokpal, given by the Parliamentary standing committee, prominent member of Team Anna Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the government of wasting time on the Lokpal Bill issue.