The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 crore on the state of Punjab as environmental compensation. The penalty has been imposed for allegedly failing to ensure proper treatment of solid and liquid wastes causing harm to the environment. Notably, the compensation has been imposed under section 15 of the NGT Act.
According to Varun Raheja, Founder of Raheja Solar Food Processing Pvt Ltd, the global market for dried fruits and vegetables is presently worth $70 billion. In 2019, the 25-year-old Indore entrepreneur founded his own firm. Solar drying technology is one example of how freely accessible energy may be used to assist farmers. The company is supplying farmers with low-cost, do-it-yourself foldable solar dryers to make value-added items from… read-more
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The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry's senior official said on September 24 that PM Modi would launch Swacchh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0 on October 1. The mission will focus on waste and sludge management. In an event, National Real Estate Development Council secretary Durga Mishra said, "This mission will ensure cities become water secure. PM Modi will also launch Jal Jeevan Mission and Amrut 2.0 on October 1.''
Hardik Shah, an engineer from Hyderabad who has worked for several years in the IT industry has started his new venture 'Innovate Green Technologies Private Limited'. Shah's cleantech startup was founded in 2017 and allows customers to sell their waste and buy recycled products. “I was inspired to create a system that could help people solve global warming... make environmental conservation a priority,” he said.
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As reported by NDMC Commissioner Sanjay Goel, the municipal corporation is planning to build a 50-ton-per-day plastic waste processing facility in Tikri Kalan in compliance with Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Central Pollution Control Board. They are also appointing Trash Management Agencies to segregate, collect, and transport plastic waste for recycling and processing. According to Goel, North DMC generates and collects about 4500… read-more
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Jerilee Melo, a pre-school teacher in Santa Clarita, California has turned teaching way cooler and noble by converting two old buses into "classroom-on-wheels" during the pandemic. Reportedly, students missed the act of being at school. She decided to transform the bus into a classroom when she started coaching three different students and gradually her car became a storage unit.
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To limit the use of plastic and soil in agriculture and to negate environmental crisis, ten management students from Universal Business School (UBS), Mumbai, initiated "Project Roop"- a project to upcycle plastic bottles and use them in "hydroponic" farming. Reportedly, India alone generates 4,059 tonne of plastic waste every day. Hydroponic is a horticulture process where plants are grown in nutrient-rich water than soil.
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Overcoming the tag of ‘contributors of global waste and climate change’ Indian brands take sustainability route. Turning food waste into sustainable eco-friendly fashion, designers try to lessen the overall carbon emission. From the luxury brand ‘World Of Mayu’ using fish scales and pineapple leather, a vegan alternative of animal leather, into their products, Label Asha Gautam uses different agro-based farm and other waste items in their… read-more
In a span of five months (June-October), the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has collected Rs 75 lakh in fines from those failing to adhere by waste management rules. Reportedly, the civic body has appointed 250 marshals and uses eight patrol vehicles for this purpose. It has fixed a fine of Rs 1000 for disposing garbage in open places and same amount for failing to segregate the waste.
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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike said the residents of Bengaluru can now use a mobile app to track the auto-tippers, which collect waste from houses. The app will help people to estimate the time of arrival of these vehicles and also lodge a complaint if they do not arrive. BBMP Commissioner said that many projects, including setting up a waste-to-energy plant and compost units, have been taken up for waste management.
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