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National Green Tribunal Serves Notice To States And Union Territories Over Plastic Waste Management Rules

National Green Tribunal Serves Notice To States And Union Territories Over Plastic Waste Management Rules
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The National Green Tribunal has directed the states and union territories to come up with a plan of action before May 30 for implementing the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 after the Central Pollution Control Board filed a Public Interest Litigation alleging that states were not following the rules
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Building Toilets Is Not Enough. Why India Needs Them To Be Waterless And Zero-Waste

Building Toilets Is Not Enough. Why India Needs Them To Be Waterless And Zero-Waste
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What we need is well-designed toilets that cater the need and issues which India is currently grappling with – Waste Management and Water Scarcity
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3 Crore Toilets But Not Enough Water. Why the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Needs A Dedicated Water Policy

Along with the building of toilets, there must be a dedicated water policy
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While toilet construction is a critical step in ending the scourge of open defecation, most toilets being built under Swachh India mission rely heavily on water. In a country scarce in water supply, it often leads to a toilet that cannot be used
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Haryana Aims To Become Open Defecation Free By This September

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Haryana Aims To Become Open Defecation Free By This September
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Since the launch of Swachh Bharat, the Haryana government has built 25,000 individual household toilets out of the target of 1,06,373, and more than 1500 community and public toilets
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Government Ministries To Prepare A Two Year Action Plan

Civic Bodies Not Involved With Swachh Bharat Mission, Finds Citizens Survey
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New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s office has directed all the ministries to prepare a two-year action plan for implementation of the much-celebrated ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan‘. The execution of
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‘Swachh Bharat Mission Taking Rapid Strides,’ Says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

22,000 New Toilets Later, Sircilla Is Telangana’s First Open Defecation Free District
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The Indian Railways have also taken the Swachh route with the introduction of bio-toilets in trains, as well planning a green corridor track free from human waste in many areas
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With Low Cost And Smart Bio-Toilets An Engineer Brings Change To Rural Maharashtra

Low Cost Bio-Toilets That Need No Water. An Engineer Brings Change To Rural Maharashtra
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As the quest to make India open defecation free continues, this Engineer from Maharashtra does his bit by making low-cost bio-toilets to fulfill the dream of 'Swachh India' by 2019
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Biomass Energy Could Be An Effective Solution To Waste Disposal, Burning Crop Stubble: Punjab Chief Minister

Biomass Energy Could Be An Effective Solution To Waste Disposal, Burning Crop Stubble: Punjab Chief Minister
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said pollution levels can considerably come down with a centralised system which could be used for generating biomass energy by mixing solid waste and stubble from harvested crops
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State Pollution Board Shuts 30 Polluting Industries Around Bellandur Lake

State Pollution Board Shuts 30 Polluting Industries Around Bellandur Lake
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Earlier this month, the National Green Tribunal had ordered the shutdown of 500 industries around the lake to clean it up
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Ganga Clean Up: National Green Tribunal Directs Polluting Industries To Shut Down

Ganga Clean Up: Green Tribunal Directs Polluting Industries To Shut Down
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The Green Court identified 13 industries along the Ganga as the primary source of pollution to the river's Bagad drain
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Open Defecation Free UP: Will Yogi Adityanath’s October 2018 Deadline End State’s Sanitation Woes?

Yogi Adityanath sets October 2018 as deadline for UP to be open defecation free
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Uttar Pradesh has 59,000 gram panchayats and nearly 1 lakh villages in the state. Can it achieve the ambitious target set by Chief Minister Adityanath to be open defecation free by 2018?
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Punjab Becomes The Latest State To Ban Plastic Products

The Punjab government has decided to ban the use of certain products made of plastic in a bid to conserve the deteriorating environment
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Notification regarding the ban will be issued once the ban is formally approved by the state Cabinet
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The Weight Of Waste In India: The Need For ‘One Nation, One Policy’

The Weight Of Waste In India: The Need For ‘One Nation, One Policy’
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India has a serious garbage problem. The need of the hour is to start segregating waste as if we ignore it further then our country will soon drown in its own garbage
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Bill Gates Gives PM Narendra Modi A Glowing Review For The Success Of Swachh Bharat Mission

Bill Gates Gives PM Narendra Modi A Glowing Review For The Success Of Swachh Bharat Mission
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In a recently published blog post, Bill Gates wrote about the success the Swachh Bharat Mission had already achieved and the ingenious approach being adopted by the government and other people to meet the Mission's targets
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Uma Bharti Issues Warning Against Lacklustre Attitude Towards ‘Namami Gange’

Uma Bharti warned officials of a lacklustre attitude towards the 'Namami Gange' project
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Despite an allocation of Rs. 20,000 crores for 5 years, funds to clean Ganga have not been properly utilised by the NMCG
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