National Green Tribunal slapped heavy fines on Delhi’s 5-star hotels and banquet halls for not complying with solid waste management rules and directed them to install sewage treatment plants within two weeks
On the eve of Independence Day, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi stressed on the need to develop a clean environment and asked the local leaders to encourage people to construct toilets and ensure sanitation
The villages declared open defecation free (ODF) under 'Namami Gange' initiative by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar cover all five Ganga basin states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The Central Pollution Control Board was given the Extended Producer Responsibility authorisation under the new e-waste rules after the parliamentary committee took note of the poor performance by state pollution control boards
Of the total 64 wards, 61 wards have already self-declared themselves as open defecation free and there are enough community toilets within a distance of 500 metres for residences that do not have individual toilets, according to East Delhi Municipal Corporation