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An Urgent Challenge: Why India Needs To Tackle Its Menstrual Waste

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Did you know a single woman can generate up to 125 kg of non-biodegradable waste through her menstruating years alone? Knowing this staggering fact, it doesn’t take a genius to do the math to comprehend the waste implications of 355 million women who are generating so much of plastic waste that takes about 500-800 years to decompose.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Impressed By Goa’s Waste Management Technology

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Impressed By Goa’s Waste Management Technology
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Goa’s new garbage treatment plant at Saligao processes and recycles around 120-180 tonnes of garbage on a daily basis and even provides generates its own compost and electricity
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Eco-friendly Toilets, Nappy Changing Counters: Indian Railway Toilets Just Got Swankier

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After the big push for bio-toilets in Indian Railways, now it's time for the toilets to get a premium class makeover. Both air conditioned and non-AC coaches on all Indian trains will be renovated with these high-end toilets within few months in order to improve passenger experience and make Swachh India dream a reality
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Bellandur Lake Tragedy: State Pollution Board Takes Charge In Massive Lake Clean Up

Bellandur Lake Tragedy: State Pollution Board Takes Charge In Massive Lake Clean Up
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365 million litres of sewage and other toxic elements flow into the Bellandur lake every day
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Municipal Corporation of Delhi Polls: Citizens Cast Their Vote For Swachhta

Municipal Corporation of Delhi Polls Citizens Cast Their Vote For Swachhta
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Issues like waste management, cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene were the main concerns of more than 1 crore Delhi voters who voted yesterday in MCD elections
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An 11-Year-Old Girl’s Fight For More Toilets In Her Village

What started as a fight for toilets grew to tackle issues of child marriage, malnutrition and teenage pregnancies that were endemic to the village. It also led to a district-wide campaign for more toilets
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What started as a fight for toilets grew to tackle issues of child marriage, malnutrition and teenage pregnancies that were endemic to the village. It also led to a district-wide campaign for more toilets
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Why Untreated Sewage Continues To Be Dumped Into The Yamuna

Why Untreated Sewage Continues To Be Dumped Into The Yamuna
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A significant number of Delhi's sewage treatment plants run under-capacity. This means that while the city can treat most of its sewage, it is unable to do so. This untreated sewage makes its way to the Yamuna, adding to its pollution
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Waste Management Should Be Taught In Schools, Amitabh Bachchan Tells NDTV

Waste Management’ Should Be Taught In Schools, Amitabh Bachchan Tells NDTV
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The actor, who was speaking at the launch of Season 4 of NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India, believes that the first step of community participation is to teach children about cleanliness from a very young age
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No Marriage Till Village Is Open Defecation Free, A Gram Sevak’s Bhishm Pratigya Ended Today

This Gram Sevak Vowed To Not Marry Till His Village Was Open Defecation Free
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Gram Sevak Kishore Vibhute, in a meeting, had vowed not to marry until he convinced 177 households of his village to build a toilet
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Even Leftover Water From Bottles Not Wasted In This Bengaluru School

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Yelahanka have begun the practice of segregating dry waste at source, collecting waster water and auctioning e-waste to authorise dealers to ensure a clean and green environment
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The students of the school have also pledged to take waste management initiatives back to their homes
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Goa Sets New Swachh Target, To Be Garbage-Free By 2020

Goa Sets New Swachh Target, To Be Garbage-Free By 2020 | News
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The first step towards making the state garbage free is to ban the use of plastic bags below thickness of 40 microns, followed by banning all kinds of plastic bags
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Toilets To Be Constructed On The Banks Of Narmada To End Open Defecation: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Toilets To Be Constructed On The Banks Of Narmada To End Open Defecation: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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To clean up the mighty river - Narmada, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan orders the construction of toilets on the banks of Narmada and setting up of the sewage treatment plants
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Ek Swachh Kadam: Can Food Waste Be Converted Into Fuel For The Future?

Can Food Waste Be Converted Into Fuel For The Future
Season 4 Highlights Waste Management
India is producing a whopping 62 million tonnes of garbage and around 31 million is being sent directly to landfills every year. To overcome waste related woes in India, it is the duty of each and every citizen to take necessary steps
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Sewage Treatment, Waste Segregation And Composting: Shri Ram School Aravali Shows How It Is Done

Sewage Treatment, Waste Segregation And Composting - Shri Ram School Aravali Shows How It Is Done
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The Shri Ram School Aravali is among the Top 20 Green schools in the country. It is doing a lot in terms of waste segregation, composting, sewage treatment, recycling and other aspects of adopting eco-friendly practices, like solar energy for street lights across the campus and rain water harvesting.
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Scientists Use Waste Glass Bottles To Create Next-Gen Batteries

Scientists Use Waste Glass Bottles To Create Next-Gen Batteries
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These batteries will be able to charge everything from hybrid cars to smartphones
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