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Madurai ranked 57th in Swachh Survekshan 2017 among 434 cities surveyed on solid waste management, citizen feedback and independent observation, and is hopeful of improving its rank with an effective waste segregation mechanism in place
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With segregation and awareness programmes already going on in many parts of the country, the next steps in effective waste management would be to effectively implement Internet of things (IoT) solutions to monitor waste management initiatives
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For environmental lawyer Mahesh Chandra Mehta, what started as a fight against polluting tanneries of Kanpur has turned into a landmark case on which the river’s future is dependent
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The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 has not been a deterrent as manual scavengers continue to be employed due to apathy of general public and lack of proper implementation of the law by the authorities
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From human excreta to thousands of human bodies floating in the river, to growing industrial and domestic pollution, the mighty river of India, Ganga, which is the source for some 400 million people is dying with each passing day
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The National Green Tribunal took a ‘’no excuse allowed’’ stance on pronouncing the judgment, asking concerned authorities to implement the Green court’s orders immediately
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The ‘Swachhta Ki Pathshala’ is organised by a city NGO in collaboration with the Bhopal Municipal Corporation where children from slum areas are given lessons on cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation and trained to become Swachhta monitors
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Nearly Rs 8 crore of Namami Gange’s Rs 20,000 crore budget has been allocated for marine life conservation
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A total of Rs 1.96 lakh crore is required for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, making it important for financial institutions to play their part in the campaign
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Lack of financial support from respective state governments for years resulted in many STPs in India gradually becoming dysfunctional
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From ‘Stop Littering’ posters to ‘Stop Open Defecation’, ‘Clean India’, the renowned sand artist from Odisha spreads message about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the most innovative yet an impressive way
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Soon, checking dissolved water pollution in India’s water bodies and alerting the defaulter industries can be done with ease, all thanks to these college students from Kerala
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