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After Beating Plastic Pollution, Its Time To End Open Defecation: Versova Beach To Get 52 Public Toilets

After Beating Plastic Pollution, Its Time To End Open Defecation: Versova Beach To Get 52 Public Toilets
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Celebrating Independence Day by conducting a cleanup drive at Versova beach, Afroz Shah announced that 52 public toilets will soon be constructed
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Mismanagement Of Water, River Pollution Are Villains Of India’s Water Crisis: Waterman Of India Rajendra Singh

Mismanagement Of Water, River Pollution Are Villains Of India’s Water Crisis: Waterman Of India Rajendra Singh
From introducing a community-driven decentralised water management policy, cleaning the ‘critical’ Ganga to running a skill development programme in efficient use of water among the youth, eminent water activist Rajendra Singh underlines solutions to India’s reversable water crisis
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Urban Areas In Manipur Declared ODF, A Year Before 2019 Deadline

Urban Areas In Manipur Declared ODF, A Year Before 2019 Deadline
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With construction of over 30,000 toilets since 2014, all the 27 cities in north-eastern state of Manipur are now open defecation free
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A Step Ahead From The Rest: Indore Uses Smart Watches And GPS-Enabled Vehicles To Maintain Its Cleanest City Title

A Step Ahead From The Rest: Indore Uses Smart Watches And GPS-Enabled Vehicles To Maintain Its Cleanest City Title
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To enhance Indore’s sanitation quotient, civic staff will be given GPS-enabled wrist watches that will monitor their work and a special software developed by an IT firm will track the movement of garbage collecting vehicles
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How A Waste Management Project Started In Madurai’s Parking Lot Is Producing Organic Vegetables

How A Waste Management Project Started In Madurai’s Parking Lot Is Producing Organic Vegetables
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Nearly 700 kilos of biodegradable waste from Meenakshi temple and houses around the temple is converted into manure daily,used for growing organic vegetables
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Ahead Of Rural Karnataka’s ODF Deadline This October, State Launches Swachhameva Jayate To Make Children Carriers Of Cleanliness

Ahead Of Rural Karnataka’s ODF Deadline This October, State Launches <i>Swachhameva Jayate</i> To Make Children Carriers Of Cleanliness
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In the last four years, the Karnataka government has constructed 22 lakh toilets and needs five lakh toilets more to declare itself open defecation free
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Giving A New Life To Dead Trees, Youth In Maharashtra’s Famous Sahyadri Mountains Are On A Mission To Enrich A Sacred Groove

Giving A New Life To Dead Trees, Youth In Maharashtra’s Famous Sahyadri Mountains Are On A Mission To Enrich A Sacred Groove
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Ten youth from Amba village in Kolhapur district are on a mission to give a new lease of life to trees uprooted during landslides and heavy rains and in last ten years over 350 trees have been leased a new life
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Ludhiana Makes History, Becomes The First Railway Station In India To Have Vertical Gardens

Ludhiana Makes History, Becomes The First Railway Station In India To Have Vertical Gardens
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2,000 discarded plastic bottles have been reused by Indian Railways' Ferozepur division to install vertical gardens at Ludhiana railway station
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This Is What Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur, One of The Best Performing Cities In Waste Management, Is Doing With Eggshells

This Is What Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur, One of The Best Performing Cities In Waste Management, Is Doing With Eggshells
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Zero-waste landfill city Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh was rewarded as one of India’s best city in ‘Innovation and Best Practices’ (population 1 – 3 lakh) category in Swachh Survekshan 2018
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A Month After Maharashtra Imposed Plastic Ban, Here’s How Mumbai Is Coping With The Ban

A Month After Maharashtra Imposed Plastic Ban, Here’s How Mumbai Is Coping With The Ban
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With more than 3,000 kilos of banned plastic seized in Mumbai, in the last one month since the plastic ban was imposed, vendors, street hawkers and common people are gradually making a shift to eco-friendly alternatives. Here’s how the city is coping with the ban
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Plastic Ban In Thiruvananthapuram Is Turning Out To Be A Blessing For The Visually Impaired

Plastic Ban In Thiruvananthapuram Is Turning Out To Be A Blessing For The Visually Impaired
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After a blanket ban was imposed on plastic carry bag in Thiruvananthapuram, the demand for paper bags made by visually impaired people has increased giving them more income
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To Rejuvenate Odisha’s Lifeline Mahanadi River, State To Plant 2 Crore Saplings In Over 1000 Villages

To Rejuvenate Odisha’s Lifeline Mahanadi River, State To Plant 2 Crore Saplings In Over 1000 Villages
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Green Mahanadi Mission on July 24 to end soil erosion and recharge groundwater reserves of Mahanadi river
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Guwahati To Tackle Plastic Waste By Making Roads From It

Guwahati To Tackle Plastic Waste By Making Roads From It
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The Kahilipara-Dakhingaon Don Bosco road in Assam’s largest city Guwahati will be built using waste plastic announced Public Works Department minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
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Maharashtra Plantation Drive: A Citizens' Movement In Mumbai Aims To Plant 800 Trees By July End

Maharashtra Plantation Drive: A Citizens' Movement In Mumbai Aims To Plant 800 Trees By July End
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The Cuffe Parade Residents Association (CPRA) has taken up the responsibility to purify the city’s air by planting 800 trees in the south Mumbai area
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