Managing India’s municipal solid waste: Here are some action points
May 31, 2017 7:51 AM | The Financial Express | FULL ARTICLE
Incentives for segregation and penalty for non-segregation must be the first action point of any agenda on municipal solid waste management.
Narendra Modi: Massive waste management campaign to be launched in 4,000 cities on 5 June.
May 28, 2017 18:53:39 IST | First Post | FULL ARTICLE
The waste bins that are going to be placed in these 4000 cities will collect dry garbage in blue waste bins and liquid garbage in green waste bins.
Currently in India, there is only one law that is in place – No manufacturer or vendor can use a plastic bag which is below 50 microns as thinner bags pose a major threat to the environment due to its non-disposability. The usage of plastic bags is still high as the ban is not implemented on all plastic bags.A scheme called the Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) for the management and conversion of cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, fertiliser, bio-CNG in villages.
PM calls upon people to make water conservation a collective responsibility .
April 29, 2018 | The Hindustan Times | FULL ARTICLE
An average of Rs 32,000 crore has been spent, besides the MNREGA budget, each year on water conservation and water management. "If we talk of 2017-18, 55 per cent of the total outlay of Rs 64,000 crores, which comes to around Rs 35,000 crores, has been spent on works such as water conservation.