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Solid Waste Management

Training for ‘Freedom from Waste’

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The Hindu         20.07.2017  

Training for ‘Freedom from Waste’

State programme to be launched on August 15

The local self-governing bodies have a major role to play in the implementation of ‘Freedom from Waste’, a programme of the Haritha Keralam Mission and being implemented by Suchitwa Mission aiming at sustainable waste management in the State.

A major focus of the programme is source-level waste management with the support of local bodies and residents.

The training phase of the project in Kozhikode district starts on Thursday at Nalanda Auditorium in the city where Mayor Thottathil Raveendran will inaugurate it. The presidents of all the grama panchayats in the district and Haritha Keralam resource persons from all local bodies will take part in the training session.

Extensive training to the representatives from grama panchayats will be given in separate sessions to be held at Nadapuram Grama Panchayat Auditorium (July 24), Kozhikode Town Hall (July 25) and at EMS Memorial Town Hall in Koyilandy (July 26).

The local bodies will hold an internal meeting to discuss the implementation of the project on July 22 and ward sanitation committee meetings will be held on July 24. Regional meetings and ward-level meetings will be held in local bodies from July 27 to 31.

The training is being carried out by resource persons from the Kerala Institute of Local Administration. The plan is to ensure two resource persons for every 50 residences in a ward to ensure comprehensive sanitation and waste management.

The ‘Freedom from Waste’ programme will be officially launched in the State on August 15.

 

Delhi asked to bring in waste mechanism

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The Hindu       20.07.2017  

Delhi asked to bring in waste mechanism

The NGT took note of ‘mountain dumps’ of garbage at landfills in the city.File photo  

Call meeting immediately: NGT to Delhi

A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has ordered the Chief Secretary of the Delhi government to call a meeting immediately and draft a mechanism that will help reduce accumulation of waste, which has risen to over 50 feet in height at some landfill sites.

Reduce dumps

“We direct the Chief Secretary, NCT Delhi, to hold a meeting immediately and submit a report with regard to dumped waste at Bhalswa, Okhla and Ghazipur, and complete clarification in that behalf including reduction in huge dumps and utility of the waste deposited at these sites. Complete methodology and process to be adopted in this regard should be specified,” the Bench said.

The matter has been fixed for next hearing on July 25.

Not the first reminder

Noting that Delhi generated over 14,000 tonnes of garbage a day, the tribunal had earlier rapped the Delhi government for lack of infrastructure to deal with “mountain dumps” of decaying garbage at landfill sites in the city.

 

East corporation seeks more land for waste plant

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The Times of India      19.07.2017 

East corporation seeks more land for waste plant

NEW DELHI: The construction waste reprocessing plant at Shastri Park is all set for expansion. Following the LG's recent visit, a proposal to acquire a surrounding 2.5-acre DDA plot, which has 1.8 lakh metric tonne debris lying on it, has been sent to his office.

The plant, one of the few successful projects of the east corporation, processes 500MT construction waste every day and is running in full capacity . "The new plot will increase the capacity to 1,000MT per day ," said a senior official of the DEMS (sanitation) department.

Formally launched in February 2016, the plant receives malba from 15 designated collection sites across trans-Yamuna areas.Delhi generates around 5,000 MT of construction waste and most of it consists of inert, non-biodegradable material.

The processed material is being used to create interlocking tiles, bricks and other construction material and so far 1.8 lakh tonne waste has been recycled.

During his visit on July 8, LG Anil Baijal asked corporation officials to explore the possibility of enhancing the capacity of this plant as well as that of the Ghazipur waste-to-energy plant.
 
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