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Water Board ready to spend Rs. 100 crore to provide water

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The Hindu        09.06.2017   

Water Board ready to spend Rs. 100 crore to provide water

Construction of silt chambers made mandatory

Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is ready to spend even Rs. 100 crore to provide regular drinking piped water supply to un-served areas like slums in the core city, said Managing Director M. Dana Kishore.

At a meeting with his senior officials in the Board head office, he was surprised that there were many un-served areas and dependent on tankers supply. Henceforth, new water supply lines would be laid in such areas and tankers supply would be halted, he said on Wednesday.

Initially, alternate day supply would be started and in short span, the decision of the Government to provide daily water supply would also be started, he affirmed and called for reduction of supply through tankers in the coming six months as these should be for commercial purposes only.

Mr. Kishore was confident that regular complaints of pollution, sewerage overflows, chokages should be reduced drastically with the introduction of Jetting Machines (mini air-tech).

It would also bring down the operations and maintenance expenditure once the managers concerned chalk out a daily programme for using these machines in small lanes only and a log book should be maintained on movement of these vehicles.

The MD reiterated that construction of silt chambers was mandatory for new water supply/sewerage connections and wanted at least 40 silt chambers per month in each division.

And, those already constructed should be geo-tagged within a few days.


South corporation fleet to make west zone dump yard-free

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The Times of India       05.06.2017 

South corporation fleet to make west zone dump yard-free

| Jun 5, 2017, 03.37 AM IST
NEW DELHI: In a bid to make its west zone free of dhalaos, South Delhi Municipal Corporation launched a fleet of mobile transfer stations and auto tippers on Sunday.

The mobile transfer stations, flagged off by LG Anil Baijal, will be deployed across the zone, like in the central and south zones, under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to promote the 3R concept of reducing, recycling and reusing waste.

Baijal said the new infrastructure would result in a huge savings in the west zone in eight years. "Scientific collection, systematic segregation of garbage, compressed volume, dumping of less waste in landfills and scope for recycling will provide an excellent opportunity to SDMC to convert waste into wealth. This is, in fact, need of the hour," he said.

Corporation commissioner P K Goel said this was the first-ever project of collection and management of garbage compatible with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. "The new set up will be able to practically enforce complete check over open dumping, burning of waste and waste spillage during transportation, and ensure that there is no manual handling of waste," said Goel.

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"The current infrastructure is less expensive than the earlier one and will result in the management of 2,700 MT per day compared to 1,700 MT earlier," he added.

SDMC will develop a bio-methanation plant in the next phase to curb landfill fires and encourage segregation of waste at source, said Goel.

AOL recycling plant helps reduce plastic burden

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The Times of Indian       05.06.2017 

AOL recycling plant helps reduce plastic burden

| Jun 5, 2017, 06.58 AM IST
At 8 on a Sunday morning, 10 people on board three tractors set out on a mission to five villages around The Art of Living International Centre, South Bengaluru. Their goal: collect and separate recyclable waste and transport it to AOL's Pyrolysis Plant.

The plant, with a capacity to reduce 200kg of plastic into fuel, gas and carbon, is an enormous step toward waste management.Twenty per cent of the fuel generated is used to run the plant itself, and the rest for power boilers in the ashram kitchen, which feed approximately 8 million people every year. The black carbon produced is used to asphalt roads.The plant is an efficient system that produces zero waste.

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The team of waste warriors is led by Satya Kumar. They work tirelessly from 8am to 6pm in the ashram as well -sometimes even till later on busy days -collecting waste from the 220 bins scattered within the ashram. The plant, inaugurated in May 2015, has decomposed thousands of tonnes of plastic. "We hope to tie up with a company that will coordinate with BBMP and bring plastic waste that's generated in the city. The capacity of the machine is huge. We're hoping this partnership will benefit the larger community ," says Satya.

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