19 Nov. 2012: Waste management and sanitation remains a problem in developing Asia, where millions still suffer from the fact that most towns and cities use open dumps and only about 10% of solid waste ends up in properly engineered and managed landfill sites.
Chennai, Apr 25, 2013: Chennai Metrowater will soon own the first-of-its-kind tertiary treatment plant in the State. The agency is in the process of finalising the design and treatment process of the facility that will reduce the amount of treated sewage let into waterways and also improve supply to industries.
The six-acre facility will be added to the existing sewage treatment plant in Koyambedu to treat the sewage another time to make it fit for industrial use.
Ahemdabad, Apr 26, 2013: The next time you litter on the streets or are caught desecrating any neighborhood with your garbage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) enforced fines can literally burn a hole in your pocket.
April 2013: Management of solid or liquid wastes in rural areas is much easier and profitable business than in urban areas due to the fact that it is mostly organic in nature and does not contain toxic compounds. In rural areas, waste can be safely reused for beneficial purposes with limited resources. This handbook aims to provide complete information on sustainable technologies for waste water as well as solid wastes for rural areas.
Chennai, Apr 3, 2013: Three more sewage treatment plants would come up across the city to treat sewage generated from the ever-expanding city.
At present, Chennai has a capacity to treat a total of 558 million litres of sewage being generated daily in 11 units set up at six locations. Work is on to set up sewage treatment plants with a capacity to treat 228 mld in four more spots.
The three new STPs would come up in Villivakkam (135 mld), Sholinganallur (100 mld) and Navalur (6 mld).
Lahore, Mar 4, 2013: The urban cleanliness and solid waste management systems are likely to bring the old neighbours together for the improvement in urban planning and its positive impacts on environment.
A four-member delegation came to Lahore on a three-day visit for studying the Lahore waste management company model on directions of deputy Chief Minister Indian Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal.
The LWMC officials received the delegation on Wahga Border.
Coimbatore, Jan 16, 2013: Seven panchayats in the district will undergo a facelift once the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) completes the solid waste management programme.
A release from the district administration says that under the Central Government’s Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan programme, which is an improved version of the Total Sanitation Campaign, it will put in place the waste management programme.
Census 2011 (provisional) results have indicated that nearly 17 million urban households (more than 20 percent of the total 79 million urban households) suffer from inadequate sanitation. According to the report of the Central Pollution Control Board (2009), the estimated sewage generation from Class - I Cities and Class - II Towns is 38254.82 million liters per day (MLD) out of which only 11787.38 MLD (30%) is being treated and the remaining is disposed into the water bodies without any treatment due to which three-fourths of surface water resources are polluted.
Kochi, June 25, 2012: The Suchitwa Mission, which is coordinating the activities of solid waste management in the State, is planning to launch a programme for compressing waste material into bales and packing it so as to process it later.
As per Census 2001, 30.66 million urban households which form 35.49% of the urban households suffer inadequate access to sanitation. According to the report of the Central Pollution Control Board (2009), the estimated sewage generation from Class - I Cities and Class - II Towns is 38254.82 million litres per day (MLD) out of which only 17787.38 MLD (35%) is being treated and the remaining is disposed into the water bodies without any treatment due to which three-fourths of surface water resources are polluted.