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MCG should shun landfills to prevent dumping of waste (August Week #2(2015))
GURGAON: As Gurgaon expands, so does its population. And more people means more generation of waste.

Recently, the MCG identified a 92-acre site in the Aravalis as a prospective landfill site to dispose the city's waste. However, waste reaching a landfill site is not segregated, and, therefore, not treated. This mixed waste pollutes the ground and the

'Massive' awareness campaign in offing to check air pollution (August Week #2(2015))
NEW DELHI: The Government today said it will soon launch a "massive" people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, and asserted that it has adopted a "consultative and cooperative" approach with the states to deal with the menace in and around

Bengaluru chokes on dirty air (August Week #2(2015))
Bengaluru is a city in which it's hard to breathe. Yet, the pollution control board has only 13 monitors across the 700-odd sqkm of the city. The fact that 10 of these 13 monitors have recorded respirable suspended particulate matter in excess of the permitted
levels is testimony to the fact the city needs to measure and control air pollution more effectively .

SAIL's IISCO steel plant takes first steps to make green steel (Issue of the week, November Week #5 (2014))
The casting of the first lot of 100 tonnes of billets as part of the trial runs at the soon-to-be-commissioned IISCO steel plant in Burnpur last week, marked the first instance of a unit under Steel Authority of India using Electro-Static Precipitator
(ESP) facility to make environment friendly steel.

This follows the successful hot trial of second Convertor with ESP facility at BOF Shop by the SAIL chairman C S Verma on November 20. 


Let’s go down the ecotourism path (November Week #5 (2014))
Sustainable tourism is not just essential for survival, it is also an effective driver of growth. Worldwide, ‘natural capital’ has emerged as an important topic of action and debate.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report reiterates that natural resources depletion and changing climate patterns can put a question mark on the survival of the human race, if natural resources are consumed at the current rate. Therefore,
maintaining and preserving natural capital is essential for humanity’s survival. 


Panel approves change in waste processing technology (November Week #5 (2014)) Mumbai: The city’s 9,400 tonne of municipal solid waste, generated per day, can soon be diverted to the Kanjurmarg dumping site as the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has approved change in technology for processing waste at the Kanjurmarg
plant, a proposal that was stuck for the past five years. Despite receiving land for dumping at Kanjurmarg in 2003, the project had not been able to take off because of litigation over environmental concerns.

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