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Waste management and Legacy Waste

Waste management and Legacy Waste Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Environment The Environment Ministry has revised Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years.  The Rules are now applicable beyond municipal areas and will extend to urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, airports, airbase, port and harbour, defence establishments, special economic zones, State and Central government organization

Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free cities

Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free cities Context A total of six cities have been certified as 5-Star (Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Mysuru, Indore and Navi Mumbai), 65 cities as 3-Star and 70 cities as 1-Star.  While announcing the results of the Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free cities under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. About Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free cities The Star Rating Protocol was launched by the Ministry in January 2018 to institutionalize a

Legacy waste: Brahmapuram Dumping Site

 Legacy waste: Brahmapuram Dumping Site GS-PAPER-3 Environment: Solid waste Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued an order pertaining to the case of legacy waste (old municipal solid waste) piling up at the Kochi Corporation’s Brahmapuram dumpsite. The NGT Judgement: The Chairman and Member Secretary of the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will be held liable if they fail to initiate prosecution and recover compensation f

A five-point action plan to manage waste effectively

A five-point action plan to manage waste effectively Introduction: Years of neglect, lack of foresight and complete absence of urban planning has left India staring at mountains of waste-landfills, waste-choked drains, water bodies and rivers. This is called “legacy waste”, a cumulative consequence of decades of neglect and lack of foresight. Landfills in India: There are about 48 recognised landfills across India, together covering nearly 5,000 acres of land, wit

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