Category: Healthy Cities

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Guwahati Municipal Corporation initiates cleanliness survey

Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) along with the Kamrup (Metro) district administration initiated a survey among city-based schools, educational institutions and government offices to assess cleanliness across the city about the programme — Swachh Sarvekshan 2018. Monalisa Goswami, GMC Commissioner, stated, “We have been taking several initiatives to make Guwahati the cleanest city.” She also spoke […]

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WheelStreet initiates dock-less motorbikes on Indian roads

By now the world is familiar with the rise of on-demand bicycle services, which started out with Mobike and Ofo in China, but one startup in India is twisting the concept slightly to bring dock-less motorbikes to the streets of India. The initiative is called WheelStreet Go allows users to rent a scooter for short-term […]

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CM inaugurates waste management in Gurugram and Faridabad

Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, inaugurated the integrated waste management project for Gurgaon and Faridabad. He laid foundation stones of 11 solid waste transfer stations in Gurgaon and said four more stations will be added soon. Khattar said, “The entire state has been divided into 15 clusters for waste management and global tenders […]

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PMC divert funds for cleaning purposes

Pune Municipal Corporation’s general body has diverted about Rs10 crore from the budget allocated to the proposed bicycle plan for carrying out cleaning work in the wards. “The civic cycle project is very important. Its money should not have been diverted. The civic administration should have opposed the diversion stressing that promotion of cycles was […]

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Govt sets committee to improve water management in NE

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in North East region of India. With one of the focus areas being hydropower, the strategy will also help establish first-user rights to the waters of the Brahmaputra. The committee will be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice […]

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Puducherry CM launches cleanliness drive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy launched a cleanliness drive,”Swacchta Hi Seva’, at Rajiv Gandhi MunIcipal bus terminal in Pondicherry. The drive will encourage people to keep their surroundings clean. Commissioner of Puducherry Municipality S Ganesan and other government officials, DMK legislator R Siva also accompanied the CM during the launch. To the surprise of bystanders, […]

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Cochin University and ITC unite for waste management program

In an effort to create a healthy city, Cochin University in collaboration with ITC launched ‘Well-being out of Waste’ (WOW) programme at their campus. The initiative “Green Protocol” handled by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will collect and segregate plastic, paper and metal waste and hand over to ITC. In return, ITC […]

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Kochi initiates e-waste management program in school

With growing concern of hazardous impact e-wastes and in a bid to eliminate it, Minister for Education of the Government of Kerala, C. Raveendranath, has launched a program of E-waste disposal to remove e-waste like computer, PC and other electronic equipment from the schools of Kerala. According to estimates, e-wastes amounts to over one crore […]

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Centre launches Swachh Survekshan 2018 to assess sanitation

Central Government has launched ‘Swachh Survekshan-2018’ to rank all the 4,041 cities and towns in the country based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services and their sustainability, outcomes, citizen connect and visible impact on the ground. Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar launched the survey, the third in the series and […]

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Six states to become ODF by October

According to regular reports received from States/UTs, all the 1,137 statutory cities and towns in six states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Telangana are set to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2 of this year marking the completion of three years of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat […]

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