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Fatberg – toxic fat found in beaches of Australia

Fatberg is a mass in the sewer syste, It is formed by the combination of non biodegradable matter, wet wipes, condoms, cooking fat and grease. It obstructs the flow of sewage water as days pass by. REcently the south west coast of Australia was found polluted by the fatberg. The sewage treatment plants remove these ..


PM Modi inaugurats a 175 km long of sewerage network at Prayagraj

In Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated a 175 km long of sewerage network at Prayagraj, which will carry 7.8 Cr litres sewage water per day to existing STPs (Sewage Treatment Plants) at Salori, Kodra & Ponghat for treatment which earlier ended up in Ganga. He also laid the foundation stone for ..



WAYU launched by Union Government for traffic junctions

Dr Harsh Vardhan, the union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC), has inaugurated air pollution control device – Wind Augmentation Purifying Unit (WAYU) at ITO in New Delhi. WAYU is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research –National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) to mitigate air pollution at traffic junctions. The prototype ..


IIT Kharagpur to set up a Re-Water Research Center to replenish and rejuvenate water resources

The IIT Kharagpur has decided to set up a Re-Water Research Center to replenish and rejuvenate water resources. It will be seed-funded by two alumni members – Aneesh Reddy & Aditya Choubey. The purpose of the ‘Aditya Choubey Center for Re-Water Research’ is to tackle the challenge of resolving two burning issues faced by urban ..


Gujarat government launches ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ to reduce state’s dependence on fresh water

The Gujarat government has launched its ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ in Gandhinagar, which aims to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water sources like the Narmada river. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in all major towns and cities ..


Special committee for inter-linking of rivers

To comply with the Supreme Court’s 2012 order, the Union Cabinet has approved the constitution of a ‘special committee for inter-linking of rivers’.  In February 2012, the Supreme Court gave a green signal for interlinking of rivers. As per the Court’s order, the formation of such a committee is necessary to take firm steps to fix ..