Waste management Current Affairs, GK & News

Decentralised Waste Management Technology Park

On 29th March 2022, a decentralised waste management technology park will be inaugurated in East Jaffrabad, New Delhi under the Waste to Wealth Mission which is an initiative under the Principal Scientific Adviser to the central government’s office. This park will be launched in association with the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. Overview: This park will ..

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Mumbai Climate Action Plan

On 13th March, Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) was released, which was prepared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Preparation of MCAP Before the preparation of MCAP, a vulnerability assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) and natural green cover inventory was conducted. World Resources Institute (WRI), India, and the C40 Cities network provided technical support to BMC ..

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Regulations on Waste Tyres Management

On January 5, 2022, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change shared the draft notification for regulations on “extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres”. Key facts The regulation will be effective in the fiscal year 2022-23, if finalised. Draft notification was shared in because, NGT data shows that India discards around 275,000 tyres each ..

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Kerala to launch Mobile app for Waste Disposal

Kerala government is set to launch a mobile application to improve and track the collection of inorganic waste across local self-governing bodies. Key Points Smart garbage mobile app will be launched across all six municipal corporations, 300 village bodies and 70-odd municipalities in the initial phase. Launch of the mobile app will make waste disposal ..

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India-Bhutan: MOU inked to cooperate in areas of Environment

India and Bhutan have signed an MoU to develop cooperation between two countries in the area of environment. Key Points about MoU MoU was signed virtually by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. It will open new vistas of bilateral cooperation in the area of climate change, waste management etc. MoU will ..

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Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship- Things to Know!

The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser of the Government of India has launched the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship” under the “Waste to Wealth” Mission on March 3, 2021. About the Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship The Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship initiative was launched with the objective of recognizing the students, self-help groups, community workers, sanitary workers and municipal workers ..

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