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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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Sustainable Sold Waste Processing Facility developed by CSIR-CMERI

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has developed Solid Waste Processing facility. Highlights The facility has helped to achieve decentralized decimation of solid waste. Also, it will help in creating value added products. The main objective of the system is to unburden the segregation responsibilities. This is achieved ..

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India’s first Online Waste Exchange launched

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the first online waste exchange programme. The programme was launched for safe disposal of toxic wastes and promote recycling and reuse of toxic wastes. Highlights The online waste exchange programme was launched on the occasion of World Environment day. The platform is to track, audit, scrutinize ..

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CPCB issues guidelines to handle COVID-19 treatment wastes

On April 20, 2020, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines to manage waste generated during treatment of COVID-19 patients. The guidelines are to be followed by sample collection centres, isolation wards, quarantine centres and also by all biomedical waste treatment facilities and disposal facilities. These guidelines have been issued to supplement Bio Medical ..

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Asian Development Bank to invest 100 million USD in NIIF

On March 30, 2020, the Asian Development Bank announced that it is to invest 100 million USD in National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The investment during an economic slow down is a great boost for the Indian Economy. NIIF The National Investment and Infrastructure Funds were set up in 2015. The main purpose of ..

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