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MP government launches Swachhata hi Seva Abhiyan

The Madhya Pradesh government has launched a month-long Swachhata hi Seva Abhiyan from 25th September to till October 25 against the single-use plastic. The campaign will encourage alternatives by eliminating single-use plastic and non-standard polythene in markets, malls and shops etc. The aim of the campaign is to administer oath to at least 50 lakh ..

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Food Ministry bans the Use of Single-Use Plastics in its Premises

The Food Ministry has banned the use of single-use plastics in all its premises and all public sector undertakings under its control. The ban is to go into effect from September 15.  What has happened? Following a meeting headed by the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan,  the food and consumer affairs ..

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Makarand Tilloo wins HridayMitra Foundation’s ‘Save Water Hero Award’

In Pune, Social activist Makarand Tilloo has won the ‘Save Water Hero Award’ by the HridayMitra Foundation for his efforts to raise awareness about water conservation in the city. Tilloo is a Laughter Yoga trainer and motivational speaker by profession. He started a campaign to save water by replacing leaking taps with new ones. The ..

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Government of India signs a MoU with IIT Delhi to set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and IIT Delhi have signed an MoU to set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies for implementation of sustainable, scientific and technological solutions for waste management, through validation and ..

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Puducherry government decides to impose a ban on single-use plastic products from 1st March 2019

Puducherry government has decided to impose a ban on the production, sale, and use of single-use plastic products in the Union Territory from 1st March 2019. The massive drive would also be launched to create awareness among the merchants and the public on the necessity of the ban. The decision has been taken to keep ..

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