India recently celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 and the government implemented a nationwide ban on the single-use plastic products hereafter. Given the huge populace of the country, the task is very difficult but still achievable. On October 2, Deepak
Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, has been struggling with the poor waste management system for a while now. Given the popularity of town among the tourists, a lot of waste generation and lack of a dumping site, the town authorities have taken up a
Failure of Dhanbad’s Smart Bins Questions Lacklustre Approach of Authorities for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Last year, a firm RVM Recycle from Delhi installed three recycling machines in the coal town of Dhanbad, in Jharkhand, India. The machines, or as they are called smart bins, were installed under the brand name Zeleno on three different locations provided by Dhanbad Municipal
Metro saves us from a lot of city transportation hassles, but it doesn’t do much favor to the environment. In Bengaluru, metro pillars may soon go green, increasing the city’s greenery in a way not fathomed before. A city-based start-up, Hydrobloom, has taken leaf from
Dr Kishore Munshi, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, has developed a water-less toilet – the Dry San Hygienic Rural Toilet. The toilet is designed as a solution for farming and tribal community living in Indian villages that faces water-shortage. The toilet doesn’t require water for
Karma Recycling and Delhi I Love You (DILY) have collaborated with architect Shialy Gupta to create awareness regarding garbage, recycling, and proper disposal of waste to keep the capital city clean. The team has come up with a creative idea; ‘The Dirty Picture’ campaign, to
Indian spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly known as ‘Amma’, donated Rs. 100 crores ($15 million) to support Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign and Namami Gange (Clean Ganges) project.
Five middle school girls from Bengluru have grabbed an award worth $10,000 at the Technovation World Pitch Challenge 2015 held at San Francisco in the USA last week. The event is one of the worlds most reputed technology competition.
It’s been a couple of years that Indian railway has been testing eco-friendly ‘zero toilet discharge’ system in railway coaches. Now, it has announced that it will make two routes, Kanalus-Dwarka-Okha and Porbunder- Wansjalya, in Gujarat free from unhygienic and non-ecofriendly practice of open discharge.