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1.Tenders for projects worth Rs.250 crore to Rs.300 crore will be finalised soon

Consider this: Navi Mumbai is the only city to have achieved 85 per cent of the service-level benchmark prepared by the Government of India´s Urban Development Department! Developed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO), the city is maintained by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).

2.Reducing Carbon Footprint

Paharpur Business Centre remains the first retrofit building in India to receive the Platinum Green Building rating by USGBC-LEED under existing buildings (Operations and Maintenance).

3.Bio-waste power plant to resume generation

The bio methanation plant at Koyambedu, Chennai, which remained dysfunctional for over two years, is all set to generate power from vegetable and fruit waste collected from the wholesale market.The plant, which is operating for the past two months, is awaiting Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation’s (TANGEDCO) approval to supply electricity to the grid.

4.Towards Sustainability

Committed to being environment friendly, Adobe Systems in Noida received the LEED-EB certification from USGBC in January 2012. Adobe has a long history of emphasising sustainability in its operations.

5.Board urges civic body to implement rules

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board asked Coimbatore Corporation and district administration to implement Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules effec

6.Solid waste management opportunities

Many civic bodies in the country are taking steps to upgrade their solid waste management (SWM) infrastructure. as improper solid waste management deteriorates public health, degrades quality of life, and pollutes local air, water and land resources. It also causes global warming and climate change and impacts the entire planet. Improper waste management is also identified as a cause of 22 human diseases and results in numerous premature deaths every year.

7.Govt sets up zero waste sites

Karnataka government set up five permanent Zero Waste Management site in Mysore and prepare four additional temporary locations to take in at least 5 tons of waste each. This information was given by the Minister in charge of the Mysore district, SA Ramdas. Zero waste management sites have been set up in Kesare, JP Nagar, Bannimantap, Kumbarhalli and other places in order to take in at least 60 tons of solid waste mate

8.Vizag corporation plans biogas plant

Soon some streetlights in Visakhapatnam may be lit using the electric power generated from the biogas plant proposed by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). The civic body plans to generate 100 cubic metre of biogas from 2 tonne of organic waste generated from kitchen through the

9.Margao corp mulls new waste mgt system

According to media reports, Margao Municipal Council (MMC) is working out modalities to introduce door-to-door collection of garbage in the city in a phased manner. The civic body is said to have roped in Fomento, the concessionaire of the project, for technical support on the project

10.8 contractors propose to set up garbage processing plants

In order to process solid waste in Bangalore, eight private parties have submitted proposals to set up processing plants on their own land, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board Chairperson Vaman Acharya said in an event. He urged the state government to approve their proposals and allow them to set up processing plants. He