Hyderabad, Sept. 22: Sidelining the concerns over the health effects of dioxin and furan emissions into the atmosphere from incinerators, four more incinerator-based common bio-medical waste treatment plants are being planned in the state. The facilities will be set up by private entrepreneurs in Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Nellore and Medak districts in about six months.
DLF residents staged a mass-protest rally against illegal dumping of garbage at Gurgaon-Faridabad Road in the Aravali range of hills near the dumping site. Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh among other prominent CEOs, doctors, CAs also participated in the rally and demanded that garbage dumping be stopped immediately as it was putting health and hygiene conditions of the entire area under threat.
Residents of DLF (Phase-I), including cricketer Yuvraj Singh, today staged a demonstration at the new crossing on the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway demanding a ban on dumping of garbage in the vicinity of the posh residential area.
Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and Haji Colony, who have been staunchly opposing a waste-to-energy plant in their area, received a boost to their campaign. A similar plant being set up in Agra, UP, might be scrapped after the UP government made it clear that it was not willing to fund the refuse derived fuel (RDF) component of the project.
The Government has allocated Rs. 6 billion to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources for stepping up its countrywide waste management programme aimed at a litter free Sri Lanka by 2012, Environment Ministry sources said.
AHMEDABAD: What was a stinking garbage dump in Ramnagar, Sabarmati, till four years ago, is now a verdant garden with 800 different species of trees and fragrant flowers blossoming there. Sai Garden has become a green haven for children and elderly.