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vol 2, issue 2
e-Newsletter March 2014
Every citizen has a stake in urban sanitation. For this everyone has got to be involved
Ocean filled with garbage!
While environmentalists are struggling with managing garbage on land, the search for the lost Malaysian MH370 airline opened a new closet of skeletons. The search operation opened the world’s eyes to the amount of garbage that fills the ocean bed.

According to a CNN report, two weeks after the Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared, one thing was clear: the ocean is full of garbage, literally.

It isn't like looking for a needle in a haystack, Conservation International senior scientist M. Sanjayan, said of the difficulty in finding the Boeing 777 aircraft. "It's like looking for a needle in a needle factory. It is one piece of debris amongst billions floating i

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Kolkata soon to be garbage free

With an aim to make Kolkata garbage free, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has embarked on a new plan through sanction from the JNNURM scheme. According to KMC's Mayor-in-Council, Debabrata Mazumdar, JNNURM has sanctioned Rs. 110 crore this year for the project through which compactors will be purchased to ma...

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MPCB says 75 percent of industrial waste can be recycled

H. D. Gandhe, Sub-Regional Officer, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board - in a workshop organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Pune - stated that almost 75 percent of waste generated by industries can be recycled. He also mentioned that adopting best practices can result in reducing cost and incr...

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Callous socialites worst offenders
The elite class including officers, lawyers, doctors and even politicians, were found dumping garbage at undesignated places by an opposition party in Imphal, who raised a call-attention motion on the matter in the assembly. In reaction to the dumping of garbage at undesignated places in Imphal city, Chief Minister Okr...
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Sex-worker turned sanitation worker to bag award

Lata Mane, who was a commercial sex worker in the late 90s, founded a Ghatkopar self-help group in 2007 under the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) - a central government scheme for women's empowerment. In 2013, her group bagged a slum sanitation project at Nityanand Nagar, Ghatkopar for 16 units. Now, th...

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IFAT Munich 2014'
Venue: Munich
Date: May 5-9, 2014
Watertech India 2014
Venue: New Delhi
Date: September 10-12, 2014
Bollywood actress

 "I think it gets easier for a star to spread awareness because people connect with familiar faces. So many children die from diarrhoea or pneumonia every day; I have been advocating the cause of handwashing and urging people to donate to such programmes." 

Bollywood actress Kajol, who joined the 'Help A Child Reach 5' campaign by Lifebouy with a mission to spread the importance of good handwashing habits around the world last year.









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