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Kanpur SWM Plan 2001

Running a city is sometimes as hard as managing General Motors, IBM or Phillips or a Tata or Birla concern. Imagine running such a huge Corporation by appointing a Chief Executive (CEO) with little or no previous Corporate managerial experience, and then giving him an unspecified period of time, often as short as a few weeks or months, to understand the system and to produce results acceptable to both the Board of Directors as well as all shareholders.


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2006 Action plan for the Grants Received Under Twelfth Finance Commission

The Twelfth Finance Commission (TFC) was constituted by HE the President of India on November 1, 2002 to give recommendations on specified aspects of Centre – State fiscal relations during 2005-10.

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Emergency Health Alert : Toxic Chromium Leaching Into Groundwater At Ruma, Kanpur

Urban Solid Wastes include sludges (settled solids) from Sewage Treatment Plants or STPs, usually used as fertiliser. At Kanpur, because of about 280 tanneries which use chromium sulphate for tanning, sludge from one STP contains chromium compounds also.

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A Low-Cost Way to Treat Sisamau Sewage

From the Grand Trunk road, Kanpur slopes down northward to the Ganga basin, and slopes down southward to the Pandu River. Most north-flowing drains have been tapped and led to sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Jajmau to the east of town.


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Kanpur SWM Action Plan 2001

Yet in spite of this, miracles do happen. S R Rao, who transformed Surat from India’s filthiest city to its cleanest one in 18 months, was awarded a Padma Shree in recognition of this great achievement and adored by the people of Surat. UP has its own legendary popular heroes who are loved by the public of every city they have served in, for what they have done to improve the quality of people’s lives.


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Landfill and Film City for Jaipur

While reviewing the situation in Jaipur, we visited all the existing waste-dumping/ disposal sites at Mathuradaspura and Sevapuram, as well as the proposed new landfill site at Langariavas.


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Compost Preparation at Goshala

I felt very sad that such fine useful material like kitchen waste of Vrindavan is not being used. It can make a very fine compost which will be excellent for vegetable growing. So I want to share with you the experience of a Go Shala at Maligaon, Guwahati in Assam.


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Rapid Study of Dehra Dun’s SWM Problems & Opportunties, June 2004

Field observations show a drastic decline in hygienic practices over time due to lax supervision and enforcement, probably because the ratio of 27 Supervisors for 960 SKs = 1:35.5, about half the SC Committee-recommended ratio of 1:20 for effective management. For Dehradun, this shortage is probably more critical than any shortage, if any, of SKs.

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UA Campus Waste Minimisation04

The SWM Task Force of Uttaranchal decided that all large institutional campuses for education, health (hospitals) hospitality (hotels, shaadi-baghs, conference halls, canteens etc) should manage their own wastes on their own grounds or terraces in all ULBs over 50,000 population to begin with.


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Rapid Study Of Dehra Dun’s Swm Problems & Opportunties, June 2004

This note describes interactions with almost all Supervisors of SKs at a meeting in the DNN hall on 19th June morning along with UNA, ZSO and UD Directorate official, a street meeting with almost all SKs of Ward 5 and 6 and 7 with their Supervisors, the UNA and the ZSO, interactions with citizens at a “black spot” dustbin point at Karanpur Pumphouse corner, and a site visit to the trenching ground and city gaushala on Sahasradhara Road.


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Minutes of Task Force Meeting on 15.4.2004

Issue G.O. to all ULBs to follow the Supreme Court Committee Report in order to comply with the MSW Rules 2000. Send 2 Hindi translations of Report (available from Mrs Patel) to each ULB, one for Chief Officer and Chairman/councilors and one for Health Officer and his subordinates.


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SWM Reconnaissance Visit to Srinagar on Sunday 20.6.2004

Srinagar has a census population of 19,800, though the actual is closer to 35,000 + floating pop 10,000 including 5-6000 Bihari labour working on construction and road projects, + through traffic of 4-5000 at this central town of Garhwal where 6-7 routes meet. There is also a University of 8-9000 students and staff.


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UA SWM Policy Options04

Civic bodies to follow SCC Report as a means to comply with MSW Rules.


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Minutes of Task Force Meeting on 15.4.2004 at Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal

Issue G.O. to all ULBs to follow the Supreme Court Committee Report in order to comply with the MSW Rules 2000. Send 2 Hindi translations of Report (available from Mrs Patel) to each ULB, one for Chief Officer and Chairman/councilors and one for Health Officer and his subordinates.

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Noida Burns 300 Tonnes of Solid Waste in Garbage Bins

Issue G.O. to all ULBs to follow the Supreme Court Committee Report in order to comply with the MSW Rules 2000. Send 2 Hindi translations of Report (available from Mrs Patel) to each ULB, one for Chief Officer and Chairman/councilors and one for Health Officer and his subordinates.


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Ideas for Jaipur Sep05

For flood-prone unauthorized Jaipur slums close to Jaalana Dongri, place malba as a water-diversion barrier (levee) between cliff and slum wherever possible.


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Ludhiana CMR

For flood-prone unauthorized Jaipur slums close to Jaalana Dongri, place malba as a water-diversion barrier (levee) between cliff and slum wherever possible.

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Chomu Visit 8 Sept 2006

Chomu’s 23 sq km area is served by 2 tractors and 1 loader, said to be making 9 trips per day against a possible 6 trips per day of about 1.5 km average distance, with an estimated load of 1.5 tons/trip. The inner-city tractor is manually loaded by 4 men.

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DehraDun Disposal Sites Visit

It needs to be a frank description of the present situation and what is needed to improve it quickly and inexpensively, in order to comply with Schedule I Serial No 3 of the MSW Rules 2000: “Improvement of existing landfills…by 31.3.2001”.

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DehraDun org Farming Address

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Fly Ash

There are two specific highly voluminous wastes that very much affect the city. One is Fly Ash from the Panki Thermal Power Station (PTPS) plant at Panki (Tel 0512-263023). Started in 1965, it has 274 MW installed capacity operating at 55-60% Plant Load Factor and consumes about 2000 tons of 40% ash-content coal daily.


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Fly Ash Visit

For use as embankment fill in locations like the Lucknow-Kanpur Road. The fly-ash will have to be “contained”, i.e. covered with soil and with a toe-wall at the base.


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Gomti SWM

The Waste-To-Energy plant of ABIL being inaugurated on 16.8.03 will have served a useful purpose if its need for clean biodegradable waste urges LNN to adopt effective waste segregation, to make all components of the waste utilizable.

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Hemkund Garbage Clearance

The campaign had been started more than a year ago when the local population
was urged to start cleaning the buffer zone that was littered with plastic. The Eco-Development Committee (EDC) comprising of the locals started off by hiring people to collect garbage for a salary of Rs. 1000 a month, with an additional incentive of Rs. Five per bag of garbage.


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UA Taskforce

Owing to paucity of time and lack of clarity on a lot of issues, I had no choice but to nominate you essentially as a technical consultant for Maple. However, you might wish to become an independent member of the Task force as you said today. We have no issues what so ever on this as long as the job is done.


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Waste Processing And Disposal In Jalandhar

The entire site is full of 8-10-foot high piles of waste, not only on open ground around the plant but also on the 150,000 sft circular composting yard, of which about half has apparently been concreted.

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Open garbage dumping in Jammu

The garbage flow in Jammu City seems to be increasing by the day. With the increase in the population in the city the garbage generation too has doubled and any empty corner could easily be called a man made garbage bin since people living in that vinicity convert every piece of land into one.

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Biomedical Waste Management

This is an area that appears to be almost totally neglected in Kanpur. There does not appear to be any effective action or initiative taken by the State Pollution Control Board, which is responsible for enforcement of the Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1998 and Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) (Second Amendment) Rules 2000.

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Kanpur SWM Report for ICDP

The Ganga Institutional and Community Development Project (ICDP) was initiated to support the municipalities of Kanpur and Mirzapur in improving the level, quality and management of urban services and infrastructure.

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Suggestions for Improved Solid Waste Mgt in Lucknow

The Waste-To-Energy plant of ABIL being inaugurated on 16.8.03 will have served a useful purpose if its need for clean biodegradable waste urges LNN to adopt effective waste segregation, to make all components of the waste utilizable.


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Lucknow Visit August 03

LUCKNOW has 30 lac pop in 110 electoral wards in 6 Zones, produces 8-900 tpd waste + 200-300 tpd malba. They have total 4484 SKs: 3246 permanent (50:50 men women, slightly more women than reqd) + 480 daily wagers + 646 contract workers for specified areas + 112 from NGOs.

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Ludhiana Textile Pollution

Those who add colour to the lives of so many, themselves live with the black clouds of disease and disability lurking around them. The very colour of the Budha Nullah, which runs through Ludhiana speaks for itself-dark, brackish water, which is being systemically polluted by nearly 200 dyeing units, which vent their effluents straight into this drain.


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Setting an Example in Waste Disposal

The Model Habbowal project coming up near Ludhiana under the watchful eyes of Punjab Energy Development Agency, once completed, could definitely set a trend in raw waste disposal with added advantage of power generation in an eco logically sustainable way.


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Members Of Task Force For MSW

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