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Sustainable Solutions for Flood Prevention in Bangalore

Waste-water volumes are about 80% of fresh-water usage. Savings in water consumption will reduce waste-water-flows that need to be dealt with. Intermittent water-supply at inconvenient hours encourages water wastage.

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A Clean City is in your hands

Few today know or remember that till the seventies, farmers bringing produce into the city competed for emptying cement-ring dustbins to take the pure kitchen waste contents back to their farms to enrich the soil, as Indians have done since Vedic times. Home discards were a resource, hence there was no need for land to manage it.

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Smart Cities for Swarajya

Clean cities are an outcome of good governance and cooperative leadership. That is key to ensuring that doorstep collection of waste is regular, punctual, dependable and visibly designed for receiving and transporting ‘wet’ food wastes unmixed with any other ‘dry’ recyclables like plastics. Citizens readily cooperate when they see that the city is serious about keeping wet and dry wastes unmixed during primary collection and delivered to separate destinations like recycling centres.

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Suggestions For Namakkal

Greetings and many thanks for your hospitality and the time spent by you and your staff in showing Dr SS Khanna and myself around your town on 15th June 2006.

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Natural Sewage Treatment Systems

Natural sewage treatment processes are achieved using methods that are designed to utilize natural physical principles combined with biological activities of microorganisms.

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Solid Waste Disposal in Kerala Towns

Organic waste can be stabilized and made ready for sieving as compost, or as feed for earthworms, without necessarily constructing tanks. It can be done in wind-rows (long heaps) on the ground.

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Separate Waste at Source, then Treat it - A ‘Garbage-to Gold Development Model from Vellore

Vellore district of Tamil Nadu has been judged the cleanest district in India by the government’s Total Sanitation Programme. What, however, surprises visitors are the clean streets and lack of heaps of garbage in the heart of this small town. How all this was achieved is a simple business and in many corners of India, be it in a Mumbai suburb or a Haryana village, the “garbage-to-gold business” as it is called, is spreading fast, providing an income-generating solution that is worth emulating in every household in the country.

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Pondicherry Visit Sept03

Pondy produces about 200 tpd waste. Only 20-30 tpd of veg market waste (with inerts only 4-5%) mainly from Oulgaret Municipality are received at the Arasur site, which has 100 tpd capacity.

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Suggestions for Solid Waste Management in Pondy

SPACE is the single biggest constraint for PASIC’s composting. Not just for their compost yard, which requires a minimum of 25 acres for 250 tons/day of city waste, but also for disposal of the hugely voluminous hills of plastic which plague compost plants countrywide. So to begin with, PASIC needs to be very urgently put in possession and use of adequate composting space which can last for 20-25 years at least.

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Tirupur Visit 24.9.03

I also suggested using the idle 60 mm trommel in Unit 1 for initial screening, then loading that mtl into Unit 2 with a coarser screen of say 24-30 mm, then another of 10 mm. Or they can make a double-trommel of 60mm inner and 30 mm outer in Unit 1, and a double-trommel of 20mm and 10mm outer in Unit 2, with preferably mechanical screening to 4 mm instead of hand-screening.

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Suggestions for Solid Waste Management in Pondy

It is unnecessary and inexcusable that the daily waste currently being random-dumped within the PWD campus is allowed to burn and smoke, while just beside the heaps there is an unlimited supply of waste-water available for quenching such fires, in treatment lagoons which are actually overflowing into adjoining orchards and may kill the trees by water-logging. Only an OK from PWD is needed for PASIC to take care of this problem.

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TNPCB pulls up Corpn on waste management

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has pulled up the Chennai Corporation for not implementing the Municipal solid Waste Management rules. A show cause notice to this effect was sent to the Ripon Buildings a few days ago, it is learnt.

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Bangalore Cap Value SAS Proptax

As the FKCCI handout says, it is certainly a creditable State-wide endeavour. But the urban residents of Karnataka will only bless your Government if clauses 9 and 10 are removed, since they bring in by the back door the arbitrary inspection and inquiry which is the bane of the pre-SAS system.

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Suggestions for Improving the Waste Management of Calicut

First of all, it is very encouraging that you have been able to achieve your present level of house-to-house collection through Kudumbashree activities. Although this has been tried in very many cities, almost everywhere it is dependent on the enthusiasm and sustained interest of one or two individuals and is very dependent on the punctuality and regularity of a particular waste collector for a given route.

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Coimbatore SWM NGO

Sand is about upto 20%. Not a problem as it is coated with microbes that are useful in soil for crops. Farmers pay Rs 500/ton for poultry manure. They may not pay more than Rs 1000-1500/t for city compost, which makes such projects unviable.

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Coonoor SWM Information

Municipality has 19 Wards. Four months ago they were given 2 dumper-placers and 40 dumper-bins by CMA Cmr Mpl Admin which is supplying these all over the State though NOT recommended b y Supreme Ct Committee for tiny towns which cannot maintain and replace them. Dumper-placers make it very difficult for rag-pickers to access waste for livelihood, and they are in dire difficulties.

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Hubli Pigs

It will be worthwhile to have a social-studies school or anthropology student do a socio-economic study of the pig-keepers. This will give better insights into possible solutions that are socially and politically acceptable.

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Hydrabad Water for Para Grass

In Hyderabad, wastewater is mainly used for cultivation of para-grass, a kind of fodder grass. With the deteriorating wastewater quality in the peri-urban area, there was a shift from paddy to para grass which grows better with saline wastewater.

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Treatment plant at Madurai

While at Chennai, I had a long and fruitful meeting with Dr. Rajivan of TNUDF about our project to set up the treatment plant at Madurai and various difficulties being faced by us there. During our meeting he made a special mention of your letter and said that it would definitely help in resolving the problems being encountered by us.

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Permitting A Compost Plant For Madurai

Madurai is very fortunate to have an 85-year old sewage treatment grass farm covering 300 acres, almost 17 km from the city and sufficiently far from the nearest village of Avanipuram, where Madurai’s solid waste was (and still is) being open-dumped, burning spontaneously to cause smoke and air pollution.

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Permitting A Compost Plant For Madurai

Madurai is very fortunate to have an 85-year old sewage treatment grass farm covering 300 acres, almost 17 km from the city and sufficiently far from the nearest village of Avanipuram, where Madurai’s solid waste was (and still is) being open-dumped, burning spontaneously to cause smoke and air pollution.

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Removing Administrative Impediments To City Compost Plants

One year ago, I was informed that the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board had not given consent to a state-of-the-art compost plant at a highly suitable site in Madurai, unless the city guaranteed it supply of fully-segregated waste.

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Suggestions for Solid Waste Management In Pondy

SPACE is the single biggest constraint for PASIC’s composting. Not just for their compost yard, which requires a minimum of 25 acres for 250 tons/day of city waste, but also for disposal of the hugely voluminous hills of plastic which plague compost plants countrywide.

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