In the sphere of Solid Waste Management, we talk of organic wastes (kitchen waste etc) and recyclable wastes (plastic, paper etc). But about 33% or so of the Solid Waste generated are "inerts" ir concrete / brick aggregates. The Govt of India is now trying to evolve a way to handle the C&D wastes. In its letter no F.18/20/2012-W.1(DG) dated 28.6.2012, the Urban Development Ministry has urged all Urban Local Bodies to take a focussed view on disposal of C&D waste. It cites the example of Burari in Delhi where a recycling plant (500 tons/day) is already operating. GoI has suggested, among other things, setting up of recycling facilities in towns with more than 10 lakh population. I have already asked the Deputy Secretary to take this forward.
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Here are two clippings from today's Times of India:
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Yesterday, Aajkal brought out a small story on our "No Ad" roads of New Town: