Connect with us

National

Rs 300 cr plan for Delhi’s garbage crisis

Published

on

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The central government has approved a Rs 300 crore plan for “visible improvement” in solid waste management in the national capital in the face of the serious garbage crisis plaguing the city.

Newly-appointed Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday that in this plan, north, south and east municipal corporations of Delhi would spend Rs 100 crore each for procuring machines for collection, transport and storage of solid waste.

They would be assisted from the Urban Development Fund of the Ministry, Puri said at a conference on “Public Affairs: Effective Advocacy and Public Policy Strategies” here organised by the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI).

“All vehicles and mechanical equipment would be procured and commissioned by the end of December this year,” the Minister said.

Apart from that, the corporations would also procure decentralised treatment plants and special machines for upkeep of drains and sewers.

He added accelerated composters and bio-methanation plants to be procured under the plan would add a waste treatment capacity of 670 metric tonnes per day.

Equipments and machines to be procured include battery mounted and automated litter pickers, compacters, underground bins, mechanical road sweepers, accelerated composters, bio-methanation plants and super sucker re-cycler machines for drains and sewers, said the Minister.

“This should bring some relief in the national capital,” Puri said.

He said sanitation was one of the main priorities of the government and he took up the garbage issue in the national capital on his very second day in office.

The issue came to limelight on September 1 after two persons died when a huge portion of a landfill in east Delhi’s Ghazipur collapsed.

–IANS
vv/pgh/vm

Continue Reading

Feature

Campaigning came to end in 15 States, Union Territories for 3rd phase of LS polls

Published

on

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Shivpal Yadav, Azam Khan, Jaya Prada, SP-BSP alliance, Lok Sabha election, Lok Sabha poll, Third phase of LS polls, Uttar Pradesh, Politics news

New Delhi: Campaigning came to an end on Sunday in 117 constituencies spread over 15 States and Union Territories, which will go to the polls on Tuesday in the third phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.

 

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Shivpal Yadav, Azam Khan, Jaya Prada, SP-BSP alliance, Lok Sabha election, Lok Sabha poll, Third phase of LS polls, Uttar Pradesh, Politics news

 

Since poll timings vary in different seats, the campaigning period also ended at different times between 3 p.m and 6 p.m., 48 hours before the voting closure time at each constituency.

The 48-hour period preceding the conclusion of voting is called the “silence period” during which any kind of political campaigning is prohibited.

 

Campaigning ends for third phase of Lok Sabha polls in in 15 States, Union Territories:

 

Earlier, 115 constituencies were to go to polls in the third phase, while polling will be held in one phase of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency. Polling to Tripura East, which was slated in the second phase, was deferred to the third phase on security concerns.

 

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Shivpal Yadav, Azam Khan, Jaya Prada, SP-BSP alliance, Lok Sabha election, Lok Sabha poll, Third phase of LS polls, Uttar Pradesh, Politics news

 

As the silence period began, the election rallies and street corner meetings ended in 26 seats of Gujarat, all 20 in Kerala, 14 seats each in Karnataka and Maharashtra, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Chhattisgarh, six in Odisha, five each in Bihar and West Bengal, four in Assam, two in Goa, and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

 

Continue Reading

Trending