Environment

The Union Environment Ministry has sanctioned the drinking water project proposal by the Puducherry government. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 40 crore. The project proposes to treat water from Ousteri lake and supply it to meet the requirements in Puducherry and Oulgaret municipal limits. The project was proposed earlier, but was disapproved […]

A total of 115 cities have launched water supply and sewerage projects under PM Narendra Modi’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, at a cost of Rs 6,346 crore. The AMRUT scheme aims at urban renewal projects and at ensuring adequate sewerage networks and water supply in urban areas. With an investment […]

In its quest to check environmental pollution effectively, the state cabinet recently approved the Rs. 990.26 crore Mula-Mutha river restoration projects falling in the Pune Municipal Committee (PMC). The project named as ‘Pollution Abatement of Rivers’ will be the biggest sewage treatment and river restoration project sanctioned under the National River Conservation Plan. The project […]

The government of Maharashtra is organising funds for 277 pending irrigation projects across the state. A total of Rs 67,000 crore will be required to complete the pending irrigation projects. Some of these projects could not be completed because of paltry allocations and alleged corruption in awarding contracts. The government aims to complete these projects […]

Vishvaraj Infrastructure plans to invest around Rs 6,000 crore over the next five years to tap the growing market for waste water treatment and expand its footprint across the country. It expects to garner around Rs 2,500 crore in revenue from this business, the company’s Chairman and Managing Director Arun Lakhani said. Vishvaraj Infrastructure, which […]

232 projects were accorded the environment clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) since May 2014 to 20 November. As per MoEF^s data, the highest number of projects cleared i.e. 52, were from Gujarat followed by Andhra Pradesh with 33 projects, Maharashtra with 19, Madhya Pradesh with 18 and Rajasthan with 15 […]

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi on Sunday said the Jalandhar solid waste management cluster would start operations from November 5. “Under this project, electricity would be generated and fertiliser and manure would be prepared from the garbage collected from homes,” Joshi said. He also said that out of eight solid waste management clusters developed […]

Suchitwa Mission announced setting up a centralized waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram, in Kochi corporation on Tuesday. Suchitwa Mission and Kitco, the project^s transaction adviser, presented the project to set up a gasification plant that converts waste to energy. When the plant becomes operational, there won^t be any need to segregate waste as both wet […]

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone today said it has received environment and other nods from the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its 8,481 hectares special economic zone, a move that will pave way for setting up facilities like desalination and effluent treatment plants besides boosting exports. “APSEZ, part of the Adani Group… has received […]

National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) has set up a construction and destruction waste recycling unit at East Kidwai Nagar, in South Delhi. This facility has a capacity to recycle 150 tonne of construction and destruction waste per day. On 3 May 2014, the company launched this facility which will produce 30,000 bricks / kerb stone, […]