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Centre announces Rs 300 cr action plan for visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi

New Delhi, Sept 15 (UNI) Centre today announced a Rs 300 crore action plan for a visible improvement in Solid Waste Management in Delhi.


Addressing the ‘Public Affairs Forum of India’ here, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said this initiative will be supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs from the ‘Urban Development Fund’ operated by Delhi Development Authority.


Mr Puri said under the Plan, automated machinery, equipment and other systems will be procured for better collection, transport and storage of garbage, decentralised treatment and better maintenance of sewers and drains.

Soon after assuming office, Mr Puri raised the issue of garbage problem in the national capital during a discussion on Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in the Ministry on the fifth of this month and desired an action plan for improving the situation.


North, South and East Municipal Corporation of Delhi will spend Rs 100 crore each on procuring a total of 549 units of modern equipment. An assistance of Rs 80 crore will be provided to each MCD from the Urban Development Fund. All equipment including treatment plants are to be procured and commissioned by the end of this year.


This initiative will quickly add a waste treatment capacity of 670 metric tons of bio-degradable waste besides preventing release of foul gases, smell and proliferation of germs, pathogens and pests.
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BJP mounts pressure on Congress, Rahul over Kamal Nath's '1984' episode

13 Dec 2018 | 11:04 AM

New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) The BJP on Thursday sought to mount pressure on the Congress President Rahul Gandhi vis-a-vis possibilities of elevation of Kamal Nath as new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and said if "1984 Sikh massacre" tainted Kamal Nath is appointed to the post than Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh should "resign".

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Editors Guild suspends M J Akbar, Tarun Tejpal

12 Dec 2018 | 11:53 PM

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Signalling related issue affects Delhi Metro services on Magenta Line

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12 Dec 2018 | 8:20 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Delhi Metro services were briefly affected on Magenta Line on Wednesday afternoon due to a signalling related issue.

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8 Parliamentarians to be honoured by Vice Prez

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12 Dec 2018 | 8:11 PM

New Delhi , Dec 12(UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will honor eight Parliamentarians, including NCP supremo Sharad Pawar , BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Hema Malini and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on December 13 for their contributions and performance in strengthening Parliamentary Democracy.

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