Waste management practices should adopt the model of ‘buy, consume and return’
Geetanjali Minhas | November 16, 2018 | Mumbai
Mumbai generates 8,780 metric tonnes of waste daily, out of which approximately 3,000 metric tonnes is wet waste. Only 100-150 metric tonnes per day (MTPD) is treated to localised composting and biogas generation. The civic body, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, has only been able to scientifically dispose of 30 percent of its total waste and recover a mere 3 percent of targeted 80 percent municipal solid waste. The present dumping sites of Deonar, Mulund and Kanjurmarg with a total area of 151Ha have almost exhausted capacity. With the increasing population, Greater Mumbai will require 1,400 sq kms of land to dispose its waste.
To promote the concept of circular economy ‘buy, consume and return’ in waste management as against ‘buy, consume and dispose’ model, a symposium was organised by Praja Foundation and Mumbai Vikas Samiti. Discussions were held on current practices in waste management and the way forward with effective techniques and the concept of circular economy to manage solid waste.
The gig economy has arrived in India, as the Covid-19 pandemic has propelled a flexibility of employment. As many as 77 lakh workers were engaged in the gig economy, constituting 2.6% of the non-agricultural workforce or 1.5% of the total workforce in India. The gig workforce is expected to expand to 2.35
From obtaining an electricity connection to a driver`s licence, ration card, or old-age allowance, delivery of government schemes and services is an aspect of governance that impacts citizens at various points throughout their lives. The Haryana state government provides over 600 such schemes and services.
From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower By Bimal Jalan Rupa Publications, 184 pages, Rs 695 Bimal Jalan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been one of our finest commentators on econom
While many countries have been chasing to reach the carbon neutral status, only a few seem to be living up to their pledges as of now. The famous ’Paris Agreement’ of 2015 was glorified and celebrated that finally 196 countries have united with an intent to mitigate and reduce the greenhouse ga
The government this week announced the Tour of Duty or `Agnipath` scheme for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. Under this scheme new soldiers will be recruited only for four years. This radical and far-reaching scheme has attracted mixed reactions from various quarters. While some officials
UPI has become an integral part of our daily lives now. We use it to buy groceries, we use it to send money to friends and family, we use it to purchase tickets, book shows, pay the cab driver, and a whole host of other things due to the ease and availability of such a platform at our fingertips. The best