‘Recognise small-scale sanitation as a viable alternative’
Study reveals findings about small-scale Sewage Treatment Plants
India’s sewage treatment plants treat only a third of the sewage generated daily: CPCB
Reuse of treated sewage can decrease the water demand from aquatic sources
How to sustain municipal sanitation: Delhi’s Aya Nagar offers some lessons
The pilot project is a prototypical model for evolving a sanitation management programme in a high density settlement
Bengaluru's largest lake catches fire yet again; waste burning, untreated sewage to be blamed
Locals have time and again approached the civic authority to stop the discharge of chemicals and other toxic substances from factories and …
The Modi government has invested hugely in its mission to clean the Ganga, inviting companies and countries to offer their technological expertise.…
After NGT asks for stringent norms for STPs — a new dilemma
Switching to new norms for all existing and upcoming sewage treatment plants (STPs) is going to be a mammoth task
Mainstreaming co-treatment of faecal sludge for reducing pollution in Ganga
Excreta of 73 per cent of UP’s population is not managed safely. Out of this, 48 per cent is dependent on on-site sanitation systems
Appetite for sewage
Bacteria feed on pollutants in sewage, kill odour, but are they a complete solution?
Many townships in Greater Noida are not connected to the sewage system
After long denial, Haryana recognises Najafgarh lake as water body
The NGT has now directed Delhi government to take appropriate steps in accordance with law for revival of the lake
Swimming in sewage
NGT scraps 2017 ministry note easing sewage treatment norms
The standards were diluted by the notification that permitted more pollutants than what was allowed under the 2015 CPCB draft
Just a lament
What a waste: Reviving India’s sanitation systems
Indians often confuse toilets with sanitation; but they are mere repositories to receive waste
Minister claims Ganga will be 70-80% cleaner by March 2019, but is it realistic?
So far, the government has focussed largely on curbing flow of untreated sewage into the river, but not on managing faecal sludge
The power of sewage
Maharashtra is all set to use treated sewage water in thermal power plants. Can this move be scaled up?
Sewage treatment plant failure leads to jaundice outbreak in Shimla
More than 1,000 people get jaundice as city’s sewage mixes with the drinking water supply
Simply Put: Manual scavenger who?
Banned by bias?
A civilisational loss
For more than two decades, Huta Ram Baidya has led the Save Bagmati River campaign. An affable, octogenarian activist and Nepal’s first …
Flush, but don't forget
Court digest: Major environment hearings in February
While every week, Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, high courts and National Green Tribunal, here …
Dirty Ganga: Funds down the drain in UP
Contrary to government claims, efforts to clean up the drains flowing into the Ganga have not borne results