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National award for three best rag pickers


  • National award, with a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh, will be given to three best rag pickers and three associations involved in innovation of best practices.
  • The Environment Minister has pitched for setting up of a credible agency like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that can guide municipal bodies to take measures to address waste management in a scientific way.
  • Current rules will been revised to ensure every village of over 5,000 population has a waste treatment plant.
  • The new draft norms on waste management, which aim to put in place a strong mechanism to address concerns related to different kinds of waste, would be implemented from August-end after seeking public comments.

Source: The Hindu

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