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India to help Pacific Island states deal with climate change (1)

Good morning friends.  The government of India will assist the Pacific Island State to deal with the climate changes.  India will join together to create new synergies as Pacific Island countries are rich in natural resources and there is a huge potential for cooperation in diverse spheres.

India said it is ready to engage ‘constructively and productively’ with the global community to combat climate change and underlined that its greenhouse gas emissions are among the lowest in per capita terms.

‘We recognize our responsibility as a developing country and wish to engage constructively and productively with the international community and to add weight to global efforts to protect the environment,’ External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said at the post-forum dialogue of Pacific Island Forum here.

Krishna also underlined that the international community should make special efforts to help Small Island Developing States, which are most vulnerable to climate change, deal with global warming and the process of adaptation.

India’s greenhouse gas emissions are amongst the lowest in per capita terms, he stressed.

Adaptation remains the key for developing countries and it needs to be adequately resourced without detracting funds for development, which in any case, is the best form of adaptation, said Krishna, who is on a five-day visit to Australia.


Garbage collection trucks to go hi-tech with GPS

Good morning friends.  There is this saying that cleanliness comes within us.  Some of us were not giving importance to it. That is wrong.  As like in our garbage,  we should make sure that it will be In a proper place to put it.  Some people just throw their garbage anywhere or just even leave it in one corner of the road.  Not only will ourselves be affected on that kind of doings, but also with the environment.  We should always be responsible in our daily life even if it is in small way.

Garbage collection is all set to go hi-tech. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) plans to install Global Positioning System (GPS) in at least 35 hydraulic dumper trucks to be bought at a price of Rs 4.67 crore from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) funds.

The GPS-installed trucks will operate in the new west zone as pilot project, besides a private contractor will be given responsibility of collecting door-to-door trash. The contractor will be paid Rs 950 per ton of garbage collected.

After buying the GPS trucks, the AMC plans to tender out the operation and maintenance of the vehicles to another private contractor.

Every day, the AMC collects 2,100 metric ton of garbage. In the first phase, the AMC plans to buy 400 hydraulic trucks as per plans under JNNURM but will first run a pilot project in the new west zone with 35 trucks before implementing the scheme throughout the city.

“The GPS will help us pinpoint the exact location of a dumper vehicle and the number of trips it has conducted. There are two contractors who collect door-to-door garbage, which would soon be operated by one contractor called Jigar Transport. The contractor does the same job for Surat and Vadodara municipal corporations,” said a senior AMC official. – The Times of India