This section contains information on different topics that you have to deal with in your home or your neighbourhood every day. Issues like waste management, segregation, mosquitoes, water matters, greening your locality, and the various civic services of the Municipal Corporation (MCGM) are included here, as well as information about the Advance Locality Management (ALMs) concept that is of neighbourhood welfare groups supported by the MCGM.

Importance of World Environment day, June 5 th 2017

Dr. Anil Kumar M R, Scientist, Eureka Forbes Limited, Bangalore. World Environment Day was chosen by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, resulting from deliberations on the integration …

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Some Useful Tips to Conserve Water

Though it starts with the single aim of educating people about water conservation, the implementation of the solution is a multipronged approach and encompasses broad avenues of – Encourage reduction of water wastage Help increase water resources Re-use of water …

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Types of Composting

Composting is a natural process of reducing solid waste and reprocessing biodegradable waste. As all the biodegradable ingredients mix and merge, the end product is wonderfully nutritious for the environment. The following are a few types of composting: 1)      Vermicomposting …

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Simple Steps to Segregate Your Waste

Today, mankind has reached quite a predicament, as modern technology has not only made our lives easier, but it has created a significant problem that will define the fate of our cities. The pollution of air and water and the …

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Mumbai’s Water Bodies

Every citizen of Greater Mumbai has invariably noticed that most water bodies in and around the city are dangerously polluted. Due to the large population and a matter of convenience the water bodies are being used as dumping   grounds to …

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Landfill Solutions for Mumbai

Overflowing landfills are a global issue that cannot be ignored. Solid waste rapidly accumulates in these landfills across the world. Some examples of these landfills are the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean, the Bordo Poniente Landfill, Nezahualcoyot …

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Controlling Flies

Flies are the most common and most familiar of all insects which in close association with man and occur throughout the year abundantly. Flies should be regarded as a sign of a lack of sanitation and their numbers as an …

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Controlling Rodents

While rats and other rodents are a part of man’s environment, they are often not only hazardous to health but can also cause great damage to buildings, food, and other commodities. Apart from its nuisance value, rats are responsible for …

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What You Need to Know About Mosquito Fogging

As we, the citizens of Mumbai take necessary steps towards safeguarding ourselves, our homes and our neighbourhoods, it is heart-warming to know that the MCGM is playing its part in order to create a mosquito free environment. The most popular …

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Understanding Composting

Solid Waste Management is the process of collecting, transporting and either processing or disposing of waste materials. Solid waste management is necessary as it keeps the neighbourhood clean and the citizens healthy.   Some examples of solid waste aretoxic, medical …

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Dealing with the Mosquito Menace as an ALM

The citizens of Mumbai have suffered due to mosquito borne diseases for the longest time. In recent times, such cases have been escalating. Instances of both types of Malaria, and Dengue now seem to have become rampant, no matter in …

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The Benefits of Green

Trees and vegetation are really important for the environment and in cities the need for plant life has never been more significant. Plant life improves the quality of city life in many ways. The following are a few benefits of …

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Greening the Grey Through Rooftop Gardens

The colour green is one of the most popular colours in the world. Green is in fact a very relaxing and peaceful colour and is predominantly associated mother nature. As industrialization spreads across the world we are killing forests, making …

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Rain Water Harvesting Tips

  The potential of rain to meet water demands is tremendous as rain water is the ultimate source of fresh water. Hence rain water harvesting can help overcome water scarcity.   Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater for direct …

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What is an ALM?

In the year 1998, the citizens of Joshi lane at Ghatkopar were fed up with their lane which was covered with garbage and filth that attracted rodents and other unwanted parasites. They decided to make a Change. They partnered with …

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How to Start an ALM in your Area!

An ALM is often considered to be the best way for concerned citizens to get together and work for the betterment of their neighbourhoods and localities. Due to the fact that they are registered with, and are therefore recognised by, …

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