User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 22:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Readers’ comments: If our universities become a battleground, where are we headed? 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
Responses to articles on Scroll.in.
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Why Modi government’s LPG scheme has failed to take off in Odisha’s forest-dependent villages 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
Around 75% of the residents of one village have received an LPG connection. But only 5% refill it regularly.
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Kolkata plans its first biomining project at Mollar Bheri landfill on eastern wetland 21.1.2020 Citizen Matters
The Rs 21-crore project will be implemented in 55 acres of land near Mollar Bheri, a shallow fishery located in the East Kolkata Wetlands, that has seen a 12-feet-high mountain of waste build up over the years.
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India’s largest power producer wants nitrous oxide emission norms for coal plants relaxed 20.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The current emission limit applicable to most Indian plants is five times higher than that in China.
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Australian Open: Serena Williams says past lung problems could affect her in pollution-hit Melbourne 20.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The 38-year-old blitzed the first set in just 19 minutes and powered past the Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-3 in 58 minutes.
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Djokovic crosses fingers for clean air in Melbourne 19.1.2020 Rediff: Sports
Derara Hurisa wasn't the favourite for Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 but the Ethiopian upset the odds to win in a course record of 2:08:09 in Mumbai on Sunday. Hurisa was rewarded with his biggest ever pay day, a US$45,000 winners cheque and a US$15,000 course record bonus. The amount he picked up on Sunday for his stunning win was more than he had pocketed across his entire career. In addition, the race was won with a pair of borrowed racing shoes. "I misplaced my shoes while travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai earlier in the week. So I borrowed some shoes from my friend Abraham Girma (who also ran the Tata Mumbai Marathon). So I only tried them on for the first time yesterday," Hurisa revealed after the race. In a thrilling finish to the 17th edition of TMM, three men approached the last kilometre together, but Hurisa went through the gears as the trio passed that check point and he pulled away from his compatriots Ayele Abshero and Birhanu Teshome. Abshero and Teshome finished second and third ...
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Delhi elections: Kejriwal releases ‘guarantee card’, promises free power, 24-hour drinking water 19.1.2020 Scroll.in
The chief minister said an Aam Aadmi Party government would reduce pollution by 300%.
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Roger Federer demands better communication from Australian Open organisers over poor air quality 18.1.2020 Scroll.in
Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, said a lack of information made matters worse for players who were forced to stay on the courts.
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The environmental cost of India’s efforts to promote ‘ease of doing business’ 16.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A slew of measures has relaxed protocols to regulate pollution-causing industries.
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Tennis: Air pollution from bushfire smoke forces Australian Open to halt practice sessions 14.1.2020 Scroll.in
While practice was temporarily suspended due to poor air quality, qualifying matches are currently going on.
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'Hopefully not this year’: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic aim to extend Grand Slam dominance at Aus Open 14.1.2020 Scroll.in
Men’s tennis’ Big Three have kept a tight grip on the Majors over the past decade, but the challenge to their throne is getting increasingly stronger.
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Nutrition expert Rujuta Diwekar offers three rules for the kitchen to cut unhealthy practices 12.1.2020 Scroll.in
Simple changes that can affect daily health, from the author of ‘The 12-week Fitness Project’.
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The national policy that governs India’s forests has not been updated since 1988 11.1.2020 Scroll.in
A new National Forest Policy is required to factor in climate change, pollution and forest dwellers’ land rights.
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Nambol Bora Festival begins 11.1.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Nambol Bora Festival begins
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Govt taking measures for air pollution mitigation 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi (UNI) To improve the air quality, the Government has taken various steps including improving fuel standards, stricter emission norms for power plants, banning of of bio-mass and garbage and dust mitigation measures, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. ‘We have taken five basic steps to improve for abatement of air pollution Delhi and NCR. We have leap-frogged from BS-IV to BS-VI fuel standards since April 1, 2018 in Delhi and from April 1, 2020 in the rest of the country,’ said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar responding to supplementaries during Question Hour. There has 15 per cent reduction in stubble burning which causes a lot of pollution in the national capital, he said. The Minister said Badarpur thermal Plant has been closed from October, 2018, and notification issued for stricter emission norms for power plants. All brick kilns have been shifted to zig-zag technology in Delhi and NCR and installations have been made for online continuous 24X7 monitoring devices for all red ...
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SBI celebrates World Environment Day 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal State Bank of India, being a Corporate Citizen has organized a Tree Plantation Programme in Bhopal to celebrate the World Environment Day. SBI celebrates this day on the theme “Air Pollution” across the country this year. Rajesh Kumar, CGM, Rajeev Kumar Saxena, Kaushik Sinha, GM Brahm Singh, DGM & Circle Development Officer and Pramod Kumar Bansal DGM (B&O) Bhopal, planted the trees in the premises of Local Head Office. All the branches and offices of SBI in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh organized tree plantation programmes involving its staff. An Essay Competition based on the Effects of Air Pollution on our Environment was also organized for the staff members at Local Head Office for creating awareness. During this all the staff members took the pledge on sustainability and environment conservation. On this occasion Rajesh Kumar, CGM, said that SBI has decided to declare the months of June/July as “Green Environment Months’ for planting of trees at Bank ...
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Environment Day events 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Bhopal The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board is organising a lecture series in the state capital on the occasion of World Environment Day, official sources said. The programme is scheduled at Minto Hall from 17:30-19:30 hrs. State Environment and Public Works Minister Sajjan Singh Verma will be Chief Guest, Public Relations Minister PC Sharma the special guest and Justice Dalip Singh the main speaker. A mini-marathon ‘Run for Environment’ shall commence at 06:30 hrs from Bharat Bhavan and conclude at Van Vihar.
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Scientists-academicians to seek Modi's intervention in GD Agrawal's stir; fast continues on 65th day 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Concerned by falling health of Prof GD Agrawal (Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand) who is on hunger strike for the cause of the Ganga in Kankhal-Haridwar for 65 days, a group of scientists, academicians and social activists today decided to make a fresh bid for seeking intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reach out to people for their participation in Agrawal's Ganga Campaign. At a meeting held at the Punjabi Bhawan here the group took stock of health of the 87-year old IIT professor turned sanyaasi and decided to break the prevailing 'state of apathy' by the Centre towards his protracted fast, Stockholm Water Award winning activist Dr Rajendra Singh said. Dignitaries attended the meeting include, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) former Chairman Mr Paritosh Tyagi, Prof SK Gupta, Chairman, Enviro-Tech, former IITians Prof Ravi Chopra (IIT-Bombay), Prof Satish Mehta (IIT-Delhi) and Magsaysay awardee Mr MC Mehta(SC-lawyer). They observed that fasting saint's health was falling ...
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Dust Havoc 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Severe dust storm hit the seven states in the North India including Delhi where visibility is very poor and breathing is very torturous with dust in the air. Lungs are affected causing constant cough with watering eyes and nose. It is very difficult living in the states Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh . Due to poor visibility many flights in the region were cancelled. It is causing concern that such very rough and tough condition will prevails for some more days. All construction activities across the affected states stopped. These states are suffering worst kind of air pollution with no remedy in sight. It is thick blanket of dust and haze all over. People are advised to remain inside the homes keeping windows and doors close and breathe shallow and not deep inhaling. Asthamatic people and children of these areas are the worst victims of dust and air pollution. In Uttar Pradesh more than 40 people died and 30 injured. Under such natural calamity of dust lashing the ...
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Environment 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The utilization of natural resources are our natural right and nothing wrong in it. But exploitation or destruction of natural resources are suicidal and disastrous. The world has now realized that it had played havoc with the nature and now it is a question of life and death before the mankind. The measures are being taken on global level to protect the nature to protect ourselves. Recently international Paris Agreement is a very big step to protect and improve the environment. The coal mining industries emitting carbon gasses in the form of smoke, petroleum product releasing toxic gases, excessive use of chemicals like detergents and plastic etc. have ruined the environment. India is facing worest in water pollution and heading towards grave danger. The excessive digging of tube wells and has created a very serious problem that we have last our natural resource in the form of under ground water. It is a rackless, senseless and ignorance and that we indulged in excessive exploitation of under ground ...
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