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Govt plans to set up state-of-art lab 21.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Govt plans to set up state-of-art lab
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NGT speeds up Yamuna cleaning, bans open defecation 20.5.2017 DNA: Popular News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered authorities to slap an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 for dumping waste and open defecation on the Yamuna flood plains. The tribunal also formed a three-member expert committee, headed by chief executive officer, Delhi Jal Board (DJB), to oversee and expedite the execution of the cleaning of Yamuna. A three-member bench of the green court, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, was hearing the matter on execution of projects under 'Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna' Revitalisation Project, 2017. "We hereby issue prohibition in furtherance to the judgment dated January 13, 2015, that no waste of any kind and open defecation will be permitted in around in any water body and on the floodplain of river Yamuna," the bench said in its order. On the expert committee, the bench added, "They shall submit a report at regular intervals to the tribunal and if they find any deficiency or non-compliance, the matter should be reported to the tribunal, for issuance of ...
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Water crisis complaints on the rise, but MLAs fail to raise voice 19.5.2017 DNA: India
Over the last one year, issues related to water supply and its pollution have emerged as the city's major civic woes, with the incidence of such complaints rising by as much as 51 per cent in 2016. This is despite the fact that providing sufficient amount of water was the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) major poll plank. The complaints regarding water crisis in Delhi increased from 150,885 in 2015 to 227,444 in 2016. What is rather unfortunate is, however, the fact that MLAs raised only 38 questions regarding the water crisis during the Assembly sessions held in 2016. As many as six legislators did not raise the issue at all. This data was revealed in a survey done by the Praja Foundation, based on the civic complaints lodged by people, deliberations by MLAs in Assembly sessions, and corporators in the three municipal corporation from January, 2014 to December, 2016. The number of pollution-related complaints by citizens increased from 86 in 2014 to 142 in 2015, and 216 in 2016. However, for ...
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Shut industries around Bellandur lake: NGT 18.5.2017 TOI: Cities
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Ganga in Haridwar unfit even for bathing, finds RTI query 18.5.2017 TOI: India
A dip in the Ganga may wash away your sins but the river’s water is also likely to make you sick. The Central Pollution Control Board’s reply to an RTI query put up by TOI has said that the water of the river along Haridwar is not even fit for bathing.
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Human waste Mumbai pours into sea hurting tourism, fishes 17.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Scientists turn polluted air into auto fuel 16.5.2017 DNA: Money
There are a number of huge challenges facing the global auto industry, but two of the biggest are reducing pollution and developing replacements for fossil fuel-powered vehicles for a more sustainable future. It has to be said it's early days yet, but some scientists in Belgium have come up with a way of potentially killing both of these incredibly difficult birds with one stone. Scientists from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (University of Leuven) in Belgium have developed a device that uses light and a special catalyst to clean polluted air, but at the same time produces hydrogen that can then be used to power hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The device utilizes a process called, "heterogeneous photocatalysis," which has been used previously to siphon hydrogen from water and nullify gas-based pollutants. However, it's rarely been used to do both at once, but the team now appears to have managed it thanks to what's called a "photoelectrochemical cell," which makes use of solar cells to produce ...
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Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chairs the Northern Zonal Council meeting at Chandigarh today 12.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The 28th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council consisting of the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, National Capital Territory of Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh was held at Chandigarh today under the Chairmanship of Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister.
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Most Keralites dispose plastic by burning: Survey 11.5.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
More than half of the population in Kerala is aware of ill-effects of burning plastic, but a major share of Keralites dispose useless plastic by burning, according to a survey conducted by Kerala state literacy mission authority.
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A cancer interview we must all read 11.5.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'Our body functions in a particular system. We pass urine. We pass motions. We swallow food. We drink water. We breathe properly.'
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Over 100 endangered turtles found dead in pond in Agra village 9.5.2017 TOI: Cities
More than 100 turtles of endangered species were found dead in a village pond on Tuesday.
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Govt to kick off measuring liveability in major cities next month 9.5.2017 TOI: India
Cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters relating to governance, social infrastructure pertaining to education, health and safety and security, economic aspects and physical infrastructure like housing, open spaces, land use, energy and water availability, solid waste management and pollution.
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Measurement of Liveability Index of cities to begin next month 9.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Urban Development will launch measuring of Liveability Index of cities next month based on indigenously evolved Index.
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Privatisation, India style 8.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Over the years India's governments have turned several public goods into private ones, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.
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The truth about Swachh Bharat 5.5.2017 Rediff: Columns
Building toilets, however essential, must not be confused with sanitation and the crying need for a revamp of India's sewage systems.
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Country's biggest, oldest opium factory shut in Varanasi 4.5.2017 Varanasi - City - The Times of India
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Pollution levels rising, more monitoring stations planned in State 3.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Pollution levels rising, more monitoring stations planned in State
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This 4th century lake is all but dead 1.5.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Stir against Bongaigaon refinery from May 8 30.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Stir against Bongaigaon refinery from May 8
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Sweet shop owner gets three years' jail for polluting environment 29.4.2017 DNA: Mumbai
A sweet shop owner has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment for polluting the environment. The man was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), which stated that untreated waste was being discharged directly into public sewers. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Garg also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh after the court found that the accused were operating their unit without obtaining requisite consent as required under the Water Act, 1974. "The prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused that the unit of the accused was operating without requisite consent from DPCC and untreated effluent was being discharged directly in the public sewer/drain. Accordingly, accused Vikas Bansal is held guilty and convicted," ruled the court. "Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, nature of offence and its impact on the public at large, convict Vikash Bansal is sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment ...
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