User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Water_Contamination
Last updated: Aug 16 2018 07:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Maharashtra government to take action against open slaughter of animals 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
Maharashtra government has decided to take strict action against open slaughtering of goats and sheep and has also issued guidelines to slaughterhouses on the same. It has made mandatory for the slaughterhouses to obtain permissions from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). The urban development department has also issued notifications in this regard. It says that the waste produces generated in slaughterhouses should be disposed off properly as per the MPCB guidelines. This will be applicable for those slaughterhouses who cutting more than ten animals per day. According to the state urban development department, illegal slaughtering activities has led to water and environmental pollution. "As per the MPCB Act 1981, it is mandatory for slaughterhouses to seek permissions from MPCB. Besides they also need to have the Effluent Treatment Plant (EPT) to treat the water generated in the slaughter process. However, in the recent audit conducted by the state government, it was revealed that most of ...
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Still not Swachh Bharat: Red Fort ground strewn with trash post Independence Day event 15.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
A number of plastic water bottles and banana peels lay scattered on the grounds of the Red Fort after Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's Independence Day address , despite the government's emphasis on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Minutes after the event ended, heaps of plastic water bottles could be seen in various enclosures where children and the public were seated, indicating a lack of arrangement for garbage disposal in the 17th century Mughal monument. A few cartons were used as makeshift dustbins which eventually overflowed, forcing school children to throw garbage on the grounds. "Surprisingly, there was no arrangement of dustbins for disposing off water bottles and other trash at such an important event even when the prime minister had been stressing on cleanliness and hygiene," said Namita Srivastava, a teacher who accompanied students for the event. "The entire area looked like a dump yard. I simply fail to understand why they did not make some arrangement for disposal of trash," said another ...
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289 water samples failed lab test in July: AMC 14.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Water sample collected by the health department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) failed laboratory test in July, officials said on Monday. Around 3,686 water samples were collected in July, out of which 289 samples failed bacteriological test. Incidentally, July saw the highest number of water samples fail bacteriological test this year so far.  “We regularly collect samples of water from the pockets where cases of water-borne diseases are being reported repeatedly,” said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. “Some of the pockets of Behrampura, Gomtipur and Damilimda have more water borne cases compared to other pockets. These areas have water contamination issue due to age-old drainage system. In some places, people use motors to get water which also results in water contamination.” According to the official, south zone is most affected in terms of reporting cases of water-borne diseases. Danilimda and Behrampura are in the south zone. Moreover, maximum water samples ...
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Shri Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates 20 Ghats in Kanpur and Bithoor. 13.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 20 newly constructed/ restored Ghats on river Ganga in Kanpur and Bithoortoday .The Minister also announced projects to tackle pollution from two of Kanpur’s biggest pollution hotspots – Jajmau- a source of industrial effluents and Sisamau – source of domestic sewage.
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Gujarat Police foil Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs’ Jal Samadhi attempt 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Quota leader Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs Lalit Vasoya, Pratap Dudhat and others attempted Jal Samadhi (drowning oneself) on Saturday in Bhadar River near Bhukhi village of Rajkot district. The police detained around 200 people including Hardik and Vasoya, making their attempt futile. Congress MLA from Dhoraji and former colleague of Hardik Patel in quota stir, Lalit Vasoya, had warned the government saying that if no actions were taken to control the pollution in Bhadar-2 dam reservoir caused by local textile dyeing units through the release of untreated effluents.  Vasoya has also written to the Governor, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, water resource department and hordes of other officials, staged the protest programme on Saturday.  He headed towards the reservoir with Hardik and some 100 people. They were, however,  detained by the local police and released on bail. “I will take Jal Samadhi again. The BJP government tried to break our agitation, but we all will stay united and Congress will fight for ...
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Kerala rains: People in relief camps too afraid to return home 11.8.2018 Rediff: News
More than 53,500 people were now staying in various relief camps across the state.
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Electric crematoriums at ghats of Ganga River 9.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The government has executed the projects of waste water management, solid waste management and development of ghats & crematoria for cleaning Ganga River under Namami Gange Programme. Till date, 105 projects of wastewater management, 3 projects of ghat cleaning (SWM) and 37 projects of ghat & crematoria development have been taken up.   No information is available with respect to level of pollution due to cremation of dead bodies on small and big ghats of river Ganga.
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Kohli holds special place among Indian greats: Manjrekar 7.8.2018 Sify Finance
[United Arab Emirates], August 7 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has asserted that skipper Virat Kohli has made a special place for himself "among the Indian greats."
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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GIS Technology on Ganga Cleaning Projects 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for improving planning, execution and monitoring of projects as well as providing platform for central repository of all data related to Ganga river basin including Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) / Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), water quality monitoring location, afforestation, ghats and crematorium, river front development.
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Technology for detecting contamination in water 2.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), has developed visual detection kits for detection of Fluoride, Chromium (VI) and Iron. The detection can be done in 5 minutes. Portable Visual Kits for detection of Fluoride, Chromium and Iron have been developed and technology for indigenous manufacturing of these kits is transferred to six private entrepreneurs and product is available in the market.
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Once rainwater dries up, dust takes over to suffocate people 2.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Once rainwater dries up, dust takes over to suffocate people
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SGBG call to shun plastic items 2.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
SGBG call to shun plastic items
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Policy for Disposal of Garbage 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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Put display boards indicating if Ganga water fit for bathing: NGT 27.7.2018 Rediff: News
The green panel said that innocent people drank and bathed in the river with reverence, without knowing that it may adversely affect their health.
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RGU installs 330KW solar panel 27.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
RGU installs 330KW solar panel
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Pictures do the rounds of 'ice in Jaipur'. Here's the truth 25.7.2018 DNA: Money
It appears that toxicity in Rajasthan's waters has reached a point where Jaipur has ended up having a Bengaluru-like situation with foam coming out of water bodies. However, in Jaipur's case, it is a drain that has released frothy water full of chemicals and effluents. In Bengaluru, the dirty water was the result of overpollution of the Bellandur Lake. Foam is formed due to heavy metals in water, and exposure to this results in skin diseases. Further exposure can resulted in further health complications. The frothy water has overflowed from the drain onto the road, which has resulted in traffic snarls in Sector 35 of Sanganer in the Pink City. According to reports, a portion of the drainage system is connected to the Central River Project that recycles water and supplies the clean water back to the drain. The project, which now needs a major inspection, has cost the Rajasthan government Rs 2,500 crore. While the foam has come onto the city, people have been taking pictures and claiming that it 'has ...
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Aquatic life threatened due to poisoning of Kakodonga 25.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Aquatic life threatened due to poisoning of Kakodonga
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Forests are our treasure, preserve and protect them: Vice President 24.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that a mega Bio-Diverse Country like India should preserve and protect its forest cover and pass the treasure to next generation duly protecting and developing it. He was interacting with the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers (2017-19), here today.
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