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Plea in HC over govt’s decision to fell trees 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘AAP govt has failed to take necessary steps to curb pollution’
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No function, rally at Girgaum Chowpatty, says Bombay High Court 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Bombay High Court said on Thursday that: "Beaches are an essential part of the environment, and if a beach is polluted, it will violate fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which mentions the right to live in a pollution-free environment." The HC observed this while restraining any public functions or rallies other than those approved to be held at the Girgaum Chowpatty. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice PN Deshmukh said: "There are very few open spaces in this city for a common man to breathe fresh air. Moreover, it (Chowpatty) is a major tourist attraction. Article 51 (A) (G) makes it every citizen's duty to protect the beach. It cannot be damaged by holding functions and rallies." The state government held the 'Make In India Week', a two-day event, at the Chowpatty, in 2016, after being granted an ad-interim relief by the Supreme Court. A major fire had broken out during the event. As per the committee, three functions are permitted annually at the ...
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Government’s ‘Make in India’ function caused damage to Mumbai beach: High Court 21.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai, The Bombay High Court today said the government’s ‘Make In India‘ function
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Govt to fine misuse of piped drinking water 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
Hints at reducing charge of piped drinking water
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Cloudy Thursday morning, rains likely 21.6.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, June 21 It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Thursday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met office said. The humidity at 8.30 am was 58 per cent. The Met has predicted some very light rains for the day ahead. "It will be a partly cloudy sky with very light rains or drizzle likely," an official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 42 degrees Celsius. The air quality of Delhi and its surrounding regions was moderate, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Wednesday's maximum temperature settled at 41.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 29.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. — ...
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Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN 21.6.2018 The Tribune
United Nations, June 21 A United Nations report published on Wednesday said in 2016, an estimated 4.2 million people died as a result of high levels of ambient air pollution. "In 2016, 91 per cent of the urban population worldwide were breathing air that did not meet the World Health Organisation Air Quality Guidelines value for particulate matter (PM 2.5); more than half were exposed to air pollution levels at least 2.5 times higher than that safety standard," said the 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Many cities around the world were facing acute challenges in managing rapid urbanisation -- from ensuring adequate housing and infrastructure to support growing populations, to confronting the environmental impact of urban sprawl, to reducing vulnerability to disasters, reported Xinhua citing the report. Between 2000 and 2014, the proportion of the global urban population living in slums dropped from 28.4 per cent to 22.8 per cent. However, ...
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Waste management in Guwahati - the Indore formula 21.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Waste management in Guwahati - the Indore formula
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‘Only six projects completed under Smart Cities Mission’ 21.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
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17,000 trees to be felled in South Delhi for redevelopment 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Around 11,000 trees would be cut just in Sarojni Nagar, the official said.
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Delhi's Air quality now 'satisfactory': Environment department 21.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The air quality of the national Capital has been improving since the past week when dust storm had induced hazy conditions making the air unbreathable. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday reviewed the air quality index (AQI) --- showing the levels of pollutants in the air --- stating that it was 'satisfactory'. "Ambient air quality index in the national Capital is showing continuous improvement," Hussain was told by officials of the environment department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). The minister noted that the AQI of Delhi stood at 157 at 2 pm on Wednesday with PM10 levels of 203.3 µg/m3and PM2.5 levels at 68.8 µg/m3 as per data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The data shows 'moderate' air quality. Hussain also reviewed the working of landfill sites. Secretary (Environment) informed the minister that effort is on promoting installation and enhancement of capacities of waste-to-energy plants, composting of the biotic waste and proper ...
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Camp under Tandarust Punjab Mission 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 20 To make the people aware of the need for checking environmental pollution in the district, the Cooperative Department on Wednesday organised an awareness camp under Tandarust Punjab Mission at Thalla village. Presiding over the camp, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Navneet Kaur Bal said ‘Tandarust Punjab’ was a comprehensive mission, which had been envisaged as a holistic initiative to take care of the state’s air quality, water quality, and safe food, thus ensuring a good living environment for the citizens of Punjab. During the camp, members were made aware of keeping environment healthy by stopping stubble burning and using implements which were being provided to coop societies at 80 per cent subsidy. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate also exhorted the people to join the campaign and make it a mass movement so that Punjab could be benefitted from it. She said the district administration was committed to implementing this campaign in the right earnest by making more and ...
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Rajasthan, Haryana get notice over deforestation in Aravallis 21.6.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Citing reports, NHRC says issue causing air pollution in Delhi
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Beating plastic pollution 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The focus must be on waste management and recycling
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Tata Steel dispatches Ferro chrome from Gopalpur Industrial park 20.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Bhubaneswar, Tata Steel has started dispatching Ferro Chrome branded as Tata Tiscrome from its Ferro chrome plant in Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district. The first ever dispatch of Ferro chrome from the plant was flagged off by Vice President, Raw Materials, Chanakya Chaudhary and Vice President project,Gopalpur, Arun Misra in presence of other senior officials […]
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IIFA 2018: Bollywood stars to dazzle in Bangkok; Rekha to perform live after 20 years 20.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Glam
Bangkok, Back to the Thai capital after a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend
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State generating 2,99,000 kg of plastic waste daily 20.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
State generating 2,99,000 kg of plastic waste daily
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8 vehicles challaned for creating noise pollution 20.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 19

Continuing its drive to check noise pollution in the district under the “Tandarust Punjab Mission”, a joint team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and traffic police, Jalandhar, on Tuesday issued challans to eight vehicles and motorcycles for using multi-tone horns/pressure horns and cracker sound emitting silencer.

A team comprising environmental engineers and traffic cops checked around 35 vehicles, including heavy vehicles and motor cycles, at the Rama Mandi Chowk.

On the occasion, a heavy vehicle and seven Royal Enfield Bullet motor cycles were issued challans for the violation of noise pollution rules.

The team appealed to the owners of heavy and light vehicles to stop using pressure horns in their vehicles as these cause a lot of noise pollution. They said strict action would be taken against the erring vehicles owners who were found violating the laws.

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Saplings distributed for a ‘greener’ Punjab 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Khanna, June 19 A sapling distribution function was held at Desh Bhagat Chowk, Mandi Gobindgarh. Desh Bhagat University and ‘Hara Punjab Khara Samaj’ organised the event held in collaboration with the Department of Forest and Wild Life Preservation, Punjab, under the ‘Ghar Ghar Hariyali’ movement. “Our objective is to cover maximum area of Punjab under trees and to create awareness among common people about saving environment,” said Tajinder Kaur, Pro-Chancellor, DBU, who is also the CEO of Hara Punjab Khara Samaj, an NGO working for environmental protection. University Chancellor Zora Singh inaugurated the saplings distribution and tree-plantation drive and said: “Trees save our environment, conserve water, provide oxygen and improve air quality. So, it’s our duty to plant and protect trees. During the event we distributed around 1,000 saplings having medicinal value such as neem, amla, jamun and tulsi among others and our aim is to distribute 1 lakh saplings all over ...
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Government to adopt zero tolerance on water pollution 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 19 State Environment Minister OP Singh on Tuesday said that 80 per cent of the city’s pollution was due to the Municipal Corporation (MC). He was here to interact with industrialists of the city on the issue of environment. The minister said the department had decided to raise the issue of the non-functioning of sewerage treatment plants (STP) within the jurisdiction of the MC as the main source of water and air pollution. Local bodies across the state could play a key role in saving the environment, he added. Earlier various industrial organisations handed over their memorandums to the minister, which the latter promised to take up with the Chief Minister. He said he would reach out to the industrialists across the state to settle the environment-related issues, as the Punjab Government had decided to ensure the cleanliness of water resources on a priority basis. Today at the meeting with industrialist associations from Jalandhar, which mainly comprised sports and ...
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People’s movements being crushed in T.N.: Patkar 20.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Slams Edappadi government for ‘anti-people’ policies
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