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Lack of coordination has caused wastage of 6 lakh ltrs of blood in India 24.4.2017
Blood banks are instrumental when it comes to saving lives in emergency situations as blood donation camps and responsible individuals contribute to the resource which is important for ensuring treatment for those who need it the most. But any important initiative can easily go wrong if implementation isn’t done properly and this is exactly why six lakh litres of blood has gone to waste in India in the past five years. The wastage of blood that can fill 53 tankers comes at a time when India faces a shortage of blood by 3 million units a year. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were the states with the highest wastage as stated in a reply to an RTI query. Half of the wasted units were of plasma which has a shelf life of one year that is more than a deadline of 35 days for usage of red blood and whole blood cells to be used. The main flaw being pointed out is the lack of co-ordination between hospitals and blood bank for sharing blood. Blood donation camps with thousands of people have ...
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CSE welcomes National Action Plan to curb Antimicrobial Resistance; lauds move to set up authority 24.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Centre for Science and Environment(CSE), has welcomed the release of India's National Action Plan(NAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR). The NAP was released at the Delhi Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance - an inter-ministerial consultation aimed at adopting a holistic and collaborative approach towards prevention and containment of AMR in India and increasing cooperation between various ministries.
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Massive amount of garbage found near Bellandur Lake 24.4.2017 News - Videos - The Times of India

Massive amount of garbage found near Bellandur Lake


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Under the banyan tree 24.4.2017 Hindu: Crafts
The Reciprocity Fest was a chance to learn about living with minimal impact on the environment
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What does it mean to live clean? 24.4.2017 Hindu: S & T
As the world moves towards convenience, these people are making small changes that positively impact both health and the earth in more ways than we can imagine
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Why India wastes so much blood 24.4.2017 TOI: India
The absence of a robust blood-sharing network between the banks and hospitals resulted in wastage of over 6 lakh liters of blood in the country in the last five years. Here’s a look at the states where most blood went waste the reasons for it.
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Scripting sustainability... 24.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Three noted designersare demonstrating how there can be happy co-existence between fashion and environment
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Hungarian woman, her husband and children clean Vasai beach 24.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
A Hungarian woman residing in Vasai has taken up the challenge to try to undo the damage being done to Mumbai's coastline and its nearby areas. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing everything to ensure his pet campaign, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, is a success, garbage dumps, and littered localities and beaches are a common sight in Mumbai.It was four weeks ago that Zsuzsanna Ferrao, distraught at the dismal condition of Rangaon beach near Vasai, decided to collect the garbage every Sunday.
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Sewage water causes traffic chaos 24.4.2017 Kanpur - City - The Times of India
Vehicular movement was affected near Juhi bridge due to accumulation of sewage water. The sewage pipeline had got damaged following maintenance work being undertaken by Jal Nigam. Every year, after heavy rains, water accumulates near the underbridge, but on Sunday evening the accumulation of sewage water created problems for the people, especially commuters.
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Mumbai: Andheri housing complex saves 80,000 litres of water everyday 24.4.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Vijay Nagar housing society in Andheri has set a benchmark for other residential complexes
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An ardent mission to save lives 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
NGO offers succour to anxious lot
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Take active part in groundwater recharge, RWAs told 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents bring problems in their areas to the notice of Hari Narayanan
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Good response to ‘Namma Ooty’ campaign 24.4.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Locals residents take part in the clean-up.
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New guidelines for inland fisheries 24.4.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Encroachment and pollution of waterbodies to be punishable offence in proposed Bill
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Sanitation on their minds, east Delhiites vote for betterment 24.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
In a bid to tackle issues such as piling garbage, lack of cleanliness, and the pothole menace in their areas, voters in east Delhi came out in huge numbers to cast their ballot. East Delhi has been the most affected area in terms of sanitation, with the frequent tussles between sanitation workers and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government aggravating the problem. While out to vote, residents complained of stinking drains and breeding of mosquitoes. They said they had come to vote to do something about the sorry state of affairs in their area, which becomes a dumping ground during sanitation workers'strikes. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers had gone on an 11-day strike in January this year, over non-payment of salaries. Voters, including those living Mayur Vihar, Chilla Village, and Yamuna Khadar, complained of the increasing number of mosquitoes in their localities because of the filth. Naresh, a farmer living in the Chilla Village, rued that the previous dispensation did ...
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Garbage piles up near polling booths 24.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
The "garbage issue came up in an unexpected manner during the MCD polls. Ironically, while political parties have been promising to resolve the garbage menace in the city one found that that there were a lack of dustbins at most polling booths. As a result, huge piles of plastic bottles, glasses and disposable lunch boxes were to be seen everywhere with no one around to clean up the mess. The problem was made worse by the fact that polling officials seemed to have contributed to the mess. Ashok Chawla, a shopkeeper at the DDA market, which is located near the polling booth in Paschim Vihar said, "People on election duty have been throwing water bottles outside the market street. These are people who should be more responsible." Speaking about garbage and cleanliness issue in the Capital he added, "The state charges tax revenue from markets, but neither do we have clean washrooms nor any single dustbin here." This lack of attention to cleanliness had had Delhiites up in arms. Twenty two year-old Jasleen ...
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Adopted by parliamentarians, await basic amenities 24.4.2017 DNA: Opinion
The residents of villages adopted by Delhi parliamentarians under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, came out in huge numbers to cast their votes on Sunday. Development of basic infrastructure and amenities in their areas remained the main point of voters' focus. Adopted by North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari, the Sabhapur village is divided into two parts – Chauhanpatti and Sabhapur – and lies at the border of Ghaziabad. Furious with the lack of basic amenities in the area, a few people decided not to vote but then changed their minds at the last moment. "We want a sewerage system in our locality, Milan Garden, which comes in the Sabhapur village," Uma Shankar, 42, said. Echoing the sentiment, Kamlesh, 42, said there was a need for basic sanitation facilities in the area. Similarly, 88-year-old Swan Lal came out to vote for the development of his village and for employment of his grandchildren. The situation was no better in Dheepur village in north Delhi, adopted ...
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Hundreds of cows die in Tamil Nadu due to lack of fodder, water 24.4.2017 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
Drought has not just affected the crops and farmers in the state but cattle as well. In the last five months, nearly five cows have died every day in the Nilgiris district. In villages of Moyar, Masinagudi, Balacola alone, nearly 300 cattle have died. The reason for the deaths is lack of green fodder and water.
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Bengaluru: Activists organise run to save Vibhutipura lake 24.4.2017
Bengaluru: Members of the Vibhutipura Kere Abhivridhi Mattu Samrakshane Samiti (VIKAS) have been organising repeated campaigns over the last three years to raise awareness on the dying water body, but officials seem to be in a deep slumber and have ignored the pleas to develop the lake. VIKAS on Sunday morning organised a 5-km Run4Lake to create awareness on the dying lake and to involve people in shaking officers into action. Though the residents of LBS Nagar, Vignan Nagar, Vibhutipura, Basavanagar, Annasandra Palya and other areas on the periphery of Vibhutipura Lake have been protesting for the diversion of sewage and fencing of the outer and inner parts, it has fallen on deaf ears. “There is no safety for walkers and residents around the lake. Dumping of debris and garbage is going on unabated. Trees planted by the residents around the lake are also being damaged,” VIKAS members said. Area corporator S.G. Nagaraj said that deweeding will begin before the onset of monsoon. Lake conservationist S. ...
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Bengaluru: BDA to install CCTVs around Bellandur Lake 24.4.2017
Bengaluru: Following directions from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), principal bench, Delhi, the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) is gearing up to adhere to the orders and has planned to install CCTV cameras to curb indiscriminate dumping of debris and garbage into the Bellandur lake. BDA engineer-member P.N. Nayak told Deccan Chronicle that CCTC cameras will be installed around the lake, especially the locations that are more prone to dumping. Different agencies, like the BWSSB, BDA and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), brain stormed on the implementation of the NGT directions to get the polluted lake cleaned. The BDA said that tender documents will be opened on Monday to finalise the lowest bidder to clear the weed and debris from the lake. After shortlisting the lowest bidders, the authority will go through the financial and technical bids to evaluate their technical abilities in cleaning up the lake within the deadline fixed by the NGT, sources said. The BWSSB is drawing up a ...
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