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CPCB told to check hand pumps 25.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed Central Pollution Control Board to inspect the hand pumps releasing contaminated groundwater in eight districts of Uttar Pradesh.
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CPI (M) to take Hussainsagar Nala Problem matters to HMWSSB MD 25.5.2017 thehansindia3900
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Bellandur: NGT directs closure of polluting industries 25.5.2017 PTI: All news
Bellandur: NGT directs closure of polluting industries
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Kannur: INA okays demands, stir ends 25.5.2017
Kannur: The 85-day long protest by a section of people from Ramanthali village in front of the Indian Naval Academy under the banner of Jana Aarogya Samrakshana Samithi (JASS) against INA’s sewage treatment plant (STP) came to an end on Wednesday as the INA authorities agreed to their demands. On Tuesday evening, INA commandant Vice Admiral S.V. Bhokare along with deputy commandant Rear Admiral M. D. Suresh and station commander Commodore Kamalesh Kumar held a meeting with protesters in a bid to resolve the ongoing concern of groundwater contamination. Following the meeting, on Wednesday morning the protest was officially ended by giving lemon juice to K.P. Parameswari, who was undergoing hunger strike. The INA’s sudden move came at a time when the Chief of Sri Lankan Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is scheduled to visit the Academy on Saturday for reviewing Passing out Parade (POP). During the meeting, Vice Admiral Bhokare informed the protesters that it had hired a reputed consultant ...
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Sigh of relief for Kannur Naval Academy 25.5.2017
Kannur: As the four-month-long protest by Ramanthali villagers ended on Wednesday, the INA officials heaved a sigh of relief ahead their prestigious passing out parade (POP) on Saturday. If the protest was not over, it would have been an embarrassing moment for Navy as a foreign naval chief is reviewing the parade for the first time in the INA's history. Villagers are also happy by the fact that without the support of political parties in the region, they were able to taste the success. On January 27 they staged a procession to INA alleging the faulty sewage treatment plant (STP) was causing a huge rise in water level in the nearby wells. As the protest intensified, Kannur district collector assigned a team comprising Thalassery sub-collector, groundwater department and pollution control board officials to visit the spot and prepare a report. Later, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) also conducted a study on the water samples collected from the INA campus and nearby areas. The ...
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‘Health Dept to fine house owners if larvae found’ 25.5.2017 The Tribune
Summers are at its peak and it is the time when most of the disease spread, be it be water borne or mosquitoe borne. Both the Health Department and Municipal Corporation are making efforts to curb the spread of the diseases this season. Manav Mander  speaks to Dr Vipal Malhotra, Health Officer, Municipal Corporation,  about the efforts undertaken by the MC this season.  Here are excerpts from the interview: What steps the MC is taking to curb the spread of vector-borne diseases?  Stress is being laid on prevention rather than cure. We are educating people regarding the spread of diseases like malaria and dengue and how to prevent it. We are holding educative seminars and workshops at schools, colleges and also asking the gurudwara and mandir committees to help in this cause by making announcements every morning and evening regarding the spread of this disease and how to prevent it.   What is the status of fogging in the city? Fogging has already been started from the month of April. Areas are visited ...
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Not just Bellandur, most lakes in Bengaluru have poor water quality 25.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Of the 51 lakes sampled in and around Bengaluru, 11 did not have water
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NGT orders closure of 76 units in Bengaluru 24.5.2017 BusinessLine - National
The National Green Tribunal has directed authorities to ensure the closure of 76 polluting industries around Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar d...
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Bangalore: NGT directs closure of polluting industries around Bellandur lake 24.5.2017 India – The Indian Express
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NGT directs closure of polluting industries around Bellandur lake in Bengaluru 24.5.2017 HBL: Home
The National Green Tribunal has directed authorities to ensure closure of 76 polluting industries around Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake.A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed ...
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Booklet on climate change now in braille 24.5.2017 Education – The Indian Express
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Safe Water Network,Honeywell India launch 75th 'safe water 23.5.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Safe Water Network and Honeywell India today launched their 75th 'safe water station' to provide safe water access to people in Telangana districts affected by groundwater contamination, including fluoride.
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Pollution levels high around pharma hub in Visakhapatnam 23.5.2017
Visakhapatnam: Pollution in and around the pharma hub in Vizag where bulk drug manufacturing units are located is very high due to the effluents released by pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. A majority of pharmaceutical factories are located in and around Parawada area of the district. Investigation by the Netherlands-based Chan-ging Markets Foundation, a UK-based ethical investigative agency Ecostorm for Sweden’s financial group Nordea found that the effluent treatment systems set up to process industrial waste fail to fulfil their purpose. There is also systematic dumping of chemical effluents by pharmaceutical factories in rivers, lakes and groundwater. “The effect of pollution is so severe that it is easily identified even by a casual observer not just in areas immediately adjacent to the factories and treatment plants but many kilometres away,” said the report ‘Impact of pharmaceutical pollution on communities and environment in India,’ researched and prepared for Nordea Asset Management by ...
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Stop witch-hunt, focus on solutions: BJP to AAP govt 23.5.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 22 The BJP today attacked the AAP government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claiming the government has done little to address the water woes in the areas inhabited by residents belonging to the economically weaker section. Referring to data received from the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), the Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta pointed at a huge gap in demand and supply of the potable water in the city with 2,42,484 complaints pertaining to 'no supply of water' recorded in the city. Also, the fact that 1,44,451 complaints of water contamination have been recorded by the DJB speaks volumes about the AAP government’s claims of having 9 laboratories for monitoring quality of raw water and potable water production at treatment plants, Gupta added. The BJP leader alleged the AAP government is unnecessarily indulging in “witch-hunt” on inflated water bills and not taking up the real causes of the problem. “If the department has round-the-clock quality testing of potable water ...
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Adulterated foods: Kolkata police Enforcement Branch to conduct raid 22.5.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Using tannery waste in fields turning soil toxic: study 22.5.2017 Downtoearth
Researchers studied soil and groundwater samples from farms irrigated by tannery effluents in and around Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh
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An opportunity being drained away 22.5.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Sound policies on wastewater treatment and use are vital to sustainable development
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Mayor highlights PCB's failure in controlling Phalguni river pollution 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Mayor Kavitha Sanil and the officials of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC)clearly denied the allegation that Phalguni river has been contaminated by the sewage leaked from the treatment plants operated by the MCC. During the spot visits, the wet wells and the sewage treatment plant were visited and the nearby water channels joining to the river were inspected on Sunday. A series of visits were conducted by the mayor along with Town Planning Standing Committee President Abdul Rauf, MCC commissioner Mohammed Nazeer, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board district officer Rajshekhar Puranik, authorities of MCC and the media personnel. Konguru wet well, Sewage Treatment Plant at Pacchanadi, the confluence point of storm water channel and Phalguni river at Manjalpade and Malavoor dam were visited on the occasion. MCCexecutive engineer said that pumping of sewage is being done during the peak hours at the drainage wetwell 9B-1 in Kongur, on day-to-day basis. It is the same case with wetwell-9 at Pacchanadi, ...
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Fish death: Spot inspections find no wet well sewage in Phalguni River 21.5.2017 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
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Bengaluru: BWSSB makes STPs mandatory for all apartments, citizens question logic behind it 21.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
After the BWSSB issued a notification last month making it compulsory for apartments to set up STPs, citizens have called the move illegal and illogical.
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