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Parched or polluted: on India's water crisis 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Urgent reforms are needed to deal with the acute water stress in most of India
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Paddy date shift needed connect more than ban 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Kuljit Bains Following a laudable initiative of banning transplantation of paddy before June 20, the state government is in the midst of a great battle with farmers, majority of who in their wisdom are completely at odds with the directive. With some villages in dark zones, such as in Moga district, drilling into the earth over 600 feet, the precarious groundwater situation does not need underscoring. It makes the paddy period restriction a must. But when practically no farmer is in agreement, there is an administrative mess on hand. Right now, protests are being held across the state; agriculture officers implementing the ban are being detained by farm activists; FIRs are being registered against farmers; paddy transplanted before date is being destroyed in fields; power supply has been restricted (affecting other crops too); and the government has threatened not to procure early-sown paddy when the harvest comes. This is a perfect recipe for a law and order situation; if not, then a loss of face for ...
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Finally, skies open up 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 16  Rain has brought much-needed respite from a thick haze of dust and pollution that had enveloped the tricity for the past two days.  According to the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC), the Air Quality Index (AQI) improved after the rain which started around 2 am and continued in spells till the evening on Saturday. On Friday, the AQI had reached the alarming level of 898 points. It came down to the normal level of 175 points on Saturday.  The particulate matter (PM-10) has also witnessed a fall. Yesterday, it was 796 microgram (mg) per cubic metre, which has now settled at 212 mg. The count of PM 2.5 has also reduced from 178 mg to 63 mg per cubic metre. The city has witnessed 28.4-mm rainfall till 8.30 pm on Saturday.  Met experts said the tricity would witness light to moderate showers accompanied by strong winds in next 24 hours. The rain also brought respite from soaring mercury. On Saturday, minimum temperature was 23.5 degrees Celsius. The ...
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‘Stop all civil constructions’ 15.6.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, June 14

In view of the alarming levels of dust pollution in Delhi-NCR, LG Anil Baijal today ordered “halting” of all civil construction activities across Delhi with immediate effect till Sunday, intensifying mechanical road sweeping and sprinkling of non-potable water on roadsides as a part of emergency measures to combat the pollution.

Delhi’s air quality remained under “severe” category for the third consecutive day with a thick blanket of haze for the past few days. Similar dusty conditions are likely to prevail for another three-four days, as per authorities.

Following the meeting, civic bodies, PWD and Delhi Pollution Control Committee have been directed to impose penalties on all road construction agencies for violating laid down norms for dust control measures. — TNS

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Environmental emergency in Bellandur lake, not even 1 ml of clean water available, NGT informed 14.6.2018 DNA: Top News
 Indiscriminate discharge of untreated sewage into Bengaluru's Bellandur lake has resulted in an "environmental emergency", a committee has told the National Green Tribunal, adding that there is not even one millilitre of clean water in the lake. The NGT-mandated committee said the biggest lake of the beautiful city of Bengaluru had become the largest septic tank of the city due to "sheer callousness and indifference" of the authorities. "According to the material collected, the water holding capacity of Bellandur lake has rapidly shrunk due to indiscriminate dumping of construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste and due to vast spread of hydrophyte and microphytes in the lake water. Hydrophytes are aquatic plants that grow in or near water and provides cover for fish and other aquatic organisms. "The commission during the inspection was shocked to notice a road that has been constructed on the Varthur lake by dumping construction and demolition waste under the garb of laying a pipeline," ...
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US environmental groups sue Trump administration over water protections 14.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
US environmental groups sue Trump administration over water protections
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Seechewal meets protesters over mill ‘pollution’ 14.6.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Saila Khurd (Hoshiarpur), June 13 Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, noted environmentalist and a member of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), visited the town today to meet those raising their voice against the pollution allegedly being created by a local paper mill. He discussed the matter with MLA, Garhshankar, Jai Singh Rauri and other persons in different villages of the area. Lakhvir Singh Rana, advocate Ranjit Singh Kalsi, RTI activist Parvinder Singh Kittana and Manjinder Kumar Painsara, who raised their voice against the pollution created by the mill, handed over a memorandum to Seechewal. They alleged that the paper mill had been contributing to air and water pollution. Seechewal said applications from the farmers were received by the mill owners stating they need water for irrigation and that the mill owners were exploiting the farmers on the pretext of providing water for free irrigation by supplying only polluted water from the mill to them for the crops. “The people who ...
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Plastic banned in municipal offices 13.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The Government has issued orders on Thursday directing all the municipal bodies to discontinue usage and stocking up of single use plastic items like
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Punjab: Two-member PPCB panel visits factory, claims no ‘industrial waste’ found 12.6.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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‘ Stop illegal lifting of soil from Pothumbu tanks’ 12.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) members, along with residents of Pothumbu, staged a demonstration
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AAP leaders present polluted water to Badal 11.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 10 Aam Aadmi Party leaders from the Malwa zone, who are on a state-wide campaign against environmental pollution, carrying bottles filled with polluted water reached Bathinda on Sunday. AAP members gathered near Fire Brigade Chowk and raised slogans against the state government for not ensuring any concrete action to check pollution in the state. Alleging inaction on the part of state government to save water bodies from pollution, AAP had initiated the campaign in Ludhiana on May 31, 2018. They collected water samples from ‘Budha Nullah’ where thousands of industrial units in Ludhiana let loose untreated (containing heavy metals, chemical and other toxic content) water and gave these to MLAs and MPs of the state. Talking to Bathinda Tribune, Amritpal Aggarwal, Malwa Zone-1, vice president, said, “We have covered more than 40 per cent of the area in the state. On Sunday, we visited the native village of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and presented him ...
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Make Jalandhar leading district in ‘Tandarust Punjab’ Mission, says DC 11.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 Envisioning “Tandarust Punjab” mission as a mass movement to transform Punjab into the healthiest state by creating a good living environment for the people through better air, water and food quality, the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has told all departments to pull out all stops to ensure that Jalandhar emerges as the leading district under the mission. In a communiqué to all departments, the Deputy Commissioner said the mission could act as a game changer to ensure the overall wellness of all residents of the district. He said all the departments must zealously implement this mission by chalking out a time-bound action plan and strategy so as to make Jalandhar a clean, green, pollution-free and healthy district. Sharma said efforts must be made to ensure that the benefits of this mass campaign at the grassroots level so that people could avail these. The Deputy Commissioner said the Health and Family Welfare Department would make people aware about ...
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Punjab: Video of two men disposing sacks of ‘waste’ near Doraha canal goes viral, creates uproar 10.6.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Spillage in Beas: PPCB chief visits Ground Zero, asks sugar mill to build wall on drain 10.6.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Is it all downward from here? 10.6.2018 The Tribune
Lt-Gen Baljit Singh (Retd) THE images of acute shortage of drinking water in Shimla, kilometre-long queues of residents awaiting the arrival of water tankers to purchase a rationed few litres numb the senses for a few minutes. Incidentally, not so far away, around Kasauli at the same time, hectares of forest cover is burnt to cinders by multiple fires triggered partly by the phenomenon of climate change, an offshoot of degraded natural environment. Add to these, pictures of dead fish floating on the banks of the Beas, and we can make sense of why India plummeted 36 positions from 141 in 2016 to 177 in 2018 on the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a biennial report produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. As I turn over these images of human helplessness, arising from the cumulative environmental excesses of the past 100 years, my mind involuntary flashes back to the three-page letter written 164 years ago (1854) by the Red Indian Chief ...
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‘Waterman’ sees urgent need to rejuvenate the Godavari 9.6.2018 Hindu: National
No river water is clean and safe for drinking: Rajendra Singh
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Tiruppur shows how it’s done 9.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The court-ordered clean-up in the textile town has managed to mitigate ill-effects of industrial pollution to a large extent. A similar remediation effort, involving the government and stakeholders, is needed in other parts of Tamil Nadu, where groundwater has been so contaminated that farming is not possible anymore
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Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater: Study 9.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
While the primary source of uranium is geogenic, anthropogenic factors such as groundwater table decline and nitrate pollution may further enhance uranium mobilisation
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Severe uranium contamination in India's groundwater, says study 9.6.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Compiled data on groundwater uranium from 16 Indian states show high concentrations above WHO provisional guideline.
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‘Crop diversification solution to stubble burning’ 9.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 8 Agricultural scientists and stakeholders from different departments held prolonged deliberations to contain stubble burning menace that has affected the air quality levels in the region during a meeting in Bathinda. The discussions were centered on ‘Promoting Alternatives to Burning as a Rice Straw Management Practice in Punjab through Behaviour Change Interventions’. During the meeting, members from the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad, and Kheti Virasat Mission conceded that breaking the typical paddy-wheat crop cycle could play a pivotal role in containing the stubble burning menace to a large extent. They added that crop diversification was the need of the hour but for that the government needed to take other crops (apart from paddy and wheat) in the ambit of MSP (minimum support price). However, lack of political will has acted as a hindrance on that front, they said. Commercialisation of the farm sector has triggered farmers to switch to crops ...
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