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‘Fly ash is harming creek ecology’ 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
Estuarine ecosystem, water, fish and plants will suffer if degradation continues, says report
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Vandals ransack houses 17.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Follow-up to a tribal youth falling sick after drinking water from well
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Kozhikode in need of sewage plant 17.12.2017
KOZHIKODE: If the city fails to act in tune with several court orders and directions from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on setting up a Sewage and Septage Treatment Plant (STP), the water bodies in and around the city will continue to be polluted with septic tank waste, according to environmental and developmental activists. The septic tanks of the city when got filled have been pumped out into tankers, which has been later drained out to water bodies and isolated spots.  The drinking water sources and drinking water from Kerala Water Authority supply network have high coliform bacteria presence. It is to be recalled that the South Zone bench of the National Green Tribunal, Chennai had stayed the construction of the sewage treatment plant in 18.5 acres land at Kottooli. The state government had also withdrawn permission for the plant as the Wetland Protection Committee approa-ched High Court in 2013.  Later there were attempts to relocate the STP to the 2.6 acre land of Kerala Water ...
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Admn launches helpline No. against illegal sand mining 17.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 16 Unabated illegal sand mining has caused headache for the Mining Department and the District Administration. They are calling upon public to register their complaints on web a portal. The Deputy Commissioner, KS Sangha, said, a helpline number 94638-19838 was launched in the city to register complaints against illegal sand mining and the same complaints can be registered at the portal. He informed that officers of drainage, forest, panchayat and pollution control board departments have been authorised to register the FIRs against the illegal mining of minor minerals. He said teams of officials, drawn from different departments, including, irrigation, drainage, forest and mining was formed under the concerned SDMs to jointly hold meeting and carry out raids to check illegal mining of minor minerals. The team monthly meets and jointly carries out raids against illegal mining. He said a strict action was invariably taken whenever illegal mining was detected. ...
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NGT bans plastic in Haridwar, Rishikesh 16.12.2017 The Tribune

New Delhi, December 15

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today reiterated its 2015 order banning the use, sale, manufacturing and storage of plastic items in the pilgrimage towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh. The tribunal ordered a fine of Rs 5,000 on the 

violators. The ban has been imposed on plastic items used in any form such as polybags, and items used for serving or packing food.

In July and December 2015, the Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar had expressed displeasure at the pathetic state of affairs on the banks of the Ganga and had reprimanded the civic authorities.  The National Green Tribunal then passed a slew of orders to make the river pollution-free. However, the use of plastic items continued. The National Green Tribunal’s earlier directions were also aimed at making the Ganga pollution-free, thereby allowing devotees to take a dip and collect clean water from the river. — IANS

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HC orders closure of 55 hotels in Dharamsala 16.12.2017 The Tribune
Vijay Arora Shimla, December 15 The High Court has ordered the Dharamsala administration to shut down 55 hotels and establishments running illegally in the city, McLeodganj and Nadi. It also directed the authorities to ensure that electricity, water supply to such hotels/establishments was disconnected immediately. The court passed the directions after perusing a report filed by the Regional Officer, Pollution Control Board (PCB), highlighting that a team had inspected 88 hotels of the area and maximum were running without requisite sanction from the authorities concerned. It was further informed to the court that owners neither had permission from the Tourism Department nor did they have any consent to operate in terms of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel passed the order on a public interest litigation petition dealing with the ...
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Saligao plant proves to be saviour for Salmona spring 16.12.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT   PANAJI The state-of-the-art solid waste management plant at Saligao has proved to be a saviour for the Salmona spring which is located in the vicinity of the plant. The scientific methods adopted to treat the waste at the plant have immensely improved the quality of the spring water   making ...
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500 jeans units to be powerless 15.12.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
Workers' association claims jobs of 70,000 persons are at stake.
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Telangana 'forgets' to collect Rs 1,058 crore for DMF 15.12.2017
Hyderabad: The state government has failed to collect Rs 1,058 crore for the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) from mining companies and leasers since January 2015. The Centre established DMFs in 307 districts in the country affected by mining-related issues. The DMF is operational in 12 mineral-producing states and Telangana has DMFs in 30 districts. The money collected from mining companies is used by the DMF to supply drinking water and to put in place pollution control measures and to develop roads and bridges. The state government has to collect Rs 1,644.59 crore for the DMF from January 12, 2015, to September 30, 2017. But it could only collect Rs 586.15 crore. The Centre amended the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act in 2015 and established the DMF to benefit people and areas affected by mining-related issues.  The DMF is funded by the statutory contributions from mine leasers. The Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) is being implemented by the ...
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Superbacteria could soon be eating China's factory waste 14.12.2017 News
The clean-up goes to the heart of an industry that leveraged decades of cheap labour and capital
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The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
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Superbacteria could soon be eating China’s textile waste 14.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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'Install online air monitoring systems, RO in Singrauli' 14.12.2017 PTI: All news
'Install online air monitoring systems, RO in Singrauli'
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BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
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5-yr-old files plea in NGT blaming Delhi Metro of causing noise pollution 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Rohini resident Samriddhi Goswami, through her father Rakesh Goswami.
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Give info on Phase-II of Yamuna cleaning by tomorrow: NGT to DJB 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel had said that pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated by industrial effluents and sewage.
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Not a single drop of sewerage water would be released in Narmada River 12.12.2017 Central Chronicle
CM Chouhan Performs Bhoomi Poojan of Sewerage Plant Costing Rs. 324 Crore and Water Supply... more »
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4 expert tips to maintain your skin during winter 12.12.2017 The Tribune
NEW DELHI: Ready with your new winter look but not ready to deal with the harsh winter weather? While winter is all about snuggling into cozy quilts, sitting by the heater and sipping hot drinks, it is also about dealing with dry skin, chapped lips, and cracked heels. Dr. Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, Personal Care, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares her expertise on keeping your skin healthy during winter. *Nourish the skin from within Moisturising your dry skin every now and then during winter can be a little annoying. All you need to keep your skin soft and supple is an intensive skin care product that is enriched with the goodness of cocoa butter. Cocoa contains antioxidants that help repair skin cells. *Keep yourself hydrated While your skin needs essential minerals and vitamins, drinking water is a must to keep your body adequately hydrated. We are less likely to feel thirsty during winter. However, consuming warm water will help in flushing out toxins and enhancing blood circulation. So, ...
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Contaminated water problem crops up again 12.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 11 Just days after finding a solution, the problem of water contamination has cropped up again in Guru Arjan Dev Nagar area near Putlighar. Residents are getting dirty water emanating foul smell. They have again complained to the Municipal Corporation authorities to look into the issue as contaminated water was taking its toll on the health of people. Many residents have complained about stomach problems. Officials of the Municipal Corporation said the water was getting dirty due to mixing with sewage. “Though it was cleared last time, the same problem has come up again. Our officials are on the job and visited the area today,” they said. Ravneet Kaur, a resident of the area, said, “We are forced to buy water bottles from the market. It has become too difficult for us. It wastes a lot of our time.” Another resident Jasbir Singh, a government employee, said even the RO systems installed in houses are not of much use as the foul smell still emanates from water. “The ...
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Marine organisms enhance plastic pollution, shred plastic bags to million pieces: Study 11.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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