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This Diwali, let's keep Bengaluru clean, pleads BBMP 17.10.2017
Bengaluru: With clogged drains causing flooding across the city recently, the BBMP has taken certain precautionary measures to keep the city clean and free of pollution during the Deepavali festivities. In an official communication issued on Monday, BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad directed the officials to ensure that the city is free of cracker waste. He requested citizens to keep their surroundings and streets free of litter. Mr Prasad asked the public not to clog drains by dumping burnt crackers waste and puja items. "It is noticed that street vendors and establishments set up shops on pavements for the festival and later dump the waste into the drains, which clog the drains and obstruct the flow of rain water causing floods. Rather, they should collect the waste and hand it over to the BBMP"s garbage collection vehicle, the next day," he said.  The BBMP is prepared to handle emergencies that might occur while bursting crackers. "The public who sustain burns or ...
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TNPCB revokes closure order on 23 dyeing units 16.10.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has revoked the closure orders issued on 23 dyeing units attached to Eastern Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) last month following indiscriminate ...
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KMDK demands steps to curb pollution of rivers 16.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Party leader Eswaran accuses State govt. of being a mute spectator
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PCB orders 18 industries to pay ₹1 crore for pollution 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Large-scale fish kill was witnessed on Oct.4 and 5 in Ameenpur
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Use of polythene bags rampant despite ban 11.10.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, October 10 Despite the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the use of polythene bags and the state government enforced the ban on April 1, shopkeepers continue to use these polythene bags in the city.   Though the Municipal Corporation, Patiala, had banned the use of polythene bags in 2016, it seems that the implementation of the ban is a Herculean task for it.   With issuing a few challans last year, the authorities have turned a blind eye to the usage of polythene bag, which is causing pollution. These bags have become a major reason for chocked sewers in the city.  Polythene bags are still in circulation and people can be seen carrying these bags in various parts of the city. Ravee S Ahluwalia, an environmentalist, said being a non-biodegradable product, polythene carry bags had been polluting the environment for the past many years and making the soil unfit for other uses.  “Polythene bags release harmful toxins in the air and restrict seepage of water. These bags ...
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Aerial survey of Tapi to find potable water 11.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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PCB for withdrawing concellation order 9.10.2017 Hindu: National
The Nilambur MLA P.V. Anwar has complied with the conditions stipulated by the Board
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Toxic froth forms at RK puram again 9.10.2017
Hyderabad: Stubborn froth has pushed open the cover of yet another stormwater drain at Devi Nagar Colony, near the Ram Krishna Puram Lake. This sudden frothing has occurred after a gap of two months, causing locals to become extremely worried. Locals say that the stormwater drain in question has been under construction for the past five months, but ten per cent of the work has yet to be completed. The drain carries excess water from the lake downstream. Froth has begun to accumulate in areas where the drain has yet to be completed. The Pollution Control Board has directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to install sandbags, wire mesh at problem areas. However, these plans have not been implemented at any of the lakes in the city. B.T. Sreenivas, a resident of Devi Nagar, says, "We have placed a tarpaulin sheet on top of the froth to prevent it from spilling out onto the roads and getting onto vehicles and pedestrians." Locals attribute the re-surfacing of the froth to the ...
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NGT bans protests at Jantar Mantar 6.10.2017 thehansindia3901
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NGT orders joint inspection of canal 5.10.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Says report must be submitted to Rivers Restoration Trust
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GHMC blames plastic dumping for water logging in city 4.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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If Mir Alam Tank not saved, zoo park may go: Expert 4.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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HC seeks water supply plan for Sonshi 4.10.2017 Hindu: National
To hear petition on pollution in village next week
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Water Board swings into action 4.10.2017 thehansindia3900
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Hyderabad: Kondandaramnagar manholes spill toxic froth 4.10.2017
Hyderabad: In the early hours of Tuesday, the manholes in Kondandaramnagar, right behind the Sharada Theatre, beside the Saroornagar Lake, burst open at 1 am, spilling toxic froth all across the roads.  The manholes are connected to the stormwater drains that carry excess water from the lake to the Musi river, and clearly signals the toxic pollution in the lake. The build-up of the toxic foam lasted till 8 am and the stagnant water forced people to remain inside their homes. "The foam built up to a height of six feet, engulfing all the vehicles parked outside. We were locked in and could not go out," recounts Yadav Reddy, a resident of the area. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation"s sanitation wing was quickly deployed to suppress the toxic foam formation. Saroornagar 7th lake to froth "We had to bring in four tankers of water and spray the water across the foam. Even when it subsided, the excess water from the stormwater drains gushed out like a fountain, breaking ...
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Repair of barrage gates to leave bird park dry till November 4.10.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
It will be over a month’s wait before the birds end up roosting and nesting in Okhla Bird Sanctuary once again. With all gates opened at the barrage and water draining out, the water level is expected to remain low all through October.
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November 10 deadline for water restoration at Okhla 3.10.2017 Noida - City - The Times of India
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CM: Speed up cleaning, deweeding 3.10.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, October 2

Expressing concern over the pollution level and presence of weeds in the Dal Lake, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed pacing up of conservation and deweeding activities in the world famous lake. She said she would monitor the cleaning up of the lake periodically.

The Chief Minister gave these directions during a visit to interiors of the lake this morning during which she personally took stock of the pollution. She enquired about the various measures being taken for controlling the algal growth and dumping of weed material.

An official spokesman said Mehbooba directed urgent deweeding of the Ashai Bagh track of the lake and cleaning of exit channels at Rainawari, Nawpora and Mir Behree for movement of clean water through the lake.

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More teeth for states to save wetlands 2.10.2017
Hyderabad: After receiving the order from the Supreme Court to take a firm stand against the pollution and encroachment of wetlands, the Union ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has decided to set up wetland committees for individual states. It has begun implementing this as well as other guidelines included in the Wetlands (conservation and management) rules of 2017. Wetlands will henceforth be a state subject and states will have autonomy over the conservation of their flora and fauna. This is a step in the direction of fulfilling the promises ma-de in the Ramsar Conven-tion on Wetlands, to which India is a signatory. A wetland is a natural area where water remai-ns, in either a static or a dynamic form, up to a height of 6 metres. It may also be manmade or artificial. Wetlands are critical to the maintenance of urban water tables and help in preventing floods. They also improve groun-dwater levels. These areas tend to be turned into garbage dump yards and landfills. As per the ...
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Interlinking of Rivers: Benefits and Challenges 1.10.2017 thehansindia3940
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