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Maharashtra government to take action against open slaughter of animals 16.8.2018 DNA: Money
Maharashtra government has decided to take strict action against open slaughtering of goats and sheep and has also issued guidelines to slaughterhouses on the same. It has made mandatory for the slaughterhouses to obtain permissions from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). The urban development department has also issued notifications in this regard. It says that the waste produces generated in slaughterhouses should be disposed off properly as per the MPCB guidelines. This will be applicable for those slaughterhouses who cutting more than ten animals per day. According to the state urban development department, illegal slaughtering activities has led to water and environmental pollution. "As per the MPCB Act 1981, it is mandatory for slaughterhouses to seek permissions from MPCB. Besides they also need to have the Effluent Treatment Plant (EPT) to treat the water generated in the slaughter process. However, in the recent audit conducted by the state government, it was revealed that most of ...
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Gutter gas a reality? This Chhattisgarh man claims he makes tea from nullah-emitted gas stove 14.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Shyam Rao Shirke, a mechanical contractor who patented production of bio-CNG from sewage sludge, has shared how his initiative became functional. "I collected water from drains and made mini 'collector' to collect water bubbles, used a drum to make a gas holder. When tested, system was functional. I connected it to a gas stove and made tea," Shirke said in an interview to ANI. Sharing that Chhattisgarh Science and Technology gave him money to take it to the next level, Shirke said he built and installed it in a nullah. "In three days enough gas was collected. It was installed in a house where food was prepared for 4-5 months," the mechanical contractor said. "Scientists told me my paper has been sent to higher authorities. It had already been 2 years hence, I had forgotten about it. Yesterday I came to know Modi ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) has mentioned my invention in his speech," he added. Sharing his ordeal, Shirke said he had no financial assistance. "People from Municipality threw away the ...
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Shri Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates 20 Ghats in Kanpur and Bithoor. 13.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 20 newly constructed/ restored Ghats on river Ganga in Kanpur and Bithoortoday .The Minister also announced projects to tackle pollution from two of Kanpur’s biggest pollution hotspots – Jajmau- a source of industrial effluents and Sisamau – source of domestic sewage.
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Gujarat Police foil Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs’ Jal Samadhi attempt 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Quota leader Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs Lalit Vasoya, Pratap Dudhat and others attempted Jal Samadhi (drowning oneself) on Saturday in Bhadar River near Bhukhi village of Rajkot district. The police detained around 200 people including Hardik and Vasoya, making their attempt futile. Congress MLA from Dhoraji and former colleague of Hardik Patel in quota stir, Lalit Vasoya, had warned the government saying that if no actions were taken to control the pollution in Bhadar-2 dam reservoir caused by local textile dyeing units through the release of untreated effluents.  Vasoya has also written to the Governor, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, water resource department and hordes of other officials, staged the protest programme on Saturday.  He headed towards the reservoir with Hardik and some 100 people. They were, however,  detained by the local police and released on bail. “I will take Jal Samadhi again. The BJP government tried to break our agitation, but we all will stay united and Congress will fight for ...
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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GIS Technology on Ganga Cleaning Projects 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for improving planning, execution and monitoring of projects as well as providing platform for central repository of all data related to Ganga river basin including Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) / Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), water quality monitoring location, afforestation, ghats and crematorium, river front development.
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Violations of Environmental Regulations 3.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Pointing out that according to an information received from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), there are 441 industries that are not complying the environmental norms, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that CPCB has issued show-cause notices to 274 industries and closure directions to 140 non-complying units.
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Call for safe drinking water for all by 2030 3.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Call for safe drinking water for all by 2030
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Policy for Disposal of Garbage 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
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Study on Groundwater Contamination 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) regularly monitors ground water quality of shallow aquifers on a regional scale, once every year. Ground water quality data generated during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicate that the ground water in major part of the country is potable.
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Allocation of Funds for CGM 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Till date, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 221 projects with cost of approx Rs.22,238 crore for  sewage infrastructure, in-situ drain, bioremediation, modular Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), rural sanitation (construction of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL) across gram panchayat along Ganga river), industrial pollution abatement, river front development, ghats and crematoria development, ghats cleaning, river surface cleaning, biodiversity conservation, afforestation, institutional development (non-infrastructure), project implementation support / research and study projects, and composite ecological task force.
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Put display boards indicating if Ganga water fit for bathing: NGT 27.7.2018 Rediff: News
The green panel said that innocent people drank and bathed in the river with reverence, without knowing that it may adversely affect their health.
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Ahmedabad Civic body slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on Naroda GIDC 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has imposed a fine on the Naroda GIDC Industrial Estate, after finding an illegal drainage connection made by the estate into the civic body's drainage system. Civic officials said that such illegal connections are further polluting the Kharicut canal, which has recently gotten a facelift after a mammoth one-month-long effort. A press release issued by the civic body states that the estate had illegally connected their drainage network, without any prior permission. When this incident came to the notice of civic officials, they slapped a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the estate. "We have prepared an order of fine against the estate. We have found that they are illegally releasing their sewage into Kharicut canal and other places. This is not tolerable," said Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra of the AMC. "This notice and fine will remind them that they should take care of their pollution," Nehra added. When one of the members of the estate, Shailesh Patwari, was contacted, ...
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Pictures do the rounds of 'ice in Jaipur'. Here's the truth 25.7.2018 DNA: Money
It appears that toxicity in Rajasthan's waters has reached a point where Jaipur has ended up having a Bengaluru-like situation with foam coming out of water bodies. However, in Jaipur's case, it is a drain that has released frothy water full of chemicals and effluents. In Bengaluru, the dirty water was the result of overpollution of the Bellandur Lake. Foam is formed due to heavy metals in water, and exposure to this results in skin diseases. Further exposure can resulted in further health complications. The frothy water has overflowed from the drain onto the road, which has resulted in traffic snarls in Sector 35 of Sanganer in the Pink City. According to reports, a portion of the drainage system is connected to the Central River Project that recycles water and supplies the clean water back to the drain. The project, which now needs a major inspection, has cost the Rajasthan government Rs 2,500 crore. While the foam has come onto the city, people have been taking pictures and claiming that it 'has ...
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Shri Nitin Gadkari Reviews Namami Gange Projects in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal: Directs Officials and Contractors to Complete Projects by December 2018 25.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday reviewed the projects under Namami Gange programme in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Even as significant progress is being made in Namami Gange projects in the three States, the Minister instructed contractors to speed up the work and complete projects by December 2018.
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Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels 24.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels
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Pakistan General Elections: From gutters and war zones, Pakistan's colourful election candidates 22.7.2018 DNA: Top News
There is the ecologist, the "semi-corrupt", the opportunist, and the indestructible. Alongside Pakistan's mainstream politicians a battery of flamboyant candidates are contesting nationwide elections on July 25. Here are five who each embody the myriad challenges facing the country. Ayaz Memon Motiwala, the ecologist - To make his point, Ayaz Memon Motiwala campaigns from the gutters. Running as an independent in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi, Motiwala prefers to get his anti-corruption, pro-environment message out as he lies in pools of sewage -- all while draped in Pakistan's green and white flag. "If they do not cover the gutters then this is my right to sit inside the gutter and protest," Motiwala tells AFP. Motiwala has chosen the water tap as his election symbol. Water is a highly charged issue, with experts saying Pakistan faces "absolute scarcity" -- less than 500 cubic metres available per person nationwide -- by 2025. "Vote for me -- but even if you don't -- please remember that clean ...
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Residents of Noida and Greater Noida demand audit on high-rises building 22.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Following the collapse of two 6-storeyed buildings in Shahberi area, the residents of high rises in Noida and Greater Noida are demanding the structure audit from the state government. The residents want the authorities to audit the quality of construction material used in the buildings, the strengths of the building columns, beams, pillars, iron bars and plaster, sewage discharge systems, water pipeline system, electrical cabin and wiring system, lifts and podiums. The residents have sent a letter to the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar requesting the structure audit of their buildings. They also made a request through IGRS for the audit of the societies. Noida and Greater Noida have more than two hundred high rise societies. According to the residents, they fear that the builders have not used the high-quality material in the buildings as there have been incidents in the past in which plaster of the wall or ceilings has fallen. "On June 27, a concrete chunk fell off from the ceiling of our ...
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Green Skill Development Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Under the ongoing Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, a new initiative the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was launched in June 2017 to skill youth in environment, forest and wildlife sectors and enabling them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
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Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT 19.7.2018 Rediff: News
The green panel ordered a survey to seek views of the common people about what they feel on ground about the pollution in the Ganga.
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