User: rose_skyzen Topic: water pollution
Category: water pollution
Last updated: Jul 03 2015 16:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Ragpickers to get national award 3.7.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
The government proposes to institute a national award for ragpickers to recognise their services in waste management and in keeping India clean, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.
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Nineteen states go online for issuing green clearance 2.7.2015 TOI: India
Almost a year after going online for assessing environmental clearance (EC) applications of bigger projects (Category ‘A’) which come to Union environment ministry for green nod, the Center on Thursday launched a similar web portal for smaller projects (Category ‘B’) that need to get approval from state assessment ...
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‘Recycled’ water to rejuvenate riverfront 2.7.2015 Ahmedabad News, Ahmedabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
The ambitious plans of rejuvenating the Sabarmati riverfront with treated sewage water — a project which was shelved for the last several months for want of Central government approval — will now be ...
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Great Barrier Reef spared Unesco's 'in-danger' listing 2.7.2015 Guardian: Environment

Unesco world heritage committee passes draft ruling that reef’s status remain unchanged, but says Australia must do more to prevent further damage

The UN has ruled against listing the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”, congratulating Australia on its conservation plan but giving it five years to halt deterioration of the natural icon.

Unesco’s world heritage committee in Germany on Wednesday unanimously passed an earlier draft ruling that the reef’s status remain unchanged but that Australia show significant progress in pushing its plan by the end of 2016.

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Water woes in Ukhrul; ways to face the issue 1.7.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
Water woes in Ukhrul; ways to face the issue
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Probe pins blame on MC staff, contractor 1.7.2015 TOI: Chandigarh Times
The probe report into the death of three labourers in a sewer chamber on May 30 has held MC staff-cum-officials ' mainly the junior engineer concerned ' and a private contractor guilty of ...
Green body to track gas emissions online 1.7.2015 TOI: India
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has started getting round the clock online data\report on status of compliance from 1,320 out of 2,800 such industrial units from across the ...
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Pollution watch goes online 24x7 1.7.2015 Telegraph: Nation
India's apex pollution control agency is about to take on the role of "Big Brother" for industries, acquiring the capability for 24-hour surveillance of select factories through a network of sensors, communication channels and cameras.
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Government Committed to Take Steps to Reduce Pollution 30.6.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has reiterated its commitment to take steps to mitigate pollution and has also sought public participation in its endeavours. Addressing a press conference on various measures undertaken for monitoring pollution here today
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Toilet for all: Think national, act local 30.6.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
A group of experts have recommended a set of practical steps for ending open defecation and giving every Indian access to toilet facilities within the next five years, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra ...
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MPCB serves notice on Aurangabad's Parli thermal power plant for flouting green norms 30.6.2015 TOI: Cities
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued a show-cause notice to Parli thermal power plant in Beed district for allegedly violating pollution control norms and releasing pollutants outside its ...
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FSSAI’s proposed metal limits in food items also meant to encourage responsible farming 27.6.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The proposed regulations for heavy metal content in a whole range of food items would not only hold traders accountable but would also persuade Indian farmers to do responsible farming and adopt good practices, say senior officials as they look at ways to catch up with global ...
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Sewage seeps into well at Desterro 27.6.2015 TOI: Cities
Residents of Murgao Avenue colony in Desterro, Vasco, drawing water from a well for domestic purpose, found that it was contaminated and smelled of some ...
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Mumbai's Dahisar river highly polluted, finds test 27.6.2015 TOI: Cities
Former Mumbai Mayor and Shiv Sena corporator Shubha Raul has got the samples of water flowing in 11km Dahisar River ...
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Sewage seeps into well at Desterro 27.6.2015 TOI: Goa
Residents of Murgao Avenue colony in Desterro, Vasco, drawing water from a well for domestic purpose, found that it was contaminated and smelled of some ...
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Bacteria found in Kentucky Fried Chicken 26.6.2015 Rediff: Business
Food safety has hit headlines in India after government food safety inspectors found excess lead in packets of Nestle's Maggi instant noodles.
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MPCB sends closure notice to distillery 26.6.2015 TOI: Cities
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) on Thursday directed Radico NV Distilleries located in Shendra MIDC to stop their manufacturing activities for violating the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and causing serious pollution in the area ...
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Text of PM's remarks at the launch of AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban) Mission 25.6.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Text of PM's remarks at the launch of AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission and Housing for All (Urban) Mission
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Data shows reviving cities not easy 25.6.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
According to an analysis done by the urban development ministry for 1,405 cities and towns, there is huge gap between what is ideal condition and the actual national ...
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Shoddy pre-monsoon work irks residents of Old Thane 25.6.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
The nullah-cleaning work in Old Thane has not done any good to the shopkeepers and residents as water has entered shops and homes of some people. Rain water, mixed with untreated sewerage water from the entire area, has bothered people as they fear outbreak of dengue, malaria and typhoid. Traders, shopkeepers and residents from Mohammad Ali Road allege that the nullah-cleaning work has not been done properly in Old Thane, leading to waterlogging in various areas. They said that the cleaning work is an eyewash. "None of the drains have been cleaned and this shows the shoddy job done by the contractor," said a resident. "Old Thane houses police school, Urdu school, NKT college and a huge vegetable market from where vegetables are supplied to the entire city. Waterlogging at this place might affect the quality of vegetables as they might be laced with polluted water," said another resident. "The students attending schools and colleges in the area have to wade through the polluted water and this can cause ...
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