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Clean Ganga: NGT appoints panel to look into grossly polluting units 10.2.2016 DNA: India
The National Green Tribunal has set up a committee to look into the grossly polluting industries located along the banks of Ganga and inform it about the quantum of sewage discharged by them in the river. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar constituted the panel comprising member secretary of Central Pollution Control Board, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board, CEO of UP Jal Nigam, Director of Environment Ministry and a professor from IIT-Roorkee. "The committee shall submit report on actual effluent discharge from each drain that joins Ganga and measure load on points where Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) are sought to be constructed under Phase-I B of the judgement (Haridwar to Kanpur)," the bench said while warning that if the directions are not complied with, it would impose heavy costs. The green panel also asked the UP pollution control board to inform it about the industrial units of tannery, paper and pulp, textile, located along the banks of Ganga, to ...
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Govt stresses on waste management to achieve smart cities 10.2.2016 DNA: Top News
Terming lack of proper urban planning as a "major" failure for the country, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the government will finalise comprehensive waste management rules next month to deal with the pressing problem. Addressing a Global Partnership Summit on Smart Cities here, the Ministers rued that cities "have been converted into slums" in the last seven decades and said it is more challenging to transform them into smart cities then building new ones. "Our single most failure after independence is in our urban and town and country planning. I wonder Nehruji bought great architects like Le Corbusier and built Chandigarh. But we never thought of waste management, sewage treatment and pollution," he said. The minister said this planning failure has to be corrected if the goal of smart cities is to be achieved.  "In last 70 years, we have converted cities into slums.... We have to correct this planning failure. It is bigger challenge to convert the present city into a smart city," he ...
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Arunachal rivers free from pollution: CGWB 8.2.2016 The Assam Tribune
Arunachal rivers free from pollution: CGWB
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Flint water crisis: residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment’ 8.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
While some praise the candidate’s visit for bringing attention to the city as its water crisis continues, others see a candidate plying a cause ‘just to get votes’ Hillary Clinton has made every effort to make Flint her own. The water crisis afflicting this predominantly black Michigan city – ignored by Washington politicians for years – has become another battlefield in a progressive war between Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Race, class and the environment matter again in an issues-based, neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential ...
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Boundary wall of kheria airbase is at the verge of collapsing 6.2.2016 TOI: Cities
Boundary wall of Kheria airbase is at the verge of collapsing, as the wall has been breached at various locations by directing drainage from the civil into the air force ...
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After the floods, York’s residents try to piece their lives back together 6.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Receding waters are just the beginning of the struggle for those affected by this winter’s devastating weather. We talk to some of the city’s residents and uncover feelings of anger and despair … and hope It’s been just over a month since York experienced its worst flooding for decades, bringing Christmas to an abrupt end for many. Heavy rainfall on Boxing Day, combined with a controversial decision by the Environment Agency to raise one of York’s major flood barriers , left almost 600 homes and businesses submerged in filthy river water contaminated with sewage for 48 hours. With little warning, hundreds of residents had to be evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night by Mountain Rescue teams as the water levels rose rapidly. Many were only able to take the clothes they were wearing with ...
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Students and their ideas steer change at civic level 6.2.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
It was a whirlwind of thought-provoking ideas at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium on Friday, thoughts that poured out of young minds and actually helped fix civic ...
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Post-Deonar, lens on hsg society composting sites 5.2.2016 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
Following the Deonar dumping ground fire, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta has asked the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MP-CB) to inspect whether organic composting sites in large building complexes are ...
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Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Fifty-Fourth convocation of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

5.2.2016 Govt of india: PIB
1. I am indeed happy to be here amidst you today for the fifty-fourth convocation of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, a leading institution in our country for agricultural research, education and extension.
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Brexit would return Britain to being 'dirty man of Europe' 3.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Leading group of environmentalists warns that leaving the European Union would mean a return to filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws

Britain risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” again with filthy beaches, foul air and weak conservation laws if it leaves the European Union, a group of leading environmentalists warned on Wednesday.

The steering committee of the new E4E (Environmentalists for Europe) group includes former ministers, a former EU commissioner and a former head of the Environment Agency. It will work with green groups to persuade people that leaving the EU could set back the UK’s nature protection and prevention of pollution many years. The UK’s referendum on EU membership may come as soon as June.

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Challenge to keep Ganga clean with 50 lakh pilgrims expected next Monday 2.2.2016 TOI: Cities
The entire Haridwar administration is busy preparing for the Somvati Amavasya, falling on February 8 when around 50 lakh pilgrims are expected to arrive for bath during Ardh kumbh mela in holy Ganges on that ...
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NGT rap propels Uttarakhand industrial body into action 2.2.2016 TOI: Cities
State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL) after 'seven' years decides to start its Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Pantnagar after being pulled up by ...
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Eight central ministries join hands for the ambitious clean Ganga mission 1.2.2016 TOI: India
Seeking to use different arms of the government in pursuing the gigantic task of Ganga cleaning, the Union water resources ministry has signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) with seven ministries to carry forward multi-sectoral activities for minimum three years to rejuvenate the ...
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Funding problems hit plan to clean Rio's polluted waterways ahead of Olympics 1.2.2016 Guardian: Environment
A consortium of Dutch government, NGOs and businesses has proposed solutions to Guanabara Bay’s pollution. But cash-strapped Brazil can’t pay With the Olympic Games just months away, Rio de Janeiro has a problem: rubbish. Hundreds of tonnes of unprocessed waste flow into the Guanabara Bay every year. The problem isn’t new but the prospect of Olympic swimmers and sailors taking to Rio’s contaminated waters have put the issue in the spotlight. Previous promises from Rio officials to “regenerate Rio’s magnificent waterways” through investment in sanitation have not delivered results. Could the Dutch environment ministry have better luck? In an ambitious and diplomatically unorthodox move it has pulled together some of the country’s leading waste experts, including businesses and NGOs, to propose a variety of innovative solutions under the name Clean Urban Delta Initiative ...
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NGT order a year old, Yamuna still dirty 1.2.2016 TOI: Cities
Multiplicity of agencies and a lack of focus are putting paid to all efforts to clean up ...
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Critically polluting Kanpur tanneries to soon get a new CETP 29.1.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
The Jajmau area of Kanpur that is touted as one of most critically polluted industrial area along river Ganga may soon see reduction in pollution as the Centre plans to open bids for a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in the tannery cluster by April, secretary of union water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation Shashi Shekhar said on Friday. Currently, the Ganga ministry is tackling the herculean task of cleaning Ganga through a multidimensional approach that involves curbing industrial pollution, urban sewage pollution and even pollution from villages along the holy river. Shashi Shekhar said that the Ganga ministry has delayed the tender process for sewage treatment plants (STP's) as a few state governments said that they will be unable to fund the upkeep of the STP's for a long time. The Centre also recently announced that it will use the hybrid annuity model to bid for sewage treatment plants across 118 urban local bodies. Under this model, up to 40% capital cost will be paid by ...
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Tirupur Exporters’ Association requests financial support to common effluent treatment plants 29.1.2016 ET: Finance / Insurance
TEA has sought financial support to the effluent treatment plants from the Centre so as to keep the competitive edge in the global garments market.
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Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege? | Rosalind Malcolm 29.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
How do you provide a safe place to go in informal settlements in Kenya and Uganda where land ownership is often disputed or vague? Adequate sanitation is a human right, recognised by the UN . But for the 2.4 billion people with nowhere to go safely, how does that right become a reality? Kenya and Uganda have different approaches yet, despite political commitment in both countries, they are some way off the goal of ensuring sanitation for all. In the sprawling slums of Kampala in Uganda, I saw a field piled high with faeces where bare-footed children guided us around. This field was where the slum-dwellers went at night when the toilets were ...
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Current Affairs 23rd January 2015 28.1.2016 Sify Finance
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LIVE! Nitish govt withdraws case against RJD chief Lalu Prasad 28.1.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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