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Green Tribunal bench warns GMDA, GMC 22.10.2014 The Assam Tribune
Green Tribunal bench warns GMDA, GMC
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'Swachh Bharat' campaign must make impact on ground: Sumitra Mahajan 21.10.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Lauding the Modi Government for launching the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday said it should not remain a short-term affair and people must ensure that cleanliness is truly visible at the ground level. "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is neither a single-day affair nor just an announcement. This is a continuous campaign and we have to ensure that people not only get aware about it but its results are visible on the ground," she said. Mahajan was speaking at the foundation-laying ceremony of Indore Municipal Corporation's Council Hall and first phase of its secretariat buiding. The Speaker said IMC is the backbone of Indore's development. Therefore, it should have a proper infrastructure so that it can develop best basic facilities in the city. Mahajan is Lok Sabha MP from Indore. Indore Mayor Krishna Murari Moghe said the first phase of the secretariat building will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 17 crore. He also said a Rs 300-crore sewage treatment plant will be ...
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Prozac may be harming bird populations, study suggests 21.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Starlings who were fed same levels of antidepressant drug found in sewage earthworms suffered loss of libido and appetite

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France keen to invest in creation of smart cities in Himachal Pradesh 16.10.2014 ET: Infrastructure
The Chief Minister assured the French delegates to study the proposals and seek their valuable and technical expertise as and when required.
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Systemic failure to blame for Ganga pollution SC 16.10.2014 Hindustan Times: India
In a severe indictment of the governments failure to curb the massive pollution of the Ganga SC on Wednesday said heads must roll for despite spending Rs 20000 crore the river continues to be ...
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Supreme Court talks tough on Ganga clean-up drive 16.10.2014 DNA: Wide Angle
Being unhappy over the Centre's failure to present its vision for cleaning the Ganga river, the Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the government and said if the authorities at various level have been stalling the project because of corruption and heads must roll for this. The court also slammed for its delay in taking steps to check the industries which have been discharging the effluents into the river and sought the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file an affidavit and posted the matter for October 29. A bench headed by justice TS Thakur expressing displeasure over the affidavit filed recently by the government stating that in the short term measure, cleaning work will start in three phases and they will be completed in next 10 years. "You are unable to tell us your vision stage-wise on cleaning the holy river Ganga and your ultimate aim," the bench said and asked the Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar why the post of CPCB chairperson had been vacant for the past six months. It suggested that ...
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Supreme Court searches for a Sreedharan to make Ganga clean 16.10.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The Supreme Court sought a miracle man like former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, convinced that without an honest person with a sound technical brain to monitor implementation of the Narendra Modi government’s initiative to clean Ganga, it could go the Yamuna ...
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Systemic failure corruption to blame for Ganga pollution SC 16.10.2014 Hindustan Times: India
In a severe indictment of the governments failure to curb the massive pollution of the Ganga Supreme Court on Wednesday said heads must roll for despite spending Rs 20000 crore the river continues to be ...
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Systemic failures in Ganga cleaning plan, heads must roll: SC 15.10.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Supreme Court on Wednesday took a dim view of the snail's pace at which the Ganga action plan for cleaning the 2,525-km-long river had ...
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Truck with portable toilets crashes in California 15.10.2014 Sify News
A major San Francisco Bay Area highway was shut down after a truck carrying portable toilets crashed and spilled blue deodorizer onto the roadway.
Ganga cleaning project: SC raps Centre for not appointing Pollution Control Board chief 15.10.2014 DNA: India
The NDA government on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious clean Ganga plan has a "vision" to achieve the goal of 'aviral' (uninterrupted) and 'nirmal' (clean) river. "The ultimate (plan and target) is clean and continuous flow of Ganga. Aviral and nirmal flow of Ganga," Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar submitted before a bench headed by Justice T S Thakur. The Solicitor General made the statement in the wake of repeated remarks by the bench that the Centre was "visionless" in its mission to clean the "holiest of its holy rivers". "You are unable to tell about the vision for the last three hearings. We want to know what is the ultimate," the bench, also comprising justices A K Goel and R Banumati was asking the Solicitor General. Not denying that lot of money, probably in thousands of crores of rupees, has gone into the project for cleaning Ganga since 1985, Kumar said, "The focus today has changed. 118 towns have been identified to be focused and 1649 ...
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Stainless steel pickling industries inspected, DPCC tells NGT 15.10.2014 ET: Steel
The Tribunal had earlier directed DPCC to inspect the units and examine whether the effluents emitting from each of the units were contributing to the pollution or not.
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118 local bodies to meet for Ganga cleaning plan 15.10.2014 Hindustan Times: India
Stepping up efforts to check pollution in river Ganga the ministries of water resources and urban development have joined hands and called for a meeting of elected chiefs of 118 urban local bodies from five states to chalk out an action ...
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Uma Bharati, Venkaiah Naidu meet to discuss clean-up of River Ganga in urban areas 15.10.2014 DNA: Money
Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday to discuss issues relating to the urban component of cleaning of the River Ganga. Uma Bharati and Naidu broadly discussed issues relating to the release of untreated sewage from 118 towns and cities in five states into the River Ganga and the measures to be taken to address the problem. The two ministers felt the need for pro-active cooperation from the governments of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal in the formulation and execution of schemes to avoid the pollution of the Ganga River, which was being contributed to by all the towns and cities located along the river. They agreed to convene a meeting of the ministers of urban development of these five states along with the principle secretaries of urban development, mayors, chairpersons and commissioners of 118 urban bodies. The meeting is intended to sensitise all those concerned about the measures to be taken to address ...
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Ghaziabad society generates its own tap wate... 15.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Ghaziabad society generates its own tap wate...
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Mangalore Refinery faces massive protest from villagers for causing 'pollution' 14.10.2014 Rediff: Business
Hundreds of Jokatte villagers adjacent to MRPL refinery near Mangalore have complained of air, noise, water pollution from plant.
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Ghaziabad society generates its own tap water 14.10.2014 Noida - City - The Times of India
Over 330 families, who live in the five towers of a 14-storey complex in New Raj Nagar Extension, may have a lesson in water and sewage management for the civic authorities.
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Man kidnapped, killed & dumped in Ambattur sewage tank, two held 12.10.2014 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
The body of a 24-year-old man with a criminal record was found in a sewage tank near the Ambattur Industrial Estate on Friday ...
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Preparing the framework for a new Ganga vision 9.10.2014 India Together - Environment

A Consortium of 7 IITs is working on a plan that will form the basis for the long-term vision for the government’s much-talked about Ganga rejuvenation programme. Shripad Dharmadhikary reviews an initial summary released by the Consortium as the framework within which the final plan will be drawn up.

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City turning poisonous in absence of sewerage 8.10.2014 The Assam Tribune
City turning poisonous in absence of sewerage
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