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Beas pollution: Chadha sugar mill a serial offender 26.5.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Water supply halted for past 5 days 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 25 Due to spilling of sugar mill molasses in rivers, the drinking water supply has been halted in the town and nearby areas for the past five days. While the Water Supply and Sanitation Board (WSSB) authorities are already in the dock as they failed in checking the flow of polluted water in the already stored safe drinking water in its reservoir, the negligence by board employees has pushed residents to drinking water crisis. Now, before it resumes the drinking water supply, the WSSB is emptying its reservoirs of several crore liters of polluted water. In absence of scientific method to dispose of the polluted water to empty the reservoirs, the WSSB is letting it flow in the open. It is further percolating into groundwater near the WSSB’s reservoirs, thus polluting the underground water sources. Groundwater in this region is known for high fluoride contents, so it is not usable for the purpose for drinking. “With no water supply from the WSSB, we are facing many ...
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Proud to be part of Magenta Line: Japan 26.5.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi, May 25

All sections of the Magenta Line will become operational on May 28 in the Delhi Metro Phase 3, thanks to the opening of the section between the Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West stations.

Japan is proud of supporting the construction of the Delhi Metro, technically and financially, from the very beginning of the project. The Government of Japan’s support covers the construction of about 116-km section, through Japan’s ODA loan, amounting to JPY 276.8 billion (appx Rs 17,000 crore), said a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan. — TNS

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Gadkari directs DJB to speed up Yamuna Action Plan projects 26.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 25 Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari has directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) authorities during a review meeting to expedite all project related to Yamuna Action Plan (YAP)-III. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with all the contractors, consultants and senior officials of the DJB and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). The NMCG has approved eight packages in YAP-III at an estimated cost of Rs 1,656 crore. These include four projects in Kondli and three in Rithala. During the meeting, Gadkari expressed dissatisfaction on tardy progress of these projects. He asked for completion of necessary formalities like survey, tender process and land acquisition, before issuing contract and work order. The Centre is ready to give all the support, but the DJB will have to speed up the process. Kejriwal and DJB officials informed that significant progress has been made in the past three months ...
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Himachal HC directs Centre to provide funding for water supply schemes’ augmentation 25.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Bird watching programme at Regional Museum 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal organized a Bird Watching programme on 24th May, 2018 at Bishankhedi village near Bhopal under the Summer Nature Study Programme. Dr. Sangeeta Rajgir and Shri Mohd. Khalique from Bhopal Birds were the resource person of the programme. Scientist-B & Coordinator of the programme Shri Manik Lal […]
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Molasses spill in Beas: Collect samples from rivers, submit report, NGT tells CPCB, PPCB 25.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Molasses spill in Beas: PPCB says ensuring safety was mill’s added duty 25.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Test water samples in Sutlej, Beas, Buddha Nullah: NGT 25.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Servi9ce New Delhi, May 24 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to conduct  tests to determine the quality of  water in the Beas, the Sutlej and the Buddha Nullah and submit a report within six weeks. Three AAP MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira, had on Wednesday jointly petitioned the tribunal on the matter. The NGT asked for separate reports on the Beas, the Sutlej and  the nullah. The case will now come up for hearing on July 17. The NGT specifically mentioned that the samples be collected at sites cited in the petition.  According to the petitioners, the Buddha Nullah, that merges with the Sutlej at Balipur village in Ludhiana, contaminates the river water with Ludhiana’s industrial waste, medical waste and untreated sewerage. Tribunal’s Acting Chairman Justice Jawad Rahim declined the PPCB  plea to dismiss the  petition on the ...
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Molasses spill in Beas: PPCB orders criminal case against sugar mill, asks it to pay Rs 5 crore 25.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Mark Rutte hails PM Modi for Clean Ganga goals, stresses need to value water  24.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Dutch PM Mark Rutte hails Modi for Clean Ganga goals 24.5.2018 Free Press Journal: World
New Delhi, Lauding the goals set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cleaning the Ganga, Dutch Premier
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Molasses leakage: Rs 5 crore fine imposed on sugar mill 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 24   The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs five crore on the Chadha sugar mill from where molasses leaked into Beas river, causing massive damage to aquatic life. The fine money collected would be used for restoration of Beas. Prosecution of the sugar mill owners was approved by the PPCB following the hearing that ended here in Patiala. A committee to oversee the revival of the Beas flora and fauna was also formed which would include Wildlife experts, GADVASU scientists and also pollution board officials. The two-page report and findings of the hearing are based on the probe committee that was formed by PPCB. This is one of the highest fines ever in history of Punjab environmental law violations. However, the prosecution of the guilty officials will happen as the owners were not running the mill and the officials responsible for the operating the unit will be prosecuted. The mill would also remain sealed unless all the pollution ...
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Punjab pollution board told to test samples of Beas, Sutlej waters 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 24 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Central Pollution Control Board to test samples of waters of the Beas and Sutlej rivers and the Budda Nullah and submit report on each of them to it within six weeks. AAP MLAs, including Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira, had petitioned the tribunal on Wednesday alleging failure of the state government and its agencies to check discharge of pollutants like industrial and chemical wastes in the Beas and Sutlej endangering aquatic lives and human beings. It directed the two boards to constitute a joint committee for collecting and testing the samples. The plea of Punjab Pollution Control Board counsel for dismissal of the case on the grounds that the AAP was raking up the matter on political consideration, was turned down by the court. The next date of hearing has been listed for July ...
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NGT notice to Punjab, Centre on Beas spill 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 23 Even as the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Wednesday issued a notice to Chadha Sugar Mill for the molasses spill into the Beas, asking why action should not be initiated against it for alleged violations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Delhi issued a notice to Punjab, the Centre and their agencies on a petition filed by Punjab’s AAP MLAs. Acting Chairperson of the NGT Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the Municipal Corporations of Ludhiana and Jalandhar and the Central Pollution Control Board besides the Punjab and Union Governments. Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira accused Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh of “tacit support to owners of industries guilty of polluting Punjab’s rivers.” Khaira, Bathinda (Rural) and Mansa MLAs Rupinder Singh Ruby and Nazar Singh Manshahia, who moved the NGT,   were represented by AAP’s Dakha legislator HS Phoolka. The petitioners alleged that ...
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What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall 24.5.2018 Downtoearth
Farmers need to be better informed where they can sell their crops for good prices so that they’re confident they can recoup the cost of investing in water harvesting
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Punjab asks its departments to place deposits with state cooperative banks hit by loan waiver 24.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Four years of Modi government: Roads on course, rivers next, says Nitin Gadkari 24.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Fuel price hike: Any cut will be at the cost of welfare schemes, says Nitin Gadkari 24.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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No legal record of cases against pollution violators 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Sangrur, May 21 There’s no legal record of any action taken by several regional offices of the Punjab Pollution Control Board against industrial units across Punjab, reveals an RTI query. The board has 12 regional offices in the state. In violation of the environmental norms, several offices have failed to maintain a record of the action taken against such units from 2012-17. “The information sought by you is not available in the records of this office,” said the Sangrur office in a reply to the RTI application filed by activist Brish Bhan Bujrak. Bujrak wrote a letter to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday, seeking action against the board officers concerned for “destroying” the records. Bujrak had sought to know the number of industrial units in each district, the ones that violated norms and the legal action taken against them. But the offices in Ludhiana, which has maximum number of industrial units, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, SAS Nagar ...
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