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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 30, 2020) 30.1.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
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AAP launches fresh campaign, portrays Kejri as city's 'caretaker' 30.1.2020 The Asian Age | Home
The poll also found that 65 per cent respondents were beneficiaries of Aam Aadmi Party's free water scheme.
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Turmoil on sand 30.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The river sand is the biggest point of political and administrative corruption in the Madhya Pradesh. The powerful and criminal sand mafias are carrying out this business without any hindrance. Everyday sand of crores of rupees are illegally taken out and sold out and bribe of lakhs of rupees are paid in cash every day to politicians and officers particularly of police who facilitate the entire sand racket to go on. The politicians of all the parties are involved in it. Those officers who take action and raid the sites either comeback with bribe or they are shot or crushed by the sand laden trucks or tractors. The sand mafia had even fired on collectors, superintendent of police, SDM-SDO and Tehsildars. For sand mafia mining inspector type low rank government staffare small fly of no consequences. They do bother which party in power. During BJP regime of Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhind some truck laden with illegal sand were captured and place in the custody at a police station. It ...
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Kerala Devastation 30.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The devastating flood situation is totally beyond any imagination and the Central Government should declared it as national calamity as it is really so. It is beyond the capacity of the State Government to be deal with such a gigantic catastrophe alone. The Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi after the aerial survey of the flood ravaged state announced Central assistance of Rs.500 crores. The initial assessment is of loss of Rs.25,000 crore. Other states also rushing financial assistance to it. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Central and State police all are pressed into rescue and relief service. Out of 13 districts of 11 districts smashed in very high flood devastation. The Kerala is generally getting heavy rains every year and they are accustomed of it. But this year in mere 17 days it rained 170 per cent more. All the dams are full and to save it from collapse in water pressure as a matter of routine the gates of dam opened. In Kerala it is 170 per cent more rains from the sky and on ground ...
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Flood Fury 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The entire nation is in the grip of flood fury as never before. The dams are full and all the rivers in the high spate. In Madhya Pradesh all dams are full and gates opened to discharge the excess water. The rivers are already in flood and dam water added to it has caused much more flood in it and village and towns on its of banks pushed in wash away situation. The Bargi Dam on Narmada all the 15 gates are opened. The highest Narmada dam Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat it all 25 gates were opened to discharge excess water. In Sidhi and Dhar tanks breached submerging many villages.  In Madhya Pradesh the flood situation is worse in Khargaon and Badwani. The national and state ways are badly damaged and many of roads are totally washed away.  All the metro cities and big cities are affected by flood. In Kolhapur and Sangli in Maharashtra the ground floor of all the houses are under water. In Himalayan hill states Himachal, Uttarakhand in heavy landslide mountains have come down on roads blocking traffic ...
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Deluge in Capital 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In Monsoon is active again in the Madhya Pradesh. In capital Bhopal within six hours it rained 116 millimeter about 5 inch. The localities in Bhopal and all other cities, town and villages or so flooded that it become tanks and roads are rivers. The Monsoon come late by 14-15 days on June 22-23. The four month period of rainy season even one month is not over and we are not only in the state but in the entire nation are feeling highly harassed and tormented by it. In Seoni district a dam collapsed and many villages submerged and crops on several hectares destroyed. In capital Bhopal all the nullahs are overflowing and one child was washed away. In the entire heavy rain alert is issued and 15 district it is devastating rains. It is always said that before rain all nullahs are cleared but people residing there say that for many years it were not cleared. Clearing the nullah in a racket and every year crores of rupees are embezzled on this job without doing the job. The State Government in the whole year ...
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Environment 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The utilization of natural resources are our natural right and nothing wrong in it. But exploitation or destruction of natural resources are suicidal and disastrous. The world has now realized that it had played havoc with the nature and now it is a question of life and death before the mankind. The measures are being taken on global level to protect the nature to protect ourselves. Recently international Paris Agreement is a very big step to protect and improve the environment. The coal mining industries emitting carbon gasses in the form of smoke, petroleum product releasing toxic gases, excessive use of chemicals like detergents and plastic etc. have ruined the environment. India is facing worest in water pollution and heading towards grave danger. The excessive digging of tube wells and has created a very serious problem that we have last our natural resource in the form of under ground water. It is a rackless, senseless and ignorance and that we indulged in excessive exploitation of under ground ...
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Blistering Summer 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Entire Madhya Pradesh is under the intense summer spell with highest 44 degree Celsius in Mandla. The capital Bhopal has it own highest temperature up 41.3 degree Celsius. The mercury crossed 40 degree temperature mark all over the State. The hot winds coming from Rajasthan are causing intense heat conditions in the State. South western winds are blowing in the State at the speed of 16 kilometer per hour. The weather office has predicted no respite in coming days. It has warned the scorching heat is set to go harsh and there would be heat wave conditions by month end. The dry weather will persist.All the civic bodies facing the problem water scarcity. The Ratlam as becoming critical. The monsoon set date in Madhya Pradesh June 10 and occurs around it. But if delayed for some time the water scarcity will go critical every where. The wild animals like tigers and other are coming closes to cities and villages frequently a search of water. With the intensity of heat the water evaporation from open water ...
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Narmada Water 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Due to scanty rains in the last monsoon season the rivers are drying not as a whole but in patches in its length. Narmada is still flowing river but dry also in patches. Baruch the Industrial City of Gujarat on the bank of Narmada the river here has dried up. It is drinking water supply source also. The Gujarat has urged Madhya Pradesh to release more water from the dams on river Narmada to Gujarat. The Madhya Pradesh is also facing the same problem of River Narmada drying up in patches in the state also. All the dams located on Narmada in Madhya Pradesh are for below the level point and Madhya Pradesh also is not in a position to release water from the reservoirs. Gujarat demanding till 30th June 1500 cusec water. The Madhya Pradesh has taken a stand that during the inauguration of Sardar Sarovar Dam by the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi the Madhya Pradesh released more than enough water from its dams to make the highest dam look full at that ceremony. During such critical period it is very ...
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Digvijay Narmada Yatra 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Narmada Parikrama is a ritual going on all the time as religious act by the people as pilgrimage. But the Chief Minister Mr Shivraj Singh Chauhan give it great character with grand success of his Namo Namimi Narmade as a parikrama to clean the river with massive forestation of fruit trees all along it banks. After him the another personality the ex-chief minister Mr Digvijay Singh along with his wife Amrita Rao embarked upon the Narmada Parikrama from Berman Ghat in Narsinghpur and culminated here also as full circle on April 9. Mr Singh said that he was worried about plight of the revered Narmada river due to illegal sand mining. He demanded that river Narmada required measures for its revival. At the beginning of the yatra Mr Digvijay Singh declared it was his personal and spiritual measures and not a political act he would keep away from politics till it was over. Now with this conclusion Mr Singh resumed his political career and his first political statement he said his aim is to return the ...
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River Festival 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
On the occasion of 5th River Festival at Bhandrabhan on the conjunction of River Tawa into Narmada the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made spectacular announcement that 313 disappeared rivers in the state would be revived. Not only in Madhya Pradesh but all over India in the long spell of time many small rivers during the days of droughts and drying were encroached and such water bodies of immense value to the society were vanished in encroachment. In the matter of river cleaning Mr.Chouhan by his Namo Namami Narmade yatra even surpassed the Centre’s Ganga Action Plan. Now he is first in the country to revive all vanished rivers. But he should take precaution that river Narmada should not be over exploited on it will go dry in patches. Even now there is not enough water in the Narmada to met the requirement of the Madhya Pradesh and other States. Even Narmada linking with Kshipra river is not working successfully. There is huge power consumption to lift the water from Narmada and pour ...
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Water Scarcity 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Madya Pradesh facing acute water scarcity due to deficient rains this year. The average rainfall of the state in 921 millimeter but it rained only 636 millimeters. The rains are deficient by 31 per cent. Even now in the month of March when summer is still not in full form there are 166 urban areas where water not supplied daily. In eleven small towns there is gap of three days in water supply. About 23,000 hand pumps have gone dry. The State Government has earmarked expenditure of Rs. 122 crores on water transportation through trains and road tankers. On such critical situation the tube well go dry and it are also responsible for over draw of underground water and its going down beyond reach. The state should immediately go for dredging the rivers and rivulets to store water and distribute it through water rationing. The traditional well should now be revived by advancing loans to the people and local municipal and panchayat bodies. The state instead to making contingency provision now and then ...
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Water Problem in Bhopal 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The water sources of the capital Bhopal the big lake known as Bhoj Sagar is shrinking fast due to paucity of water in it. The incoming rivers into the lake have dried up and no more pouring water in it. The lake areas have been reduced by 17 square meters and it is decreasing very fast. In the coming days the situation will become more critical. The same is the situation in the another water source the Kerwa dam. It is reported that the third source the river Narmada is also not having full capacity in its main gauge. On the more the Gujarat is also facing water shortage and asking Madhya Pradesh to release more water from its dams into the river Narmada. That being the home state of the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi may be able to have extra water from the Madhya Pradesh. The Government and the Bhopal Municipal Corporation should sit together to develop more water sources to provide water to ever growing Bhopal Metropolis.Nearby there as Halali Dam and it be explored as another source of water for ...
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Chambal Basin 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Narmada is the biggest river and of religious value of Madhya Pradesh. The Kshipra is also religious “Kumbha” river is its length is not much. The river like Chambal, Betwa, Tawa, Ken also big and important rivers in the State. For a long time the Chambal was known for its ravines and dacoits but that slur on its name is fast vanishing. Some part of Chambal basin remain cronically dry . The Narmada Control Board meeting the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan has decided that now the drought-affected areas of the Chambal Basin of Malwa Region would not remain dry. The best irrigation initiative micro lift irrigation scheme to lift water from Narmada Basin and provide it to the drought affected areas of the Chambal Basin. The Board is taking measures to use cent per cent Narmada water allotted to the Madhya Pradesh on time schedule. The state has to use 18.25 MAF water till the year 2024. All water utility projects in the Narmada will be ready by the year 2022. The Narmada ...
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No Power from Sardar Sarovar 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The last massive dam of River Narmada in Gujarat the Sardar Sarovar has stopped the hydro power generation from its 1450 megawatt power plant due to unprecedented water shortage in the mighty river Narmada. The power plant is shut down indefinitely obviously till next rainy season. The Gujarat Government has decided to use the entire remaining water for providing drinking water. Under the Narmada Valley Project there are four dams on the river – three Bargi, Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh and the last Sardar Sarovar in the highest of all the four is in Gujarat. In the project most of the land of Madhya Pradesh is submerged. It was decided in the hydro power the biggest share of 57 per cent of power will be of Madhya Pradesh. But when Gujarat Government has shut down the hydro plant from the hydro power to Madhya Pradesh now it is zero. In the Sardar Sarovar the water storage is reduced upto 45 per cent, which is lowest in the last 15 years. This year it was deficient rains in the ...
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Narmada Jayanti 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The clean river campaign on river Narmada is going on much faster than the Ganga Action plan of the Central Government. The Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan is personally devoted to Narmada plan. Last year he launched Narmada yatra - Nomo Nanami Narmada and it is world's biggest river campaign. About 7 crores saplings of the fruit trees were planted in its banks. This project carry a special name of "Hari Chunari". On January 24- the day of Narmada Jayanti to make the river pollution free works costing 130.60 crore of rupees started. The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for sewage treatment plants at Amarkantak Dindori and Budni costing 93 crores of rupees. From the Jayanti day Narmada week being observed up to January 30.The Chief Minister performed the Bhumi Pujan of works at Nemawar Amarkantak, Dindori and Mandleshwar. Programmes being held in all the districts of Narmada basin. The Narmada Seva Mission is constituted by joining 23 department to execute 3 year work plan on the ...
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How China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025 29.1.2020 Downtoearth
However, it must ensure fair practices to achieve environmentally-driven, economically viable expectations
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Arsenic: Lurking in the shadows across Ganga, Brahmaputra basins 28.1.2020 Downtoearth
As the geography of arsenic contamination spreads, there is an urgent need for governments to reorient mitigation measures. That’s because the focus till now has only been on drinking water, but new research says arsenic has contaminated our food chain
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Lithium extraction should be sustainable 27.1.2020 Downtoearth
In our efforts to make the planet cleaner, we cannot repeat the mistakes we made with fossil fuels
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Flood Fury 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The entire nation is in the grip of flood fury as never before. The dams are full and all the rivers in the high spate. In Madhya Pradesh all dams are full and gates opened to discharge the excess water. The rivers are already in flood and dam water added to it has caused much more flood in it and village and towns on its of banks pushed in wash away situation. The Bargi Dam on Narmada all the 15 gates are opened. The highest Narmada dam Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat it all 25 gates were opened to discharge excess water. In Sidhi and Dhar tanks breached submerging many villages.  In Madhya Pradesh the flood situation is worse in Khargaon and Badwani. The national and state ways are badly damaged and many of roads are totally washed away.  All the metro cities and big cities are affected by flood. In Kolhapur and Sangli in Maharashtra the ground floor of all the houses are under water. In Himalayan hill states Himachal, Uttarakhand in heavy landslide mountains have come down on roads blocking traffic ...
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