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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (February 7, 2020) 7.2.2020 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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Virus sparks Xenophobia: Petition to ban Chinese gets 5 lakh signatures in Malaysia 7.2.2020 The Asian Age | Home
A health lecturer at the University of Sydney, said the responses from governments may have compounded prejudice
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New Zealand minister declares adverse event as flood hitting South Island 5.2.2020 Central Chronicle
Wellington, Several towns in Southland and Otago regions in New Zealand's South Island are being threatened by record level of flood water, for which the New Zealand government has declared an adverse event on Wednesday. A state of emergency was declared earlier on Tuesday afternoon and remains on Wednesday for the Southland town of Gore.Rising river levels in Southland had sparked evacuation orders in the town. The evacuation was extended to nearby three towns on Wednesday morning, with the river peaking in Gore and yet to reach maximum flow into other towns. Police are asking motorists in Southland to take extra care on the roads due to flooding and road closures. New Zealand Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor has declared an adverse event on Wednesday for the Southland and Otago regions, unlocking government support for farmers and growers. "Widespread flooding has resulted in severe disruption, with many people evacuated from their homes and many farms being affected by flood waters. It's putting ...
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Lonely Planet lists Kerala among Ten Best Destinations. Would you go? 4.2.2020 The Asian Age | Home
The coronavirus scare could not have happened at a worse time for Kerala
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Donation-based crowd funding gets a boost in NE 4.2.2020 The Shillong Times
“Over Rs 3cr raised for medical cases in just 2 years in Assam alone” GUWAHATI:Bangalore-based crowd funding platform, Milaap has observed that donations for medical cases in Northeast have increased substantially with Assam alone witnessing a three-fold hike in less than two years. “Not only have the total donations for fundraisers from Assam grown from […]
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Union Budget 2020-21 spares little for climate mitigation 1.2.2020 Downtoearth
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterates old announcements, cuts budget for National Adaptation Fund  
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Sawan Rains 30.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The 21 states of India are facing heavy rains in the Hindu legendary month of Sawan that started from 17th July. But even before it the north eastern states and West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh faced heavy rains in June-July because the monsoon turf line moved there bypassing Western India. The Madhya Pradesh faced almost dry season in June and early July. Now the Madhya Pradesh is having good heavy rains all over the state. Earlier the people and particularly the farmers were very worried over a long gap in the monsoon rains after initial rains indicating arrival of Monsoon. There were no pre-monsoon rains and gap in Monsoon rains added to worries to State Administration also. The Sheopur district in the Western Madhya Pradesh was hit by the rains as never before. It received 186 millimeter (7.32 inches) rains in 12 hours. It is a bordering district with Rajasthan. It was totally cut off from all side with neighbouring districts of Gwalior, Morena, Shivpuri of Madhya Pradesh and ...
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Crop Conditions 30.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The delay in monsoon by a fortnight has affected agricultural operations in the country. It is the time for summer crop planting which has gone down by 27 per cent in comparison to usual and last year sowing. Monsoon rains have covered the nation. The Mumbai which is generally lashed by downpour in June is experiencing it now in the July month. It is record break rains there. The weather office has warned the people of Mumbai of very heavy rainfall in coming four days. The people of urban areas are flooded with the news of floods all over and water logging in all the cities and towns. But in the agro sector the situation is different. This year the pre-monsoon rains were very scanty and farmers could not prepare their fields for timely sowing. The farmers start planting the summer crops known as Kharif from June 1 expecting monsoon within few days. But this year it was double hit on farmers and agriculture. There were virtually no pre-monsoon rains and monsoon come late by fortnight. The agricultural ...
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Sarang visits flood-hit areas 30.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Minister of State Vishwas Sarang visited the flood-hit areas late on Monday night and took stock of the situation. He issued directives to the officials regarding water drainage and conducting relief operations. He distributed food packets among the affected people. Sarang arranged distribution of about 10,000 food packets among affected people. He visited Mahamai ka Bagh, Semra, Dwarka Nagar, Sairam Colony, Ashoka Garden and other affected areas.
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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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Rain Situation 30.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The monsoon arrived in Madhya Pradesh 14 days late from its scheduled date of June 10 on July 24 from North West Malwa and Nimar region of the State. Now it has covered the entire state. Now the rains have become unusual and erratic in its traditional ways. Now it rain heavily for short time just causing sudden water logging and flood condition and it flow out. Now there is no drizzling and light showers that continued for days in the past. It is also because we have reduced our forest cover beyond limits. The sudden few minutes rain do not make underground water it is flow out quickly. The long duration of many days the drizzling and light showers are the main source of underground water. The few minutes heavy rain can fulfill the record of weather office in centimeters and it do not fulfill the requirement of soil.Presently 7 districts have received rains 20 per cent more than normal there are normal rains in 22 districts. Chhindwara received the maximum rain of 306.2 millimeter and lowest is Katni ...
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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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A step towards Humanity 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Teachers have always been the biggest individual forces as well as the torch bearers in every society. They have always been role models in building the nation through their sacrifices as well as creating awareness and responsibility among the entire human civilization. Teachers of St. Paul Sr. Sec. Co-Ed School, Anand Nagar too were prudent enough to exhibit their concern by extending their help towards the recent Kerala Flood Disaster where, nature played have in God’s own hand. Empathizing with the sorrows and sufferings of the flood effected population, Fr. Sebi inspired and encouraged the teaching community to forgo the teachers’ day Lunch Party, thus utilizing that amount towards the Kerala Relief Fund. Thus adding to the noble cause, the teachers along with the students, parents as well as well-wishers came forward contributing an amount of ` 5, 15, 151/- towards the Kerala Chief Minister Relief Fund, which was deposited online. Such philanthropic activities taken ...
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Health Hazard 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
After the flood devastation of almost of entire State the Kerala is facing the another calamity of peculiar epidemic of rat fever – leptospirosis. About 200 people are affected and 30 dead so far. Its symptoms are body ache and high fever. The danger of cholera and typhoid are also looming large on Kerala. The saying of miseries never come alone in prevailing in the state. Those who have been brought to relief camps are getting medial help but those who are still away are living at high risk health hazard. Many cattle heads and other creatures like rats, cats, dogs etc. have perished and now its caracas are decaying in mud water. The Government, private organizations and volunteers are there in the state helping the people to overcome the tragedy. But the magnitude of the situation is so wide and deep that it is beyond the capacity of the State Government to deal with it alone. The State has to be rebuilt again. The rehabilitation have to be total in action as nothing has remained in the house. ...
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Kerala in Rain Peril 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The 16 states of India are facing rain devastation and Kerala the gateway of monsoon in India is a peril. About 40 persons have died and about 40,000 people were evacuated sent to relief camp. The Red and Orange alert have been sounded in the State. Geographically the Kerala is more on length and less in vide size. Its entire west in located on Arab sea. It is state of backwaters also and river transport here in just like local trains and buses. The entire state is waterlogged. It is Mumbai like situation, on both Mumbai and Kerala being sea shore state can drain out rain water quickly but now there are not outlet left and has resulted in sea on land also. Entire Western, Southern and Eastern Cost of India are located on seacoast of Arabian Sea. Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal and fortunate to have 2 monsoon – the summer and winter rains. But due to heavy population there are very heavy pressure on land also and the first and direct impact or calamity is construction are over without any provision for ...
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Rains – Relief or Trouble 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The call of the Government to the nation is to ‘save every drop of water’ and in the entire rainy season we are wasting entire water and not accumulating over the surface and as underground water. June-July is first month of reason and all the cities, towns and villages are flooded causing the miseries. In a haphazard of way of living and construction of houses we have not made any provision of water outlets. The net result is the flooding of all the cities Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore and even Mumbai located on the sea. In Madhya Pradesh the Government announced that before the onset of monsoon every village will have Talab of its own to store water for drinking, daily use and irrigation. Such large number of talab will also make underground water by percolation. The Bargi Dam of Narmada is full and its 7 gates are opened. But this caused flood of nine districts.But still there is no news from the Government sources how many village Talab have be constructed under the MANREGA progamme and water ...
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Japan floods kill nearly 100 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Tokyo, Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing, according to a CNBC News report. Rain tapered off across the western region battered by last week's downpour, revealing blue skies and scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), fueling fears of heatstroke in areas cut off from power or water. "We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn't work and our food stockpile is running low," said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara has been without water since Saturday. "Bottled water and bottled tea are all gone from convenience stores and other shops," the 23-year-old nursery school worker said at an emergency water supply station. About 12,700 customers had no electricity on Monday, power companies said. Tens of thousands had no water, Japanese media said. The death toll from the rains reached at least 94 after ...
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Water Logging 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
On just a few minutes heavy rains right from Mumbai to Bhopal and every town and village there is water logging and flooding all over. So far it is as Municipal affairs to deal with it. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior etc all on the eve of rainy seasons claim that measures have taken to clear drainage and nullah system and people will not feel and adverse affect. But the very first rainfall first of all wash off the claims of Municipal Corporation and roads became open drainage and all over floods and traffic is held up in water jam. Now the Central and all State Government should assume the responsibility such water logging and flooding all over. The problem of such vast dimension is beyond the capacity of Municipal bodies. Now it should be concurrent Central and State subject.
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Gap in Monsoon 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Monsoon arrived in the Madhya Pradesh 14 days late from North West Indore-Chambal-Gwalior divisions of Malwa-Nimar region. In Vindhya region it also rained heavily initially on its arrivals. It was heaviest in Badwani and the district headquarters was in high floods. But it is proved that right from Mumbai to Badwani and to Bhopal that there were floods not correlated with the monsoon but because there were no outlet and all that blocked due to haphazard constructions all over even on nullah. Some two years there were floods in the Capital of Bhopal and it was not due to rains but because of constructions on the nullah. Now such situation is prevailing all over creating artificial floods. These days after initial monsoon rain there is gap in it. Such gaps spoils the impact of initial rains by drying up, no moisture making and no scope of making underground water. Due to cutting of forests on large areas all over the rain of many days are no more and turned into occasional rains. If the gap of dry ...
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Betwa Contaminated 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The River Betwa near the City of Vidisha is so much contaminated that the fishes and other aqua life in it have died and accumulated at its ghats Charan Truth and others and emitting very foul smell there. One cannot stand there. The District Administration collected Sampals from three ghats in it found that the dissolved Oxygen level in the Betwa river has gone down from 7 to 3 PPM. The chemical tests are still going on and will come in five days time. The many factories on the bank of river Betwa pour its chemically liquid discharge in the Betwa river. As a practice it accumulate such poisonous waters in its tanks and whenever there is flood like conditions in the river it released in to the river. Till June 29 Friday the water was normal in the river. The people even fed fishes there. But after rains in Saturday with flood in river the factories released its waters into the river and it become deadly poisonous for aqua life and human beings. The Ganga is mainly polluted by leather tanneries of ...
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