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Metro project: Cal HC gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres 19.11.2019 PTI: All news
Metro project: Cal HC gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres
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NGT slaps Rs 280 cr fine on 22 tanneries in Kanpur 19.11.2019 National News – The Navhind Times
PTI New Delhi The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rapped the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to check sewage discharge containing toxic chromium into Ganga at Rania and Rakhi Mandi in Kanpur and imposed a penalty of 280 crore on 22 tanneries for causing pollution. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel …
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Multi pronged strategy needed for Delhi’s air pollution 18.11.2019 B & C – The Navhind Times
By DM Deshpande Toxic air in Delhi has raised serious concerns all over the country. Now the Supreme Court has asked for payment of additional Rs 100 per ton of paddy to Punjab farmers to persuade them not to burn stubble in their fields. Policies are meant to be formulated by elected representatives and the …
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Sand mining mafia open fire at police 13.11.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The sand mafias, however, identified them when they zeroed in the area and opened indiscriminate fire on them.
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Let's stop polluted Uttarakhand from going the Delhi way 13.11.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The rising level of pollution is not limited to Delhi or NCR only, but is also engulfing the hill state of Uttarakhand.
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Cops attacked by sand mafia 13.11.2019

Bhopal: A group of sand mining mafia on Tuesday opened fire on a team of policemen and forest officers when the latter launched operation against them in river bank city of Morena in Madhya Pradesh.

According to Morena district additional superintendent of police Ashutosh Bogri, around 100 policemen and forest officers raided the bank of Chambal river in Morena following Intelligence inputs on illegal sand mining in the area by the sand mafias.

The policemen and forest officers chose to travel in dumpers to the spot to avoid attention of the sand mafias, thus denying them to escape.

The sand mafias, however, identified them when they zeroed in on the area and opened indiscriminate fire on them. The police also resorted to retaliatory fire leading to brief exchange of fire between them. No one was however injured in the incident.

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NGT slams MoEF for delay in issuing notification ‘banning’ RO purifiers 10.11.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for the delay in issuing a notification  banning RO purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 milligrams per litre, and warned the officer concerned of stopping his salary. The green panel granted last …
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Ariyalur barrage to benefit Thanjai also: Thamarai S Rajendran 9.11.2019
Ariyalur: The proposed barrage across the river Kollidam at Thuthoor village in Ariyalur district will help not only the people of that district but also people of adjoining Thanjavur district, according to Tamil Nadu government"s chief whip Thamarai S. Rajendran. Mr. Rajendran told newsmen at Thuthoor, after inspecting the site for the proposed barrage along with Dr K. Satyagopal, chairman and managing director Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Rivers Restoration Corporation, Ariyalur collector Ms.T. Rathna and others, said the proposed barrage will connect Thuthoor in Ariyalur district and Vazkkai in Thanjavur district and people of the two districts could thus save travel time. He said the proposed barrage will also help to irrigate about 10,000 acres of dry and wet lands besides improving the ground water potential which resulted in the water level in the borewells and other wells will be raised. He said the government has sanctioned Rs 23 lakh for land survey and conducting soil test ...
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Delhi choking: Bengaluru need not learn the hard way 7.11.2019
Think air pollution is Delhi's problem? Don't hold your breath! Bengaluru's air pollution levels are drifting steadily towards the danger mark too. Vehicles are the largest contributors to emissions and the volume of traffic rises every year. Bengaluru has other problems too - solid waste management is abysmal, groundwater is contaminated and the few lakes that remain are filled with toxic waste and sewage. Public policy is focussed on accommodating cars, which is not sustainable, as more roads and flyovers are added to the melee. We need a new approach to urban planning, one that focusses on a robust public transport system, buses and a more pedestrian oriented, cycle-friendly approach., reports Aksheev Thakur With the air quality index (AQI) worsening in the national capital region and the towns of Uttar Pradesh, there is now growing concern if Bengaluru is following suit.  With the number of vehicles in the city crossing 75 lakhs,  the urban infrastructure has squeezed the ...
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Health crisis in Delhi, is Bengaluru heading the same way? 7.11.2019
"Don"t you feel ashamed that flights are being diverted and citizens are not safe even in their homes?" The Supreme Court came down heavily on the state governments for their inability to curb stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana as air quality levels in Delhi hit dangerous lows. "It is better not to be in Delhi," the apex court had said on Friday, expressing despair over air pollution and traffic congestion. Delhi, it said, "has become like gas chamber." 9,100 people died in the this "gas chamber" last year in Delhi. The AQI continues to worsen, breaching the 999 mark in several areas. After countless warnings, social media campaigns and heartfelt appeals, the Delhi government has failed the people, who wake up now to a thick blanket of smog. Crackers burned during the Diwali festivities only added to their woes. "Agro-ecological crisis" The green revolution was an unqualified success, giving India much-needed food security. It led to ...
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Dumping in Vrishabhavathi: Land mafia threatens Bangalore University professor 5.11.2019
BENGALURU: Once a pristine river, Vrishabhavathi is now referred to as Kengri Mori (drain) as the onslaught of real estate mafia has reduced it to a small, polluted channel. Rampant dumping of debris into the water body, which flows through Bangalore University, and lack of action by BBMP authorities has turned it into a drain. "The real reason is the entry of untreated sewage from BDA layouts, private residences and Peenya Industrial Estate over the last 30 years. The SWD has been deliberately narrowed to allow construction. The norms of buffer zone are also being ignored completely," said Prof. T.J. Renuka Prasad from the Department of Geology, Bangalore University and coordinator of biodiversity park at the university. Prof. Prasad was threatened physically when he stopped the entry of tractors into the campus to dump debris. "Lorries and tractors are paid Rs 500-1,000 for each load and when I stopped them they said that the land was theirs. I have written to the BBMP to take action, ...
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NGT directs Jal Board, DPCC to submit report on illegal extraction of groundwater 2.11.2019 PTI: All news
NGT directs Jal Board, DPCC to submit report on illegal extraction of groundwater
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'Hybrid' export growth models: Hope for India 2.11.2019 Opinion | The Asian Age
Government advisory committees come with implicit constraints to stay within the limits of what is politically doable.
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Govt helpless as illegal sand mining continues 31.10.2019 The Navhind Times
SHOMA PATNAIK | NT Panaji: As licences for legitimate sand extraction continue to be suspended, it looks like the state is set for more illegal sand mining for the second season in a row. The new sand mining season started on October 1, but the directorate of mines and geology (DMG) is refusing to renew …
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Winds of climate change blow across South Asia 29.10.2019
The India-Pakistan enmity is possibly the world"s most intractable and obdurate, with a mutual misreading of history made extremely volatile with the brandishing of nuclear weapons. Despite having two giant militaries at each others" throats, the more immediate existential challenges that India and Pakistan face are related to how climate change and misuse of common natural resources have combined to confront both together. It is not the militaries which will determine our fates, but the degree of cooperation the two nations can summon. Our problems are common and perhaps India and Pakistan will find the good sense to act together? Looking at the climate change challenges Pakistan and India face together, collective action — as unlikely as it seems — may just be what is needed to secure the lives and livelihoods of future generations. According to climate researchers at Germanwatch, Pakistan ranks eighth on the Global Climate Risk Index, with over 145 catastrophic events — ...
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Winds of climate change blow across South Asia 29.10.2019 Opinion | The Asian Age
According to the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Pakistan officially crossed the water scarcity line in 2005.
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Saving water: BAF shows the way 29.10.2019 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
BAF had released a list of simple measures that the government and citizens can take up to tackle the water crisis in Bengaluru.
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Saving water has become easier with the use of renewable energy sources 27.10.2019 Life | The Asian Age
Studies reveal that billion gallons of water is saved by replacing coal with gas or renewable energy sources.
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SC notice to Centre, others on plea for ban on dumping of fly ash in water bodies of MP's Singrauli 26.10.2019 PTI: All news
SC notice to Centre, others on plea for ban on dumping of fly ash in water bodies of MP's Singrauli
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BWSSB calls for integrated authority to treat water 25.10.2019
BENGALURU: BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath on Thursday said a unified and an integrated authority is the need of the hour to ensure sustainable and equitable distribution of water in the city. Participating in a panel discussion organized by Citizen Matters, in collaboration with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, he said "since Bellandur and Varthur lakes are major indicators of city"s sewage health covering around 40% of our geography of the city all our energy is concentrated on ensuring that both these lakes are properly rejuvenated."  In the process, BWSSB is planning to pump around 150mlt of sewage to the newly constructed STP at K&C valley. With respect to appropriate drain connection system, Tushar highlighted, "The bigger challenge is the people"s apathy towards drains and manholes. Manholes and drains are considered as dumping yards. It is in response to this negligence that BWSSB has initiated the rehabilitation move where major lines carrying drains are being ...
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