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CM launched 'E-mobility awareness campaign' 17.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah flagged-off an E-mobility awareness campaign by launching electric vehicles in the Vidhana Soudha premises on Saturday.

Speaking at the event, the Medium & Heavy Industries Minister, R V Deshpande said that the state government is planning a programme to use electric vehicles for schools and colleges.

"It is the first time in the country that electric-vehicles are being encouraged to conserve fuel energy. We can also reduce the sound and air pollution by using electric vehicles. But we have to create awareness about this among people," he said.

"The state government has signed a MoU with the Mahindra Electric and Bhagirathi group to provide one thousand vehicles. In the first phase, 50 vehicles have been already provided," he added.

After the inauguration Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took a ride on one of the Electric cars in the Vidhana Soudha premises.

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India should present a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, says special adviser to UN chief 17.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
India - and all of the world - needs to shift from fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas) to low-carbon energy, such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear energy.
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HC says measures needed to ease traffic snarls on Mumbai roads 16.2.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today said "escalated development" in the city is leading to severe traffic congestion, and asked the Maharashtra government and the civic body BMC to take steps to improve the situation. A division bench of justices N H Patil and N W Sambre was hearing a batch of public interest litigations on the issue of traffic woes in the city. "Escalated development in the past five years has resulted in heavy traffic congestion in the city. This situation needs to be curbed," the court said. Some urgent measures are required, it said. The Brihanumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should study newer ways of providing parking facility so that parked vehicles do not occupy the space on roads, the judges said. "Look into multi-level parking facilities..., underground parking. If there can be a Metro underground, then why not parking," Justice Patil asked. "Technology has developed a lot. The traffic department and all other authorities concerned should work with this ...
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Government begins trial of 'anti-pollution towers' in Delhi 16.2.2018 General News
In a bid to curb air pollution in the city, the Delhi government on Friday started the trial of "anti-pollution towers", an official said.
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Ammonia in Yamuna water: NGT directs Delhi, Haryana to meet on Feb 20 16.2.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to hold a meeting to resolve the issue of high ammonia content in the water being provided to the national capital. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) had moved a plea in the tribunal plea alleging high ammonia in water being provided by the Haryana government to Delhi. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim asked the chief secretaries of Delhi and Haryana to meet on February 20 and solve the dispute regarding pollutants in the water. The order came after both the parties suggested a meeting for amicable settlement of the issue relating to the pollution of the Yamuna water caused by industrial and other pollutants. "The Chief Secretaries may summon the participation of Chairman/(in absence of Chairman) Member Secretary of the Upper Yamuna River Board and Member Secretary of Central Pollution Control Board to participate in the meeting and assist in resolving the issues," the bench said. The tribunal directed them to ...
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Delhi govt begins trial of 'anti-pollution' towers 16.2.2018 General News
The Delhi government today said it has initiated the testing of 'anti-pollution towers' on a pilot basis to check their effectiveness in reducing particulate matters and other pollutants suspended in the air. The 'anti-pollution towers' absorb particulate matters from surroundings and release fresh air back into the atmosphere, according to an official statement. These towers have been put on trial at the crucial Indraprastha Marg Flyover and at the ITO initially and would be installed at other places depending on their test results, it said. Environment Minister Imran Hussain said the performance of these 'anti-air pollution towers' will be monitored and the results obtained will be evaluated for checking their efficacy and utility. "Based on their results, the government will take further necessary decision for installing anti-pollution towers at other prominent locations in Delhi for curbing air pollution especially at busy traffic intersections," he said. Hussain said the ...
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Discussion paper recommending nationwide clean air mission framework launched 16.2.2018 General News
A discussion paper launched today at the first day of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 has recommended a nationwide clean air mission framework (CAM) to meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards. The summit, being organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), brings together global stakeholders and decision makers with participation from over 41 countries and would be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. We now have the triple priorities to enhance lives, achieve resource efficiency and minimise waste as we surely and steadily move towards a future where the world is environmentally, economically and socially better, safe and clean," said Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI while welcoming the delegates. A key thematic track during the summits first day was Cleaning Air in Indian Cities where the discussion paper, Measures to Control Air Pollution in Urban Centres of India, was launched. The paper offers a ...
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Policy to scrap vehicles older than 15 years almost finalised: Gadkari 15.2.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Gadkari has said that once the proposal is accepted it is bound to result in Rs 100-bn boost in tax revenue as the automobile sector will benefit from it
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Like Swachch Bharat, need a clean air mission: TERI 15.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Calling for a clean air mission on the lines of the Swachh Bharat mission, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in a report launched Thursday, warned that even if it is implemented right away, particle pollution will increase till 2030 and only fall thereafter.
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Policy to scrap 15 yrs old vehicles almost finalised: Gadkari 15.2.2018 General News
India will soon come out with a policy to scrap vehicles that are more than 15 years old, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country. "We have almost finalised the scrapping policy for vehicles with NITI Aayog," the road and transport minister said. Vehicles completing 15 years or more would be scrapped, the minister said without giving more details. Gadkari said India is bound to become the hub for automobile industry and the prices were bound to be cheaper as scrap could be used for production of autoparts among other things. "Raw material for vehicles will be cheap ... plastic, rubber, aluminium and copper - all generated from scrap will be used for autopart generation besides other things," the minister said. Earlier, the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry had sent a concept note on Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (V-VMP) to the Committee of Secretaries on creating an ecosystem for voluntary ...
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NGT clears decks for Amit Shah's rally in Jind 15.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal today cleared the decks for holding of the âYuva Hunkarâ rally by BJP chief Amit Shah in Haryana by disposing of a plea seeking reduction in the number of bikes in the rally on pollution grounds. The mega bike rally is scheduled today in Jind where over one lakh youth bikers are participating along with the BJP President. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore passed the order after noting the Haryana state pollution control boards submission that the motorcycles which have valid pollution under control (PUC) certificates would be allowed to participate in rally. The pollution control board had said that preventive measures including deployment of volunteers have been advised to tackle noise and air pollution in Jind and motorcycles would not to be allowed to enter the rally site and parked at a sufficient distance. The green panel said that "nothing survives" in the plea after the state pollution control boards assurance but it gave liberty ...
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Policy to scrap 15 yrs old vehicles almost finalised: Gadkari 15.2.2018 deccanherald.com
India will soon come out with a policy to scrap vehicles that are more than 15 years old, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country. "We have almost finalised the scrapping policy for vehicles with NITI Aayog," the road and transport minister said. Vehicles completing 15 years or more would be scrapped, the minister said without giving more details. Gadkari said India is bound to become the hub for automobile industry and the prices were bound to be cheaper as scrap could be used for production of autoparts among other things. "Raw material for vehicles will be cheap ... plastic, rubber, aluminium and copper - all generated from scrap will be used for autopart generation besides other things," the minister said. Earlier, the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry had sent a concept note on Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (V-VMP) to the Committee of Secretaries on creating an ecosystem for voluntary scrapping and ...
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Old vehicle scrapping policy almost ready: Gadkari 15.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the proposed vehicle scrapping policy is almost ready and soon vehicles older than 15 years could be scrapped.
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Old vehicle scrapping policy almost ready: Gadkari 15.2.2018 Sify Finance
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the proposed vehicle scrapping policy is almost ready and soon vehicles older than 15 years could be scrapped.
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NGT clears decks for Amit Shah's rally in Jind 15.2.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today cleared the decks for holding of the Yuva Hunkar rally by BJP chief Amit Shah in Haryana by disposing of a plea seeking reduction in the number of bikes in the rally on pollution grounds. The mega bike rally is scheduled today in Jind where over one lakh youth bikers are participating along with the BJP President. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore passed the order after noting the Haryana state pollution control board's submission that the motorcycles which have valid pollution under control (PUC) certificates would be allowed to participate in rally. The pollution control board had said that preventive measures including deployment of volunteers have been advised to tackle noise and air pollution in Jind and motorcycles would not to be allowed to enter the rally site and parked at a sufficient distance. The green panel said that "nothing survives" in the plea after the state pollution control board's assurance but it gave liberty to ...
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Delhi govt to conduct a round-the-year study to find sources of pollution 14.2.2018 Latest News
The government will do landscaping work along 500 km of roads to check dust pollution in the national capital, the CM said
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India's $230 Million Plan to Stop Crop Burning That Pollutes Delhi Falls Short of Estimates 14.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The planned expenditure is far less than the $600 million per year that NITI Aayog, a government policy advisory group, estimated last November needed to be spent to prevent farmers from burning the crop waste left over after harvesting.
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India's $230 million plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates 14.2.2018 Reuters: Money News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government's plan to spend $230 million over two years to prevent crop residue burning is below the spending estimates of its policy advisors for the task and may do little to cut the air pollution that envelops the capital region of ...
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India's $230 mln plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates 14.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The Indian government's plan to spend $230 million over two years to prevent crop residue burning is below the spending estimates of its policy advisors for the task and may do little to cut the air pollution that envelops the capital region of Delhi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet is expected to sign off on the plan as early as this month, three senior government officials involved in the talks told Reuters. The planned expenditure is far less than the $600 million per year that NITI Aayog, a government policy advisory group, estimated last November needed to be spent to prevent farmer
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India's $230 million plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates 14.2.2018 General News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government's plan to spend $230 million over two years to prevent crop residue burning is below the spending estimates of its policy advisors for the task and may do little to cut the air pollution that envelops the capital region of Delhi.
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