Environment News Bulletin
May 19, 2013
CSE's Environment News Bulletin brings you a selection of latest news from India and the South Asian countries on almost all topics of environmental concerns.
Heeding a petition filed by an NRI of Goan origin, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to consider constituting small/inquiry committees he
A month after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav himself wrote a letter requesting speedy approval for Mulayam's dream project of setting up a Lion Safari in Fisher Forest at Etawah, the Union Ministry
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Centre have signed an agreement for a $110-million loan to improve urban services, including water supply, in Jammu and Srinagar.
ALLAHABAD: The UP pollution control board has decided to monitor the water quality of Ganga and Yamuna on a weekly basis. They would conduct weekly test and analysis of the quality of water.
BHOPAL: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the state government to take measures to ensure that there no discharge of effluent, domestic discharge, sewage or any solid waste disposal in
The packaging plants will remain shut until samples are tested and cleared.
MARGAO: The work of draining out water from contaminated drinking water wells in the Sirvodem ward of Margao Municipal Council commenced on Friday, even as the Margao Urban Health centre despatched
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a 30-meter resolution forest cover data set that could boost efforts to track deforestation and forest degradation.
Industries participating in the Green Visakha Project have been urged by Visakhapatnam district Collector V. Sheshadri to complete the yearly target plantation before the monsoon season ends.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday pulled up a PWD official for lying to the forum. The official had told the forum that no trees were cut to widen a road in Vasant Kunj, South Delhi.
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday expressed serious concern over the decline in the agricultural work force in the State.
Suicide rates among Indian farmers were a chilling 47 per cent higher than they were for the rest of the population in 2011.
The farmers’ awareness programme on soil test crop response studies conducted at the cotton research Station, Veppanthattai, recently helped agriculturists understand the importance of standardised
Senior district officials led by District Collector P. S.
Planning to corner the Opposition BJP on the issue of food insecurity in the country, the Congress Core Group met today to discuss ways of enacting the pending food security Bill ahead of the cruci
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) made a scathing attack against the Supreme Court's Centrally Empowered Committee (CEC) for letting off the most corrupt without any or little punishment
Following the Supreme Court judgment over bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills in Orissa last month, Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo has written to Governor SC Jamir to invoke his
Padayatra will cover many villages in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts before culminating at Muniguda on May 22.
It seems that Ganga, the holy river that has been nurturing the Indian civilization since time immemorial but today cursed with manmade pollution, has become a potential issue for all sections like
MUMBAI: While BEST's buses will continue to guzzle fuel, the transport undertaking plans to economize on the water used to wash its fleet of 4,000.
JOWAI: With an aim of spreading the message to the younger generation and to the people residing in the mineral rich, East Jaintia Hills District that water is a finite source, a day long mass awa
CORTALIM: The Water Resources Department (WRD) has been implicit in admitting that while granting permissions for ground water extraction and transportation in Mormugao taluka, the required clearan
As Bangalore reels under severe water shortage, the ambitious plan of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to ensure that houses in City adopt Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) seems to hav
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief minister J Jayalalithaa Friday urged the Centre to immediately constitute Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee “to end the travails and tribulat
Authorities push forward plans for 314 metre-high dam on Dadu river which would affect rare plants and fish
Rise in temperatures and a fall in the amount of precipitation in the Mount Everest region has led to a majority of mountain glaciers shrinking by 30 percent along with an upward movement of snowli
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka has implemented an integrated air quality management project, 'Blue Sky 2020', to minimize emission of greenhouse gases and resulting adverse
Estimates from National Disaster Management Centre, NDMC, put the damage from the extreme weather the country has been facing as much as MVR hundreds of millions.
The death toll in the cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' that battered Bangladesh's southwestern coastlines climbed to 46 yesterday as bodies of nine children were pulled out from the Bay of Bengal.
District Shaheed Benazirabad is Polio free district for the last several years thanks to relentless efforts on the part of district administration and health department.
For the fourth consecutive day today, schoolchildren were rushed to hospitals with complaints of nausea and vomiting after they were given iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets supplied by the Health D
The number of females has increased over the past ten years in Tripura with sex ratio standing at 960 against per thousand males, according to final census report-2011.
The census shows that Kerala has a literacy rate of 94 per cent. The child population in Kerala has shown a declining trend.
The district tops Karnataka in utilisation of funds released by the Union government under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) was awarded a US 229.5 million dollar contract for a massive water project funded by China to supply water to the Gampaha District.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has reported contamination of water in a recent survey conducted by the civic agency in 12 zones.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation, among all the three municipal corporations, is the most affected by the problem of polluted water supply.
Haryana has agreed to release more raw water to Delhi from Tajewala out of the share of Uttar Pradesh in the Yamuna and this would help the Capital city in generation of more water at its Sonia Vih
With water levels going down in various reservoirs, Bangalore faces acute shortage. Officials have estimated that there is enough water for only the next 15-18 days.
A clean makeover awaits tracks and railways stations in the state as South Central Railway has decided to replace existing excreta disposal systems in trains with environment friendly bio-toilets.
Taking its sanitation drive a step further, the government has revised the guidelines of Indira Awas Yojana, making it mandatory for all houses constructed under the scheme to have a toilet.
MARGAO: The Margao Municipal Council has no dedicated site for disposing non-conforming waste, including thermocol waste generated in the city.
PANJIM: Goa Medical College and Hospital has refuted that they were burning human anatomical waste as reported by officials of the Goa State Pollution Control Board and has instead asked that the B
India generates 7.9 million tonnes of hazardous waste every year with the highest amount generated by Maharashtra, the environment ministry said Friday.
Despite poor pace of capacity addition in the states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra , India retained its position in top five world wind energy markets in 2012 .
Offshore wind farms to produce power for Kerala. A few years from now, wind farms located at sea could be churning out clean energy to feed the starved power grid in Kerala.
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The controversy surrounding the proposed Rs 2,184-crore 700-mw gas-based power project at Bidadi seems far from dying.
In a bid to track its wildlife and hunt down poachers, Russia is all set to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at a nature reserve on the country's Pacific coast this summer.
The Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) has directed cement companies to pay 10 per cent of the penalty of Rs 6,307 crore imposed on them by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for cartel
The Gangetic River Dolphin, Asian Elephant, Pangolin and Dugong (sea cow) are among some of the most endangered species from India that feature in the Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered
Shimla, May 17: The state will import new and healthy genetic strains of trout from countries like Norway and Hungary with advice from experts at the Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries at Nainital