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Environment

Stubble burning: NGT directs Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to keep daily tab on air pollution

The governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been asked to set up special cells to monitor air pollution caused by paddy straw burning.

October 4,2019

Environment

Calcutta High Court bans single-use plastic on its premises

The decision was unanimously taken during a meeting of all judges of the high court, following which Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan ordered the ban from October 1.

September 27,2019

Environment

WATCH | ‘You have stolen my dreams!’: Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s blistering speech at the UN

In her emotional speech, sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist told world leaders that “You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.”

September 24,2019

Environment

Central Pollution Control Board asked to act towards plastic waste management

National Green Tribunal has raised concerns over the erratic dumping and open burning of plastic waste. It has asked the Central Pollution Control Board to ensure the compliance of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 in the country

September 11,2019

Environment

Comment | Jal Shakti Ministry must find ways to solve India's water crisis 

The increased scarcity of water is affecting the broad spectrum of economic, social and developmental activities of the country. It not only affects GDP directly in the form of loss of productivity of agriculture, industrial and service sector but also decreases the ability of our nation.

August 27,2019

Environment

Global environment outlook dire but not unassailable: GEO-6

Human behaviour needs a root-and-branch detox, says report

August 2,2019

Environment

Untreated sewage in Mithi river: Bombay High Court directs extension of sewer lines

Extension to allow effluents to flow to sewerage treatment plants before being discharged into the sea

July 16,2019

Environment

Polluter pays: Gammon India, Hindustan Construction ordered to pay Rs 2 crore each as performance guarantee

NGT warns of amount forfeiture if environmental norms not followed in construction of Udhampur-Banihal highway

July 16,2019

Environment

Ammunition dump near elephant corridor: NGT asks army to shift dump from forest area

Move to ensure restoration of Chila-Motichur elephant corridor

July 16,2019

Environment

Crop residual burning: NGT notes media reports of air pollution related deaths in NCR; asks Ministry of Agriculture to file strategy report

Haryana, Punjab, UP asked to act in concert with ministry to file progress report and action plans to combat crop residual burning by August 9

July 13,2019

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