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Rs. 2000 Crore Road Map to End Stubble Burning Submitted In Supreme Court (Issue of the week, December Week #1(2017))
Rs. 2000 Crore Road Map to End Stubble Burning Submitted In Supreme Court [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92992]NEW DELHI: A Rs. 2,000-crore road map to end stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana suggests that the government must provide equipment to farmers for free instead of subsidies, and the cost be recovered by imposing cess on sale of petrol and diesel in Delhi.

Open burning of waste spikes air pollution in Gurgaon (December Week #1(2017))
Open burning of waste spikes air pollution in Gurgaon [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92993]The number of waste burning cases have increased in the city over the last 10 days. As per the data released by the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG), on an average, 12 cases of waste burning are reported in the city every day. The MCG has issued challans (fines) to 61 violators in the last 10 days.

Govt moves to amend notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter (December Week #1(2017))
Govt moves to amend notification banning sale of cattle for slaughter [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92988]The environment ministry has sought advice from the law ministry as it moves to amend its May notification regulating cattle trade, that many saw as an effective ban on cow slaughter motivated by ideological reasons.

Dia Mirza Is Now UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India (December Week #1(2017))
Dia Mirza Is Now UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92987]Actor-activist Dia Mirza has been appointed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India. The 35-year-old actor has been recognised by the United Nations for her contribution to environment conservation. "I feel honoured and inspired by this opportunity to work with UN Environment to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.

Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities (December Week #1(2017))
Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92959]The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board said the ban will be implemented every year during the period to curb pollution in the state."The decision has been taken by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board to control pollution and hence came up with the order of banning bursting of crackers in six big cities from December 1 to January 31 every year," said a statement by the Environment Conservation Board.

‘This water has poison’: In Chennai, thousands of dead fish wash up on shore of Adyar estuary (December Week #1(2017))
‘This water has poison’: In Chennai, thousands of dead fish wash up on shore of Adyar estuary [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92969]On Tuesday, a disturbing sight greeted the residents of Urur Olcott Kuppam, a fishing village in South Chennai. Thousands of dead fish lay on the sand at the mouth of the Adyar estuary, where the Adyar river meets the Indian Ocean.

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