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Delhi government mulling artificial rain to reduce dust (November Week #2 (2016))
Delhi government mulling artificial rain to reduce dust [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86364]In efforts to combat the alarmingly high levels of pollution in the national capital, Chief Minister ArwindKejriwal announced on Sunday that use of all diesel gen-sets has been prohibited for the next five days from Monday, except for emergency services like hospitals and mobile towers.The government also decided to sprinkle water on roads of 100-foot width from Monday. The PWD will undertake the measure on all such roads at least once a week.

Admin invokes sec 144 to check open garbage burning, air quality worsens (November Week #2 (2016))
Admin invokes sec 144 to check open garbage burning, air quality worsens [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86511]After five days of choky smog, the Gurgaon district administration exercised section 144 of the CrPC on Sunday and banned the burning of waste, dry leaves, plastic, and any material that could worsen the air quality.The air quality was recorded as ‘severe’ on Sunday compared to ‘very poor’ on Saturday as the wind speed remained zero for a second consecutive day. A thick layer of smoke hung over the city and the visibility was below 300 metres.

Govt conducts workshop on bio-medical waste (November Week #2 (2016))
 Govt conducts workshop on bio-medical waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86685]In the wake of increasing air pollution in the city, Delhi government on Wednesday conducted a workshop to make doctors and medical practitioners acquainted with biomedical waste management rules.Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 1998 have been superseded by the Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016 from March this year.

Student's effort to tame air pollution (November Week #2 (2016))
Student's effort to tame air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86713]The pollution caused by motorists idling their vehicles at short halts or red lights has prompted a school student to come up with an idea, which, if implemented, could stir their conscience with pity messages and protect the environment.Vehicular pollution is a major contributor to overall air pollution as the national capital region is witnessing, wrapped in a thick blanket of smog, which is causing respiratory problems and eye irritation.

Beijing gets cleaner air by off-roading 3.40 lakh polluting vehicles, Can Delhi go the China way? (Issue of the week, November Week #1 (2016))
Beijing gets cleaner air by off-roading 3.40 lakh polluting vehicles, Can Delhi go the China way? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86170]Beijing, China's capital city, has taken 3.40 lakh ageing high-emission vehicles off the roads this year as part of a massive bid to improve the toxic air quality of one of the most polluted metropolitants. The move will help annually reduce 40,000 tonnes of pollutant emissions from the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon and particulate, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said.

Health ministry to release declaration on mitigating impacts of air pollution (November Week #1 (2016))
Health ministry to release declaration on mitigating impacts of air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86162]NEW DELHI: The union health ministry will soon be releasing a "New Delhi declaration on mitigating effects of air pollution" which will give time bound action points to other ministries to address various sources of air pollution related to their ministry.The health ministry recently held a meeting with the steering committee on air pollution which had released a report on air pollution and health impacts in August last year. The health ministry has also decided to include chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a health condition closely associated with exposure to severe air pollution, under the non-communicable diseases (NCD) programme.

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