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Pollution in ‘severe’ zone despite showers (June Week #4 (2017))
Pollution in ‘severe’ zone despite showers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91594]

GURUGRAM: Even early morning showers and strong winds failed to clean up the air in Gurgaon, which remained the most polluted city in the country again on Monday.While the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 468, which is considered 'severe', the average
concentration of PM2.5 remained above 500g/m³ throughout the day, nearly nine times the safe standard




o keep Ganga clean at Haridwar, Ramakrishna Mission pledges to cremate deceased monks, not give them 'Jal Samadhi' (June Week #4 (2017))
To keep Ganga clean at Haridwar, Ramakrishna Mission pledges to cremate deceased monks, not give them 'Jal Samadhi' [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91558]

 HARIDWAR: In an initiative to keep the Ganga clean, monks of the Ramakrishna Mission at Haridwar have pledged to not give 'jal samadhi' (water burial) to a sanyasi when he dies as has been their tradition, but to instead cremate the body.

Swami Nityashuddhanand, general secretary of the Ramakrishna Sewashram at Haridwar, told TOI that the practice has been adopted since the past few months in the holy city with a view to ensure the sanctity of the Ganga.

Udaipur lakes to be pollution free by 2018: SiddharthSihag (June Week #4 (2017))
Udaipur lakes to be pollution free by 2018: SiddharthSihag [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91593]

Chairman SiddharthSihag has said that primary lakes of Udaipur – Fatehsagar, Pichhola and Udaisagar will be pollution free by 2018. This is being done as part of the Amrut Yojana.

Addressing a press gathering in New Delhi, Sihag said that primary reason for pollution of these lakes is sewage water. To overcome this, UMC has initiated various steps under Amrut Yojana and it is expected to complete all
the activities by 2018.




Jaisalmer to shun plastic, use recycled sari bags (June Week #4 (2017))
Jaisalmer to shun plastic, use recycled sari bags [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91544]

Jaipur: The Jaisalmer district collector has a new solution to the desert city's soaring mound of plastic waste. The collector has urged residents to donate old saris which can be recycled into carry bags.




Swachh lens on city’s bulk waste generators (June Week #4 (2017))
Swachh lens on city’s bulk waste generators [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91583] 

Gurgaon: The MCG is in the process of identifying bulk waste generators, including residential societies and commercial establishments, for better solid waste management in the city, minimizing damages to the environment. All listed bulk generators will
be asked to set up decentralized composting machines on their premises and segregate waste at source.




400 birds flock to these man-made lakes in Pune (Issue of the week, June Week #3 (2017))
400 birds flock to these man-made lakes in Pune [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91518]PUNE: While citizens undertake many conservation efforts, only few projects of this scale have been successful.Volunteers from a non-governmental organization based in the city, Tree Public Foundation (TPF), have managed to create two artificial lakes for the sole purpose of providing safe haven to native and exotic birds.

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