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Delhi Govt authorises 37 e-waste collection centres (May Week #4 (2017))
Delhi Govt authorises 37 e-waste collection centres [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90998]The Delhi Government has authorised 37 e-waste collection centres for disposal of unusable old mobile phones, computers, laptops, television sets and other electronic material, in order to reduce air pollution in the city. This was announced today by Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who addressed a workshop here on 'e-Waste Management for bulk consumers,' organised by the Environment Department.

NGT bans open defecation on Yamuna floodplains (May Week #4 (2017))
NGT bans open defecation on Yamuna floodplains [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91082]In an attempt to clean the Yamuna river, the National Green Tribunal on Friday banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains. The court said it would slap a fine of Rs 5,000 on those who violate the order.

On save water mission, Bengaluru engineer duo pedal into Nagpur (May Week #4 (2017))
 On save water mission, Bengaluru engineer duo pedal into Nagpur [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91071]NAGPUR: Two engineers from Bengaluru, Vikram Murthy and Mohd Harun Faizal, are pedalling from Kanyakumarito Kashmir to support 'Save water save farmers' cause. Wherever they take a halt, they enlighten people about nature conservation.The duo reached city on Thursday and were felicitated by Arranya Environmental Organization (AEO) at Zero Mile.

NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries (May Week #4 (2017))
NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91036]Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday told Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) that merely serving closure notices to polluting industries is not enough. The board must ensure the units are closed.NGT was referring to the industries around Bellandur Lake; it had set a one-month deadline to clean the waterbody in April.

PM Narendra Modi reviews NamamiGangeprogramme (May Week #4 (2017))
PM Narendra Modi reviews NamamiGangeprogramme [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91047]Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed execution of his pet programme for cleaning river Ganga and is understood to have instructed officials to ensure its timely completion. Today's meeting on 'NamamiGange' programme assumed significance as it was the first since the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the river's two key basin states whose previous governments were accused by the Centre of not cooperating fully.

Winter relief: Industries have till December to cut emissions (Issue of the week, May Week #12 (2017))
Winter relief: Industries have till December to cut emissions [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90543] NEW DELHI: Delhi's pollution burden from industries located in various areas of NCR may reduce soon. The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board to prepare emission standards for sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by June 30, 2017. The deadline for industries to adhere to these standards is December 2017. This is going to put an end to pollution from pet coke and furnace oil—bottom-of-the-barrel fuels widely used by industries in NCR -- experts hope.

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