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Yamuna cleaning: NGT slaps Rs 50K fine on Environment Ministry, Delhi govt (Issue of the week, September Week #1 (2017))
Yamuna cleaning: NGT slaps Rs 50K fine on Environment Ministry, Delhi govt [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92365]

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the Environment Ministry (MoEF) and the Delhi government for not submitting a status report on rejuvenation and restoration of the Yamuna river.




A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after counsels of the MoEF and the Delhi government failed to appear before it and no report was placed on record.




Eco-friendly Ganeshas distributed in Chikkaballapur (September Week #1 (2017))
Eco-friendly Ganeshas distributed in Chikkaballapur [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92367]

 Chikkaballapur MLA Dr Sudhakar distributed 2,000 clay Ganesha idols in his constituency and has pledged to use only eco-friendly puja items this festive season.




The MLA launched a distribution programme as traditionally, Ganesh idols, made of Plaster of Paris, are immersed in water during this festival, which polluted water.




Manipur govt notifies on use of plastic bags (September Week #1 (2017))
Manipur govt notifies on use of plastic bags [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92359]

Imphal, August 22 (EMN): Manipur government has notified complete ban on the use of plastic carry bags of more than 50 microns in thickness with immediate effect. Any person found using such plastics bags will be punished under Section 15 Environment protection
Act, 1966, according to a release by the Deputy secretary T Manihar Singh of Forest and environment.




Strategies must to ensure water availability in tiger reserve (September Week #1 (2017))
Strategies must to ensure water availability in tiger reserves [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92296]

Steps on to relocate communities residing in MTR, says Union Minister




Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, during a visit to Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR), on Sunday said that the two habitats had a good number of tigers compared to the rest of the country.




HC seeks report on bio-diversity in Gulmarg (September Week #1 (2017))
HC seeks report on bio-diversity in Gulmarg [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92363]

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed the government on Tuesdayto show a digital presentation on biodiversity of Gulmarg. The government, HC asked, should list endangered and extinct species, besides naming species that need to be protected.




New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel-powered vehicles (September Week #1 (2017))
New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel-powered vehicles [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92350]

New York: Scientists have developed a catalyst that can curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, an advance that may help reduce air pollutionand smog.




Nitrogen oxides (NOx) is a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.




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