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KMC to ban use of plastic from Independence Day (July Week #1 (2017))
KMC to ban use of plastic from Independence Day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91660]Kolhapur: The civic body will implement the general body's decision to ban use of plastics in the city from August 15 this year.The GB meet held in March this year unanimously decided to ban the use and sale of plastic in the city. The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) approved the central government's new rule to implement Plastic Waste Management Rules, under which hefty fines will be levied on the manufacturer and dispenser of plastic bags and items.

Section 144 Cr PC in Kaziranga National Park area to protect migrating animals (June Week #4 (2017))
Section 144 Cr PC in Kaziranga National Park area to protect migrating animals [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91598]

Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has been enforced along NH-37 from Jakholabondha to Bokakhat and areas near Numaligarh in Assam for free and easy movement of animals coming out of Kaziranga National Park during monsoons.

Bokakhat sub-divisional officer, Civil, Dhiraj Das said like in the previous years, this year too section 144 was imposed along the KNP as the water level of rivers Brahmaputra and Difloo is on the rise and most of KNP areas are submerged under water.







Tigers to roam in Mukundra National Park by Dec again (June Week #4 (2017))
Tigers to roam in Mukundra National Park by Dec again [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91528]

Jaipur: Plans are afoot by Rajasthan wildlife and forest department to quickly reintroduce tigers at the Mukundra Tiger Reserve.Though the National Tiger Conservation Authorit (NTCA) had approved the reintroduction of tigers in Mukundra Hills in Kota by
December 2018, the state forest department is planning to do so a year earlier, additional chief secretary (forest and wildlife) Nihal Chand Goyal said."We want the tigers to be reintroduced by December this year," he said. 

Kanpur tanneries may be shifted out [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91527] (June Week #4 (2017))
Kanpur tanneries may be shifted out [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91527]

 Officials of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) will meet Uttar Pradesh government officials to discuss the State’s decision to shift over 400 tanneries from Kanpur.

The previous Samajwadi Party government had told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2016 that the tanneries could not be shifted, for no land was available. The Yogi Adityanath government has reportedly identified fresh land.




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.

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