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Centre gives Maharashtra thumbs-up to cull nilgai and wild boars (Issue of the week, April Week #3 (2016))
Centre gives Maharashtra thumbs-up to cull nilgai and wild boars [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80946]

Maharashtra's long-pending demand that wild boar and nilgai (blue bull) be declared as vermin has finally been cleared by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The vermin tag allows hunting of wild animals in specific areas
without seeking any permission.

During a meeting on Wednesday, where various pending issues concerning Maharashtra were discussed, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar consented to the state's proposal of declaring the two species vermin. Chief ministerDevendraFadnavis and forest
minister SudhirMungantiwar were present at the meeting.

No relief for Delhiites as air quality touches 'very poor' level on odd day (April Week #3 (2016))
No relief for Delhiites as air quality touches 'very poor' level on odd day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80921]

On the fourth day of the road rationing scheme, there was no relief for Delhiites in terms of air quality which touched ‘very poor’ level on Tuesday.

As per the website of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the average values of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and PM 10 were recorded at 124.6 and 275.1 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively. 




Earth Day: PM Modi urges nation to offer 'reverence and gratitude' to mother Earth (April Week #3 (2016))
Earth Day: PM Modi urges nation to offer 'reverence and gratitude' to mother Earth [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80959]

With India set to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change in New York on Friday on the occasion of Earth Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the nation to offer "reverence and gratitude" to mother earth, which has given mankind everything it
needs for survival

Firms walk the talk on water conservation (April Week #3 (2016))
 Firms walk the talk on water conservation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80909]

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have frequently found themselves in the eye of a storm for being huge consumers of water. To be sure, bottled water and softdrinks are among the key industrial users of water in India.

But, little is known of the water conservation measures that companies have in place. For many of them, it is a serious effort involving everything from rainwater harvesting to sustainable agricultural and production practices to community-level initiatives
to help replenish and recharge water-scarce regions and areas.

Start thinking about pollution inside homes, warns new study (April Week #3 (2016))
Start thinking about pollution inside homes, warns new study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80908]

NEW DELHI: Air inside our homes may be as polluted as outside and there is need to monitor its quality to take remedial measures, says a new study.

Cooking residues, chemicals and various microbes and fungal spores are usually found existing in homes and may cause chronic health problems, the study said.

‘Animal tests for soaps banned’ (April Week #3 (2016))
Animal tests for soaps banned’ [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80882]

Production of soaps and detergents manufactured in India will not involve harming rabbits, mice or guinea pigs: PETA

A ban has been imposed with immediate effect on the use of animals in tests for manufacturing soaps and detergents, an animal rights body said here Monday.

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