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Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash Javadekar (June Week #4 (2016))
Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash Javadekar [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82470]

 Pune: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engines above 2,000cc in Delhi-NCR by courts "is not the right way".




Calling it "unfortunate", he said the government is already taking measures to curb pollution and the ban has resulted in vehicles with latest technologies not being allowed while old polluting vehicles continue plying on the roads.




Governor urges Amarnath pilgrims not to use polythene (June Week #4 (2016))
Governor urges Amarnath pilgrims not to use polythene [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82469]

J&K Governor N N Vohra, also Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, on Thursday appealed to the intending pilgrims and all the stakeholders of the Yatra—scheduled to commence on 2nd July 2016—to maintain cleanliness and sanitation in the entire Yatra
area, from the Base Camps onwards, to preserve the natural environment.




The Governor has particularly requested the stakeholders not to use polythene or any other non-biodegradable materials.




Special teams to keep a check on noise pollution (June Week #2 (2016))
Special teams to keep a check on noise pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82085]

PUNE: Adhering to the orders of the state Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Dixeet, the city police have started forming teams to monitor and keep a check on the noise pollution in the city limits.




Norway bans cutting of trees (June Week #2 (2016))
Norway bans cutting of trees [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82128]

Oslo: Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step toward curbing global deforestation.




At the rate we are going, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years. In their pledge last week, Norwegian lawmakers also committed to find a way to source essential products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber so that they leave
little to no impact on their ecosystems




Ken-Betwa project, a threat to wildlife? (June Week #2 (2016))
Ken-Betwa project, a threat to wildlife? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82142]

Environmentalists say that such a dam will submerge at least 4,000 hectares of Madhya Pradesh’s Panna tiger reserve.




An ambitious project to link Ken and Betwa rivers has become a stage for a unique man-animal conflict. Proponents of the project, led by the Union Water Ministry, say that the proposed Daudhan dam and the 2.5 km canal — the key structures of the project
— that will transfer surplus water from the Uttar Pradesh section of the Ken to the Betwa in Madhya Pradesh are critical to irrigate nearly 7,00,000 hectares in drought-ravaged Bundelkhand.




City of Nawabs to City of Noise (June Week #2 (2016))
City of Nawabs to City of Noise [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82134]

In the 1950s, Hazratganj attracted college-goers for a relaxing walk. Times changed and cars replaced cycles and two-wheelers in the 1990s. Circa 2016, more cars than people are seen on city roads and honking is the order of the day. Better pay and higher
disposable income is adding more than 1.5 lakh vehicles on city roads per year. The noise made by these cars has stolen the leisure Lucknow was equated with.




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