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Govt bans manufacture, import of toxic pollutant PCBs (April Week #2 (2016))
Govt bans manufacture, import of toxic pollutant PCBs [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80763]

New Delhi: The Union environment ministry has banned the manufacture and import of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and directed complete prohibition on its use in any form by the end of 2025, in a bid to curb pollution.




Water scarcity threatens Shimla's tourism industry (April Week #2 (2016))
Water scarcity threatens Shimla's tourism industry [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80671]

SHIMLA: Once a favourite summer retreat of the erstwhile British rulers, Shimla is now so much in the grip of water scarcity that its hotels as well as guests have to fork out handsome amounts for every bucket they need.

China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution (April Week #2 (2016))
China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80764]

More than 80 per cent of China's underground water drawn from relatively shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly rural households is unsafe for drinking because of pollution, a government report says. 

Month After Total Ban, Plastic Bags Still in Use (April Week #2 (2016))
Month After Total Ban, Plastic Bags Still in Use [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80783]

BENGALURU: Polythene bags are still in use in the city, a month after a total ban on them came into effect.

The government banned plastic carry bags, cups, plates, flags, buntings, flexes, banners, and sheets used on dining tables in marriage halls. The ban is being implemented from March 11.

No plans to study PM1; air quality monitoring begins (Issue of the week, April Week #1(2016))
No plans to study PM1; air quality monitoring begins [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80647]

The Delhi government doesn’t plan on studying the ultrafine and ultra dangerous PM1 particles as part of its air quality monitoring programme for round two of odd-even.

The government had announced that it would be collecting samples of particulate matter that are below 1 microns in diameter during the first vehicle-rationing experiment in January.

Climate change: India for SAARC cooperation on agriculture (April Week #1(2016))
Climate change: India for SAARC cooperation on agriculture [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80654]

DHAKA | NEW DELHI: South Asia is one of the most sensitive regions with regard to impact of climate change, India said today and called for SAARC countries to cooperate in addressing its impact on the farm sector.




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