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Green panel fines university Rs 40L for polluting Cooum (March Week #2 (2016))
Green panel fines university Rs 40L for polluting Cooum [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80446]

CHENNAI: The Southern bench of the National Green Tribunal has fined Dr MGR University Rs 40 lakh for discharging sewage into the River Cooum. The tribunal also directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to initiate criminal proceedings against
the university. The directive came after the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) sub mitted a report saying Dr MGR University Research & Educational Institute in Maduravoyal, Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital in Mogappair, Thai Moogambigai
Polytechnic College in Nerkundram and two of the university's hostels in Maduravoyal were letting untreated sewage into the Cooum.




Pollution watch at centre of next odd-even plan (March Week #2 (2016))
Pollution watch at centre of next odd-even plan [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80441]

New Delhi: As the second phase of the odd-even scheme is approaching, the Delhi government is fleshing out a robust air pollution monitoring plan.




Delhi Pollution Control Committee recently floated a global tender for hand-held air pollution monitoring devices, which scientists hope would come before the plan kicks in. The major change in the scheme this time would be in the way monitoring is done
and the locations selected, officials said.

30 cameras at Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary to aid counting of leopards (March Week #2 (2016))
30 cameras at Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary to aid counting of leopards [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80410]

Mumbai: To carry out a headcount of leopards inhabiting Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, camera traps will be placed across the forested part. This sanctuary stretches from the fringes of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and extends beyond Virar.

Rs 7.5-cr plan to develop Harike wetland in Ferozepur (Issue of the week, March Week #1 (2016))
Rs 7.5-cr plan to develop Harike wetland in Ferozepur [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79833]

The government has introduced a comprehensive plan to develop the Harike wetland at Makhu, a rural town under Zira subdivision of Ferozepur, under the Eco Development Project at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore. A nature interpretation centre is under construction,
which would be completed within a year.




2,000 mangroves destroyed, police file FIR after 10 months (March Week #1 (2016))
2,000 mangroves destroyed, police file FIR after 10 months [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79809]

Ten months after 2,000 mangroves were destroyed at Dharma Nagar, Borivli, officials from MHB police station filed an FIR in the matter on Monday evening. According to officers from the MHB police station, the case was filed against unidentified persons.




Plan for captive breeding of bustards (March Week #1 (2016))
Plan for captive breeding of bustards [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79787]

The Wildlife Institute of India has proposed to set up a captive breeding centre to protect the Great Indian Bustard, the State bird of Rajasthan from extinction.

The matter was taken up by WII with Rajasthan Chief Minister VasundharaRaje, an official spokesman said.

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