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Madhya Pradesh loses 16 tigers in last 12 months (April Week #1(2016))
Madhya Pradesh loses 16 tigers in last 12 months [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80659]

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has lost nearly 16 tigers, including seven in Pench reserve, due to poaching and others reasons in the last one year.




While an NGO blamed the state government for it, forest officials contended that most of the deaths were natural. 




CLEAR 10,000 ACRES OF FOREST, SOLVE STATE’S JUMBO PROBLEM (Issue of the week, MarchWeek #4 (2016))
CLEAR 10,000 ACRES OF FOREST, SOLVE STATE’S JUMBO PROBLEM [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80525]

The Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has decided that the best way to curb man-elephant conflict in the Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) Tiger Reserve area is to clear out 10,000 acres of teakwood trees and replace them with fruit-bearing ones.




What's more, the decision has even garnered nods from elected representatives of the Kodagu and Mysuru regions.




Shimla’s monkey menace may end as vermin status clears killing (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Shimla’s monkey menace may end as vermin status clears killing [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80547]

New Delhi: Monkey menace in the tourist hotspot of Shimla may abate with the central government clearing the way for its large-scale extermination, by declaring it vermin in a notification issued on 14 March.

Experts, however, question the science behind declaring animal vermin.




India's e-waste problem (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
India's e-waste problem [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80563]

By notifying fresh rules to govern the handling of electronic waste or e-waste (the earlier rules issued five years ago were quite inadequate), the Indian government has taken a key step to combat this most lethal form of pollution. Organic and easily
recyclable metal, glass and plastic waste need not permanently remain in landfills. But hard-to-recover substances from e-waste like mercury make their home in landfills and keep leaching into ground water. According to a 2011 Rajya Sabha secretariat study,
e-waste accounts for 70 per cent of Indian landfills. Critically, the new rules have included things like discarded CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs which contain mercury.




India's e-waste problem (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
India's e-waste problem [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80563]

By notifying fresh rules to govern the handling of electronic waste or e-waste (the earlier rules issued five years ago were quite inadequate), the Indian government has taken a key step to combat this most lethal form of pollution. Organic and easily
recyclable metal, glass and plastic waste need not permanently remain in landfills. But hard-to-recover substances from e-waste like mercury make their home in landfills and keep leaching into ground water. According to a 2011 Rajya Sabha secretariat study,
e-waste accounts for 70 per cent of Indian landfills. Critically, the new rules have included things like discarded CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs which contain mercury.




Odd-even phase II: Will not ask schools to lend us their buses, says DTC (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Odd-even phase II: Will not ask schools to lend us their buses, says DTC [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80533]

After some schools in the capital refused to comply with the government order to provide their buses for the odd-even scheme in January, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has decided not to ask private schools to lend their buses for the second phase
of odd-even. “We have not approached schools to join the DTC Paryavaran Bus Seva this time because they backed out earlier. We are only concentrating on approaching private bus contractors. If schools want to come forward, they are welcome to,” said a senior
DTC official. 




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