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Centre's multi-crore plan aims to provide arsenic-free water (January Week #5 (2016))
Centre's multi-crore plan aims to provide arsenic-free water [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79059]

The Narendra Modi government is working on aRs 13,800 crore plan to save a large population forced to consume groundwater containing excess arsenic that leads to serious ailments.

About 10,000 habitations in India with 1.20 crore people, mostly poor, have sporadic sources of groundwater containing arsenic more than 10 parts per billion (PPB), latest government data shows. Consumption of such water leads
to skin problems, hits the nervous system, and reduces IQ level among children. It can even cause cancer.




Bio-gas plant, a must for hotels (January Week #5 (2016))
Bio-gas plant, a must for hotels [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79048]

 Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has set March 31 as the deadline for restaurants in Chennai to take effective steps to dispose of food waste.




During a recent meeting of stakeholders – including hoteliers, resource persons, and TNPCB and civic body officials – senior officials in the board instructed hotel and restaurant owners to set up a biogas plant for the purpose by March. A special purpose
vehicle would be formed for the same and technology would be provided by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.

State forest dept ‘no’ to let Centre retain 10% CAMPA fund (January Week #5 (2016))
State forest dept ‘no’ to let Centre retain 10% CAMPA fund [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78970]

Nagpur: Even as the parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, environment, forests and climate change expressed displeasure over Maharashtra government not submitting its views on draft Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015, the
state forest department has opposed the plan to retain 10% of the funds by the Centre.

Bengal tea industry sees ray of hope in Minister’s visit (January Week #5 (2016))
Bengal tea industry sees ray of hope in Minister’s visit [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78965]

The West Bengal tea industry has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The state, which has in its fold the famed Darjeeling brand, has since last year, made international headlines with reports of ‘starvation deaths’ in the gardens in North Bengal.
Similar reports have resurfaced this year. 

HC seeks govt reply on plea for odd-even rule (January Week #5 (2016))
HC seeks govt reply on plea for odd-even rule [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79037]

Mumbai: Expressing concern over the rising levels of pollution in Mumbai, the Bombay high court on Thursday sought to know how the odd-even pilot project had fared in Delhi.  A division bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice RevatiDere directed the Maharashtra
government, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, the state environment and road transport departments to respond to a petition filed by a city resident to implement the odd-even scheme for vehicles in Mumbai

Care for Air’ campaign for reducing air pollution in Patna (January Week #5 (2016))
Care for Air’ campaign for reducing air pollution in Patna [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79027]

PATNA: Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) on Thursday launched 'Care for Air' campaign for reducing pollution in Patna to help improve ambient air quality. The campaign urges Bihar government to implement 'Solar Roof Top Program' to reduce
emissions from diesel in non-domestic sector.

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