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Yamuna pollution: Supreme Court seeks report on sewage treatment plants (February Week #4 (2017))
Yamuna pollution: Supreme Court seeks report on sewage treatment plants [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89112]NEW DELHI: After 22 years of Supreme Court monitoring and spending around Rs 4,439 crore, Yamuna continues to stink like a sewer in Delhi but the Court decided on Monday to act tough against the authorities entrusted the task to clean the river and sought a comprehensive report from city Jal Board on operation of interceptor sewage projects(ISP) and sewage treatment plants (STP) .

Student community to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin (February Week #4 (2017))
Student community to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89146] They will be among key stakeholders in a national project to develop conservation plan to save the aquatic animal from extinctionSchool and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.

Oil in sea could persist in environment for months if not removed: ITOPF study (Issue of the week, February Week #3 (2017))
Oil in sea could persist in environment for months if not removed: ITOPF study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89010]

CHENNAI: The bunker oil spilt by Indian flagship vessel M T Dawn Kancheepuram after it collided with the Isle of Man's vessel B W Maple could persist in the environment for months or years if not removed.




According to ‘A Review of Problems Faced by Heavy Oil Spills,’ a study done by The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), the heavy oil or bunker oil has a high specific gravity, they tend to float lower in the water than lighter crude
oils and are therefore not visible in rough seas. 

Door-to-door campaign against plastic goods (February Week #3 (2017))
Door-to-door campaign against plastic goods [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88996]

Stepping up the campaign to prevent use of banned plastic items, Corporation authorities initiated a door-to-door awareness programme in association with students of paramedical institute of VadamalayanSpeciality Hospitals on Thursday.

Flagging off a campaign vehicle and addressing the students, Corporation Commissioner Sandeep Nanduri said that the objective of the campaign to ban plastic goods was to save the environment. As a first step, the plan was to ban harmful plastic goods around
MeenakshiSundareswarar Temple. Once the campaign got translated into results, the city would be free from the plastic scourge, Mr. Nanduri said.

Delhi to get 20 more air-quality monitoring stations (February Week #3 (2017))
Delhi to get 20 more air-quality monitoring stations [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88997]

Following a Supreme Court-appointed committee’s advocacy of better air-quality monitoring in the national capital and neighbouring regions, the Delhi government on Thursday announced setting up of 20 more stations.

The 20 new stations will be operated by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), which at present has only six operational stations.




Nagaur: Cattle fairs become hubs for illegal animal trafficking (February Week #3 (2017))
Nagaur: Cattle fairs become hubs for illegal animal trafficking [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88983]

In the recently held Nagaur Cattle Fair, 27 people were arrested and 200 camels, which were to be smuggled out of the state, have been rescued from them. On February 5, an FIR was lodged in Nagaur, Rajasthan under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,
1960 against 18 people from Uttar Pradesh, eight from Bharatpur and one from Alwar for trying to smuggle 200 camels out of Rajasthan for slaughter. Generally, these camels are sold within the price range of Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh.




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