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Explosives used to kill wild boars in Satkosia (May Week #1 (2016))
Explosives used to kill wild boars in Satkosia [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81331]

Bhubaneswar: Use of explosive materials to hunt the wild boars has again come to the notice of the authorities of Mahanadi Wildlife Division under Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The wild boar is one of preys of the tiger.




Periyar pollution: Closure threat for paper mill again (May Week #1 (2016))
 Periyar pollution: Closure threat for paper mill again [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81336]

Kochi: The joint inquiry committee, constituted to look into allegations regarding the discharge of chemical effluents into Periyar by SreeSakthi Paper Mills, has recommended the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to issue the closure notice
again.

Following widespread public protests, the committee inspected the mill and its premises on Monday. On May 4, the pollution board had issued a closure notice to the company. But, it was later revoked.

95% of e-garbage heads to illegal dealers (May Week #1 (2016))
95% of e-garbage heads to illegal dealers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81430]

India generates 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year, with Delhi (98,000 MT) second on the list after Mumbai (1.2 lakh MT) as the biggest contributor. Proper disposal of e-waste is important because of hazards posed to health by the materials
used in electronics, but almost a third of the disused electronic items are not reaching the authorised e-waste collectors in the capital.

Noida authority issues notices to five builders for violating air pollution norms (May Week #1 (2016))
Noida authority issues notices to five builders for violating air pollution norms [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81451]

The Noida authority has decided to issue notices to five realtors who were found violating National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders on air pollution around their construction sites.




Centre gives Maharashtra thumbs-up to cull nilgai and wild boars (Issue of the week, April Week #3 (2016))
Centre gives Maharashtra thumbs-up to cull nilgai and wild boars [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80946]

Maharashtra's long-pending demand that wild boar and nilgai (blue bull) be declared as vermin has finally been cleared by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The vermin tag allows hunting of wild animals in specific areas
without seeking any permission.

During a meeting on Wednesday, where various pending issues concerning Maharashtra were discussed, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar consented to the state's proposal of declaring the two species vermin. Chief ministerDevendraFadnavis and forest
minister SudhirMungantiwar were present at the meeting.

No relief for Delhiites as air quality touches 'very poor' level on odd day (April Week #3 (2016))
No relief for Delhiites as air quality touches 'very poor' level on odd day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80921]

On the fourth day of the road rationing scheme, there was no relief for Delhiites in terms of air quality which touched ‘very poor’ level on Tuesday.

As per the website of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the average values of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and PM 10 were recorded at 124.6 and 275.1 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively. 




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