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China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution (April Week #2 (2016))
China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80764]

More than 80 per cent of China's underground water drawn from relatively shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly rural households is unsafe for drinking because of pollution, a government report says. 

Month After Total Ban, Plastic Bags Still in Use (April Week #2 (2016))
Month After Total Ban, Plastic Bags Still in Use [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80783]

BENGALURU: Polythene bags are still in use in the city, a month after a total ban on them came into effect.

The government banned plastic carry bags, cups, plates, flags, buntings, flexes, banners, and sheets used on dining tables in marriage halls. The ban is being implemented from March 11.

No plans to study PM1; air quality monitoring begins (Issue of the week, April Week #1(2016))
No plans to study PM1; air quality monitoring begins [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80647]

The Delhi government doesn’t plan on studying the ultrafine and ultra dangerous PM1 particles as part of its air quality monitoring programme for round two of odd-even.

The government had announced that it would be collecting samples of particulate matter that are below 1 microns in diameter during the first vehicle-rationing experiment in January.

Climate change: India for SAARC cooperation on agriculture (April Week #1(2016))
Climate change: India for SAARC cooperation on agriculture [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80654]

DHAKA | NEW DELHI: South Asia is one of the most sensitive regions with regard to impact of climate change, India said today and called for SAARC countries to cooperate in addressing its impact on the farm sector.




Environment ministry revises the Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years (April Week #1(2016))
Environment ministry revises the Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80642]

NEW DELHI: Revising the Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years, the Environment ministry today said that the new rules will now apply much beyond the municipal areas, extending to urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships,
areas under the control of Indian Railways, airports, airbase, port and harbour, defence establishments,special economic zones, State and Central government organizations, places of pilgrims, religious & historical importance. 




World’s first sanctuary for white tigers opens in MP (April Week #1(2016))
World’s first sanctuary for white tigers opens in MP [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80606]

REWA: Politicians share space with white tigers on hoardings put up across Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, in preparation for the opening of the world's first white tiger sanctuary. As thousands converged for the inauguration on Sunday, shouting slogans, the ceremony
began to resemble an election rally. Fairly so, for locals say the white tiger has been an election issue here for years now.




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