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NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR (September Week #3 (2017))
NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92534]The National Green Tribunal on Thursday refused to lift its order banning diesel vehicles more than 10 years old in the National Capital Region. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar turned down a plea by the Centre, saying that one diesel vehicle caused as much pollution as 24 petrol or 40 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Yamuna cleaning: NGT slaps Rs 50K fine on Environment Ministry, Delhi govt (Issue of the week, September Week #1 (2017))
Yamuna cleaning: NGT slaps Rs 50K fine on Environment Ministry, Delhi govt [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92365]

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the Environment Ministry (MoEF) and the Delhi government for not submitting a status report on rejuvenation and restoration of the Yamuna river.




A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after counsels of the MoEF and the Delhi government failed to appear before it and no report was placed on record.




Eco-friendly Ganeshas distributed in Chikkaballapur (September Week #1 (2017))
Eco-friendly Ganeshas distributed in Chikkaballapur [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92367]

 Chikkaballapur MLA Dr Sudhakar distributed 2,000 clay Ganesha idols in his constituency and has pledged to use only eco-friendly puja items this festive season.




The MLA launched a distribution programme as traditionally, Ganesh idols, made of Plaster of Paris, are immersed in water during this festival, which polluted water.




Manipur govt notifies on use of plastic bags (September Week #1 (2017))
Manipur govt notifies on use of plastic bags [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92359]

Imphal, August 22 (EMN): Manipur government has notified complete ban on the use of plastic carry bags of more than 50 microns in thickness with immediate effect. Any person found using such plastics bags will be punished under Section 15 Environment protection
Act, 1966, according to a release by the Deputy secretary T Manihar Singh of Forest and environment.




Strategies must to ensure water availability in tiger reserve (September Week #1 (2017))
Strategies must to ensure water availability in tiger reserves [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92296]

Steps on to relocate communities residing in MTR, says Union Minister




Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, during a visit to Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR), on Sunday said that the two habitats had a good number of tigers compared to the rest of the country.




HC seeks report on bio-diversity in Gulmarg (September Week #1 (2017))
HC seeks report on bio-diversity in Gulmarg [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92363]

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed the government on Tuesdayto show a digital presentation on biodiversity of Gulmarg. The government, HC asked, should list endangered and extinct species, besides naming species that need to be protected.




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