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Clinical waste disposal a big concern as hosps mushroom (November Week #5 (2014)) Thane: With increasing number of health care centres in the city, the amount of Bio-Medical Waste generated by them has also seen an increase. Figures availed from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) reflect that there has been a 221 per cent rise in
the number of firms who have registered to get their BMW disposed off in the last six years. 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/Clinical-waste-disposal-a-big-concern-as-hosps-mushroom/articleshow/45274706.cms ]
Golden Temple to be under pollution scanner 24x7 (November Week #5 (2014))
AMRITSAR: Worried over reports about India's most loved monument Taj Mahal turning yellow due to pollution, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has woken up to the imminent threat to Golden Temple, Sikhs' holiest shrine. In an effort to keep the
Golden Temple's sheen intact, the PPCB is all set to install Punjab's first continuous monitoring station (CMS) at the temple considering the high levels of pollution caused by vehicular traffic, gold refinery industrial units and hotels in the vicinity of
the shrine.

[http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=66282]

More teeth to forest, police acts soon: IGP (November Week #5 (2014))
Inspector General of Police (Rayalaseema) V. Venugopala Krishna on Sunday said that proposals to amend the acts pertaining to Forest and Police Departments to tackle the red sanders smuggling in Rayalaseema were under process with the State Chief Secretary.


[http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/more-teeth-to-forest-police-acts-soon-igp/article6627342.ece ] 

Nepal poachers on prowl, tiger numbers down (November Week #5 (2014)) The survey, done every four years by the National Tiger Conservation Authority with Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India, shows tiger numbers in the Shivalik-Gangetic plains covering the three states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have come
down to around 300 against about 320 four years ago.

[http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=66291]
Dutch to kill 8,000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak (November Week #5 (2014))
AMSTERDAM: Dutch health authorities on Saturday were destroying 8,000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter.

A government statement said ducks were being culled in the central town of Barneveld as a precaution because authorities want to eliminate all risks after the H5N8 virus spread to three out of 12 provinces since last Sunday.

[http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=66197]

Kolhapur Municipal Corporation waste-to-energy plant to come up in phases (November Week #5 (2014))
The civic body has cancelled its plan to set up the proposed 180-tonne waste-to-energy plant and is instead planning to start the unit in two phases - first, by setting up a facility to treat 100 tonnes of garbage and in the second start treating the remaining
80 tonnes, provided the first one is successful.

The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) took this decision after the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board on Tuesday doubting the feasibility of the project to generate electricity from municipal solid waste.

[http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=66288]

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