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Adani asked to pay Rs 25 cr for restoring environment (January Week #5 (2016))
Adani asked to pay Rs 25 cr for restoring environment [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79029]

In what can be termed a major setback for Gujarat-based Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd (AHPPL), the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to vacate the cancellation of environmental clearance, which was granted earlier. The court on Thursday directed the Adani
group to deposit Rs 25 crore with the Surat collector on the allegation that it had damaged environment while building infrastructure for the Hazira port.




BARC to help in disposal of solid waste (January Week #5 (2016))
BARC to help in disposal of solid waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79005]

Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) will hold preliminary discussions with officials from the Department of Science, Technology and Environment for effective disposal of solid waste J Daniel Chellappa, senior scientist of BARC has said.

Talking to reporters at the Petit Mega Science Fair here on Monday, Mr. Chellappa said BARC had developed technologies to ensure clean environment.

Centre's multi-crore plan aims to provide arsenic-free water (January Week #5 (2016))
Centre's multi-crore plan aims to provide arsenic-free water [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79059]

The Narendra Modi government is working on aRs 13,800 crore plan to save a large population forced to consume groundwater containing excess arsenic that leads to serious ailments.

About 10,000 habitations in India with 1.20 crore people, mostly poor, have sporadic sources of groundwater containing arsenic more than 10 parts per billion (PPB), latest government data shows. Consumption of such water leads
to skin problems, hits the nervous system, and reduces IQ level among children. It can even cause cancer.




Bio-gas plant, a must for hotels (January Week #5 (2016))
Bio-gas plant, a must for hotels [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79048]

 Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has set March 31 as the deadline for restaurants in Chennai to take effective steps to dispose of food waste.




During a recent meeting of stakeholders – including hoteliers, resource persons, and TNPCB and civic body officials – senior officials in the board instructed hotel and restaurant owners to set up a biogas plant for the purpose by March. A special purpose
vehicle would be formed for the same and technology would be provided by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.

State forest dept ‘no’ to let Centre retain 10% CAMPA fund (January Week #5 (2016))
State forest dept ‘no’ to let Centre retain 10% CAMPA fund [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78970]

Nagpur: Even as the parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, environment, forests and climate change expressed displeasure over Maharashtra government not submitting its views on draft Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015, the
state forest department has opposed the plan to retain 10% of the funds by the Centre.

Bengal tea industry sees ray of hope in Minister’s visit (January Week #5 (2016))
Bengal tea industry sees ray of hope in Minister’s visit [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78965]

The West Bengal tea industry has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The state, which has in its fold the famed Darjeeling brand, has since last year, made international headlines with reports of ‘starvation deaths’ in the gardens in North Bengal.
Similar reports have resurfaced this year. 

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