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NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries (May Week #4 (2017))
NGT to pollution board: Slapping notices not enough, shut industries [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91036]Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday told Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) that merely serving closure notices to polluting industries is not enough. The board must ensure the units are closed.NGT was referring to the industries around Bellandur Lake; it had set a one-month deadline to clean the waterbody in April.

PM Narendra Modi reviews NamamiGangeprogramme (May Week #4 (2017))
PM Narendra Modi reviews NamamiGangeprogramme [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91047]Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed execution of his pet programme for cleaning river Ganga and is understood to have instructed officials to ensure its timely completion. Today's meeting on 'NamamiGange' programme assumed significance as it was the first since the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the river's two key basin states whose previous governments were accused by the Centre of not cooperating fully.

Winter relief: Industries have till December to cut emissions (Issue of the week, May Week #12 (2017))
Winter relief: Industries have till December to cut emissions [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90543] NEW DELHI: Delhi's pollution burden from industries located in various areas of NCR may reduce soon. The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board to prepare emission standards for sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by June 30, 2017. The deadline for industries to adhere to these standards is December 2017. This is going to put an end to pollution from pet coke and furnace oil—bottom-of-the-barrel fuels widely used by industries in NCR -- experts hope.

3 MP rivers polluting Ganga says central audit (May Week #12 (2017))
3 MP rivers polluting Ganga says central audit [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90551]Bhopal: Strange as it may sound, Madhya Pradesh has a share in polluting the Ganga. An audit by National Mission for Clean Ganga names Chambal, Tons (Tamsa) and Sone among the rivers responsible for polluting the 'holy river'.While Tons and Sone rivers flow directly into Ganga in bordering Uttar Pradesh, Chambal river flows into Yamuna, which links up with River Ganga. So Chambal falls is sub-sub basin of Ganga

Three-year plan to let Delhi breathe (May Week #12 (2017))
Three-year plan to let Delhi breathe [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90467]NEW DELHI: Underlining air pollution as a serious problem, the government's think tank NitiAayog in its latest action agenda has come out with a five-point remedy, including higher taxes on petrol\diesel, higher parking fees and shutting down coal-based power plants in a phased manner, to deal with the menace within three years. 

CPCB releases draft guidelines for bio-remediation of hazardous oily wastes (May Week #12 (2017))
CPCB releases draft guidelines for bio-remediation of hazardous oily wastes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90466]New Delhi: Soil and water contaminated by oil could soon be returned to their natural state using bio-remediation, a process in which micro-organisms break down oil to less harmful substances.

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