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Coliform bacteria level high in ground water in many areas (August Week #2(2015))
Government today said coliform bacteria limit is exceeding in ground water in 83 per cent of the locations being assessed by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). 

"Total and Faecal Coliforms, which indicate presence of pathogens in water are conforming to the desired levels in 47 per cent observations and 62 per cent observations respectively in river water samples, whereas, the coliform bacteria limit in ground
water samples is exceeding at 667 out of the 807 locations," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

Activists off guard as Bhopal toxic waste incineration begins (August Week #2(2015)) Activists struggled to come up with a plan of action on Friday after the Madhya Pradesh government began disposing tonnes of toxic waste left behind by one of the world’s worst industrial disaster, saying they were caught off guard by the hush-hush move.More
than three decades after the Bhopal gas tragedy, about 10 tonnes of toxic waste was secretly transported from the Union Carbide factory to a private incineration facility in Dhar district, which began burning it on Thursday. The facility is around 225 km away
from the state capital.
GPS-aided cameras to keep track of Gir lions (August Week #2(2015))
AHMEDABAD: The state forest department is getting ready to install GPS-aided 'camera traps' — a network of remotely operated system with motion and infrared sensors — in the Gir sanctuary. This will allow paperless monitoring of wildlife, especially lions,
and for conducting habitat studies.

A senior forest department officer said the department plans to install around 250 cameras. The entire network is expected to be ready for use by October this year

MCG should shun landfills to prevent dumping of waste (August Week #2(2015))
GURGAON: As Gurgaon expands, so does its population. And more people means more generation of waste.

Recently, the MCG identified a 92-acre site in the Aravalis as a prospective landfill site to dispose the city's waste. However, waste reaching a landfill site is not segregated, and, therefore, not treated. This mixed waste pollutes the ground and the

'Massive' awareness campaign in offing to check air pollution (August Week #2(2015))
NEW DELHI: The Government today said it will soon launch a "massive" people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, and asserted that it has adopted a "consultative and cooperative" approach with the states to deal with the menace in and around

Bengaluru chokes on dirty air (August Week #2(2015))
Bengaluru is a city in which it's hard to breathe. Yet, the pollution control board has only 13 monitors across the 700-odd sqkm of the city. The fact that 10 of these 13 monitors have recorded respirable suspended particulate matter in excess of the permitted
levels is testimony to the fact the city needs to measure and control air pollution more effectively .

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