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Truckers give pollution plan to Delhi Government (May Week #1 (2015))

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed the transport department to examine a proposal of Delhi’s transporters association to reduce air pollution in the city. Kejriwal has sought the report from the department in a week after considering
the proposal made by transporters associations to decongest Delhi.

Manja ban brings smiles to activists (May Week #1 (2015))

PUNE: Animal rights activists said the ban on the use and sale of nylon manja will help save scores of animals and birds that bleed to death when they get entangled.

The state government had on March 30 issued a circular banning the use and sale of manja, strings used to fly kites, in response to a petition filed in the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court by animal rights groups.

Residents to monitor canal cleaning work (May Week #1 (2015))

Initiating steps to treat the sewage flowing into the Uyyakondan canal, ensuring effective functioning of the underground drainage system along the water course, and building retaining walls along the canal were some of the decisions arrived at a meeting
of the Uyyakondan Protection Committee held here on Tuesday.

District Collector K.S.Palanisamy chaired the meeting of the committee which comprises officials of the Corporation, Public Works Department, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Revenue, Health, and representatives of voluntary organisations

Lion census, 2015: Checking out the pride (May Week #1 (2015))

The biggest-ever exercise to count the only wild population of Asiatic lions in the worldbegins on Saturday.

Enumerators will employ the ‘Total Block Counting Method’, which is based on the direct sighting. Indirect evidence — pugmarks or scat — will not be considered. Once spotted, lion will be photographed, and its unique identification marks — scars on face,
shape of ears, tuft of hair on tail, colour, belly folds — will be recorded. The exact spot of the sighting will be pinned using GPS.

RO water filters under NGT scanner (May Week #1 (2015))

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking directions regarding the wastage of water caused by reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers.

The bench issued a notice to the ministry of water resources on the plea filed by an NGO called Friends. The plea alleged that for each litre of purified water, the filter dumps three-to-four litres of waste water, resulting in wastage of up to 80 per
cent of water.

Rajasthan losing its big cats to Madhya Pradesh (May Week #1 (2015))

BHOPAL: Rajasthan seems to be losing its tigers to Madhya Pradesh. State forest officials and members of world wildlife federation (WWF) have found sub-adult tiger T-71 - fourth in the row - that strayed from Rajasthan's Ranthambore Tiger reserve on Sunday.

WWF officials confirmed T-71 was captured in cameras on Monday at 3.17 pm in Sheopur territorial division of Madhya Pradesh. 

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