industrial pollution

Chhattisgarh RTI activist shot at, in stable condition


July 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) A leading Chhattisgarh rights activist was injured when two unidentified gunmen shot him twice in the state's industrial town Raigarh. He is said to be out ... Read more...

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Holy Ganga receives 2,900 million litres sewage daily: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 ... Read more...

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Drinking water scare in Chinese city after industrial pollution


January 28th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) Authorities in China have swooped into action to monitor drinking water safety more closely after cadmium pollution, caused by a mining firm, has been found downstream ... Read more...

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A health resort turns toxic due to industrial pollution (Postcard from Giridih)


November 25th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gadi Srirampur (Jharkhand), Nov 25 (IANS) Four-year-olds Kaushal Kaul and Priti Kumari are unlike the chirpy children one would expect them to be -- both have been blind since birth. ... Read more...

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Environmental activist: Another Binayak Sen in making?


June 14th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 14 (IANS) On June 2 Ramesh Agrawal was found chained to a hospital bed. The 55-year-old man was shifted there after his blood pressure shot up in ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to clean the Ganga


June 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) India will sign an agreement with the World Bank Tuesday for a $801-million loan to fund cleaning up of the Ganga, whose pollution levels have ... Read more...

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Delhi’s parched areas to get water by Wednesday (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after taps went dry in parts of the capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Tuesday said that water supply will resume only by Wednesday morning ... Read more...

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Himachal’s Baddi industrial area to have effluent plant


November 17th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) A common effluent treatment plant will be set up at a cost of Rs. 80 crore in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial area in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district to check ... Read more...

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India to start market-based cabon trading system


August 31st, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India will soon start a market-based emission trading system to check industrial pollution, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. To begin with, the system will be ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shuts three polluting industries


August 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Saturday forced three industrial units here to shut down production after a state minister found them openly defying pollution control norms. Official sources said during a ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh government cornered on pollution


March 25th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 25 (IANS) The issue of industrial pollution in and around this Chhattisgarh capital saw a heated debate in the assembly Thursday with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) being ... Read more...

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Gujarat acts on critically polluted clusters


March 20th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 20 (IANS) After the state pollution control board declared eight clusters of Gujarat as critically polluted, an action plan has been rolled out to ensure that industrial units in these ... Read more...

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Himachal may go Costa Rican way on environment


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday said that the environmental policies used in Costa Rica would be applied in the state, as far as found applicable. "We ... Read more...

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China may face peaked pollution levels earlier than expected


February 10th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb. 10 (ANI): China may face peaked pollution levels at an earlier stage of economic development than expected, the country's Environment Ministry has warned."China has taken a different growth path from ... Read more...

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China’s pollution to peak at earlier stage of growth


February 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) China might see its pollution levels peak at an earlier stage of economic growth than expected, a media report said Wednesday citing the first national pollution census. "China has ... Read more...

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Centre would try to bring consensus on Bt Brinjal: Jairam Ramesh


January 29th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh informed here on Friday that before taking a final decision on Bt Brinjal, his Ministry would try to ... Read more...

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Australia rebuts ‘cooking the books’ on emissions


December 18th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With last-minute negotiations on at Copenhagen to rescue the UN climate summit, Australia Friday rebutted media reports that it had "cooked the books" by allegedly ignoring emissions ... Read more...

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Researchers create new aerosol database


November 11th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) The European Space Agency's GlobAerosol project, drawing on 14 years of satellite imagery, has produced a comprehensive global data bank on aerosols which play a vital role in ... Read more...

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Climate studies to benefit from 12 years of satellite aerosol data


November 11th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, November 11 (ANI): The European Space Agency's (ESA's) GlobAerosol project has produced a global aerosol dataset going back to 1995, which would probably benefit climate studies.The dataset was produced by the ... Read more...

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Raman Singh warns Chhattisgarh’s polluting industries


October 20th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Upset over a flurry of complaints by villagers against pollution, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has asked industries in the state to act swiftly to check the problem ... Read more...

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Forest and Power ministries to study Bhagirathi power projects


October 5th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): The first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has asked Union Environment and Forest, and Power ministries to jointly study the issue of ... Read more...

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Himachal imposes complete ban on polythene bags


October 2nd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Friday imposed a complete ban on use of polythene bags, Environment Minister J.P. Nadda said. "A total ban on the use of plastic bags would be implemented ... Read more...

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Living under a dusty black cloud near Raipur (Letter from Raipur)


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Siltara (Chhattisgarh), Sep 23 (IANS) Every morning as the sun rises, you can see a thick layer of black dust over 40 villages on the outskirts of Chhattisgarh capital ... Read more...

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Raipur: home to polluting units, respiratory patients


September 15th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, Sep 15 (IANS) Thousands of people in and around the Chhattisgarh capital are believed to be suffering from respiratory problems because of polluting industrial units on this city's ... Read more...

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Water should be a basic human right, say researchers


June 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Researchers, in a recent article in the journal PLoS Medicine Editorial, have argued that despite recent international objections, access to clean water should be recognized as a human ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh villagers protest industrial pollution


June 18th, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 18 (IANS) Nearly 250 villagers staged a protest here Thursday against industrial pollution from sponge iron units that they claimed was causing skin cancer and other serious diseases among the ... Read more...

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Warm hills of Himachal - yes that’s right!


June 5th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Planning to head to the hills of Himachal Pradesh to beat the heat? You might not get much relief, as global warming, declining forest cover ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers protest Rs.55-bn power project


March 9th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 9 (IANS) Nearly a hundred farmers took out a rally here Monday to protest land acquisitions by GMR Energy at Raikheda village in Chhattisgarh for its Rs.55 billion power project. The ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh serves notices to Balco, 36 others for pollution


February 13th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 13 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has served notices to as many as 37 industrial units in the past two years, including the Vedanta-controlled Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd.(Balco), for violating industrial ... Read more...

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GMR power project hits roadblock in Chhattisgarh


February 8th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 8 (IANS) A Rs.55 billion project has hit a roadblock in Chhattisgarh as about 150 farmers Sunday decided not to hand over their land to GMR Energy for its proposed ... Read more...

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Marine algae may be future of biofuel development


January 5th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have determined that biofuel development is shifting from soil to sea, specifically to marine algae. Referred to as "green bullet", marine algae is considered as science ... Read more...

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20 more biotech parks to come up in India: Sibal


December 7th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) Union Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal Sunday announced 20 more biotech parks will be set up throughout the country for promoting research in the field of ... Read more...

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Chinas thickening smogs reduces methane emissions


August 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the fallout from Chinese industrial pollution could actually be reducing the countrys contribution to climate change from at least one greenhouse ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu minister kidnapped son, couple tells rights panel


August 6th, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) A couple Wednesday alleged before the state Human Rights Commission that N.K.K.P. Raja, Tamil Nadu minister for handlooms and textiles, has kidnapped their son. "Palanichamy and Malarvizhi's son ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu minister denies land-grab, kidnap charges


July 30th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Erode (Tamil Nadu), July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Textiles N.K.K.P. Raja Wednesday vehemently denied charges he had kidnapped an elderly couple whose ancestral property he wanted to grab. The allegations ... Read more...

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