HC upholds ban on plastic packaging in HP

HC upholds ban on plastic packaging for junk food in HP

Vacates stay on Himachal Pradesh government's order banning plastic packaging for 25 junk food items. Directs enforcement of the ban from January 26, 2014.

MoEF gives conditional nod to Haryana's nuclear power project

Grants green clearance to set up a Rs. 23,502 crore nuclear power plant proposed in Fatehabad district of the state.

Urbanisation affects 25% of dam's irrigation potential

The drinking and industrial use of water from Gangapur dam in Nashik has risen to 25% of its total storage capacity owing to rising urbanisation.

Illegal dyeing, bleaching units operating in TN despite HC orders

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board unearths a total of 99 illegal dyeing and bleaching units from Tirupur knitwear cluster. The units operate in violation of Madras High Court closure order.

Goa to get strict with hotels on waste management

The State Pollution Control Board is planning to issue strict norms for Goa hotels on proper management of waste generated by them.

Project to fill Sabarmati with good water fails to get approval

Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee disapproves Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's project of reclaiming Sabarmati water with city's treated sewage. Raises objections to the project's purpose and usability for the public.

TN to develop 25 villages as agriculture models

State government to develop the 25 identified villages in Pudukottai district as models for other villages in using the latest technology in agricultural activities.

Sikkim gears up to manage disasters

Launches a Rs. 390 crore project to build earthquake-resilient houses as a mitigation measure.

Good news for Coimbatore's tank

Coimbatore Corporation submits the Rs. 200 crore revised proposal on improving city's water tank to the Central government.

Industries, vehicles add to Vijayawada's pollution

The educational hub of Andhra Pradesh has become highly polluted due to rapid urbanisation and industrial growth.

Water Board digs up trench in prohibited area

Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board digs up a deep trench to lay a water pipeline near Banjari Darwaza that falls within the prohibited limit.

Activists demand specific guidelines on sand extraction in Goa

Urge MoEF to issue clear state-specific guidelines on sand mining in Goa where quarrying is not done on dry river beds or for exports.

Plastic waste management, a challenge for Kochi 

The civic bodies in the district are facing difficulty in managing its plastic waste as most of them lack scientific collection and disposal system.

Factories pollute water bodies in Navi Mumbai

Residents claim MIDC industries are polluting Kasardi river in Kharghar area while authorities don't act against these units.

This is the roundup of important news for December 29 & 30, 2013.

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The Hindu, The Times of India, Down to Earth, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, The New Indian Express, Assam Tribune
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