Total ban on manual scavenging

Bringing an end to manual scavenging

Lok Sabha passes the bill to ban the dirty practice. The legislation aims to remove dry latrines and manual scavenging and to provide alternate employement to those involved in the practice.

Undue support given to industries

Government auditor uncovers a huge scam by environment ministry handing over more than a lakh hectare of forestland to  industries for diversion without considering Supreme Court orders and forest laws. Highlights loop holes of the ministry in granting permission to Reliance Power for diversion of forest land in Madhya Pradesh.

Mumbai initiates tackling of construction waste 

Maharashtra government is all set to formulate a policy and guidelines to dump the construction and demolition debris appropriately.

NGT eyes DMRC's non compliance to RWH implementation

National Green Tribunal seeks response on installation of rainwater harvesting sytem at Delhi metro stations.

Wildlife webbed in floodwaters

Arunachal-Assam floods have hit the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in Tinsukia district, posing danger to several rare and endangered species.

Pallikaranai marshland gets fortunate

Declaring 131.55 hectares of land in the vicinty of the wetland as reserved, authorities initiate efforts to rejuvente the Pallikaranai marshland in Chennai.

Around 250 people fall prey to contaminated water

More than 250 cases of diarrhoea reported in Jalandhar. Authorities reasons illegal water connections as the cause to contamination of water in the area.

 This is the daily roundup of important news for September 7, 2013


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Lok Sabha passes the bill to ban manual scavenging, Government auditor uncovers environment ministry's huge scam of forestland diversion to development projects, Maharashtra government proposes to formulate policy to dispose construction waste.