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  • UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecationUNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issuesTo avoid conflicts between the two states, government&nbs...
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  • MoEF finally notifies 37% of Western Ghats as no-go zoneAround 60,000 sq km of Western Ghats across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu notified as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Protests break out in Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Weste...
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  • Mandate green clearance for small hydel projects, demand expertsOwing to the severe impacts the small hydel projects have on communities and ecosystems, 47 experts and organisations across the country write to MoEF for including these projects under the purview of EIA Notification 2006.UP ...
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  • Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada riverTribal groups and environment activists planning a hunger strike against the proposed Garudeshwar weir on the Narmada river were put under house arrest on October 31, the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel....
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  • An add-on to the harms of arsenic contaminated water Arsenic contamination of water has led to development of widespread resistance in the country to antimonial drug used to treat leishmaniasis, finds study.HC allows construction of Bihar's Utkal asbestos plantPatna High Court renews ...
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  • India strengthens its ties with ChinaThe two countries sign a new agreement strengthening their relationship on trans-border rivers. China assures facilitating exchange of flood data and eases India's concern over new dams on Brahmaputra.Creating national regulator for green nod not possible, tells ...
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  • India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger IndexWith its rank at 63 this year, India has moved up two spots on the Global Hunger Index brought out by the International Food Policy Research Institute every year. However, at more than 40%, India still has the highest number of malnourished childr...
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  • After mercury, lead comes into the limelight WHO warns the world against the threat of lead poisoning on children globally. Calls upon all the countries to take stong actions for elimination of lead poisoning.Govt makes study of river basin carrying capacity mandatoryIn a bid to plan optimal nu...
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  • India to map aquifers using choppersMinistry of Water Resources starts Rs. 41 crore pilot project that is going to utilise the aerial geophysical techniques to find clean and safe drinking water. UN tags Odisha's disaster management as a landmark success storyPlans to use the prepared...
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  • Criminal proceedings against Mahyco and others to continueKarnataka High Court permits biodiversity boards to go forward with the biopiracy case against Mahyco and others, charged for using traditional varieties to develop Bt brinjal without taking sanctions from concerned authorities.Super cyclone ...
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  • https://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/confusion-prevails-who-can-ban-pop-idolshttps://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/can-clay-idols-replace-all-pop-idolshttps://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/how-harmful-pop-environmenthttps://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/how-goa-managed-ban-pop-idols
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  • Mining of earth banned in IndiaNational Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water ExpoAiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user ...
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  • AGRICULTURE is a full time, serious activity. Agriculture does not mean just paddy cultivation. More than 300 crops have been historically cultivated in Goa, 70 crops are popular and yields of paddy are comfortable where farmers still take serious interest.There are closely guarded secrets behind te...
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  • MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in GoaSC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power pl...
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  • Gulf of Kutch will be India's first marine eco-sensitive zone The 313 square km area around the marine national park of the Gulf of Kutch will be India's first marine eco-sensitive zone. 208 sq km of this is on the landward side while the remainder is on the seaside. The eco-zone will cover 32 bill...
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  • MoEF denies clearance to Tipaimukh and Dibang HEPsEnvironment clearance rejected to 1500 MW Tipaimukh multipurpose hydroelectric project in Manipur and 3000 MW Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh. Ministry suggests constructing smaller dams by diverting smaller forest areas as an alternative.Land reform bil...
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  • Water scarcity- urban India's biggest worry22 out of 32 major cities in the country face acute shortage of water supply everday. Jamshedpur tops the list of water deficient cities while Nagpur is foremost in surplus supply.Weak economy affects renewable energy targetsAs against the target ...
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  • Govt reconstitutes panel on hydel projectsExpert Appraisal Committee for River Valley and Hydroelectric Projects reconstituted, headed by former secretary-ministry of coal. The committee has attracted opposition from water activists who allege that the panel lacks a multidisciplinary representa...
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  • Manual scavenging still persists in ChennaiDespite the ban on the dirty practice, the city corporation deploys labours to clean rainwater drains and sewerage pipes.  NREGA sees a downfallThe welfare scheme shows a drastic decline in terms of number of projects completed. Onl...
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  • POLICY MATTERS Food security bill passed Food security bill, a game changer for the Congress in the 2014 general elections, was passed by the Lok Sabha this week. Targetted to benefit 82 crore people, the food security programme will be the largest in the world. 62 million tonnes of food grain wil...
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Cyclone Nilofar makes its way towards Gujarat

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Government identifies 11 states along Ganga for sewer link

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Centre allocates 50% MGNREGA funds to sanitation and green cover

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Dip in enrollment of female students due to poor sanitation in schools

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What started as an effort to showcase rainwater harvesting methods and their benefits at Goa University, has now become an effort worth emulating by the entire state.

As a faculty of the Earth Sciences Department at Goa University, Dr. A.G Chachadi wanted to develop a facility to harvest rainwater and recharge groundwater at the campus at Taleigao Plateau. He wanted to showcase rainwater harvesting within the campus and also spread awareness on the benefits of doing it.

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Environmentalists wary of Modi's green agenda

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BJP should learn from Congress' defeat: Environmentalists

Environmentalists suggest that the new government should focus on urbanisation, air and water pollution. Blame the ealrier government for ignoring the environmental and social concerns of the people, which has led to its defeat.

New hopes for Ganga: Activists

News this week: 10% Odisha coast highly prone to erosion, reveals study; Unseasonal rain destroys agriculture in Andhra; Centre plans to conduct socio-economic survey of forest villages.

10% of Odisha coast prone to erosion: Study

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Drinking water in more than half rural homes contaminated

Even as 99% of urban and 97% rural households in India have drinking water access, 41% urban and 60% rural homes still get contaminated water, says the latest study published in Lancet, a British medical journal

Manganese in Goa's prime reservoir

Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?

The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' proposed to be world's tallest statue

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