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 7 Goa hotels sealed

The State Pollution Control Board ordered the sealing of the hotels for malfunctioning sewage treatment plants, overflowing soak pits or no consent to operate certificate from the Board

Assam objects to hydel project in upstream Arunachal

Sikkim only state in the country with 100% sanitation

All 6,10,577 rural and urban families in Sikkim have latrines with high sanitation and hygiene standard. It's mandatory for gram sabhas in the state to take up sanitation at top priority

Land near Tehri reservoir sinking

Mumbai slums to get potable water 

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the scheme to supply water to around 10 lakh residents of unauthorised slums.

Tamil Nadu village sets example in water conservation

Policy matters this week: Crop scheme for Pudukottai gets govt. approval; Delhi govt. plans to revive defunct RWH system in schools; NGT orders vigil against illegal coastal sand mining.

Pudukottai gets crop insurance scheme to mitigate nature's fury

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President approves Maharashtra's groundwater bill

Recognition of groundwater as public property is the basic premise of the Bill introduced in 2009. Will include formation of a regulatory authority and notification of overexploited areas

BIS mark mandatory for packaged water

'Goa mining companies submitted false EIAs'

Delhi metro stations to conserve rainwater 

By March 2015, 17 metro stations will have rainwater harvesting system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had earlier ordered rainwater harvesting system at all metro stations.

Meghayaya favours livelihood over sand mining ban

Environment Ministry delinks clearance of power plants from captive mines

The new Environment Minister Veerappa Moily has delinked the green clearance process for a thermal power plant and its source of fuel, a captive coal mine. This will make it easier for the project proponents to get clearance and begin project work sooner.

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

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