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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-22 07:30:36 -0700 | green-news

As per census 2011, only 32.7% of rural households are having access to latrines. One of the biggest problems facing the sanitation sector is lack of access to sanitary toilets to a large proportion of rural households. The NBA provides...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-22 07:17:57 -0700 | green-news

Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri K. C. Venugopal informed the Lok Sabha today that the Government of India has granted "in-principle" approval for setting up of a Greenfield airport at Kannur in Kerala. The project...
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Chennai :: India | updated 2013-08-24 13:42:12 -0700 | green-news

In an unprecedented decision, the National Green Tribunal (South Zone), Chennai, ordered status quo on all project activities proposed in the Amrit Mahal Kaval grassland ecosystems of Challakere Taluk, Chitradurga, Karnataka with immediate effect. The directions were issued on the...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-21 21:41:17 -0700 | green-news

India receives an average rainfall of about 1170 mm which corresponds to an annual precipitation of about 4000 billion cubic meters (BCM) including snowfall. After accounting for evaporation and evapotranspiration, the average annual water availability in the country is assessed...
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Bhopāl :: India | updated 2013-08-18 01:32:03 -0700 | green-news

The yellow river-sand is turning out to be no less than gold. There is a veritable ‘sand-rush’ and those who have been able to plunder have become millionaires overnight. The demand for the stuff is seemingly insatiable with construction lobby...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-12 09:17:37 -0700 | green-news

The River Mandakini originates from the Chorabari Glacier near Kedarnath. One of the two snouts of the Chorabari glacier terminates at a lake, Chorabari Tal. The lake is also known as Gandhi Sarovar and is located about 4 kilometres upstream...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-12 09:15:06 -0700 | green-news

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) under the Ministry of Water Resources monitors ground water levels on a regional basis four times a year through a network of 15653 ground water observation wells located in India including in the State of...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-13 06:47:57 -0700 | green-news

The Ministry of Environment and Forests is implementing National Afforestation Programme (NAP) which is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme for tree plantation and eco restoration of degraded forests and adjoining areas in the country through people’s participation. As on 31.03.2013,...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-15 11:02:18 -0700 | green-news

As informed by Ministry of Water Resources, no data in respect of land erosion by rivers is available. However, they have informed that erosion of river banks and beds as well as deposition of eroded sediment is the natural phenomena...
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Breaking News: Carbon dioxide (CO2) is not listed as one of the pollutants
 
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-12 07:59:43 -0700 | green-news

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is not listed as one of the pollutants in National Ambient Air Quality Standards and is not monitored under National Air Monitoring Programme (NAMP). CO2 is a Greenhouse Gas. An estimated amount of increase of CO2 in...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-12 07:57:20 -0700 | green-news

The Ministry have been implementing the Centrally Sponsored Schemes of National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) and National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) for conservation and management of polluted and degraded lakes and wetlands in the country. To promote better synergies in...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-12-18 12:39:46 -0800 | green-news

Ministry of Environment and Forests is not aware of any scientific report relating to ecological degradation in the famous Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath dhams due to environmental change and pollution. However, a pilot study conducted on impact of hydropower in...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-08 22:39:33 -0700 | green-news

The reasons for water bodies not in use are shifting away from community based tank system to individual beneficiary oriented ground water dependent system, inadequate maintenance, encroachments, diversion of land for other purposes, etc. To revive, restore and rehabilitate the...
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Breaking News: World Bank studying ground water management in India
 
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-08-08 10:48:47 -0700 | green-news

The World Bank has undertaken a study and Technical Assistance initiative on Ground Water Management in India with the objectives of identifying management strategies for promoting sustainable groundwater use in the heavily groundwater dependent States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and...
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New Delhi :: India | updated 2013-12-20 12:50:37 -0800 | green-news

Government has released the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) on June 30, 2008. NAPCC comprises, inter alia, of eight National Missions in specific areas of Solar Energy, Enhanced Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Habitat, Water, Sustaining the Himalayan Eco-system, Green...
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