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Not sure about data in foreign reports on air pollution deaths: Environment Minister -Amitabh Sinha

not be framed solely on the findings of international reports, he maintained. EVEN AS he acknowledged that the health impacts of air pollution were “real” and “dangerous”, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Friday contested some of the numbers presented in a new global report, which has identified India as the worst affected country and attributed more than a million deaths in the country in 2015 to air pollution. Dav

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The slow death of Kanpur's leather economy has fuelled UP's job crisis -Abhishek Waghmare / Falling global demand, Environmental regulations and contemporary cow politics have choked the leather economy of Uttar Pradesh's largest industrial city. Shadab Hussain, 23, dropped out of school at age 11 to work in a leather factory in Kanpur, the oldest and largest industrial city of India’s most populous state. To support his family, parents and four siblings, he worked eight-hour shifts every day for a m

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No one loves the farmer -Ashok Gulati & Siraj Hussain

is supposed to be for the people, by the people. One of the key objectives of such a democratically elected government is to adopt policies that can quickly alleviate hunger and poverty and create an Environment where people can enjoy peace and prosperity. UP is primarily a rural and agri-dominated state. More than 77 per cent of its population resides in rural areas; about 60 per cent of its work force is engaged in agriculture as the 2011 Census

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A first-of-a-kind campaign in Pune creates awareness about sanitary waste segregation -Richa Agarwal

the waste pickers in Pune. Laxmi Narayan, co-founder of SWaCH, said, “We have been trying to get attention of the central government, state governments, municipalities, the MoEFCC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) and manufactures on the sanitary waste hazard for years but only a little progress was made in this direction”. “For years, our team has been trying to make all stakeholders understand the importance of

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Environment: A non-negotiable agenda -Ritwick Dutta The belief that every Environmental problem has a technological solution undermines the need to protect ecology in its pristine condition The next 10 years are going to be the most challenging time for India’s Environment. Our developmental model remains focused on using nature as a fuel for its growth engine. Climate change is going to dominate More »

Budget 2017: High on rhetoric, low on delivery -Himanshu

redit growth are pointing south and non-performing assets of banks are still a problem, the revival of the domestic economy is the first priority. But this is all the more difficult with the external Environment becoming unpredictable after Donald Trump took over as president of the United States. The uncertainty is not just around the political Environment but also over the impending rise in petroleum

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Mihir Shah Committee report recommends a paradigm shift in water management

t the triple mandate of nirmal dhara, aviral dhara, swachh kinara; • create an effective promotional and regulatory mechanism that finds the right balance between the needs of development and Environment, protecting ecological integrity of nation’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and aquifers, as well as coastal systems; • promote cost effective programmes for appropriate treatment, recycling and reuse of urban and industrial waste water

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Don't let studies delay projects: Environment minister to experts -Jay Mazoomdaar

rs, the Narendra Modi government cleared over 2,000 projects involving investment worth Rs 10 lakh crore. Don’t delay project clearances by repeatedly asking for different studies. That was Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave’s message to non-official expert members of the ministry’s appraisal committees. He urged them to work hard to clear the bulk of pending processes over the next three months. Around 40 expert members fr

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How the NDA Diluted Tribal Rights to 'Save' Mining Companies From Losing Mines to Fresh Auction -Nitin Sethi

companies that own them money and costing the exchequer in terms of revenue foregone. New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government changed regulations meant for protection of tribal rights, forests and Environment in order to ensure that more than 130 mines do not face fresh auctions and are instead retained by existing miners. The changes were made to several regulations in a coordinated manner by the Environmen

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Desi cow milk best bet for health

duced, the cows are injected with hormonal injections, like oxytocin, which is dangerous for humans," he said. According to him, it is nature's law that every indigenous species blends in its Environment. "Our bodies are tuned to suit food grown in our regions than that is being grown and imported, same about milk. Milk from indigenous cows will benefit us more than from those from foreign breeds," he said. "Today, with incre

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