Manmohan SinghIt was the economist Prime Minister who spoke to state environment ministers today, when he said states should explore mobilising additional resources for river cleaning through innovative models like Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).

Rajiv Tikoo

New Delhi: With the proposed rules for e-waste management get ready for consultation, industry leaders will take up the issue with environment ministry officials on Thursday. The rules will make it mandatory for industries like computer manufacturing to take back products after they become unusable.

Sandeep Moudgal, Bangalore, DH News Service:

The Nellurhalli lake in Whitefield is in a state of total decay, with sewerage lines discharging effluents from factories and a private hospital in the vicinity.

The lake has been reduced to a polluted water body with hyacinths and carcasses, garbage on the banks and encroachments along the periphery.

New Delhi: If you are still using and accepting plastic bags in markets, it is time to switch over to other materials. More than six months after the plastic ban was notified in Delhi, the government has formulated a strategy of penalizing those who are violating the law with a maximum fine of Rs 1 lakh or 5 years imprisonment.

Ever wondered what happens to all the waste you generate and where it goes after it is mindlessly dumped? Reports indicate that a good 99 per cent of people have never bothered or even know what happens thereafter. The responsibility of collection of waste obviously has to rest with the municipal board of the city.

In a setback to the Mayawati government, the Allahabad High Court, on Friday, asked the state government to stop construction of the eight-lane Ganga Expressway from Noida to Ballia until it gets a fresh environmental clearance.

Farmers and mango growers from Vithaladevi Fanasgoan village in Ratnagiri have alleged that a hot mix plant operated illegally in the vicinity is leading to a drastic reduction in production of Alphanso mangoes and other produce.

ITANAGAR, March 16

New Delhi: The Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has said the only way to augment the depleting groundwater table in the city is through rooftop rainwater harvesting.

These rules may be called the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) (Amendment) Rules, 2009. They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

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