This draft state water policy for Pondicherry is applicable to all the water resources in the Union Territory. A Water Resources Control Management and Review Council or Committee will be constituted to monitor implementation of the policy.

In order to provide a sustainable industrial growth, a draft industrial policy, 2012 has been formulated. The goals set forth in the policy are intended to create a pollution free, less water intensive and employment oriented industrial growth.

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are becoming an increasing problem to human health and environment, including harmful effects on natural and cultured resources, tourism and ecosystems all over the world. Marine raphidophycean algae, Chattonella spp., have been implicated in major fish deaths in various parts of the world and are regarded as the most noxious HAB species in Japan and China. 

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The key challenges that the State faces relate to striking a balance between environment degradation and economic growth. These challenges are intrinsically connected with the state of environmental resources, such as land, water, air and their flora and fauna.

India's first smart grid project recommended by the Power Ministry's India Smart Grid Task force will come up on a pilot basis in the union territory, an official release said today.

Rickettsial infection, or rickettsiosis, is a zoonotic acute febrile illness caused by obligate intracellular, gram-negative bacteria from the genera Rickettsia, Orientia, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia, and Anaplasma. Rickettsiosis is spread by tick or mite bites. Rickettsial infections are reported in various parts of the world. Scrub typhus, which is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is the most commonly reported rickettsial infection on the Indian subcontinent [3–6,10–12].

This paper compares the theory and expectations of privatisation with the performance record of
privatised public services in several countries in order to inform and stimulate scrutiny of India’s determination to privatise MSWM.

This is Comprehensive Management Action Plan (CMAP) for Conservation of the Ousteri lake prepared by Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) details various conservation and management interventions to be taken up for long-term sustainability of this lake.

Victims include 100 children; Collector orders closure of Chemfab Alkalis Limited
THE ghost of the Bhopal gas tragedy rocked Puducherry s when more than 300 people s including 100 children from Chinna Kalapet took ill after inhaling chlorine gas, which had leaked from Chemfab t Alkalis Limited, situated in s the area.

This report on the Puducherry Coast represents long-term shoreline change for a period of 38 years from 1972 - 2010. It summarizes historical changes in shoreline, both accretion and erosion, but emphasizes the erosion hazard because of its impacts on natural resources and the economy.

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