A National Level Consultative Meet was organised to discuss issues pertaining to Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) in India on 20 March, 2007, at the Center for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

Water is replenishable but finite resource. The annual overall availability of surface water in Orissa is about 85.59 billion m. The population of Orissa is 4% of that of the country, according to 2001 census. The State has 11% of the water resources of the country. The per-capita availability of water in 2001 was 3359 m. By 2051, it is likely to reduce to 2218 m . With increasing population and the consequential increase in demand for food and water and with the growth in mining and industrial activities, the demand for water from various sectors is likely to increase to 55 billion m.

EPCA has been monitoring the implementation of the CNG programme in Delhi since its inception. During this period, it has made special efforts to upgrade the safety inspection system for CNG buses and has accordingly issued directives from time to time to the concerned agencies to undertake remedial measures.

The object of food safety surveillance and monitoring system is to ensure that the food supplied in the market is safe.

EPCA is monitoring the CNG programme in Delhi on a continuous basis to be able to address the key operational concerns related to safety and emissions. EPCA would like to keep the Hon

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Water scarcity affects all social and economic sectors and threatens the sustainability of the natural resource base. In addressing the issue of water scarcity, an inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach needs to be taken to maximize the economic and social welfare benefits of new policies. It is also essential to take into account development, supply, use and demand, and to place the emphasis on people, their livelihood and the ecosystems that support them.

Union Budget 2007-2008.

This rapid EIA and EMP has been prepared for 2x150 mw thermal power plant to be set up at village Dongamahua, tehsil Garghoda, district Raigarh of Chhattisgarh by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. This report addresses the environmental aspects of construction and operation of the proposed 2 X 150 mw thermal power project in district Raigarh.

Air pollution from Sintar Plant dated 19/02/2007.

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