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Healing a tradition

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2013

Animal health body issues alert on Mizoram pig disease

Issue Date: Jul 4, 2013
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in France has issued a disease alert to its member countries about the outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) among swine in Mizoram. The viral disease, commonly called blue-ear pig disease, causes reproductive failure in breeding animals and respiratory tract illness in young pigs. It has reportedly killed more than 3,500 swine in the state. However, OIE website reports only 10 deaths so far. 

Wrap it right

Author(s): Manupriya
Issue Date: Jun 30, 2013
UREA is one of the most commonly used fertilisers in India, thanks to big government subsidies. It is a good source of nitrogen for the soil but the fertiliser does not come without its share of evils. Urea used in excessive amount, leaches in the runoff from the fields.

Bhopal waste to be disposed of in the sea?

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Dec 4, 2012
Recent reports in the media suggesting that there is a proposal to incinerate toxic waste lying at Bhopal’s Union Carbide factory at sea has left activists worried and officials puzzled.

The Bhopal in us

Posted on: 3 Dec, 2012
As a society we have never felt the venom of methyl isocyanate and other toxic gases like the Bhopal victims

Groundwater contamination around Union Carbide factory is now officially confirmed

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Sep 26, 2012
The Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has confirmed that the groundwater around the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal is contaminated. In its report submitted to the Supreme Court on September 25, the IITR stated that the levels of heavy metals like lead, nitrate and nickel are much more than the permissible limits set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Meeting on final agreement for Bhopal waste disposal ends without decision

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Aug 22, 2012
The meeting between the Central Pollution Control Board, Union ministry of chemicals and fertilisers and the German company offering to dispose of the hazardous waste at the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal has ended inconclusively. The meeting on August 22 failed to address concerns raised by both India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over clauses the agreement draft. The matter will now to be taken to the Group of Ministers headed by P Chidambaram next week and a final decision could be reached by August 28, sources say.  

Gujarat pollution board washes hands of creating buffer zones around waste treatment facilities

Issue Date: May 17, 2012
Even as disposal and treatment of waste in Gujarat continues to pose a threat to residents in urban and rural areas, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has washed its hand of any responsibility of buffering residential and commercial estates from waste treatment facilities under its jurisdiction. It has told the Union environment ministry that there are “practical issues” related to creating buffer zones around such facilities.

‘Government of MP has always tried to fudge data’

Issue Date: May 14, 2012
What has been the response of Madhya Pradesh government on questions regarding supply of clean drinking water?

Beyond Bhopal: incentive for unsafe industries

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2010
Luck plays in strange ways. I was reaching for my scooter when the telephone rang in my office-cum-residence in Bhopal.
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