Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
One of the four captive bred Siberian cranes released in the Keolandeo National Park near Bharatpur last year has died. The carcass of the dead bird has been sent to the agriculture university at Hisar in Haryana for a post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death.
To check the increasing threat of dengue and malaria in Delhi and its neighbouring states, strict municipal laws will be imposed against those who fail to remove stagnant water from coolers and other containers. The minister of state for health and family welfare, Renuka Chowdhury said that Thailand had already taken recourse to such laws to bring down its incidence of dengue fever.
In a bid to combat pollution, the Delhi government is planning to outlaw all commercial vehicles older than 15 years. Another law, where a pollution-under-control (PUC) certificate will be mandatory for refuelling at petrol stations, is on the anvil.
According to government officials in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a large number of pale-coloured swarms of locusts from Pakistan are heading towards the two desert districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer in west Rajasthan. Locusts destroy crops causing large-scale damage to agricultural produce.
Tinplate Company of India Ltd of the Tata group will launch an anti-dumping investigation through the Union ministry of commerce in a major drive to check dumping of waste tinplate in the country by the USA, the UK, Germany and Japan.
The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary in Chikkamaglur-Shimoga, Karnataka, which has been brought under the Project Tiger, will receive Rs eight crore from the Union government to protect tigers in the region.
The World Bank will provide a loan assistance of US $146,884,300 for the overall development in agriculture including fisheries, horticulture and livestock to Assam.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) will formally declare Madhya Pradesh as a guinea-worm disease free state. Since 1994, no cases of guinea-worm disease have been reported from anywhere in the state.