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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

At least 14 peacocks died recently in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh due to the consumption of toxicfoodgrains.

Several groups, including the Save Powai Lake Committee, have launched a project to clean the highly polluted Powai Lake of Mumbai.

The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve has been declared as a part of the International Network of Biosphere Reserves by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The Coimbatore Municipal Corporation has decided to ban smoking in offices and public places.

The Central Pollution Control Board has decided to get three of its laboratories accredited from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

The Delhi government will establish a patrol force to ensure that plastic bags are not dumped into the Yamuna river.

The Rourkela steel plant of the Steel Authority of India has bagged the prestigious Indo-German Greentech Environment Award for 1999-2000 for its excellent environment management.

The Union government has said that citizens' groups or municipalities will have to contribute at least 10 per cent of the cost of any river cleaning programme to make it successful.

Four major rivers of Chhattisgarh -- Mahanadi, Sheonath, Arpa and Hasdeo -- will be included in the national river protection programme to make them free from pollution.

Generators with a capacity of five kva will be allowed to operate in Delhi only if they are kept within a sound-proof enclosure.

The Union urban development ministry will revise guidelines for its watershed development programmes to encourage more community participation.

A campaign has been launched by the National Cadet Corps and World Wide Fund for Nature-India to make Andaman and Nicobar islands free from the menace of plastic.

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