Published: Saturday 30 June 2001

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to give 5,000 garbage dumps to private companies for maintenance.

Under the Employment Guarantee Scheme, the Maharashtra government will give financial incentives to anyone who participates in programmes aimed at saving rare medicinal herbs.

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to provide information about Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Development Mission of the state on the internet.

The Union urban development ministry has directed all the states to enact legislation to make buildings earthquake resistant.

About 6.5 million tonnes of garbage and other waste are being dumped into Indian seas, according to a recent study conducted by the Geological Survey of India.

Ecoclubs will be set up in 100 schools of Haryana to create awareness about the importance of a clean environment.

The Delhi government has decentralised its surprise check system to enforce its anti-smoking ban in public places more effectively. Nine teams will be responsible for conducting the operation in each district.

The use of tobacco products within the premises of the Uttar Pradesh assembly house has been banned.

The Planning Commission is evolving an emergency plan to contain the environmental damage to be caused by flowering of bamboo in 2003.

The Andhra Pradesh government has received Rs 600 crore from the World Bank for implementing the community forest management programme in over eight million hectare of area.

The Union ministry of non-conventional sources has awarded Rajasthan for harnessing wind energy for commercial power generation.

The Union government will issue a notification to seek public opinion about amending the building by-laws in Delhi to increase rooftop water harvesting.

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