INDIA

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

A recent report made by the Punjab Pollution Control Board has made gloomy predictions for India's two major wetlands located in Harike and Kanjli areas in the state. Indiscriminate deforestation and mismanagement are devastating these wetlands.

The world's biggest solar power chimney plant of 200 MW capacity is coming up at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The 1,000 m-high chimney plant will start operating by the year-end.

To check the rising traffic and the haphazard growth of satellite towns around Delhi, the national capital region planning boardbas announced an ambitious plan of Rs 13,900 crore on February 25.

Soon farmers might be considered on par with blue or white-collar workers. The PHD Chamber ofCommerce and Industry has sought industry status for agriculture from the Central government; to accelerate the Gross Domestic Product growth rate.

A saline eco-system aquaculture research centre will come up shortly at the Nationat Fish Seed Farm in Lahli-Baniani, Haryana. The state government signed a memorandum of understanding with the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Bombay, on March 3 at Chandigarh.

An estimated 120 metric tonne of processed honey would roll out of a honey processing plant set up by the state Agro-Industries Corporation at Kandori in Kangra district, of Himachal Pradesh.

Around 1,200 gynaecology experts 'from 49 countries have gathered to attend the third international scientific meet of the Royal College, of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which will begin in New Delhi on March 12.

Sonepat district of Haryana will soon be known for having Asia's biggest fruit and vegetable market. The Its 100 crore project, being implemented by the state agricultural marketing board, would be spread over 202.5 ha.

With a view to curb the discharge of chemical effluents into the drainage lines of Ahmedabad municipal corporation, the Gujarat High Court banned the movement of an tankers and similar vehicles in the industrial estates of VatVa, Naroda, Odhav and Narol-in a March 1 order.

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