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Shops disrupt drive against pollution on temple tank (February Week #2 (2015))
TRICHY: The cleaning work being carried out at the Rockfort temple might go in vain, if the city corporation fails to crack the whip in those who are littering the centuries-old tank. In the past month, huge mounds of plastic bags, thrown out from mobile
eateries lining the temple, have been collected from the tanks with the help of college students.

Although the corporation has already passed an eviction order against the eateries, a number of them still spring up overnight, adding to the pollution and hindering the cleaning process.

Ganga pollution: Closure process starts for 98 tanneries (February Week #2 (2015))
KANPUR: Cracking down on polluting tanneries, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Boardtoday initiated the process of closing 98 such factories in Kanpur, which were allegedly releasing toxic effluents in River Ganga, by cutting electricity supply to them.

The Board also stopped water supply to the tanneries which had government water connection, officials said.

A map to help you plant saplings in the right spot (February Week #2 (2015))
Do you want to plant saplings in your city but don’t know where to do it?

A bunch of youngsters can tell you where exactly vacant spots are available, at least in three wards of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, through an online map (

Punjab govt to make Siswan forest area as eco-tourism hub (February Week #2 (2015))
Punjab Government today approved a plan to make 'Siswan' and surrounding forest areas located on foothills of Shivalik range on the outskirts of Chandigarh as a hub of Eco-tourism.

Forest Dept. and volunteers rescue 28 parakeets in Coimbatore, Erode (February Week #2 (2015))
The birds are protected under Schedule IV of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

The Forest Department and Animal Rescuers, a voluntary animal welfare organisation, have rescued 28 parakeets and a Black Headed Munia from Coimbatore and Erode in the past few days.

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