Greens object to gas line from Mengaluru to Bengaluru
Only acouple of months ago forest officials had refused to permit laying of apipeline through forests for supply of water to Kalasa town in
Chikkmagalurudistrict, but now their silence over a pipeline being laid to carry gas fromMangaluru to Bengaluru, which could destroy a large number of trees enroute, isnot going down well with eco activists here.
Strongly objecting to the gas pipeline work inprogress in Mudigere, vice-president of a local organisation, Karnataka Dwan
Restrictions on Killing Wild Boars Relaxed
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:TheCabinet on Wednesday decided to simplify the law governing the culling of wildboars damaging crops in select eastern districts
of the state.
The plan is to give permission to farmers to killthe boars in their own land using a licensed gun or otherwise.
MCC videos spread message on garbage management
MYSURU : The Mysore CityCorporation (MCC) has come up with an interesting idea to sensitize Mysoreansabout maintaining the
beauty of the Heritage City. Civic bodies have come upwith short video clips on effective waste management and the ill-effects ofunhygienic conditions. They'll be screened on local TV channels and in moviehalls and public places. Civic bodies, public representatives
and actors featurein these videos.
'Environment-friendly' Simhadri Power Plant Bags SwarnaSakthi Award [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=65590]
VISAKHAPATNAM: SimhadriSuper Thermal Power Plant (SSTPP) of NTPC has bagged the prestigious SwarnaSakthi Award for the large
scale activities taken towards minimising pollutionand protecting the environment. NTPC chairman-cum-managing director Arup RoyChoudhury presented the award to SSTPP group general manager AK Samanta at afunction held in New Delhi recently where NTPC regional
executive director(South) R Venkateswaran was also present.
India’s first net zero energy building
Functional since a year, atour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, a building under the Central Government,was organised by
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Associationfor Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats on Tuesday. It was aimedat reinforcing the need for more such buildings across the country.
Green court calls for stricter measures to control smog dueto burning stubble
The National Green Tribunal(NGT) on Monday asked the Centre to take concrete steps to check burning ofcrop residues that result in choking smog spells, aggravating
the already highpollution levels in Delhi.
Dharmasthala goes green with units for treating waste water [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=65548]
MANGALURU: Temple town ofDharmasthala ushered in a new system on Sunday that recycles waste watergenerated from various
guest houses. Once purified, the water can be used foragriculture purposes. Inaugurating the new system set up at a cost of Rs 1crore, minister for environment, forest, ecology and DK district in-charge, BRamanath Rai, said that a scheme will be formulated
to replicate this model inone town municipality and one gram panchayat with government funds.
Mass plantation drive to come a cropper?
VISAKHAPATNAM: The stategovernment's ambitious plans of planting 10 lakh saplings as part of a mass plantationdrive in the city seem to have come a cropper with officials unable to garnerthe requisite
number of plants and other paraphernalia, forcing the authoritiesto push the drive back from November 10 to 17.
450 tonnes of mixed waste gets processed in this plant everyday [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=65514]
Waste issegregated using machines; wet waste composted
Workers in hats and boots stand beside a bigmachine, while a few stand in a corner sipping hot tea. Hard to believe thatthey are working inside
a shed where 450 tonnes of garbage from the city isbeing segregated by a machine ahead of it being processing.
Pic White eyes-Susan Sharma