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Environmental Pollution & Degradation & Climate Change :

Wastelands Atlas – 2019

Recently, Ministry for Rural Development released the fifth edition of Wastelands Atlas – 2019, eight years after the last edition was published in 2011.


Second Phase Of LOTUS-HR Project Launched

On 14th October, 2019, India and Netherlands launched the second phase of the Local Treatment of Urban Sewage streams for Healthy Reuse(LOTUS-HR) plant as a part of joint collaboration in New Delhi.


India’s First E-waste Clinic

On 5th October, 2019, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


World Bank Report On Water Quality

On 20th August, 2019, the World Bank published a report according to which, one-third of the potential economic growth will be affected in heavily water polluted areas leading to invisible crisis of water quality.


India Now Largest Emitter Of Sulphur Dioxide

  • On 19th August, 2019, environmental NGO Greenpeace released a report according to which India overtook China to become the largest emitter of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) in the world, contributing more than 15 per cent of global anthropogenic emissions.

Significant Decline In Stubble Burning: ICAR

  • According to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), there was 41 percent reduction in crop residue burning in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi-NCR,North India in 2018 compared with that in 2016.

Protest Over Uranium Mining In Nallamala Hills

  • On 11th August, 2019, a protest was staged again by the Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights against the Uranium mining in the ecologically fragile area of Nallamala hills of Andhra Pradesh.

MGNREGS To Focus On Water Conservation

Ministry of Rural Development on 1st July 2019 said that at least 75% of the work under MGNREGS would be geared at water conservation.


UNCCD COP Meet Scheduled In India In September 2019

For the first time, India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019.


India’s Waste Dumping Proposal

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A proposal by India to avert developed countries from dumping their electronic and plastic waste onto developing countries was defeated at a meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva.


Source : TH

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