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  1. In a reply to an RTI petition, MCG has informed that no individual, entity or company has been penalised for using plastic bags in the past three years — a revelation that underlines the lack of efforts to enforce a ban on non-compostable plastic in the city GURUGRAM: A gigantic mound of used plastic bottles spotted recently near Basai wetland had drawn sharp reactions from environmentalists, who squarely blamed civic authorities for violating rules laid down by the Supreme Court with regard to plastic waste management. Though the waste was removed from the area after media reports, records available with MCG suggest the city has, in fact, been sitting on a ticking bomb for a while now in the absence of any concerted efforts to check rampant use of plastic. Interestingly, Haryana was one of the first states to ban sale, manufacturing and use of plastic bags in the country in 2011. The ban was followed up by various directions from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and other environmental bodies. In 2014, the district administration also announced a ban on use of most forms of plastic bags and trading in them. In August 2017, the NGT had announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone found to be carrying a ‘thin’ plastic bag (less than 50 microns of thickness). The green tribunal also imposed an interim ban on the use of such plastic bags. Under the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, plastic bags less than the prescribed thickness are already prohibited.
  2. In a reply to an RTI petition, MCG has informed that no individual, entity or company has been penalised for using plastic bags in the past three years — a revelation that underlines the lack of efforts to enforce a ban on non-compostable plastic. In a reply to an RTI petition, MCG has informed that no individual, entity or company has been penalised for using plastic bags in the past three years — a revelation that underlines the lack of efforts to enforce a ban on non-compostable plastic in the city GURUGRAM: A gigantic mound of used plastic bottles spotted recently near Basai wetland had drawn sharp reactions from environmentalists, who squarely blamed civic authorities for violating rules laid down by the Supreme Court with regard to plastic waste management. Though the waste was removed from the area after media reports, records available with MCG suggest the city has, in fact, been sitting on a ticking bomb for a while now in the absence of any concerted efforts to check rampant use of plastic. Interestingly, Haryana was one of the first states to ban sale, manufacturing and use of plastic bags in the country in 2011. The ban was followed up by various directions from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and other environmental bodies. In 2014, the district administration also announced a ban on use of most forms of plastic bags and trading in them. In August 2017, the NGT had announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone found to be carrying a ‘thin’ plastic bag (less than 50 microns of thickness). The green tribunal also imposed an interim ban on the use of such plastic bags. Under the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, plastic bags less than the prescribed thickness are already prohibited. View full entry
  3. As per details furnished by the ministry under the RTI Act, Kejriwal's letter of February 16 was marked to IG of Forests Rekha Pai on February 18 and forwarded to the DG Forests on the same day. The file reached the ministry on March 2 and is awaiting a decision, as per the information obtained under the Act, a copy of which is with ET. Read more at: Arvind Kejriwal's request of appointing Sanjiv Chaturvedi still pending with environment ministry - The Economic Times
  4. CIC finds hills dug up in Mumbai; notices issued to Environment Ministry NEW DELHI: In a first, apparent environmental degradation in Mumbai has been treated as a complaint by the Central Information Commission which has taken suo-moto notice and issued notice to the Environment Ministry to explain if the digging of hills in the city was permitted by it. The smoke over Mumbai sky and digging of hills in the city, observed by Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, while on a visit to Mumbai, was treated by him as a complaint under the RTI Act making .. Read more at: CIC finds hills dug up in Mumbai; notices issued to Environment Ministry - The Economic Times Posters Note: Is there any such provision in the RTI Act for suo-motu cognizance ?
  5. GUWAHATI, March 2 – It seems the State Level Environment Assessment Authority (SEIAA) of the State is trying to cover up some environment-related information of public interest. Or else, RTI-cum-environment activist Rohit Choudhury sees no reason as to why it should deny him information on the environment clearance it has issued to the ‘B’ Category projects. The information assumes significance because of the presence of several such projects in the radius of 10 km from the Kaziranga National Park (KNP). Read at: The Assam Tribune Online
  6. vamsynkrishna

    Our earth...Our care

    Hi friends, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxNjJuEnY30 This video is our first production under our ngo UVF. Please dont try to think about what we can do, the needed actions are very minor like switching off the electrical appliances when not needed without fail, take a walk instead kicking the gear for small distances, prefer public transport vehicles whenever possible, stop using plasrtic bags, and many more in our routine life. If we consider it as an important thing, we will have an automatic remainder in our heart alerting us to do our part. And also, ofcourse we can do more than these, if you really care that our hard-earned should reach to our future generations and that they should be able to enjoy it! Please dont expect me to tell about those things also!
  7. I have following queries about the environmental affairs pertaining to the Navi Mumbai airport- - Mumbai witnessing havoc created during 26/07/2005 deluge due to diversion of the Mithi River. Will diversion of Ulve and Gadhi rivers not result in such situation? What will be the impact on natural river regime? - What will be the impact on the water levels in the surrounding villages- during fair season and during monsoon? - What are the similarities and differences of flora and fauna at Navi Mumbai and Dahanu (place where compensatory mangrove plantation is proposed) - The mangroves act as holding ponds during high tides and floods. Where will this water go after the mangroves are reclaimed by huge heights of embankments. - What is the quantity of earthwork needed for reclamation and where will it be sourced from? The hills surrounding Navi Mumbai are already destroyed beyond recognition from the sate they were just 20 years back. What will be the volume of trucks coming to the area for reclamation and how will it affect the normal traffic on approach roads? - At present there is activity like sand dredging in the creek. What will be the impact of the airport on sand accumulation in the creek? - Is it not true that the project owner appoints a paid agency for preparation of EIA and environmental mitigation plan and it is likely that the intent of such exercise is to get the project cleared by any means rather than focus on short term and long term impacts? - What is the probability that such agency gives an adverse report to the owner and asks for scrapping of the project or shifting it somewhere else? - What is the area considered for the EIA studies? Does it include entire Mumbai region covering Navi Mumbai, Mumbai harbour and neighbouring area? If so hat will be impact on Mumbai's eastern coast- Mumbai harbour, Mahul, Thane creek etc. - Whether it accounts for the collective environmental impact of the state government's other plans such as trans harbour link, SEZ etc or does it consider the airport in isolation.
  8. cheesecrackers23

    Drop in Tiger Population

    I am researching on the current condition of our tiger population. I would like to know which states in India have had the highest number of tiger deaths/killings in the past decade and places where poaching and illegal trade of animal parts continues. I require these facts to be able to understand the situation deeper so that i may present them in school and with the support of students urge the govt to come out with policies to protect tigers and other animals as well as take strict action against those who break the laws against safeguarding animals and the environment. Thank you Yours faithfully A concerned student
  9. rcholan

    Hello everybody

    Hi.. Thanks for accepting me in this forum. I am working as a writer in a leading software company and have many useful stuff to offer. Please send me any queries, and i ll reply to my knowledge that has a best answer for your question. Thanks
  10. Hi friends, I want to discuss about the importance of landscaping in our daily life. I invite everybody to share our views on the topic which in my knowledge is a very important and useful topic for us. Role of landscaping on environmental changes indirectly effects to our day to day life, the beauty of our home, the personality of the persons staying in the home. let us start the discussion from here.... Satya
  11. karira

    Delhi’s green tale uncovered

    As reported by Ayesha Arvind and Mandakini Gahlot in expressindia.com on 26 August 2009: Delhi’s green tale uncovered - Express India Delhi’s green tale uncovered New Delhi * Over 38,000 trees have been cut in Delhi since 2005 for various projects, an RTI application filed by The Indian Express finds * Ten trees should be replanted as “compensation” for each tree cut, says the law * At least 3,80,000 saplings should have been replanted, says simple mathematics * Only 57,584 saplings have been planted instead, RTIs and investigations reveal Cut to the chase: that, in effect, is Delhi’s green story. Figures compiled from responses to a Right To Information (RTI) application filed by The Indian Express say 38,372 trees have been cut by the MCD, NDMC, DDA, the Public Works Department and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Taking into account trees cut by other agencies and individuals, experts say the figure could be well over 50,000. As per the Delhi Tree Preservation Act, 1994, for every tree cut the agency responsible is required to plant 10 saplings. The agency also has to submit a security deposit of Rs 1,000 per tree cut, according to law — the amount can be reclaimed once the compensatory re-plantation is done. While 3,83,720 saplings should have been replanted for the trees cut in the past four years, figures collated from the RTI show that only the city’s West Division has performed as per requirement. It has so far replanted 35,040 sapling — against 8,033 trees cut. But the other divisions said that in many cases re-plantation is “yet to be ascertained.” North division, for instance, gave permission to cut 8,229 trees in the past three years but only 13,634 saplings have been planted “for certain” till now. The North division replied that it is yet to ascertain whether 23,470 additional saplings that were to be planted have indeed seen light of day. The South division, where 22,110 trees have been felled in the last three years, is certain about plantation of only 8,910 saplings — all came from the DMRC. The division replied it is “yet to ascertain” plantation of 1,04,520 saplings. The phrase “yet to ascertain”, according to officials, means the forest division is still awaiting replies from agencies about the compensatory re-plantation. Significantly, there are glaring anomalies in RTI responses from different agencies in some cases. For instance, DMRC replied that that it got permission from the West forest division to cut 2,428 trees and “transplant” another 1,114. But the West forest division said in its reply that in DMRC has cut 4,156 trees in the past three years. How green is the re-plantation idea? In most cases, the government is marking out spaces in the city’s outer limits for re-plantation to compensate for trees cut. But experts, and even the apex court, have questioned whether it is a relevant response. In August 2008, a Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices Tarun Chatterjee and H S Bedi observed, “We find from experience and observation that re-forestation being carried out in India does not meet the fundamentals. Planting new trees to match the numbers removed is too simplistic and archaic a solution, as in the guise of compensatory re-plantation local varieties of trees are being replaced with alien and non-indigenous ones.” While most re-plantation is done in areas like Hindon Cut (near Ghazipur; in city’s eastern periphery), Aaya Nagar, Najafgarh and other areas on the fringes, experts are concerned whether the benefits would reach the heart of Delhi. Pradip Krishan, environmentalist and author of Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide, said: “Planting trees miles away from where they were cut is not a compensation — it will have no direct impact on improving the city’s air quality. The compensatory re-plantation rule also does not bind civic agencies to look after the saplings till they grow up to become trees.” A Delhi University professor (name withheld on request) said, “There is no rationale behind planting 10 trees for every tree cut. I don’t know how the Delhi government arrived at that particular figure. Also, the ecological benefits of such plantation would be most visible in areas immediately around the forests but, unfortunately, the city will benefit very little.” Both he and Krishan said the only solution is to take the survival of trees into account while planning infrastructure projects.
  12. Surya Nath Gupta

    I am An Environmental Conservator

    be serious on environmental problem, try to prove an natrue lover , Plant more tree, save energy , dont waste water, dont burn agricultural wastesin the fields allow degradade naturally:p
  13. karira

    BMC continues illegal dumping

    As reported by Linah Baliga in dnaindia.com on 23 November 2008: DNA - Mumbai - BMC continues illegal dumping - Daily News & Analysis BMC continues illegal dumping RTI petition filed by locals shows garbage dumping at Mulund is not only illegal, but may not get clearance from the PCB anytime soon If one goes by the Municipal Solid Waste(MSW) Rules of 2000, the present, haphazard dumping of garbage taking place at all dumping grounds across Mumbai is unauthorised. A Right to Information (RTI) petition filed by local resident Vibhav Agarwal of Hari Om Nagar in Mulund (E), revealed some startling facts about this suburb. First, that the state Pollution Control Board (PCB) has not authorised the dumping of garbage in the Mulund dumping ground (MDG). And second, that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) continues with the haphazard dumping of 600-1200 tonnes of garbage every day at Mulund. A response sought from the PCB to the RTI petition, received on September 29, 2008, stated that an authorisation to the BMC, granting the processing and disposal of MSW at the Mulund dumping ground, was still pending at the PCB headquarters. The RTI reply also points out that the PCB’s regional officer (Mumbai) has recommended not allowing authorisation, due to the BMC’s non-compliance of the MSW Rules, 2000. Asked about this, additional municipal commissioner RA Rajeev said, “No unscientific dumping can get an authorisation from the PCB. That’s why the BMC has plans to stop haphazard dumping and go for scientific landfills in the near future, for all dumping grounds.” On whether the dumping in Mulund was unauthorised at present (and therefore illegal), Rajeev said: “If we go by that logic, even dumping at Deonar will be unauthorised. Then where will we dump Mumbai’s garbage?” That doesn’t alter the fact that the BMC is carrying on unauthorised dumping and flouting the MSW Rules 2000, Agarwal said. The lives and health of more than 10,000 families living in Hari Om Nagar are in jeopardy because of the haphazard dumping. “The BMC is obviously apathetic to the conditions these families are living in, and the serious health hazards they are exposed to. Our area is infested with rodents, stray dogs and flies, and we are forced to keep the windows shut all the time,” Agarwal added. After the Gorai dumping ground was closed recently, about 500 tonnes of garbage were diverted to Mulund, adding to the 40ft hillock of garbage here. According to Rajeev, the Mulund dumping ground will close once the Kanjurmarg dumping ground receives an environmental clearance from the Ministry of Forests and Environment. A bio-methanation plant will also be set up in Mulund, which will start operating from November 2010, he added. “But does that mean the residents will have to live with the stench and health hazards only because it is taking time to get the MoEF clearance, thanks to the BMC’s lackadaisical attitude?” Agarwal asks.
  14. As reported by ENS in newindpress.com in 16 July 2008: Pollution control board asked to come clean - Newindpress.com Pollution control board asked to come clean SALEM: Agitated by the lack of transparency in the functioning of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), 100 people, mostly farmers, on Tuesday sought clarifications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the District Environmental Engineer�s office. �TNPCB has consistently treated citizens as trouble-makers and enemies, and has gone out of its way to support polluters,� they alleged. Highlighting the case of an illegal coal yard, currently being constructed by Chemplast Sanmar Ltd at the Mettur Railway Station yard, representatives of Gonur West Agriculturalists Development Union said the TNPCB has admitted that coal yards have not even applied for the required consent under Air and Water Acts. However, nothing has been done to stop the construction of the coal yard despite repeated complaints about the illegality. Mettur residents said they have sufficient information to file a Vigilance complaint against Chennai-based TNPCB officials, in a case concerning a new thermal power plant being constructed by Chemplast in Mettur. The people sought information on details of clearances given to each of the operations of the industries in Mettur, their operational details, history of compliance/violation of TNPCB norms, environmental laws etc. They also questioned the TNPCB how Malco (a aluminium smelting company in Mettur) was allowed to expand its production capacity and set up a new thermal power plant despite G O Ms 213 of 1989 and G O Ms 127 of 1998 that prohibits the setting up or expansion of polluting industries within 5 km of important rivers like Cauveri. Similarly, residents of Kitchipalayam (also known as Kuppamedu) - the site of Salem Municipality�s garbage dump - filed applications seeking copies of the consent to establish and operate a dump yard by the Corporation.
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