Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Air Pollution Crisis: 1.5 Lakh Doctors Across India Pledge To Be Advocates For Clean Air

Air Pollution Crisis: 1.5 Lakh Doctors Across India Pledge To Be Advocates For Clean Air
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To highlight the ill-effects of air pollution and ask citizens, governments to work towards better air quality, Lung Care Foundation and Health Care Without Harm launched ‘Doctors for Clean Air’ campaign bringing together 1.5 lakh doctors across the country to advocate for clean air
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Air Pollution Crisis: As Air Quality Dithers Between ‘Poor’ And ‘Very Poor’, NGT Slaps Fine On Delhi Government

Air Pollution Crisis: As Air Quality Dithers Between ‘Poor’ And ‘Very Poor’, NGT Slaps Fine On Delhi Government
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National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs. 25 crore on the Delhi government for not curbing air pollution in the city as Delhi continues to face “very poor” air quality which may remain the same for the next two days as predicted by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR)
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National Pollution Prevention Day: ‘Save Green And Stay Clean’, Says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

National Pollution Prevention Day: ‘Save Green And Stay Clean’, Says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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As high air pollution engulfs Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urges people to adopt eco-friendly lifestyle and save trees, on the occasion of the National Pollution Prevention Day
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While Delhi Continues To Witness ‘Very Poor’ Air Quality, Kolkata Also Faces Mounting Levels Of Air Pollution

While Delhi Continues To Witness ‘Very Poor’ Air Quality, Kolkata Also Faces Mounting Levels Of Air Pollution
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The Air Quality Index of various cities recorded by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shows that Kolkata is facing the menace of mounting pollution levels along with Delhi and experts point out that vehicular and industrial emissions are to be blamed
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Jammu And Kashmir Government To Continue Building Toilets In Urban Areas Even After Going Open Defecation Free

Jammu And Kashmir Government To Continue Building Toilets In Urban Areas Even After Going Open Defecation Free
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Despite going ODF, the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has asked the implementing agencies to continue building toilets as per the target set under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban
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Amitabh Bachchan Fulfills Promise Made On #Mere10Guz Cleanathon Of Donating Sewer Cleaning Machines

Amitabh Bachchan Fulfills Promise Made On #Mere10Guz Cleanathon Of Donating Sewer Cleaning Machines
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Amitabh Bachchan has donated sewer cleaning machines and one truck machine that can clean sewers and help fight the inhumane practice of manual scavenging
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World Toilet Day: West Bengal Is On A Mission To Combat The Menace Of Open Defecation

World Toilet Day: West Bengal Is On A Mission To Combat The Menace Of Open Defecation
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To mark World Toilet Day, people of West Bengal conducted series of activities to spread the message of Swachh Bharat Mission, safe sanitation, behaviour change and sustainability of the achievements made in sanitation so far
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Wearable Sensors To Reveal Actual Impact Of Air Pollution On Health Of Children And Pregnant Women

Wearable Sensors To Reveal Actual Impact Of Air Pollution On Health Of Children And Pregnant Women
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As part of a research project, AIIMS will be providing lightweight pollution sensor belts to asthmatic children and GTB hospital will provide the same sensors to pregnant women to find the impact of changes in the air quality on their health in Delhi
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Gives E-Rickshaws To Senegal Ambassador To Promote Clean Energy

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Gives E-Rickshaws To Senegal Ambassador To Promote Clean Energy
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The Ministry of External Affairs hands over 250 e-rickshaws to Senegal, a country in West Africa, to boost the clean-energy ties between the two countries and promote environment-friendly alternatives of public transportation
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Stubble Burning: Younger Generation More Receptive To Alternatives Than The Elders, Says EPCA Chairperson

Stubble Burning: Younger Generation More Receptive To Alternatives Than The Elders, Says EPCA Chairperson
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Stubble burning was more than expected even after strict enforcement, said the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) Chairperson, Bhure Lal adding that stubble burning has been one of the major reasons of air pollution in Delhi
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Open Defecation Free: 100 Per Cent Sanitation Coverage In Rural Areas Of Assam Soon, Says Official

Open Defecation Free: 100 Per Cent Sanitation Coverage In Rural Areas Of Assam Soon, Says Official
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The rural areas of Assam will become open defecation free (ODF) by December 31 this year as 98 per cent of the target have already been achieved, said the secretary to the union ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
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‘A Dentist Cannot Cure A Heart Ailment,’ Says Waterman Of India On Handling Of Ganga’s Problems

‘A Dentist Cannot Cure A Heart Ailment,’ Says Waterman Of India On Handling Of Ganga’s Problems
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Dr. Rajendra Singh, the waterman of India, is leading a ‘Ganga Sadhbhavna March’ that started on September 29 from Haridwar with an aim to spread awareness about reviving water sources, rivers in water scarce and drought-prone areas, need for water literacy and what ails the Ganga
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People Know About Air Pollution But Lack Awareness About Cause And Effect: Study

People Know About Air Pollution But Lack Awareness About Cause And Effect: Study
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A study on perception on air quality conducted by Clean Air Collective interviewed 5,000 people in 17 cities of India and found that even though the citizens are aware of air pollution, there are gaps in the perception on its causes and solution and lack knowledge about Air Quality Index (AQI), Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and Particulate Matter 10 (PM10)
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Swachh Bharat Mission: Districts Gear Up To Compete In Sanitation Activities For The World Toilet Day Contest

Swachh Bharat Mission: Districts Gear Up To Compete In Sanitation Activities For The World Toilet Day Contest
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To mark the upcoming World Toilet Day on November 19, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has started “Swachh Bharat World Toilet Day Contest 2018” for all districts and states focusing on behaviour change with respect to sanitation and ODF (Open Defecation Free) sustainability
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