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City beaches to be developed for Rs 100 crore | Chennai News

City beaches to be developed for Rs 100 crore | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Beaches in Besant Nagar, Ennore and Kovalam will get better facilities at an estimated 100 crore, while the famous sands at the Marina in Chennai and Marakkanam beach in Villupuram district will be enhanced to get Blue Flag certification which will mean more facilities for visitors.Finance minister Thangam Thennarasu during his Budget speech on Monday said govt is taking significant steps to develop beaches in Tamil Nadu to international standards.”In the first phase, Blue Flag certification has been obtained

Buckingham Canal choked with garbage and sewage | Chennai News

Buckingham Canal choked with garbage and sewage | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Not having learnt a lesson from the floods in Dec, Buckingham canal continues to be clogged with plastic waste and sewage flowing in from stormwater drains. A bed of waste, including plastic, thermocol, rubber, and wrapper, blocks the channel for a stretch of 100 metres near Chepauk MRTS station. The original depth of the canal should be 6 feet below sea level, but due to silt and sewage piling up, it is now 3 feet above sea level.Residents said

The Impact of Sipping Water from Plastic Bottles: Health Risks and Environmental Concerns |

The Impact of Sipping Water from Plastic Bottles: Health Risks and Environmental Concerns |

The unseen impact of sipping water from plastic bottles Are you guilty of buying plastic packaged water bottles on the go? Do you refill them and drink water or place them in the refrigerator? Here’s your sign to stop doing so. While convenient, these seemingly harmless vessels can harbor a sinister threat to our health and the environment. One concerning reality that often goes unnoticed is the presence of microplastics in our drinking water,

TN school children take pledge to protect wetlands | Chennai News

TN school children take pledge to protect wetlands | Chennai News

TRICHY: School students in Vadakkuserpatti Government High School near Manapparai in Trichy district on Friday observed World Wetlands Day — celebrated annually on February 2 — by taking a pledge to protect the wetlands ecosystem. Teachers took the school students for a field trip to a nearby agricultural field and sensitised them on not dumping plastic waste in public spaces and waterbodies.“The

Karnataka orders temporary ban on trekking in forests | Bengaluru News

Karnataka orders temporary ban on trekking in forests | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Days after witnessing a mad rush of thousands of trekkers at Kumara Parvatha peak in Dakshina Kannada and conservationists slamming the state government for allowing such a large number of people into an ecologically sensitive area, Forest minister Eshwar Khandre on Tuesday ordered a temporary ban on trekking activities in forest areas other than those trekking routes that can be booked online.Communicating the decision, the forest minister has written to

Accelerating the clean-up of India’s rivers

Accelerating the clean-up of India’s rivers

Bharat Clean Rivers targets plastic removal from water bodies starting on Mumbai’s coast; ties up with global platform Ocean CleanupMUMBAI: A non-profit named Bharat Clean Rivers Foundation (BCRF), has tied up with The Ocean Cleanup, the world’s leading platform for removal of ocean trash, for a programme to rid India’s rivers of plastic. A joint initiative by the founders of West Coast Marine Yacht Services and DialESG – Aashim Mongia and Shailesh Haribhakti –

1st edition’s success draws World Bank interest in Goa green summit 2024 | Goa News

State signs MoUs with corporates to boost education, skill development | Goa News

Panaji: State government on Monday signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with corporate houses and institutions to participate and support Goa in education, skill development, social, environmental and health sectors, among others.Goa CSR Authority signed MoUs with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Aether Energy, Central Institute for Indian Languages (CIIL), and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII).Sawant said that he has created the CSR Authority to ensure that CSR projects are routed through it so that timely

Nuapada village starts bartan bank to reduce plastic use | Bhubaneswar News

Nuapada village starts bartan bank to reduce plastic use | Bhubaneswar News

BHUBANESHWAR: At a time when there is so much buzz around enforcing plastic ban in towns and cities, a village in Nuapada has hit upon a unique idea to shun the use of plastic containers in social functions, conventions and meetings.Residents of Kurrumunda village in Bhaleswar gram panchayat have created a bartan (utensil) bank which anyone can use during ceremonies. Be it a wedding or a puja at home, residents can take the utensils from the bank paying a nominal

Dabal farmers’ clean-up exercise shows results, waste in river reduces | Goa News

Dabal farmers’ clean-up exercise shows results, waste in river reduces | Goa News

Margao: Concerned about the large amount of plastic waste in River Hood, farmers of Dabal in Dharbandora have taken it upon themselves to clean the waters of the bandhara built on the river.For the past three years, members of the Dabal Farmers Self-Help Group have been cleaning the waters. The group retrieved nearly 11 bags of non-biodegradable waste when it initiated the exercise three years ago, the mentor of the group, Sachin Tendulkar, an agro-entrepreneur, told TOI.The quantity was reduced