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Plastic Waste: Will the new rules clear up the clogged mess?

Poly-ethene carry bags are the biggest nuisance amongst all the plastic waste. Each year, millions of plastic bags end up deteriorating the environment due to their improper disposal. Plastic bags being resistant to bacterial degradation are although a commercial success but inevitably become a major threat to the environment.

Mystery behind changing hues of Sunnambu Odai

Residents of Erode district, Tamilnadu are enraged at the changing hues of the Sunnambu Odai, a major water channel of the region. The colour of the water channel was purple as seen on December 5 and turned blue only 3 days after on 8th December 2011. The water channel changing colours is all thanks to a multitude of textile processing and tannery units operating in the district who relentlessly discharge untreated effluents in the stream.

FSSAI asked to make new guidelines for junk food in schools

The Delhi High Court has given the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) a six month period to come out with guidelines on implementing rules to ban junk food in and around schools. The two  judge bench gave the order on January 11. The next hearing is scheduled for July 25.

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Adulterated milk is what Indians are drinking

70 per cent milk samples collected across the country by food safety authority did not conform to standards

The results of a first-of-its-kind survey on milk by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) reveal something startling—most Indians are consuming detergents and other contaminants through milk. 

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The Gobar Times Green Schools Awards Ceremony 2011-2012

The top Green Schools of Delhi and India will receive the coveted Green Schools Awards on March 28, 2012. 

Venue: Stein Auditorium,
India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110003.

Date & Time:
March 28,  2012, 4pm to 6pm

For details contact:
Ashish Shah
Email: ashish@cseindia.org,
+91 9871702439

Ajanta Sikdar
Email: ajanta@cseindia.org,
+91 9873926822

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Date & Time: March 28, 2012, 4pm to 6pm

Junking the Junk

FSSAI asked to make new rules

junk food

The Delhi High Court has given the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) a six month period to come out with guidelines on implementing rules to ban junk food in and around schools. The two  judge bench gave the order on January 11. The next hearing is scheduled for July 25.

"FAO recognition of traditional farming should keep GM away"

The traditional agricultural system of Koraput (Odisha) has been recognized by the FAO as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Site (GIAHS) at the recently concluded 99th Science Congress. This recognition is for outstanding contribution to promoting food security, biodiversity, indigenous knowledge and cultural diversity for sustainable and equitable development. Living Farms is a non profit working in the Koraput region of Odisha with the tribal communities practicing the traditional form of agriculture.

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