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CURRENT AFFAIRS - ENVIRONMENT Majuli all set to become India's 1st carbon neutral district | 23-Mar-2017 18:19

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli, world biggest river island, as India's first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritageyet not officially released.

He launched “Forests are Lives” campaign to celebrate the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.

linking the Godavari with the Penna. | 13-Mar-2017 13:04

After successful linkage between the Godavari and Krishna rivers through the Pattiseema project, now the Andhra Pradesh government is embarking on linking the Godavari with the Penna.

The project envisages transporting 20 tmcft from Godavari River to two reservoirs – the existing Somasila Reservoir in the Penna river basin and a new reservoir at Bollapalli.

 

India’s largest waste-to-energy plant | 13-Mar-2017 11:48

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched India’s largest waste-to-energy plant at Narela-Bawana,Delhi.

Venkaiah Naidu, Union minister for urban development, inaugurated the project at the Civic Centre. The project will use 2,000 metric tonnes of waste every day to generate 24 mega watt of energy.

The plant is expected to provide respite from overflowing landfill sites in Delhi as it will incinerate the waste to generate power. Delhi has four landfill sites, of which three — Bhalswa (North Delhi), Ghazipur (East Delhi) and Okhla (South Delhi) — are overflowing.