PIB News 07th March 2020

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1)Monitoring Cell opened under Mission Bhagiratha:- A dedicated monitoring cell was opened under Mission Bhagiratha to invite grievances and issues of supply of drinking water.

The Mission Bhagiratha is a safe drinking water project that was launched for the state of Telangana. It aims to provide drinking water to every village and city household. It will supply clean drinking water from the rivers Krishna and Godavari.

Though the mission is named “Bhagirathi”, it does not denote the river. According to hindu culture Bhagiratha, is an Indian king who brought the holy river Ganga to the earth.

2)IOC:- The Indian Ocean Commission was created in 1982 at Port Louis, Mauritius. It comprises of 5 African Indian Ocean Nations namely Madagascar, Mauritius,Comoros, Reunion (France) and Seychelles.

3)Major Port at Vadhvan, Maharashtra:– The Union Cabinet recently approved the proposal to set up major port at Vadhvan in Maharashtra. The GoI has sanctioned Rs 65,545 crores for the project. The Vadhvan port has a natural port of 20 metres. This makes it ideal to handle bigger vessels.

4)CAG Report: 40% of Environment Related Crimes in India are from Rajasthan:- According to the report, between 2014 and 2016, 40% of environmental crimes in India were from Rajasthan.

The report pointed out that Wildlife Crime Control units were not established in the state. The crimes violated Forest (Conservation) act and Wildlife Protect Act. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of environmental crimes registered in the country were 15,723 and those registered in Rajasthan were 6382.

The CAG identified several irritants to the wildlife in the area. The Abheda Biological Park in Kota had garbage dumping yard nearby.


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