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Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

Dettol-Harpic to Sensitize Simhastha Kumbh Pilgrims

National
Dettol and Harpic have joined hands with Simhastha Kumbh, Ujjain to take the message of hygiene and sanitation to all the pilgrims visiting this holy event. Dettol and Harpic had successfully partnered with Nashik Kumbh last year to provide hygiene to 30 million pilgrims and save 3.3 million liters of water. This year, the target is the Simhastha Kumbh! Held every 12 years and considered as one of the world's largest religious congregations, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is being held from 22nd April to 21st May and is expecting around 5 crore pilgrims from across the country. A mass gathering at such scale will obviously increases the water demand of Ujjain and will also cause acute shortage of water supply. It also poses a serious health risk to devotees attending it owing to some un...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 5 (starting January 28, 2013) 2013. 1. We'll have to make provision for solar trash Travelling to several remote places in the last few months, I've been pleasantly surprised to see several active solar panels. Although the reports about their efficacy are mixed, solar energy is something to be optimistic about.  The national solar mission is ramping up its efforts, pushing for increased solar energy infrastructure. 2. Forests, rocky areas to make up for lost greens? Future infrastructure projects — particularly the expansion of the Delhi Metro — may mean greater loss of green cover.  Finding it difficult to part with non-forest land, the Delhi Development Authority  has proposed compensatory pl

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