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Taj Mahal to undergo mud pack beauty treatment to counter effects of pollution

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 07:00

Taj Mahal, India`s pride and the symbol of everlasting love is losing its radiance and is constantly marred by pollution.

Environmental degradation costs India $80 bn annually

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 22:30

Environmental degradation costs India about Rs.3.75 trillion ($80 billion) annually - equivalent to 5.7 percent of the GDP - with air pollution being a major contributor, a World Bank report released Wednesday said.

Green growth is necessary and affordable for India: World Bank

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 21:33

Stating that environmental degradation is costing 5.7 percent of GDP annually, World Bank on Wednesday said India can make green growth a reality by putting in place plans to lower environmental degradation at minimal cost of 0.02-0.04 percent of gross domestic product.

'Economic development must be environmentally sustainable': PM

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 12:52

Warning that environmental degradation could have serious consequences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised that economic growth should be based on optimal use of natural resources and development must be environmentally sustainable.

China wants to curb sandstorms

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 17:06

China plans to control sandstorms and prevent environmental degradation in Beijing and Tianjin cities in the coming decade, authorities said.

`Tibetan plateau facing environmental degradation`

Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2011, 10:03

The temperature increase on the Tibetan plateau is twice the global average.