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Ganpati celebrations in silence zones get noisier every year, violate norms: NGO

Mumbai, September 3: Data compiled by Awaaz Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has revealed that the noise levels in city silence zones have increased during the Ganpati festival in the last five years. 
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Cleaning of Rivers

New Delhi, September 2: The Ganga Action Plan (GAP) was launched by the Government in 1985, for pollution abatement activities in identified polluted stretches of river 

State seeks TNPCB report on pollution in Cauvery

Salem, September 1: The State Government has sought a detailed Action Taken Report (ATR) from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on the pollution allegedly caused by chemical industries to water bodies including River Cauvery, and villages and hamlets in and around Mettur.
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Ankleshwar units seek to shed 'critically polluted' tag

Bharuch, September 1: Union forests and environment minister Jayanti Natrajan has called for fresh reports on pollution levels in Ankleshwar, Panoli and Jhagadia following representations by the industry bodies to remove the region from the category of critically polluted zones.
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SIPCOT units come under scanner

Chennai, August 30: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to continuously monitor the air, including for toxic gases, of the units in SIPCOT, Cuddalore.
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Goa pollution board issues show cause notice to Mormugao Port Trust

PANAJI, AUG. 30: Coal handling operations at the Vasco Port have been found to be polluting the town, forcing the pollution control board authorities to issue a show cause notice to the port trust.
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Clause in new tenders solves waste woes

BANGALORE, August 29: This is perhaps the best thing that can happen to Bangalore. Outgoing commissioner MK Shankarlinge Gowda has left BBMP with a waste management solution. 
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Guidelines for Biomedical Waste Disposal

New Delhi, August 28: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has notified Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules in 1998, as amended in the years 2000 & 2003, to provide a regulatory framework for segregation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of the bio-medical waste generated from the Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in the country so as to avoid adverse impact on human health and environment. 

SC directs environmental standard compliance probe against Sterlite

Tuticorin, August 27: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to investigate compliance of emission control and effluent treatment measures applicable for Sterlite Industries’ copper smelting plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

Bandh to demand closure of pig iron plant at Amona today

MAYEM, August 27: The Navelim (Bicholim) special Gram Sabha on Sunday resolved to observe 12-hour bandh in the village on Monday to demand closure of the pig iron plant at Amona for causing pollution.
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