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Action plan for Bhima basin inches forward

PUNE, October 8: The Rs-800 crore action plan for the Bhima river basin has moved forward with the state environment ministry assigning the Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MUIDCL) to prepare a detailed project report for its execution within four months. The report will look at cohesive implementation of the plan, and will help draw funds from various agencies, including the Union government.
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Wildlife Week concluded with Valedictory function at Jammu

Jammu, October 8: To create awareness among the people about the significance of preserving wildlife and the forests, the Department of Wildlife Protection Jammu observed Wildlife Week, 2011, which is celebrated every year throughout country on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.
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Goa mining scam: PAC report not in current session

Panaji, October 7: A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report that has unveiled a Rs. 3,500 crore illegal mining scam will not be tabled on Friday, the last day of the two-day monsoon session of the state assembly. The day's agenda does not list the report.

Bhima river basin action plan stuck in red tape

Pune, October 7: It has been six months since the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) submitted a proposal to the state government to draw out an action plan for the Bhima River Basin. 
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'We are keeping a close watch on sugar factories in state'

Pune, October 6: The sugar industry has been rocked by scams and mismanagement of co-operative sugar factories. It has also been frowned upon by the central and state pollution control boards for being a very polluting industry.
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Immersing Durga in environment-friendly way

New Delhi, October 6: Amidst beating of drums and chanting of hymns, nearly 600 idols of Durga were immersed in Yamuna on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi on Thursday. At Kalindi Kunj, 250 idols were immersed on the culminating day of the five-day Durga Puja.
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State move spells hope for polluted rivers

PUNE, October 6: The Maharashtra government has sought central assistance for cleaning some of the polluted rivers in the state, bringing in its wake hope for improving the lot of rivers such as Mula, Mutha, Pavana, Indrayani, Bhima and Koyna in the Pune region.
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Bus Day cuts Bangalore’s pollution levels by 10%, but it ain’t enough

Bangalore, October 5: After 21 months of launching the campaign, the monthly Bus Day events by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are paying dividends. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, which has been following the changes in the measure of pollutants in the air on Bus day, says terms the change “remarkable”.
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Pollution board draws up plan to tackle oil spills

MUMBAI, October 5: Alarmed by the damage caused to environment due to oil spills, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has drafted an integrated local contingency plan (LCP), on the lines of National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP), to tackle such incidents in future.

Pollution control board gears up to curb use of plastic

Jaipur, October 5: Rajasthan pollution control board has decided that all applications related to manufacturing of multi-layered plastic pouches, sachets, recycling plastic or any other related plastic product will be dealt at head office level only. The decision has been taken regarding the proper enactment of plastic waste (management and handling rule) 2011.
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