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Orissa tightens mining norms

Bhubhaneshwar, September 17: Barely a month and half after the Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in Bellary region of Karnataka on environmental grounds, the Orissa government has pulled its socks to regulate the mineral exploitation business in the state citing similar concerns.
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CM's town in list of places that flouted immersion norms

Satara, September 16: Chif Minister Prithviraj Chavan's hometown Karad in Satara district saw the flouting of environmental norms this Ganeshotsav with the immersion of thousands of idols in the Krishna river. Immersing the idols in the river went against various rulings of the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court and the Central Pollution Board.
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Why green tribunal not in city, HC asks Centre

NAGPUR, September 15 : In a respite to thousands of aggrieved farmers fighting against forced acquisition of their lands by the state government for various power plants in Vidarbha, Nagpur bench ofBombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Central government "why the bench of 

Initiative to tackle hazardous wastes

Pali, September 13: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) notified the draft Hazardous Waste Substances (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2011 on August 1 and invited suggestions, comments and objections from organisations or individuals within two months.
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NGOs to help keep city rivers clean

Pune, September 6: Studies carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to assess deterioration in water quality due to idol immersion reveal that water quality has indeed declined with respect to conductivity, bio-chemical oxygen demand and heavy metal concentration. The public should be educated on ill effects of immersion in the water bodies through mass awareness programme. And use of traditional clay for idol making should be encouraged and promoted, rather than plaster of paris and baked clay, the guideline states.

Regulator's Report Release

RELEASE TURNAROUND: REFORM AGENDA FOR ’S ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORS

The Centre for Science and Environment recently published a report on the state of India’s environmental regulatory institutions and its reform agenda.

 

Reform Agenda for India's Environmental Regulators

One of the key challenges faced by India today is how to maintain a high economic growth, and at the same time, ensure environmental sustainability and social justice.

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This study aims to identify the gaps between existing regulatory provisions and implementing capacity of the SPCBs in India.

S Goa collector seeks naphtha fire assessment report

PANAJI, August 27: South Goa collector Sandeep Jacques has sought an assessment report on the extent of naphtha seepage in water bodies and underground sources in and around the Mangor valley, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Public hearing on LNG project a sordid affair

KOCHI, August 27: The public hearing on the proposedPetronet LNG Terminal project at Puthuvypeen turned out to be a sordid affair, with members of theElankunnapuzha panchayat protesting the lack of support from the company in terms of finance and infrastructure. 
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