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Gauri Sinh: Will you go Green this Ganeshotsav?

Mumbai, August 24: The Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines that are being followed by many states. The latest to take up the cause being the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, which in enthusiasm has involved nearly 150 schools and colleges in a mass awareness drive for eco-friendliness, cite reports.
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JSPCB orders immediate closure of 22 mines

Dhanbad, August 23: The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has ordered immediate closure of 22 open cast and underground mines of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a senior JSPCB member said today.
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Bike rally against pollution

Dhubri, Aug. 22: The All Assam Minorities Students Union (AAMSU) took out a bike rally in Bongaigaon today to protest against carbon factories polluting the environment in the district.
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States losing battle against pollution?

Kerala, August 22: A beach in Thiruvananthapuram has turned reddish-brown with the Kerala state pollution control board admitting that 6,000 tones of sulphuric acid and ferrous sulphate are being dumped into the waters everyday.
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Bangalore bats for eco-friendly Ganeshas

BANGALORE, August 22: If the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) plans are implemented, think twice before picking up the glossy, shining Ganesha idols glaring at you. The Palike is planning to impose ban on immersion of Plaster of Paris idols in their tanks.Deputy Mayor S Harish visited some of the manufacturing units in Bangalore on Saturday. On his visit, he noted that most of these manufacturers use Plaster of Paris and glossy paints to make the idols, which are harmful to the lakes.

HC questions Mahagenco, MPCB on fly ash pollution

NAGPUR, August 20: Taking serious cognisance of pollution due to fly ash at Koradi and Kamptee, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday sternly asked Mahagenco and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to file detailed affidavits on their efforts to dispose it of within two weeks. 

Experts slam Bengal’s Ganga neglect

Calcutta, August 19: River experts have urged the Bengal government to pay as much emphasis on cleaning up the Hooghly as riverfront or ghat beautification.

Oil spill may reach Juhu, Uran, Thane creek

Mumbai, August 10: Tar balls were reported from two more beaches of Mumbai and from a beach at Alibaug on Tuesday but the authorities said the oil spill from the sunken vessel m.v. Rak Carrier had reduced. The government said the oil spill may reach the coastal waters and beaches around Juhu, Thane creek and Uran now.
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High Court comes to Periyar river's rescue

 KOCHI, August 10: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday appointed an Advocate Commission to look into the issue of pollution in the Periyar.
The single-member commission consisting of advocate P A Jacob was appointed by the High Court on the basis of a contempt of court petition filed by Eloor-based NGO Green Action Force.
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18 factories told to shut shop for flouting green norm

Kolkata, August 8: In the past two months, West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has issued closure notice to 18 companies in the state for flouting environmental norms.
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