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Ministry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF)

Seeking an answer to Chennai's mounting e-waste problem

Chennai, June 15: The next time you go to buy a laptop or a hard disk at one of those swanky showrooms, chances are that the salesperson would, besides telling you the features of the device, also give you detailed instructions on how to discard the equipment and the contact details of their collection centres. 
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Govt to reconsider buffer zones policy

PANAJI, June 13: The state government on Tuesday told the high court of Bombay at Goa that it is reconsidering its policy on demarcation of 

Goa State Pollution Control Board officials inspect Arossim contamination site

MARGAO, June 12: Following complaints from villagers of Cansaulim, Arossim and Cueliem (CAC) that contaminated water from storm water drains was flowing into the sea at Arossim beach, officials from the Goa state pollution control board

No violation is minor, says government

NEW DELHI, June 9: Whether a project developer builds a factory or a part of it illegally, the environment ministry will treat the entire construction illegal and won't classify the violations as major and minor, unlike a proposal that was mooted earlier.
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Low-cost crematoriums to check river pollution: Govt

LUCKNOW, June 8: In a bid to check river pollution, the state government is considering the option of low-cost wood crematoriums and effectively lessen the direct discharge of ashes from the burning ghats.
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'Save forests' rings loud on World Environment Day

Mumbai, June 6: In what could prove a breather to lakhs of people, who are forced to live with thick layers of cement dust generated by ready mix concrete (RMC) plants, minister of state for environment Sachin Ahir has ordered the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to strictly monitor the polluting units.
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Staff shortage cripples Pollution Control Board in Kerala

KOCHI, June 5: Even though Kerala has witnessed extensive environmental activism, in the past three decades the state has not toned up the staff strength of the Pollution Control Board

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