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NGT issues environment damage notice for MV Rak

New Delhi, November 22: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to the Central Government, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and Delta Shipping Marine Services of Qatar for sinking of Panama flagged cargo ship MV Rak off the coast of Mumbai in August.
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KSPCB to entrust e-waste Data collection to NGOs

KOZHIKODE, November 21:The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will hand over the data collection process of Electronic Waste(E-Waste) to non-governmental organisations in the coming month as the board does not have enough manpower to handle the process.
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Execute Buddha Nullah project: Tewari to Centre

Ludhiana, November 21: Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the Congress, Manish Tewari, urged the union environment ministry to appoint Central Pollution Control Board as the executing agency for implementing the bio-remediation project for cleaning the Buddha Nullah as the state government has proved to be quite non-cooperative.
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Experts fear pharma unit

Vishakhapatnam, November 20: Environmental experts expressed their concern over the proposed greenfield project in Srikakulam district. They allege that the regulatory system is licensing irreversible destruction of environment, defeating the very purpose for which it is put in place.

Bio-medical waste plant still runs in Sukhdev Vihar

NEW DELHI, November 20: In 2010, the Delhi government had filed an affidavit, saying that it will shift a biomedical waste treatment facility from Sukhdev Vihar to an alternate site by mid-June that year. But no action was taken.
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Smoke index shooting up in residential areas on

BANGALORE, November 19: You are better off in the air-conditioned environs of your workplace, even on holidays. Good, clean, unadulterated air is a scarce commodity in the city, especially so on weekends and other holidays. 
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Locals back private firm to state

Yerakannapalem, November 18: A public hearing by Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on the proposed laterite mining in Yerakannapalem village was held on Thursday.
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Periyar river protection convention next week

KOCHI, November 18: The Association of Environment Protection Aluva (AEPA) is organizing a Periyar River Protection convention next week to bring to the attention of the state government the need for a river authority to check the high level of pollution and illegal sand mining in the Periyar.
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BSLC stops production of limestone and dolomite on eco concerns

Rourkela, November 17: Public sector Bisra Stone Lime Company Limited (BSLC) has stopped production of limestone and dolomite following a direction from Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB).
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Centre urged to reconstitute State coastal zone authority

Kochi, November 17: With over 100 files related to Coastal Regulation Zone violations and requests for clearances pending, Kerala has approached the Centre for the reconstitution of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA).
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