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Haryana pollution board cracks whip on erring Gurgaon units

 Chandigarh, July 20: As many as 41 of the 49 samples collected by the Haryana Pollution Control Board from industrial establishments in Gurgaon were found to have exceeded permissible limits.
 
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CAG slams KSPCB for improper use of funds

BANGALORE, July 18: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Karntaka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) for not having drawn up any comprehensive plan to prevent and control air pollution and not utilising the funds completely in the recent annual audit reports.
 
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PPCB raids plastic carry-bag units

PATIALA, July 18: After hospitals, now it's the turn of plastic carry-bag manufacturers of Punjab to face action from Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The PPCB on Sunday raided 145 plastic carry-bag manufacturing units across the state to check the implementation of mandatory norms.

KSPCB to install pollution monitoring system

BANGALORE, July 18: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to install an online real time monitoring system to check air pollution in 15 districts across the state in a phased manner.
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Sterlite: TN asked to reply on NEERI report

NEW DELHI, July 18: The Supreme Court Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government and the state pollution control board to respond to an environment impact assessment of Vedanta group subsidiary Sterlite Industries' copper smelting plant in Tuticorin.
 
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Stop, but not everywhere - Move to reduce air and noise pollution, traffic congestion

Guwahati, July 18: State transport commissioner Swapnanil Baruah today said officials of the state transport department, police and Guwahati Municipal Corporation were working in tandem to find ways to reduce the number of stops for public transport vehicles in the city.
 
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Pedder Road flyover public hearing today

Mumbai, July 18: A public hearing for one of the most controversial flyovers in the city on Pedder Road will be conducted on Monday by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and the island city collector.
 
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No guidelines followed at garbage treatment site

VASCO, July 18: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has conducted a surprise inspection at the Mormugao Municipal Council's garbage treatment site at Headland-Sada and has hauled up the civic body for not following guidelines. 
 
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Punjab pollution board pulls up 54 hospitals

Chandigarh, July 18: Punjab pollution control board (PPCB) has slapped notices on 54 government and private hospitals for violation of various norms for managing and handling bio-medical waste.
 
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RTI: Right to ignore

Gurgaon, July 16:  Most of the applications filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act at various government departments bring disappointment instead of the desired information even though the authorities are slapped fines for violation of rules. Raman Sharma, who has filed 274 RTI queries before the  Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), pollution control board and other government agencies, said most of the time he has been discouraged by officials concerned.
 

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