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Bilkhadi improvement plan in limbo

Vapi, August 19: Authorities are in a fix over implementation of Bilkhadi improvement plan to cleanse the main natural drain in Vapi, following incessant inflow of industrial sludge from the common solid waste management site to another natural drain that is directly linked with Bilkhadi.
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Plots stocking ore not to get permits

PANJIM, August 17: The Mines and Geology Department has decided to cancel en masse the permission granted to various mining plots scattered across the state for stocking ore. 
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SC asks CPCB to apprise about steps taken to clean Yamuna

New Delhi, August 16: The Supreme Court today asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to apprise it within two weeks about the steps taken by it to protect and prevent pollution of river Yamuna.
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CPCL wants ban on new projects in Manali to go

Chennai, August 15: Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) is resting its hopes on Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) latest report on Manali, and the consequent decision Union Ministry of Environment and Forests takes on new projects.
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Pollution board tells rice shelling units

Chandigarh, August 14: To check environment pollution, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has directed all rice shelling units to follow norms pertaining to proper handling, storage and transportation of rice husk ash, or face the music.
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SC seeks toxicity report of Bhopal groundwater

NEW DELHI, August 14: The first-ever official test to find out toxicity level in groundwater around Bhopal's Union Carbide plant since the leak of poisonous gas in 1984 will be soon conducted with the Supreme Court.
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Zinc, nickel plating units will not need SAC nod: PPCB chief

Ludhiana, August 13: Although the written orders are yet to come, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Ravinder Singh has announced the electroplating units doing nickel and zinc plating and having machinery cost upto Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh respectively now need not get clearance from the Site Appraisal Committee (SAC).

Biomedical waste incinerator proposed for city

Kochi, August 12: The Kerala Enviro Infrastructure Limited, which runs a Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) at Ambalamedu, has submitted a detailed project report to the State government and the State Pollution Control Board seeking approval to set up an incinerator for the treatment and disposal of biomedical waste. 

State ranks 6th in green index

BHUBANESWAR, Aug. 12 -- The Environment Performance Index (EPI), prepared by the Planning Commission, has placed Odisha at sixth rank among the 28 States and seven Union Territories. The ranking assumes significance in view of the plan panel's decision to link EPI with fund devolution for the States.
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Odisha: Nalco planning to set up bio-diesel plant

Bhubaneswar, August 11: Nalco planning to set up bio-diesel plant. Guided by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), NALCO is planning to set up a biodiesel project at a cost of Rs 97 lakh. Member Secretary for OSPCB Sidhant Das informed this here today during the celebration of the International Bio-diesel Day-2012.
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