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Ganga needs water, not money

It was way back in 1986 that Rajiv Gandhi had launched the Ganga Action Plan. But years later, after much water (sewage) and money has flowed down the river, it is as bad as it could get. Why are we failing and what needs to be done differently to clean this and many other rivers?

CSE 's Round Table on Mercury Pollution in Sonbhadra

Pollution in Sonbhadra area is not new and has been talked about for many years but no action has been taken to check the pollution. This has led to long term health impacts which have now started to show up in the population of the region. CSE took up a study to look at these health impacts and to investigate the possible causes.

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Bangalore to have water quality index soon

Bangalore, Oct 5: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board took more than 200 random samples of drinking water in Basaveshwarnagar to test their quality, on Thursday.The Karnataka State Pollution Control Boar

Pollution board scraps two top posts

Kochi, October 5: Dealing a severe blow to pollution control activities in the Ernakulam region, comprising four districts, the Kerala State Pollution Control Board has decided to do away with its crucial top posts of Chief Environmental Engineer (CEE) and Chief Environmental Scientist (CES).
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KSPCB chief skeptical of BBMP’s dry waste plan

Bangalore, October 4: Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at the KSPCB office, Acharya, however, hailed the Palike for undertaking the Herculean task of educating the masses on segregation of garbage at source, its implementation and scientific disposal of waste.

Ganeshotsav 2012: Noise reports will be sent to police

Mumbai, Oct 3: Following the furore over the noise pollution levels recorded during this year’s Ganapati festival, the environment department will send all reports to the police with recommendations for strong action against violators.Following the furore over the noise pollution levels recorded during this year’s Ganapati festival, the environment department will send all reports to the police with recommendations for strong action against violators.

PCB to distribute 1,200 clay idols

Vishakhapatnam, Sep 19: State Pollution Control Board authorities are keeping a tab on pollution of water bodies at select points, both in Rajahmun-dry and Kakinada on the eve of immersion of Ganesh idols to mark Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Ganapa goes green

Bengaluru, Sep 18: With Ganesha Pooja approaching, the KSPCB has issued its usual directions about eco-friendly idols and the list of tanks designated for idol immersion.
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Reduced to a civic disaster

Bangalore, Sep 17: For the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), however, it is time to prepare for the massive idol immersion exercise that follows the festivities. BBMP wants to keep the exercise simple and hassle-free, while KSPCB is keen on keeping lakes free from pollution. 
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