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Environment ministry to revamp clearances

Mumbai, July 30: The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has put in place a plan to mitigate potential corruption in awarding forest and environmental licences, to hasten the entire process.
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A filthy affair of Ooty Lake

UDHAGAMANDALAM, July 30: A study conducted by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has rated Ooty Lake as one of the most polluted water bodies in the state. The study states that the quality of water in the lake is unsuitable for potable purposes.

Industrialists raise a stink against pollution board

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 29: The Mandi Gobindgarh Induction Furnace Association has raised objections over the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB)'s drive against industrial units. 
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No poultry farm in 50-mt radius of residential zone in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jul 29: No poultry farm in Haryana should be located within 50-metre radius of a residential zone and 200 metre from a major water course, it was officially stated today. All poultry farms have been directed to raise a green belt around, minimise waste and refrain from open burning or indiscriminate dumping of any dead bird, feathers and unused material.

Pollution Control Board organizes workshop on 'new and renewable energy and its applications'

Hyderabad, July 28: Industrial effluents, excessive use of pesticides, population explosion and domestic sewerage are the four most important reasons for increase in the level of pollution in the city, observed B Madhusudana Rao, joint chief environmental engineer with the state Pollution Control Board (PCB) on Saturday. Rao was delivering the key note address during a workshop on 'new and renewable energy and its applications' organized by the board's cleaner production cell.

Patna's sanitation work outsourced

PATNA, July 27: The state capital will be a cleaner and more beautiful city by next year, claimed deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi here on Thursday.

KSPCB to build pool of waste management professionals

Bangalore, July 26: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), along with the department of civil engineering, Bangalore Institute of Technology (BIT), is planning to build a pool of hazardous materials management professionals from foreign countries and India who will tie up to bring about technological changes in waste management in India.
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Kolkata Municipal Corporation revives anti-plastic war

Kolkata, July 26: The civic body has started its anti-plastic campaign with renewed vigour. On Wednesday, it led a surprise raid at Gariahat market and unsurprisingly, caught as many as 50 traders with plastic carry bags that did not meet the standards approved by the state environment department.
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Ooty lake one of the dirtiest in Tamil Nadu, reveals study

Chennai, July 25:  The lake in Udhagamandalam, popularly known as Ooty, is, according to a study by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), one of the most polluted water bodies in the State. Its water quality, the study says, is unsuitable for potable purposes.
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PPCB initiates process to seal distillery

Dasuya, July 24: After the groundwater samples collected from the villages in the vicinity of AB Sugars and Distillery Limited failed the potability tests, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has initiated the process to seal the unit. 
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