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Government to decide on mining in Goa on September 25

Goa, Sep 11: All the mine owners operating in Goa will now have to wait till September 25 to know the fate of their business in the state. Goa Government on Monday suspended mining leases of all the 90 operators for illegal mining.
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Say no to deathly waste dumps

Kochi, Sep 10: In what could raise serious questions about the safety of bio-medical waste disposal in the district, it is found that about 30 per cent of the hospitals do not dispose off their biomedical waste as per the rules laid down by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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A nature hazard

Bangalore, Sep 9: After months of dithering, a complete ban on plastic of thickness less than 40-microns is now on the horizon.
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‘MoEF, Assam failed in their duties’

New Delhi, Sep 8: The Union environment ministry and the Assam government were apparently "unaware" of the proliferation of illegal industries in the no-development zone around the Kaziranga National Park, drawing a scathing observation from the National

Know Periyar flaws

Kochi, Sep 7: The State Pollution Control Board move to set up a highly sensitive monitoring system - ‘water quality monitoring station’ in the Periyar river is getting delayed following an error in the system imported from a US-based company.
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MoEF officials inspect mining leases in Goa

Goa, Sep 6:  The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has initiated its inspection of iron ore mining leases in Goa after the Centre imposed a ban on handling of dumps since 2011.
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Jharkhand mulls plasma tech for waste disposal

Ranchi, September 5: The Jharkhand government is all set to install a high-tech system to do away with the hazards of solid waste. In keeping with its drive to maintain the ecological balance of the forest-rich region, the Jhakhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has decided to use plasma technology to treat solid and non-biodegradable wastes.
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Minister hints at total ban on plastic in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Sep 4:  Plastic waste could well be passé in Karnataka if ecology and environment minister, Sogadu Shivanna, has his way.
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Govt to ascertain dump mining in Goa

 NEW DELHI, SEP 4: The Centre has ordered an inspection to ascertain whether dump mining is taking place in Goa amid complaints that the activity is being carried out in the state without obtaining environmental clearance.
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Mandur: Minister blames KSPCB

Bangalore, Sep 3: Environment Minister Sogadu Shivanna on Monday said the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has failed to ensure proper maintenance of the Mandur landfill by the Palike.
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