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E-waste: Will the Draft Rules work?

Rapid metamorphosis in technologies and the competition amongst consumers to acquire the latest has resulted in quick obsolescence of electronic goods where products are replaced instead of repaired for trivial reasons. This fad amongst the consumers has resulted in a waste stream that is growing incessantly since the wake of the 21st century.

Builders face the wrath of RSPCB

Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) came harsh on as many as 53 builders for violating norms.  The builders from Jaipur failed to seek permission from the Board to construct buildings breaching the Environment Protection Act, 1986 which requires the proponent to get a go ahead from the Sate Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) for construction  in or more than 20,000 sq m area.

Online Environmental Management

To make things easier for the industries the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has come up with a facility for online submission of environmental statement. The industries can now fill the Form V concerning environmental compliance online on the MPCB’s website. The filed data can be filtered by MPCB as per Region, Industry Type, Sub Industry Type, Industry Category and Sub Industry Category.

Coal capital turns Pollution capital

Dhanbad known for its rich deposits of coal and hordes of industries is also notorious for being the most polluted city of Jharkhand. In a study carried out by IIT Delhi, Dhanbad stood 13th among the 88 most critically polluted clusters of the country.

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