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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

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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Vasco, Sep 17: The environmental public hearing on the proposed expansion plans of 7.2 MMTPA iron ore export terminal project of theMormugao Port Trust (MPT) had to be postponed on Sunday due to a "technical fault&quot

Patiala, Sep 16: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) raided 14 air-polluting industries of Mandi Gobindgarh in the past two days and found six industries violating the air pollution norms.
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SHILLONG, Sep 15: The Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board has revealed that about 80 per cent of the pollution in Meghalaya is caused by "indiscriminate discharge" or disposal of

Kolkata, Sep 14:The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has issued a show cause to Bhusan Steel Ltd’s sponge iron plant at Dhenkanal.
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Goa, Sep 13: Scarcely had the dust kicked up by the controversy over alleged illegal allocation of coal blocks settled, when Parliament sprang another egregious surprise on the last day of the monsoon session. 
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Panaji, Sep 12: Anti-mining activists met new Goa state pollution control board chairman Jose Manuel Noronha on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum demanding rejection of all applications for renewal of air and water consents within 24 hours.
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Mumbai, September 3: Data compiled by Awaaz Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has revealed that the noise levels in city silence zones have increased during the Ganpati festival in the last five years. 
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New Delhi, September 2: The Ganga Action Plan (GAP) was launched by the Government in 1985, for pollution abatement activities in identified polluted stretches of river 

Salem, September 1: The State Government has sought a detailed Action Taken Report (ATR) from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on the pollution allegedly caused by chemical industries to water bodies including River Cauvery, and villages and hamlets in and around Mettur.
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Bharuch, September 1: Union forests and environment minister Jayanti Natrajan has called for fresh reports on pollution levels in Ankleshwar, Panoli and Jhagadia following representations by the industry bodies to remove the region from the category of critically polluted zones.
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Chennai, August 30: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to continuously monitor the air, including for toxic gases, of the units in SIPCOT, Cuddalore.
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PANAJI, AUG. 30: Coal handling operations at the Vasco Port have been found to be polluting the town, forcing the pollution control board authorities to issue a show cause notice to the port trust.
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BANGALORE, August 29: This is perhaps the best thing that can happen to Bangalore. Outgoing commissioner MK Shankarlinge Gowda has left BBMP with a waste management solution. 
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New Delhi, August 28: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has notified Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules in 1998, as amended in the years 2000 & 2003, to provide a regulatory framework for segregation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of the bio-medical waste generated from the Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in the country so as to avoid adverse impact on human health and environment. 

Tuticorin, August 27: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to investigate compliance of emission control and effluent treatment measures applicable for Sterlite Industries’ copper smelting plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

MAYEM, August 27: The Navelim (Bicholim) special Gram Sabha on Sunday resolved to observe 12-hour bandh in the village on Monday to demand closure of the pig iron plant at Amona for causing pollution.
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Bengaluru, August 27: During the just-concluded month of religious festivities, many road margins in the city were full of giant cut-out figures of deities formed using coloured light bulbs.
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Kashmir, August 26: Since ages, the river Ganga has been at the heart of faith for millions of Hindus. Some 70 million faithful Hindus take bath in the river even today to cleanse themselves from their sins. The belief that dropping the ashes of cremated bodies at the Manikarnika Ghat at Varanasi gives moksha (liberation) to the jiva (soul) remains as strong as ever.

Hyderabad, August 25: Entrepreneurs can heave a sigh of relief as AP Pollution Control Board is all set to take a final call on online applications for Consent of Establishment and Consent for Operation to make it “time-bound”.
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Bangalore, August 25: Minister for Ecology and Environment Sogadu Shivanna said on Saturday that the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) should have looked for alternatives.
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NOIDA, August 24: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that presence of harmful pollutants in air within a range of 15km from Noida, which includes Mayur Vihar and portions of Ghaziabad, is more than seven times the normal limit.
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Bhubhaneshwar, August 23: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has sent a team to inspect ash pond leak of the power unit of Shyam Metaliks and Energy in Sambalpur district, after receiving allegations to this effect.
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New Delhi, August 22: The Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) discovery of Lindane insecticide in the Yamuna has set alarm bells ringing for doctors.
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New Delhi, August 21: As per the analysis of the regular monitoring undertaken by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), river water quality of Yamuna River deteriorates especially in its stretch between Wazirabad barrage at Delhi till its confluence with Chambal River in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.).
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New Delhi, August 21: The Ministry of Environment & Forests is implementing a Scheme to provide financial assistance for setting up of treatment, disposal and storage facility for hazardous and integrated recycling facilities for E-waste on public private partnership mode.
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Kochi, August 20: The industrial clusters based in Greater Kochi fall into the group of cities with high pollution levels, as per a study done by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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).

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. 

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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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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Hyderabad, August 10: You don’t associate the dairy industry with pollution. Yet, in the process of generating one kilo litre of milk, a dairy farm ends up generating three kilo litre of effluents.
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Bengaluru, August 10: Two government agencies in Bengaluru are trying their best to eliminate plastic patriotism this Independence Day. The BBMP and the State Pollution Control Board have banned the sale of plastic Tricolour which not only harms the environment but also chokes the drains once I-Day is over.
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New Delhi, August 9: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has sought setting up of an inter-ministerial Committee (IMC) with representatives from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Urban Development and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to draw up a roadmap for reduction of pollution.

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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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.

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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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.

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, 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.

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, 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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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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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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Odisha, July 23: With a large number of industries coming up in the State and effluents, released by these industries, choking rivers, the State Government has decided to initiate coordinated efforts for maintaining the health of the rivers.
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New Delhi, July 22: A study shows high levels of respiratory disorders among children in the age bracket of seven to 15 years in Delhi due to indoor air pollution. It has also found close association of these disorders with the use of biomass in rural part of the city.
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BHANDARA, July 21: The Nagpur bench of Bombay high court has issued notices to state forest ministry, Maharashtra Pollution Control Boardand the management of Sunflag Iron and Steel Company on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO.

July 21: Pollution in the Ganga is an important story that needs to be constantly told if we want the nation’s lifeline to survive.
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KOLKATA, July 12: The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is thinking about taking strong legal action against the Calcutta Leather Complex

New Delhi, July 11: Terming the MCD as "the biggest polluter" of Yamuna, the Supreme Court today rebuked the civic body for saying that it has nothing to do with the pollution of the river and warned it that all its three commissioners would have to appear before the court if it persisted with its stand. 
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New Delhi, July 11: Terming the MCD as "the biggest polluter" of Yamuna, the Supreme Court today rebuked the civic body for saying that it has nothing to do with the pollution of the river and warned it that all its three commissioners would have to appear before the court if it persisted with its stand. 
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Ranchi, July 10: To make industries more accountable, cement and power plants of Jharkhand will henceforth have to be a part of a mandatory online ambient air quality monitoring system that will help bosses at pollution control offices in Delhi and Ranchi keep track of local ecological changes.
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KOLKATA, July 10: Around 500 corporate houses and NGOs, including biggies like Tata,  IISCO, SAIL,

PUNE, July 9: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued show-cause notices to three industrial units in Ranjangaon and two in Kurkum

Jaipur, July 9: The first spell of monsoon shower brought a huge relief from the blistering summer heat, but along with it came a sordid tale of woes, particularly water-logging and garbage strewn all over.
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Bellary, June 30: As the recent Global investors Meet (GIM) demonstrated, investor interest in Bellary continues to remain high, even if it has dipped since GIM-2010 when it bagged quarter of the total investments promised.
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New Delhi, June 29: All buildings which are supposed to be built by 2020 need guidance in terms of construction methods and obtain environment clearances to ensure that they do not make living conditions difficult, warned Centre for Science and Energy at a briefing in Delhi on Thursday.  
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Madurai, June 28: Bench orders notice to State Government, TNPCB and Corporation Commissioner.
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NOIDA, June 27 : To check air and water pollution and waste management in the hotel industry, the UP State Pollution Control Board has decided to make it mandatory for restaurants and hotels across Gautam Budh Nagar to get a No Objection Certificate from it to continue their operations.
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Kochi, June 27: About 2.48 crore litres of effluents generated by nearly 55 industrial units in Eloor and Edayar are let out into the Periyar River daily after primary treatment, against the prescribed norm of ‘zero discharge’ by industries to prevent pollution of rivers.

NEW DELHI, June 26: The Supreme Court on Monday gave 15 days to 

Hyderabad, June 25: While there are 359 plastic units on the inventory of AP Pollution Control Board, a mere 194 have official registration by the Board. 
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JALANDHAR, June 25: It is a twin tragedy. The water of this canal is treated after spending around Rs 8 lakh a month. Instead of using it, the cleaned water is released into the polluted Jamsher drain that flows into river Sutlej.
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NEW DELHI, June 24: The Union environment and forests ministry has stepped into the controversy over beaching rights and breaking of the ship, Exxon Valdez (rechristened as Oriental Nicety), at India's biggest ship-breaking yard at Alang by leaving the decision to the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).
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LUCKNOW, June 22: In a decision that might discourage industries to come to the state, government has made it mandatory for all the upcoming industrial units to put in place 'extra' infrastructure to check the damage caused to environment.
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CHANDIGARH, June 22: The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal stated that his government would take all necessary measures to prevent pollution in the Ghaggar river.

MUMBAI, June 21: A day after chief minister Prithviraj Chavan visited Ichalkaranji, where 29 persons have succumbed to jaundice, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Boa

Chennai, June 15: The next time you go to buy a laptop or a hard disk at one of those swanky showrooms, chances are that the salesperson would, besides telling you the features of the device, also give you detailed instructions on how to discard the equipment and the contact details of their collection centres. 
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PANAJI, June 13: The state government on Tuesday told the high court of Bombay at Goa that it is reconsidering its policy on demarcation of 

MARGAO, June 12: Following complaints from villagers of Cansaulim, Arossim and Cueliem (CAC) that contaminated water from storm water drains was flowing into the sea at Arossim beach, officials from the Goa state pollution control board

NEW DELHI, June 9: Whether a project developer builds a factory or a part of it illegally, the environment ministry will treat the entire construction illegal and won't classify the violations as major and minor, unlike a proposal that was mooted earlier.
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JAIPUR, June 8: The draft report of Rajasthan State Action Plan on 

LUCKNOW, June 8: In a bid to check river pollution, the state government is considering the option of low-cost wood crematoriums and effectively lessen the direct discharge of ashes from the burning ghats.
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Mumbai, June 6: In what could prove a breather to lakhs of people, who are forced to live with thick layers of cement dust generated by ready mix concrete (RMC) plants, minister of state for environment Sachin Ahir has ordered the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to strictly monitor the polluting units.
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AHMEDABAD, June 5: This World Environment Day(WED), be prepared to embrace green economy.

KOCHI, June 5: Even though Kerala has witnessed extensive environmental activism, in the past three decades the state has not toned up the staff strength of the Pollution Control Board

PUNE, June 4: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and the government authorities have come under severe criticism for their 'apathy', as

Ahmedabad, June 3: In a bid to improve waste management, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is considering segregation of e-waste in the city. 
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GURGAON, June 2: In keeping with modern times, Haryana's pollution department has come up with a novel way to keep an eye on all the highly polluting factories in the state round the clock. 
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JAIPUR, June 2: In August 2010, the Rajasthan government put a 

Mumbai, June 1:  Despite the implementation of stringent measures to reduce pollution in these areas, two industrial clusters around Mumbai-Tarapur and Dombivali — are now among the top 10 most polluted industrial clusters in the country even as two other industrial towns of Maharashtra have become more polluted since 2009.

New Delhi, June 1: The e-waste rules, which require manufacturers of electronic wares to introduce mechanisms for collecting and recycling their goods, came into force on May 1—a year after those were notified.
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New Delhi, May 31: All hydroelectric projects on the Ganga could be asked to reduce their power generation — possibly up to 50 per cent of capacity.
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Mumbai, May 31: Construction of the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link has hit a roadblock with the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday restraining the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) from beginning construction work on the sea link on the basis of environmental clearance given in March 2005.
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Chandigarh, May 30: The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has lifted the moratorium on setting up of new projects in Faridabad and Panipat — two Haryana towns that were earlier categorised as critically polluted.
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Bhubhaneshwar, May 29: Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India (CIL), has decided not to pay Rs 1,306 crore fine imposed by the Odisha government over allegation of illegal coal mining.
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Bhubhaneshwar, May 29: Issues pertaining to availability of suitable land and water have held up 20 new projects in the steel sector in the areas of pelletisation and beneficiation.
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GANDHINAGAR, May 28: Hiding their environmental lapses is soon going to get harder for Gujarat companies. The third-party environmental audit made mandatory by the Gujarat high court (HC) for certain industries is all set to get stricter.
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Bhubhaneshwar, May 28: The state government has asked the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, to pay a fine of Rs 1,306 crore for mining coal without environment clearance in the Ib valley area.
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New Delhi, May 27: The decision by a Central Group of Ministers to allow the Madhya Pradesh Government to have its way on disposal of 350 tonne of toxic waste from Union Carbide in Germany will be put to final test in Supreme Court on Monday.
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PUNE, May 27: The Western Ghats ecology expert panel report placed in public domain by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has sought immediate steps to address a serious deficit in environmental governance all over region.
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MUMBAI, May 26: Taking to task civic officials who give a go by to prior environmental clearance for development projects, the State Environment department.

NEW DELHI, May 25: The National Green Tribunal(NGT) suspended clearance to a 3,600 MW project of IL&FS 

HYDERABAD, May 24: The National Green Tribunal, under the aegis of ministry of environment and forests, on Wednesday cancelled the environmental clearances.
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Mumbai, May 24: The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) is yet to catch up with the ground reality of the number of species of critically endangered birds in the country.
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COIMBATORE, May 24: Two days after the district administration warned of strict action against transporters and land owners against taking waste materials.
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New Delhi, May 23: Ministry of Environment & Forests constitutes an ecological committee to survey the Western Ghats and then sweats at making the details of the report public. RTI and judiciary direct it to make it to do so.
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Vapi, May 22: Vapi has overtaken Ankleshwar to become the most polluted industrial cluster in India even as three industrial clusters surrounding Ahmedabad.
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BANGALORE, May 21: Here is a warning bell for allhospitals and healthcare units in the city.

Bandipora, May 20: In this prized north Kashmir district, anger just seems to be simmering among locals in the wake of “environmental disaster” which the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) is allegedly engineering in the garb of constructing the 330 MW Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project.
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VAPI, May 20: The interim review of work index for comprehensive environment pollution index (CEPI) action plan carried out jointly by the Central Pollution Control Board

BELGAUM, May 19: Pollution Control Board (PCB) has plans to make maximum number of government schools become environment friendly, by according the responsibili

New Delhi, May 19: The Prime Minister’s Office on Friday instructed the central pollution control board to step up surveillance on the banks of Ganga and ensure that factories along the river comply with environmental norms. 
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Coimbatore, May 18: Three loads of medical waste were dumped in the outskirts of Pollachi on Wednesday night by trucks from Kerala.
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BHOPAL, May 18: A team from German agency, GIZ International Services, which has offered to airlift the toxic waste from 

Hyderabad, May 17: Carcinogens like Benzene, Benzo (a) pyrene, Arsenic and Nickel will now be the focus while monitoring for Ambient Air Quality Standards. 
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Indore, May 17: You could get to see level of pollutants in the air with the help of an online monitoring instrument to be purchased by the MP Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) Indore regional office.
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KOLKATA, May 16: The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is setting up automatic air quality monitoring stations at different locations acro

Davanagere, May 16: With an aim to take up research works to combat environment pollution, the 

PANAJI, May 15: The Goa State Pollution Control Board(GSPCB) ordered the closure of Polo Dongor manganese ore mines in 

Kochi, May 15: Even though the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) introduced e-waste (management and handling) rules in 2011, the state pollution control board (SPCB) is apparently not ready to enforce them.
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Gurgaon, May 14: The Haryana Pollution Control Board's decision to impose 'performance security deposit' on industrial units has not gone down well with small and medium industries in the city. 
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BANGALORE, May 14: Following a Supreme Court directive, the Bangalore City Traffic Police recently launched a drive to remove sun films from cars for free at ten places across the city. The task is proving Herculean as the deadline of May 19 is nearing.
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Mumbai, May 14: A 39-storey luxury hotel has risen on the city’s skyline without getting an environment clearance. The five-star Shangri-La at Lower Parel on the premises of High Street Phoenix has been partially occupied.
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PANJIM, May 13:  Goa  is   severely choking   from   generation of a huge quantity of plastic   waste,  according to a  recent   study by  the  Goa  State   Pollution  Control   Board. 
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Bhubaneswar, May 13: United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO) with the financial assistance of Global Environment Facility and other private organizations has planned to include Odisha among five Indian states to help reduce the medical waste load.
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HYDERABAD, May 12 In a new initiative, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), on the instructions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), is contemplating to make raw data and analysis related to air quality and noise pollution levels in different parts of the city available to the public through its website -- cpcbnoise.com.
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Ahmedabad, May 12: In a significant development, the Gujarat High Court directed closure of the steel bar production unit of Electrotherm Private Limited as it lacked proper environment clearance mandatory under Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006.
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Chennai, May 11: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday unveiled the draft state environment policy, striving to promote, coordinate and regulate the activities towards providing healthier environment to the people of the state.
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Ahmedabad, May 11: The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has sought advice from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for policy integration with reference to residential and commercial development around hazardous waste landfill sites. 
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New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court has said the Exxon Valdez cannot enter an Indian port for dismantling until it has been decontaminated, according to environmental activist Gopal Krishna on Wednesday.
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JAIPUR, May 10: In a face-saving attempt, the government on Wednesday hurriedly issued transfer orders to additional chief secretary Asha Singh, who was earlier n

INDORE, May 9: A huge plastic bag waste is taking a toll on lakes, ponds and drainage of the city. Every day, Indore generates around 40 tonnes of plastic out of which about 10 tonnes goes to integrated disposal plant.
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Vadodra, May 8: A seismology report has indicted a multinational company’s dye production unit for groundwater contamination near Vadodara even as the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) says the company has submitted detailed remediation plans after closure notices were issued January this year.

New Delhi, May 7: Taking a serious view of the allegations that an ailing and contaminated US ship ‘Oriental Nicety’ has entered Indian shores to get its last rites done at Gujarat’s ship breaking grave yard, the Supreme Court has issued notices.
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Ahmedabad, May 7: A total of 1,803 families are living under constant threat of ill-health. They are living in residential colonies located within a 500 metre radius of hazardous landfill sites in the city.

New Delhi, May 6: A survey of 71 cities across the country conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has shown that officially 82 per cent of all the water that municipalities of these cities supply.
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Mumbai, May 6: With the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, coming into effect from May 1 this year, manufacturers and consumers of hazardous electronics and electrical goods will now be responsible for disposal and recycling of their e-waste.

New Delhi, May 5: The fate of the Rs 1,000-crore investment made by Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) in setting up a power plant in Odisha is hanging in balance. A high-level inter-ministerial committee that recommends coal allocation for power units has refused to take up the vexed issue of linkage for VAL’s plant in view of the legal nature of the matter.
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Chikmagalur, May 4: The district administration has earned the wrath of environmentalists for giving permission for over 10 big resorts in the region by allowing land conversion, despite objections.
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New Delhi, May 4: It doesn't take an environmentalist to know that Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in the country. 
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Hyderabad, May 3: The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) and Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA) are in a tussle over the  issue of pollution problems in the state.
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Mysore, May 3: Most of the officials in the district administration in eight districts received flak from the Chairman of the Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee D.V. Shylendra Kumar and member of the committee A.N. Yellappa Reddy at the Regional Lok Adalat to review various issues related to environment here on Wednesday.
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Coimbatore, May 2: A day after four lorry loads of medical and municipal wastes brought from the Kerala were seized near Pollachi, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) took up the issue with its counterpart in the neighbouring State.
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Chennai, May 2: E-waste management rules 2011 came into force on Tuesday. The consumers are now armed with the right to demand the electronic gadget manufactures to recycle e-waste. 
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JAIPUR, May 1: In an effort to curb unsafe mining, the state government has decided to conduct training in mines safety in the 19 silicosis-affected districts. 
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KANPUR, May 1: The city is maintaining its dubious distinction of being the highly populated city of the state as the level of respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) is double of the permissible limits in residential areas.
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PANJIM, April 30: The Ministry of Environment and Forests has issued show cause notices to seven mining companies in the State including the elite ones for failing to give exact details of ore extraction and violation of environmental laws.
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BHUBANESWAR, April 30: The state government is gearing up to enforce the e-waste Management and 

Kochi, April 29: The summer showers that have cooled the city have also triggered pollution of the river Kadambrayar, a major freshwater source of the district , from the leachate of the defunct Brahmapuram solid waste treatment plant.
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ALAPPUZHA, April 28: A study conducted by Alappuzha district panchayat reveals that houseboats in the district are "killing" Vembanad Lake, the largest wetland ecosystem in south India, by dumping huge amount of waste into it.
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Bhopal, April 28: The Madhya Pradesh government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to “pre-empt the trial run for burning the Union Carbide’s waste at Pithampur”.

CHANDIGARH, April 27: In a bid for the 100% completion of Rs. 2332 crore ongoing prestigious Rivers Cleaning Project by the end of December 2013, the Chief Minister  Parkash Singh Badal asked the concerned senior officers of the state government to accelerate the pace of work.

Hyderabad, April 26: Multi-storied green infrastructure projects in the city could soon get a 20% concession on city-level impact fee.

New Delhi, April 26: While they are a step in the right direction, the new e-waste regulations contain no specific guidelines on many crucial issues and risk falling flat, say experts.
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Ranchi, April 25: Reclaimed from Maoists, the natural reserves of Saranda are up against unscrupulous adversaries.
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CHANDRAPUR, April 24: Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has sprung yet another shocker for industrialists eyeing Chandrapur for investment.

New Delhi, April 23: A government inspection team says OPG Power, already facing environmental objections to its 300 Mw thermal power plant in Gujarat, is carrying on construction work at the project site without requisite approvals.
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Nashik, April 23: On April 18, we issued notices to four companies to close down for defying pollution control norms. These companies have not got an approval letter from MPCB, have not installed machinery to control water pollution.
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Mumbai, April 22: At a time when the State has agreed to set up an authority to monitor its fast-depleting groundwater, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has noted that the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board’s (MPCB) completely failed in controlling water pollution and found the number of deaths from water pollution had gone up from 64 in 2006-07 to 135 in 2010-11, while the number of water-borne diseases had gone up from 3.14 lakh to 21.24 lakh in the same period.

INDORE, April 21: Come May, Indoreans will have a designated place to dispose e-waste (electronic waste).

Bengaluru, April 20: Work on the Namma Metro project could be delayed further with the high court on Thursday ordering that all further development works on a ready mix concrete (RMC) plant for the project, be stopped till further orders.

PANAJI, April 20: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has directed Srithik Ispat Pvt Ltd, located at the Sanguem industrial estate, to immediately shut operations until further orders. The company's officials have also been directed to remain present before the chairman of the board on April 24. Srithik Ispat Pvt Ltd manufactures sponge iron and bricks.

Mumbai, April 19: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the Maharashtra Poll-ution Control Board (MPCB) for failing to control pollution of water bodies across the state. The neglect, the CAG report states, has led to a steep rise in cases of waterborne diseases in recent years. 
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LUCKNOW, April 19: The order of the green tribunal barrring environmental clearances for any new industry or expansion of the existing ones in Noida will hit the region as a major investment destination.
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CHENNAI, April 18: Tests conducted on air samples taken from a residential area close to the much-reviled Kodungaiyur dumpyard have revealed the presence of 19 toxic chemicals that affect every part of the human body, people fighting for the closure of the dumpyard have said.
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Chennai, April 18: For over four years I have been a regular visitor to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on Anna Salai for news.
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INDORE, April 17: Are the Indoreans getting to know the exact pollution level of their city? 

NEW DELHI, April 17: The environment ministry will not accept any proposal for new and expansion projects in four major coal fields - Korba, Asansol, Chandrapur and Dhanbad - as no measures have been taken to reduce environmental pollution.
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Ahmedabad, April 16: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has initiated a pilot carbon trading scheme in Gujarat and two other states in the hope that these states may begin to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
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KOLKATA, April 16: The state pollution control board (PCB) has blown the lid off the handling of biomedical waste (BMW) at the state-run hospitals. Video footage and still photographs taken by PCB showed a shoddy job in handling biomedical waste at different hospitals. The hospitals used to claim everything was near-perfect, while the real picture was a stark contrast.
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GURGAON, April 15: The district administration and the pollution control board demolished nine farmhouses at Ansal's Aravali Retreat on Saturday after a recent visit by a Supreme Court-empowered committee exposed violations in these protected forests.
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Delhi, April 14: The petition which led to the green tribunal banning setting up of new industries also highlights that poor waste disposal is major cause for rising pollution levels.
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GURGAON, April 13: The Behrampur sewage treatment plant is underperforming because of poor maintenance and if things don't improve soon, it can damage the entire plant, according to a HUDA inspection report. HUDA had engaged a private firm for maintenance of the plant but the inspection has revealed that the plant is being managed in very poor manner, jeopardizing entire system.
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NASHIK, April 12: The Bombay high court had ordered that the scrap market on Ambad-Satpur Link Road be demolished by March 31, but the state government sent a letter to the civic administration during the last week of March, granting an extension of the deadline by two months.
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SHIMLA, April 12: The queen of hills and capital of Himachal Pradesh grappling with the problem of untreated sewerage leading to water contamination as open sewer lines are resulting into environment pollution. The state government had spent Rs 91.05 crore to provide pollution-free environment and to check the contamination of water sources at disposal points, but the objective has remained unachieved, according to the latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

MUMBAI, April 11: The Bombay high court on Tuesday barred all activity likely to disturb the Sawantwadi-Dodamarg wildlife corridor till the central and state governments take a final decision on the report of Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), headed by Madhav Gadgil.
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New Delhi, April 10: The Environment Ministry has got an approval from the Supreme Court to direct the Madhya Pradesh government to allow a test incineration of the toxic waste of Union Carbide factory that led to the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984.

MUMBAI, April 10: The civic body has proposed an environment protection agency, in a move that could change the way environment in the city is protected. The proposal, prepared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) environment department, will be sent to theMaharashtra Pollution Control Board, under whose aegis it functions. 

BANGALORE, April 9: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) should frame policies and take stringent action against those violating the environmental rules, Energy and Civil Supplies Minister Shobha Karandlaje said here on Saturday.
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NOIDA, April 8: To monitor water quality in the city, Regional Pollution Control Board (RPCB) of Gautam Budh Nagar has imported two hi-tech machines from Germany that will detect the presence of pollutants in industrial effluents and identify harmful bacteria transferred to water from other sources. Automatic testing through these machines would yield more accurate results as compared to manual testing.

GURGAON, April 8: In a recent report on pollution, HUDA stated that the combined capacity of sewage treatment plants (STPs) of civic authorities is insufficient to treat the total sewage generated in the city.
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AHMEDABAD, April 7: The new building of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) at Gandhinagarwhich is completely solar-powered was inaugurated on Friday.

VISAKHAPATNAM, April 7: Though the pollution levels have declined, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is planning to extend its moratorium clamp

NOIDA, April 6: With the E-waste (management and handling) Rules, 2011 coming into effect on May 1, the Regional Pollution Control Board has issued not

KOCHI, April 6: Abysmal levels of chemical pollution in Periyar surfaced on Wednesday with the National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) confirming dangerous percentage of endosulfan, benzene hexachloride (BHC) and DDT in more than 60 samples collected from the river.

PANAJI, April 6: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has called representatives of 40 mines for a personal hearing in connection with alleged excess production of iron ore in their respective mines.
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Chennai, April 5: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has deferred the proposal for the 1,600-MW Uppur thermal power plant in Ramanathapuram district, which could lead to a delay in its commissioning.
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PANAJI, April 5: After suspending licences of over 448mining traders on Tuesday, mines department on Wednesday decided to constitute two teams to visit the 90 working mines i

Lucknow, April 4: Gomti, the lifeline of Uttar Pradesh, is at its worst today . The two locations in Lucknow -- Gaughat (upstream) and Gomti barrage (downstream) --where the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) daily monitors the quality of the river, the level of dissolved oxygen (DO) has gone as low as 1.5. The river remains highly polluted and its condition will worsen in the summer months. 

BHOPAL, March 4: Amid the controversy over utilisation of the funds meant for the gas affected areas, the Supreme Court has directed the state government to file an affidavit on the steps it has taken to ensure clean and safe drinking water in areas worst affected by the gas leak. 
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GURGAON, April 3: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to the 

NAGPUR, April 2: The Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Friday stayed effect and operation of MPCB's directions mandating the use of mechanical type closed body tru

PANAJI, April 2: In addition to the re-construction of thePanaji jetty, for which plans have already been approved, the ports department has now floated plans to also demolish the je

MARGAO, April 1: In a move that will only increase the pressure on the state government to clean up the mess that has polluted River Sal, residents of Benaulim have written to the government and pointed out that they have sent repeated reminders in the form of similar letters since the year 2008.
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Ahmedabad, April 1: Your plans of taking a stroll down the walkway along the Sabarmati riverfront could well turn out to be a health nightmare. 
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GURGAON, March 31: The test report of the samples taken from Behrampur sewage treatment plant (STP) has confirmed poor quality of cleaning.

Hyderabad, March 30: Residents, environmentalists and social activists on Thursday demanded an immediate relocation of the Jawaharnagar dump yard and insisted that the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) project, handed over to Hyderabad Integrated MSW Ltd

Tamil Nadu, March 30:  India’s top court ordered the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to decide on giving more time to Sterlite Industries (India) Limited to comply with emission standards at its copper smelter in the southern state.
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ALLAHABAD, March 29: Taking up a PIL relating to removal of pollution in the Ganga, the Allahabad High Court has directed the state government to file an affidavit detailing the project report on construction of Pakka Ghat in connection with Kumbh-2013 and also the details of grant of project or commissioning of the project.
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Bhubhaneshwar, March 28: Undecided over arguments placed by National Aluminum Company (Nalco) and State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on whether to permit the height increase of the aluminum maker's ash pond tanks, Debi Prasad Mishra, minister of forest and environment of Orissa government has sought an expert committee opinion over the issue.
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CHENNAI, Mrach 28: The air you breathe could be much more polluted than the Tamil Nadu 

MARGAO, March 27: The water resources department(WRD) on Monday started the work of sealing all sewerage pipes leading into Colva creek as per instructions issued

JAIPUR, March 26: The slow pace of industrial development in the state has not changed much even after the state has implemented ambitious measures like single-w

Bhubhaneshwar, March 25: The manufacturing unit of the state-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) now faces a serious threat of being closed down on account of its inability to manage massive amounts of fly ash.
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Jaipur, March 24: As the police booked over 100 labourers involved in mining activities in Bharatpur on Thursday, sources said that the actual mining mafias are likely to go scot-free due to lack of coordination between various departments, including mining and pollution.

Jammu, Mar 23: The Minister for Forest and Environment Mian Altaf today said that forest smuggling in the State has been curbed to a great extent by strict implementation of relevant laws including PSA.
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Panchkula, March 23: A day after Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) sealed a five-star hotel, KC Royal Park in Sector 3, another hotel in Sector 8 was sealed on Thursday for allegedly discharging 'untreated water in sewerage'. 

VARANASI, March 22: People will assemble on the ghats of the Ganga to form a human chain on the occasion of World Water Day (March 22) on Thursday.

March 22: Have you been losing sleep because of the noisy construction activities nearby? Breathe easy.The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has finally decided to curb noise pollution at construction sites.
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Panaji, March 21: The high court of Bombay at Goa recently disposed of a suo motu writ petition regarding pollution caused by coal dust in Vasco town with directions to the Mormugao Port Trust

Gurgaon, March 20: The dumping of used industrial oils by manufacturing units in Gurgaon and Manesar is posing a serious health hazard to residents and adding to atmosphere and soil pollution.
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Mumbai, March 20: Stating that a showcause notice has been sent to a private firm owning a waste disposal facility in Taloja Navi Mumbai for agreeing to accept hazardous waste from Dow Chemicals, Bhopal, without first seeking the permission of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Minister of State for Environment Sanjay Deotale said on Monday that the state government would not per

PATIALA, March 19: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in raids on Saturday and Sunday found all eight sugar mills of the state violating various provisions of environment laws.
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BANGALORE, March 19: In the year 2010, the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) predicted that India’s annual e-waste production will increase to 800,000 tonnes by 2012. E-waste consists of electronic equipment which in the long run may prove to be hazardous to human health.
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BANGALORE, March 9: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to submit detailed instruction and rules which are followed while granting permission� to instal loudspeakers in the city.
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Kolar, March 8: Officers of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the City Municipal Council raided shops selling plastic items

Ramgarh, March 7: Altogether 58 brick kiln owners of Ramgarh block have been served notices bysubdivisional officer asking them to produce documents proving the right

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Mumbai, March 6: On Monday, a team of state government officials conducted an inspection of Sewri Bay to check the destruction of mangroves at the site developed as Sewri Mangrove Park by the Mumbai Port Trust.
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Mumbai/New Delhi, March 5: Take a good look at your shelves and the hidden corners of your cupboards. You are bound to find at least one gadget that you had hoarded simply because it had lived up to its worth or because you had replaced it with a newer model.
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Patiala, March 4: Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Saturday conducted raids at 16 steel industry units in Mandi Gobindgarh, out of which nine were found allegedly flouting pollution norms. 
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Mumbai, March 3: A team of officials from the city collectorate conducted a site inspection at the Sewri Bay on Friday. This comes after Hindustan Times reported that 30 acres of mangroves had died of pollution by what environmentalists believed was coking coal stored a few metres from the site 

NAGPUR, March 3: In a big respite for Nagpurians, the Union ministry for environment and forest (MoEF) has decided to conduct trial runs at Pithampur to dispose of the toxic waste of 1984Bhopal

JAIPUR, March 2: The industries in the state will now have to deposit a bank guarantee and an affidavit to Rajasthan pollution control board (RSPCB) ensuring complian

BHOPAL, March 2: It is official. The respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) in Indore is beyond permissible limits, the state government admitted in the state assembly.

BHUBANESWAR, March 1: Inviting flak for the highly priced bio-degradable polythene bags that Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation intends to introduce in place of polythene, the authorities have decided to reduce the price to increase market acceptance.� BMC conducted a meeting where businessmen, hoteliers, shop owners and vendors were invited to discuss the pro and cons of the polythene ban.

Pune, March 1: A social initiative that began in Pune will have a Mumbai connection this Holi. This year, under the Environment Service Scheme (ESS), a project launched by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), students of four schools in Mumbai will be made aware of ecofriendly colours and the harmful effects of chemicals used in Holi colors.

Bhubhaneshwar, Feb 29: Under fire for poor execution of Plastic Waste Rules, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday gave a 15-day ulti

Bhopal, Feb 6: Aiming to attract investments in textile sector, Madhya Pradesh government is contemplating to ease pollution control norms. 
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Feb 6: India has unhealthiest air in the world amongst 132 countries ranked globally by scientists at Yale and Columbia Universities for the Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2012. 

Mumbai, January 27: Battle lines have been drawn in India in recent weeks for new clashes over the Bhopal disaster following reports from Indian media that highly toxic waste from Union Carbide is ‘headed for Mumbai’.

Mumbai, Jan 26: Everest Spices, which has a factory at Vikhroli, has admitted to lapses in its operation, a month after the state pollution control board issued a show cause notice against the company for allegedly causing health problems to local residents.
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Gurgaon, Jan 25:  The pollution department is gearing up to put a curb on plastic pouches, which are used for chewing tobacco products. 
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Bangalore, Jan 24:  Besides tackling air and noise pollution caused by motor vehicles, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to control hazardous waste disposed from automobile service stations. This was revealed at a workshop on ‘Hazardous waste management generated by automobile service stations’, in Parisara Bhavan on Monday.
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Vishakhapatnam, Jan 23: After the gaseous smell emanated from industries irritated people last Sunday, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) officials swung into action and started checking pollution levels at strategic points near the industrial belt and other parts of the city.

BHUBANESWAR, Jan 22: Four days after shutdown of two units at Rourkela Steel Plant

Kochi, Jan 21: With the number of industries availing themselves of its service and the quantity of waste entrusted with it annually on the rise, the Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) at Amabalamedu has started the preparation of its third landfill site.

Bharuch, Jan 20: Industrialists and officials of the Ankleshwar Industrial Association say the industrial belt is still listed among the critical zones despite the fact

Mumbai, Jan 20: The proposal to bring 346 tonnes of hazardous waste from the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster site to a disposal facility in Taloja outside Mumbai has been opposed by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).
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TRIVANDRUM, Jan 19 - The wastes from Kerala’s capital city of Trivandrum dumped at the garbage treatment plant at Vilappilsala village have been polluting Karamana River, a major source of drinking water for the people in the city.
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Bangalore, Jan 18: In a rare administrative action, the state government could soon supersede the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for repeated non-compliance of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India's observations. 

Surat, Jan 17: Villagers of around 32 coastal villages surrounding the city took out a massive rally on Monday demanding permanent closure of Gujarat&nbs

Vishakhapatnam, Jan 17: The festival mood in the port city was fouled up by an intensely oppressive chemical smell that has hung in the air for last two days. 

Ranchi, Jan 16: A first-ever water pollution audit carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pegged Jharkhand at the bottom of the performance chart with most river conservation projects lying incomplete in the state.
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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15: K Meera, the Advocate Commission appointed by the High Court, carried out an inspection at the Vilappilsala waste treatment plant on Saturday. 
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Mumbai, Jan 14: In its bid to ensure that idol immersion during Ganeshotsav doesn't harm the marine ecosystem of the water bodies, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) office in Navi Mumbai, tested water samples which it had collected after immersion in 2011.
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Chennai, Jan 13: Pilots are hoping that Chennaiites would celebrate Bhogi, which is just a few days away, with minimum pollution. Cyclone Thane is said to have cleared the pollution in the air, but meteorological department officials feel the state government should sensitise people living near the airports about the difficulty in visibility due

Hyderabad, Jan 13: Finally, lakhs of families living in the colonies around Jawaharnagar dumping yard can hope to breathe fresh air as Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL) will start trial runs on segregation, composting and scientific disposal of garbage from January 18.
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Indore, Jan 12: Pithampur has got new incineration unit which could dispose of eight times more industrial waste than it is able to do for now. Till now with limited facilities, the industries from across the state have been sending 150 tons of waste per month for incineration to Pithampur.

Bhubhaneshwar, Jan 11: The Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) on Tuesday submitted the detailed report to the National Green Tribunal on the environment clearance granted to the Posco’s mega steel project in Orissa.
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KOCHI, Jan 10: The Kerala High Court on Monday appointed an advocate commission to inspect the operation of the waste management plant at Vilappilsala in Thiruvananth

NEW DELHI, Jan 10: Bangalore shows the way for major Indian cities, which are struggling to popularize public transport. For instance, the 

Ahmedabd, Jan 9: Bhavnagar-based Central Salt Marine and Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) has standardised and internationally patented a novel process of converting the discharge emanating from soda ash and salt-making units into value-added products (VAP).

Vishakhapatnam/Hyderabad, Jan 9: Noise levels in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam are touching alarming levels with the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board ignoring the problem. While reports prepared by the Board itself say that residents of Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam are being exposed to high levels of sound, little has been done to tackle this. Authorities, while expressing helplessness, refused to comment on the issue.

Bhubhaneshwar, Jan 8: The Rourkela Steel Plant(RSP) has agreed to close down its more than half a century old power plant and the sinter unit which had been severely po

NEW DELHI, Jan 8: A fine layer of sooty dust covers the cars that line Sukhdev Vihar's roads. Clothes hung out to dry turn black by evening.

VELLORE, Jan 8: The Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum (VCWF) has opposed the proposed move of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to set up zonal offices in five locations across the State, including Vellore.
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Mumbai, January 7: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has sought the intervention of Defence Minister A K Antony in the issue of disposing toxic waste from the erstwhile Union Carbide factory in Bhopal at the incinerator facility of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) in Nagpur.

Srinagar, Jan 7: Taking cognizance of the reports appearing in Greater Kashmir about the pollution caused by the construction work of Kishan Ganga Power Project, being undertaken by Hindustan Construction Corporation (HCC) in Bandipora district, the J&K State Pollution Control Board has asked the HCC not to damage the environment in the area.

Pazalpora, Jan 6: The Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), which is executing the 330 Megawatt Kishen Ganga Hydroelectric Power Project in this North Kashmir district is dumping muck and debris at the non-designated sites, causing pollution of the water bodies, locals alleged.
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Mumbai, Jan 5: In an effort to curb river and ground water pollution in Maharashtra, the state pollution control board increased water quality monitoring stations on January 1. 
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Ranchi, Jan 5: It may look like the surf’s up in Subernarekha. But environmentalists are anything but enchanted by the extraordinary appearance of the river that has earned its charming name from erstwhile gold deposits near its origin in Piska, Ranchi.
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Kolkata, Jan 4: The filling up of Collector Bheri - the 43-bigha waterbody under the East Kolkata Wetlands - finally drew some attention of theMamata Banerjee government

Panaji, Jan 4: More than 30 tonnes of non-recyclable wastes from the city, which may have been dumped in some rapidly rising landfill, have been dispatched in just over two months to a cement factory's furnaces in Karnataka

CHANDIGARH, Jan 4: The Punjab government on Tuesday informed Punjab and Haryana high court that it had found four industrial units causing pollution in and around historical Golden Temple in Amritsar.
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Jharkhand, Jan 3: Desperate to expunge the biomedical blot on cleanliness, the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) may have promptly directed big private hospitals to set up their own incinerators, but what it seems to have conveniently overlooked is the feasibility factor.
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MAPUSA, Jan 3: The Goa state pollution control board(GSPCB) has directed the Mapusa municipality to take immediate steps to stop dumping of unsegregated waste at the Assagao plateau by deploying adequate security at the site or by requesting the police to ensure that illegal dumping of un-segregated waste is not carried out at the site. 

HYDERABAD, Jan 3: The state Pollution Control Board(PCB) has cracked down on six pharmaceutical companies in and around Hyderabad for not complying with environmenta

Chennai, January 2: Zipping across the city on his two-wheeler and meeting clients is part of his job. But in the process, 27-year-old D.Bharathi, a marketing executive, says he feels suffocated while waiting at traffic intersections. 

Hyderabad, January 2: The findings of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, soon to be tabled before the state Assembly, show the presence of several active pharmaceutical ingredients in the effluent released by bulk drug units at Patancheru.
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Pune, January 1: From next academic year, students will have to prove whether they are doing their bit to protect the environment. Ecofolks, a Mumbai-based organisation, in collaboration with the Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) will be carrying out a surprise inspection in city schools to check what they have been doing to preserve nature.

ANKLESHWAR, Dec 31: The ban on the expansion, development and diversification of industries in Ankleshwar and surrounding areas, about 100 km from Vadodara, remains. Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Prof S P Gautam announced this on Thursday after an on-the-spot inspection.
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Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31: The government is working towards achieving zero waste stage in residential habitats in urban and rural areas. The Cabinet decision on Friday to provide subsidy to residential flats

Haryana, Dec 30: The “resurfacing” of two villages in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district, which were allegedly washed away by floods, has come to haunt the district’s former revenue officials.
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Kochi, Dec 30: The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel has proposed a three-layer system — comprising the (WGEA) Western Ghats Ecology Authority (as the apex body), the State authorities and the district ecology committees — to address the environmental challenges of the Western Ghats.

NOIDA, Dec 29: In a bid to prevent contaminated water from reaching citizens, Regional Pollution Control Board (RPCB) has installed a hi-tech equipment

NEW DELHI, Dec 29: Environment-friendly Euro-IV qualitypetrol and&

Alang, Dec 29: Ship breaking at Alang in Gujarat has once again become booming business thanks to the slump in global trade, where owners would prefer scrapping their ships than seeing them sit idle. Now, if only they could take better care of their migrant labour.
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Vishakhapatnam, Dec 28: Tests by the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) intended to identify the cause of death of fish recovered has turned to be difficult as the sample was reportedly spoiled during transportation. Hence, an accurate result is not possible, according to sources.
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PANAJI, Dec 27: 2011 was the worst year for the almost half-a-century old mining industry in Goa. Theillegal mining issue haunted both politicians and bureaucrats.

Neemrana, Dec 27: Looking down from the Neemrana Fort, a blanket of smog and smoke envelops the Neemrana industrial area, the hub of Japanese investment in India.

Pune, Dec 26: Christmas brought in good news for Puneites, who have been grappling with mounds of garbage for the last four days. 

PATNA, Dec 26: On the basis of an order of the Patna high court passed on a PIL for making representation before the secretary, Union

Kochi, Dec 25: The setback suffered by the ambitious garbage processing plant of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation at Vilappilsala can give some hard lessons to the Kochi Corporation authorities who are planning to set up a new centralised plant in Brahmapuram.

BANGALORE, Dec 25: The Pollution Control Board (PCB) has permitted granite industries in and around Ilkal town in Bagalkot district to use coolants which are said to harm the environment, despite notices from the High Court and the State Human Rights Commission.
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NEW DELHI, Dec 24: The UPA government launched another salvo at BSP supremo 

BOKARO, Dec 23: The district administration has decided to ask coal steel and power companies to control environmental pollution.
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MUMBAI, Dec 23: Vaitarna, which provides drinking water to Mumbai, is among the most 

AHMEDABAD, Dec 22: In a major crackdown, the vigilance team of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) unearthed illegal discharge of hazardous effluents into Sabarmati and a nearby lake by certain textile processing firms in Narol-Piplaj industrial area.
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Kochi, Dec 21: Eight local bodies in Ernakualm district, including the Kochi Corporation and seven municipalities, have failed to renew the authorisation under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 for collection, segregation, transportation and suitable disposal of municipal waste.
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Delhi, Dec 20: The Delhi Jal Board is preparing for the rehabilitation of trunk sewers to ensure that only effluent is dischared into the river Yamuna in its Delhi stretch, located in India.
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Jabalpur, Dec 20: In the wake of Nagpur-based DRDO lab refusing to conduct tests on samples of toxic waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the Centre to get it tested in any lab in the country and submit report to the court in three weeks.

NAVI MUMBAI, Dec 19: Alarmed at the recent dumping of solid waste on a wetland at Kopri in Thane, NGO Vanashakti has urged the Thane collectorate and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to inquire into the matter. 
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BHUBANESWAR, Dec 19: The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) of Odisha is set to embrace low carbon strategies through its project components in the State.
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VISAKHAPATNAM, Dec 17: The AP State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has imposed a 30% cut in the production of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on account of its failure to adher to emission norms. Member-secretary M Dana Kishore issued the orders to the refinery to restrict crude processing to 70% of permitted capacity and process only low sulphur crudes having sulphur content of less than 0.5% during winter season.

New Delhi, Dec 16: In a damning report against the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the State Governments, the CAG on Friday observed that 90 per cent of freshwater in India is still untreated and contains sewerage and industrial waste which are reaching our homes.
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Tirunelveli, Dec 16: The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which is spearheading the ongoing anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project struggle has demanded Central Experts Team to provide the copies of following documents.
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VISAKHAPATNAM, Dec 16: The AP State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has imposed a 30% cut in the production of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on account of its failure to adher to emission norms. 
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Pune, Dec 15: Issues of severe traffic congestion, lack of security, gram panchayat tax, road widening, fire fighting systems and the likes were addressed by the collector . “It was an effort to reach out to the industries to find out their problems.

KOLKATA, Dec 14: State environment minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar held a meeting with officials of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) at Writers' Buildings on Tuesday to take stock of whether hospitals are adhering to radiation control norms.
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PANAJI, Dec 14: Mining companies summoned by the Goa State Pollution Control board (GSPCB) on Tuesday, to check the validity of their environment clearances issued by the Union ministry of environment and forest ( MoEF), argued that the date of commencement of

Mumbai, Dec 13: The Government is aware that Indiabulls Real Estate Company has started construction work on its Information Technology (IT) Parks in Mahim and Lower Parel in Mumbai violating the green environmental laws.
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New Delhi, Dec 13: Ministry of Environment and Forests has taken a number of steps to ensure environmentally sound management of e-waste in the country.
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New Delhi, Dec 12: To supplement the efforts of State Governments in addressing the problem of pollution of river Yamuna, Government of India is implementing Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) with assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency, Government of Japan in a phased manner since 1993. 
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Ankaleshwar, Dec 12: No report is available with by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) or Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on adverse effect on the cultivable land and the health of people due to red coloured water found during excavation at many places in Ankaleshwar on account of industrial pollution caused by the chemical industries.

NEW DELHI, Dec 14: Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued a show-cause notice to the 

KOCHI, Dec 10: The Kerala High Court on Friday sought an explanation from Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML) after around 1,500 persons residing within 10 kilometres of the company filed a petition challenging constant pollution in the area due to the emission of untreated radioactive and hazardous trade effluents by the company.

PATNA, Dec 9: Deputy CM Sushil K Modi on Thursday said in the legislative council that the matter related to setting up 24x7 noise pollution monitoring centre at five places in the state capital is still pending with the Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi, which works under the Union ministry of forest and environment.

ANGUL, Dec 8: The proposed Rs 5,500-crore industrial park of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) at Parang near here is facing strong opposition from different local organisations in the district. They have threatened to take to the streets if the State Government did not scrap the MoU immediately.
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PUNE, Dec 7: The small scale industries in Pimpri-Chinchwad, listed among the five highly polluted industrial areas in Maharashtra, can set up common effluent treatment pl

Srinagar, Dec 7: A high-level team of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) made an on-the-spot assessment of conservation works in the Dal Lake here and will soon recommend measures for speedy and sustained restoration of the water body.
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Karnataka, December 6: While walking or driving through the City’s thoroughfares, it wouldn’t take long to nail the biggest culprit — shrill and defective vehicular horns. Honk-happy drivers just let themselves go as their horns sing, hoot, screech, scream, pierce and wail, till the City’s rhythm divine is rendered raucous. 

PANAJI, December 6: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Monday issued notices to 

VISAKHAPATNAM, December 5: More than 30 tonnes of fish -- small and big - were found dead in the waters around the Hindustan Shipyard Limited

Lucknow, December 5: Uttar Pradesh government has identified 27 polluting industrial units along the course of river Gomti, a major tributary of the Ganges. Of the polluting units, seven are sugar industries, while five are yeast units. The remaining are small sector units, including an agro based paper company.
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Mumbai, December 5: The state pollution control agency has been directed by the Bombay High Court to submit a report on the quality of water in the state’s rivers after a petition drew the court’s attention to reports that nearly a fifth of the country’s most polluted rivers are in Maharashtra.
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BANGALORE, December 4: Hospital waste or biomedical waste (BMW) is one of the most hazardous components of environmental pollution and about 40 tonnes are being generated every day in the city. It's a worrying issue given the increasing number of people visiting healthcare centres and hospitals every day.
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New Delhi, Dec 4: An environment Ministry panel has recommended green nod to ArcelorMittal''s mining project in Jharkhand having an estimated production capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of iron ore.
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Kolkata, December 3: The West Bengal government, in partnership with Essar Oil and Indian Oil, may soon run India’s first buses on coal-bed methane, a natural gas extracted from coal beds and, like other gases, considered a better alternative to petrol or diesel.
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Jalpaiguri, December 3: Tests conducted by the state pollution control board have revealed that a combination of at least six pesticides had killed thousands of fish on the Karala river in Jalpaiguri on Monday.
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Thane, December 3: Alarmed by the rising pollution levels and environmental damage caused by rampant quarrying activities, the Thane Collectorate has launched a drive against errant stone quarries across the district. Of the 15 quarries surveyed by the district mining department in the past one week, as many as eight were found to be flouting the prescribed norms and the process for their closure has been initiated.

KOLKATA, December 2: Residents of Lake Town, in the northern fringes of the city, have won themselves a significant victory against a 

PUNE, December 2: The industrial township of 

PANAJI, December 2: A dense patch of mangroves along a two-kilometre stretch of the western bank of River Mapusa in Corjuem has turned brown mysteriously, but experts termed it as the handiwork of miscreants and ruled out any effect of disease.
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MARGAO, December 1: The issue of renewal of the construction licence for a commercial project near the old fish market site in the city by relaxing conditions imposed on the builder by theMargao municipal council (MMC) generated considerable heat at the council meeting held on Wednesday.

Lucknow, November 30: Around 20 per cent of overall distillery capacity in Uttar Pradesh has closed due to a crackdown by the government through regular raids from the state excise department.
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Bhubhaneshwar, November 30: National Aluminium Company which has come under attack from the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for recurring incidents of ash pond slippage has proposed to dump its fly ash in abandoned stone quarries.
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Bangalore, November 29: There are many instances where development has eaten into verdant forests, pristine rivers, vast tracts of farm lands and has upset the ecological balance. Rampant sand mining, quarrying coupled with industrialisation have led to the virtual death of River Arkavathi near Bangalore.
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MARGAO, November 29: Following recommendations from Goa State Pollution Control Board, the South Goa district collectorate on Monday issued orders tosuspend operations of 22 hotels/restaurants and eateries within seven days due to non-compliance of GSPCB directives.

Bhubhaneshwar, November 28: The House Committee on environment of state assembly has recommended shutting down of MSP Metallics factory at Jharsuguda on pollution grounds.
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KOLKATA, November 27: Eager to sort out problems plaguing the Calcutta Leather Complex at Bantala, the government has now formed a committee comprising officials from departments of industries and finance as well as the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB).
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Bangalore, November 27: That Bangalore is known as the Garden City is common knowledge. But, did you know that it was also once called the City of Lakes? However, this tag was lost over time as the water bodies started getting polluted. Perhaps the Lake Policy 2011 might help the city regain its former glory-and the tag, too.
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Vishakhapatnam, November 26: Environmentalists and intellectuals reject industrial expansion in the district. Victims of pollution backed by civil society organisations are up in arms against the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) and its proposals for expansion of berths in the city.
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LUDHIANA, November 25: One more barrier that lay in the way of cleaning the infamous Buddha Nullah has been lifted with the municipal corporation (MC) authorities committing to maintain the drain after it's water is treated once.
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PATNA, November 25: The Union environment ministry is said to have deferred for the time being final clearance to the railways' ongoing Belapur Wheel Factoryproject near Chhapra in Saran district in Bi

Goa, November 25: In a letter sent to Goa’s Department of Mining and Geology, the Mines Ministry has brought to the State Government’s notice that in the last four years the actual aggregate production in 114 iron-ore mining leases there, “has exceeded by 15 per cent of the targeted run-of-mines (ROM) production in the approved Mining Plan (which excludes production from dumps reported by Goa Government)”.
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Bhubhaneshwar, November 24: Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has warned National Aluminum Company (Nalco) over the frequent leakage polluted water from the ash pond of the company’s captive power plant at Angul.
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Vishakhapatnam, November 23: Apprehensions and objections are being raised to the proposed relocation of an oil refinery from US to Vizag.
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KOCHI, November 22: The High Court yesterday ruled that stringent action would be taken against those who carelessly dispose the waste materials and garbage in public places.
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Mumbai, November 22: Under attack for delays in environment clearances and dilly-dallying over issues like the no-go area for mining, the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has planned various changes.
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New Delhi, November 22: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to the Central Government, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and Delta Shipping Marine Services of Qatar for sinking of Panama flagged cargo ship MV Rak off the coast of Mumbai in August.
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KOZHIKODE, November 21:The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will hand over the data collection process of Electronic Waste(E-Waste) to non-governmental organisations in the coming month as the board does not have enough manpower to handle the process.
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Ludhiana, November 21: Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the Congress, Manish Tewari, urged the union environment ministry to appoint Central Pollution Control Board as the executing agency for implementing the bio-remediation project for cleaning the Buddha Nullah as the state government has proved to be quite non-cooperative.
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Vishakhapatnam, November 20: Environmental experts expressed their concern over the proposed greenfield project in Srikakulam district. They allege that the regulatory system is licensing irreversible destruction of environment, defeating the very purpose for which it is put in place.

NEW DELHI, November 20: In 2010, the Delhi government had filed an affidavit, saying that it will shift a biomedical waste treatment facility from Sukhdev Vihar to an alternate site by mid-June that year. But no action was taken.
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BANGALORE, November 19: You are better off in the air-conditioned environs of your workplace, even on holidays. Good, clean, unadulterated air is a scarce commodity in the city, especially so on weekends and other holidays. 
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Yerakannapalem, November 18: A public hearing by Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on the proposed laterite mining in Yerakannapalem village was held on Thursday.
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KOCHI, November 18: The Association of Environment Protection Aluva (AEPA) is organizing a Periyar River Protection convention next week to bring to the attention of the state government the need for a river authority to check the high level of pollution and illegal sand mining in the Periyar.
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Rourkela, November 17: Public sector Bisra Stone Lime Company Limited (BSLC) has stopped production of limestone and dolomite following a direction from Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB).
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Kochi, November 17: With over 100 files related to Coastal Regulation Zone violations and requests for clearances pending, Kerala has approached the Centre for the reconstitution of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA).
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PANAJI, November 16: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Tuesday issued a closure notice to Melca Dongor iron and manganese ore mine of S Kantilal and Company bearing TC no 4/52 located at Sancorda village in Sanguem taluka after the government rejected the lease's renewal.
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Pune, November 15: As per the norms set by Indian Road Congress (IRC), the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started installing 'Silent Zone' signboards near Sassoon and Jehangir hospitals and SP and Fergusson colleges. The PMC will install at least four such signboards near the Shivaji Nagar Court area.
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New Delhi, November 13: To frame better policies for conserving environment, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has invited NGOs and other stakeholders to study eight areas of pollution in the city and come up with a comprehensive report.
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MARGAO, November 12: South Goa district collector Sandeep Jacques on Friday issued an order constituting a district level coordination committee, a sub-divisional level enforcement committee and a taluka-level task force with a view to ensure regulation and monitoring of mining activities across the district. The order comes into force with immediate effect.
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New Delhi, November 11 : Almost a year after it slapped stop-work orders on Hindustan Construction Company's (HCC) flagship hill city project at Lavasa near Pune, the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Wednesday cleared the project subject to the company meeting 47 conditions.
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PUNE, November 10: A mixture of waste plastic and bitumen has been used to relay a 250-metre stretch of the road connecting Lawrence road and Cross road within Pune Cantonment Board limits, making it the first such road in the city.
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AHMEDABAD, November 10: The data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) show that Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh contribute to around 80 per cent of hazardous waste including heavy metals in the country.
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Imphal, November 9: Despite prohibition under Plastic Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011, use of recycle plastics in wrapping eatables or in making carry-bags continue to thrive in Manipur with no sign of any stringent implementation of the Rules.

VISAKHAPATNAM, November 9: Plans are afoot to turn the 'City of Destiny' into a 'Green Visakha', with the authorities all set to take up a massive plantation drive in and around the port city in the next five years, to check the rising pollution levels.
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NEW DELHI, November 9: Since the early 2000s, when Delhi's air became dramatically clean after the introduction of CNG in public transport, it has once again turned into a deadly cocktail of various pollutants. 
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BANGALORE, November 8: Why is it that toothpaste in India is still sold in glossy paper boxes? Isn't it known that these boxes are hardly of any use and 99% of them are junked? Criminal wastage of paper, and by extension wood, was the topic of debate at a panel discussion on 'Extended producer responsibility', as part of Bengaluru Recycling Habba 2011 on Monday.
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NOIDA, November 7: The city's first government multispecialty hospital, constructed at a massive cost of Rs 150 crore, doesn't have sufficient facilities for disposal of bio-waste or a morgue. 
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VISAKHAPATNAM, November 7: To expand green cover in the port city, the civic authorities are planning to plant more than 50 lakh saplings at a cost of Rs 5 crore in the next five years.
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Chandigarh, November 6: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has invoked part of the bank guarantee submitted by an ancillary unit of Maruti Suzuki at Gurgaon for its alleged failure to control pollution of the underground water.
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West Godavri, November 5Villagers opposed the proposed drilling of 13 oil wells by the ONGC in West Godavari in the Krishna-Godavari basin apprehen-ding public safety hazards.
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Indore, November 5: Government's apathy towards saving Indore's environment may, ironically, soon bring the industrial growth in the city to a grinding halt. Despite a ban by the Union ministry on environmental clearance to industries in Indore, the state government remains non-committal towards taking any remedial measures to ameliorate city's 'critically' polluted environment.
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Mumbai. November 4: In 2008, Mumbai Police Commissioner submitted an affidavit in Bombay high court while hearing a Public Interest Litigation related to noise pollution. In affidavit, there was a draft on “Bombay Prohibition & regulation of Fireworks Rule 2008”; to be made a part of Bombay Police Act 1951.
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 KOLKATA: Environment clearance for development projects is set to meet another hurdle with an MoEF panel, led by former member secretary of Central Pollution Control Board ( CPCB) B Sengupta, tightening its noose around the easy go-ah

PANAJI, November 4: Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has decided to conduct a personal hearing next week for 48 mining lessees for alleged excess production of iron ore in their respective mines.

Mumbai, November 3: Maharashtra government will move the magistrate court at Pune 'in a day or two' against Lavasa, HCC's flagship project, for environmental violation.
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New Delhi, November 2: An environment ministry committee has categorised serious and non-serious environmental violations to prevent uncertainty over projects such as posh housing project of Lavasa Corporation and has recommended additional conditions for environmental clearance.
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BANGALORE, November 2: Six years ago, the government spent Rs 5.5 crore for the bioremedial rejuvenation of the 200-year-old Bellandur lake. Now, a move by the department of forest, ecology and environment to take up bioremedial rejuvenation of Bangalore's largest lake has agencies concerned taking divergent stands. 

Goa, November 1: Inspections, directions, and warnings notwithstanding, Colva's nullah continues to raise a stink thanks to the raw sewage and garbagebeing dumped in it.
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JAIPUR, November 1: The pollution level in Jaipur registered a decline this Diwali, possibly due to skyrocketing prices of firecrackers. People becoming environment conscious could be another reason.
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Bengaluru,October 31: The Solid Waste Management Round Table Bengaluru (SWMRT), supported by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), BBMP and the Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee, is pleased to announce the first ever Bengaluru Recycling Habba 2011, aligning with Recycling Week observed internationally.
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Kurnool, October 31: The government has allotted 1,000 acres of land in Kurnool district to Prism Cement for a plant with a capacity of 4.8 million tonnes per annum, and a township for its employees.
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HYDERABAD, October 30: ONGC has requested the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board to organise a public hearing in the first week of November on exploration of its 24 blocks in the 

KOLKATA, October 30: Air quality across the city has been deteriorating since Diwali, according to readings taken by West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) to measure air quality.
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JAIPUR, October 29: The pollution due to firecrackers during the Diwali festivities has creat

Kerala, October 29: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data reveals that the Puzhakkal river is one of the 150 most polluted rivers in the country. The board prepared the latest report on polluted river stretches in India, after monitoring water quality under the board's National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWMP).
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India consumes a few hundred million energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps every year and the volumes are growing. This is welcome news not just for the lighting industry, which places the number of pieces manufactured in 2010 at around 304 million, but also for climate change mitigation efforts. Yet this also presents a waste management challenge.
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New Delhi, Oct 27: Air pollution declined in the capital this Diwali as compared to last year but noise level rose marginally due to bursting of more loud crackers. Data released by Delhi Government and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) board showed that air pollution, particularly levels of pollutants in the air, was much lower this Diwali compared to that last year.
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PATNA, October 27: The state capital witnessed a mixed scene this Diwali as far as pollution is concerned. While air pollution saw a rise, noise pollution was lower compared to previous years.
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BHUBANESWAR, October 28: The Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has once again directed the aluminium major, National Aluminium Company Ltd[Nalco] to show cause why restricti

Vishakhapatnam, October 26: State pollution control board authorities are monitoring ambient air quality and noise pollution at select places on the eve of the Diwali festival in both East and West Godavari districts.
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NEW DELHI, October 26: The Delhi government's 'anti-cracker' campaign seems to have worked well over the years but an increase in the number of imported crackers has paled the move a bit.
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Kochi, October 25: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has been charged with direct involvement in the Rs 121-crore corruption related to an “impractical” pollution control project at State-owned Travancore Titanium Ltd in Thiruvananthapuram, as per documents published by the media on Monday. The affair is billed as Kerala’s biggest industrial corruption of the new millennium.
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NEW DELHI, October 25: The industry ministry is likely to seek union cabinet's nod on Tuesday for its manufacturing policy, having secured the consent of the environment and labour ministries that had stalled it the last time. 
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Bhubaneswar, Oct. 24: Diwali will not be an ear-splitting affair this year as the city police have advised citizens not to raise the sound level above 125 decibels.
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Kolkata/Bhubhaneshwar, October 24: With recurring incidents of ash pond slippage of National Aluminium Company (Nalco) sparking resentment among the locals and also triggering fears of environmental damage, the state environment department has taken a tough stand on the matter.
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PATIALA, October 23:  The Pollution Control Board of Punjab today said that crackdown on doctors and the Bio-medical treatment facilities in the state has increased the collection of Biomedical Waste at all the four Biomedical Waste treatment facilities operational in the state.
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Mumbai, October 23: The din on Diwali might not lessen this year after all. There seems to be no one to curb the sale and manufacture of firecrackers with dangerous noise levels, with the Department of Explosives (DOE), a central government agency, and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) starting a blame game over the issue.
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Bangalore, October 23: Riding on the swanky, brand new Namma Metro, Bangaloreans are on a high. That upbeat, celebratory mood is bound to add more sparkle to Deepavali just round the corner.
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PANAJI: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Friday issued a direction to the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to stop dumping of garbage at Patto plaza to avoid any stink inconveniencing Mala residents.
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Ahmedabad, October 22: Diwali is traditionally the festival of lights. But more often than not, the deafening loud firecrackers turn the festivities into a noisy affair. Taking a serious note of the noise pollution caused by firecrackers, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) will be on its feet, conducting checks across the state to monitor noise levels during the festive season.
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Mumbai, Oct 21:To ensure less pollution this Diwali, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has set up flying squads to monitor noise and air pollution.
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Srinagar, Oct 21: The premier environmental institution of the state, J&K State Pollution Control Board (PCB), has been marred by pollution wherein the fundamental scientific work has been abandoned by officers in lieu of ‘more beneficial’ assignments.
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Gurgaon , October 21: In order to check pollution during Diwali, the district pollution control board has embarked on a mission to make students pledge to celebrate the festival without crackers.
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PANAJI, October 20: The solicitor general of India has asked the directorate of mines and geology and the Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) to submit environment clearance (EC) and env

Ranchi, October 19: Figures tabled by Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB), which mapped noise levels this Durga Puja between October 3 and 5 at 19 key areas of Ranchi, revealed that most places showed an uptrend in noise pollution.
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Chennai, October 19: In an effort to prevent e-waste being broken down by rudimentary and hazardous methods by people in the informal sector, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has asked local bodies, including the Chennai Corporation, to set up e-waste collection centres.
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Panaji, October 18: The Mormugao Port, caught in the eye of a storm after it was hit by allegations of allowing export of illegal ore both from Goa and Karnataka, has now decided to act and stop dubious ships from leaving port.
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Mumbai, October 17: Taking a serious note on the air and noise pollution caused by firecrackers, the State Environment Ministry has decided to curb the menace, this Diwali. So, the noisy Laxmi bombs and the crackling 5,000 'ladis' could just become a thing of the past.
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Bangalore, October 17: Officials with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) too are concerned about the increase in the air pollution level. But the officials at the Transport Department think otherwise. 
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MAPUSA, October 16: The six-day old fire fuelled by plastic and industrial wastes at Siolim-Assagao plateau refuses to die down, despite pouring of nearly 200 cubic metres of water over it. Sore over breathing toxic fumes, villagers alleged that authorities are ill-equipped to tackle such disasters.

Kochi, October 16: The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) is holding talks with Malabar Cements Ltd. to implement a unique project to check the menace of plastic waste.
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Patiala, October 15: In A first-of-its-kind initiative in perhaps any state of India, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided to roll out Pollution Control Vehicles (PCVs) to instantly respond to complaints and take action.
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Mumbai, October 15:  The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the state authority that deals with environment issues, says it is  taking steps to make Diwali eco-friendly, and dissuading people from bursting firecrackers. “As an environment authority, we have done our bit.
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Gurgaon, October 15:  The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has expressed deep concern over the rising level of emission by diesel generators in the city.
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October 15: City-dwelling Indians are at higher risk for respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and lung cancer — because the concentration of fine particulate matter in the air is way above the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.
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Bangalore, October 14: Fumes from vehicles, cutting of trees, improper garbage disposal, e-waste etc have become a common sight in the City now. From being the ‘Garden City’, Bangalore is slowly turning into a concrete jungle.
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PANAJI, October 13: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday directed eleven village panchayats to file detailed affidavits stating what steps have been taken to ensure compliance with an earlier orders of the court on garbage disposal.
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Jalandhar/Patiala, October 13: In a major movement, and one of the much required initiatives, more than 20 lakh children will fan out in villages across the state to on October 13 to implore the farmers to stop the unhealthy exercise of burning the paddy stubble and straw as it leads to air pollution.
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GUWAHATI, October 13: With the health sector booming in the state, the quantum of mercury-containing healthcare equipment have also increased, raising the risk of health hazards due to high toxicity of the metal.

Kochi, October 12: One of the biggest challenges that the state faces today is the disposal of waste. Piled-up garbage is a common sight and people in most towns live with nauseating stench. If the government fails to act, the state would soon witness a huge health calamity — bigger than the plague that snuffed out many lives in Surat some three decades ago.
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Dimapur, October 11 (MExN): Pollution authorities in Nagaland have refuted a news report stating Meghalaya to be the first state in the North Eastern region to use bitumen and waste plastic to pave roads. Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) issued a note today saying Nagaland has in fact used the stated technology way back in 2010.
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Panaji, Oct 11: The authorities at Goa's only major port have said it was up to the state government agencies, especially the mines department headed by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for 12 years, to monitor illegal mining and extraction of ore.
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Bhubaneswar/Angul October 11: The ash pond of National Aluminium Company (Nalco) here developed cracks this morning, resulting in leakage of water from the pond to the nearby Nadira rivulet which falls into the Brahmani river.
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IMPHAL, October 10: A public hearing on the proposed P.O.L depot at Malom was held today at the ground of Megha Government High School at Malom. The hearing was attended by Th. Chitra Devi, additional magistrate Imphal west as chairperson of the panel members and K. Jagadishwor Singh member secretary Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) Priobhash Dey, general manager Indian Oil Co-orperation and N. Minaketan Singh, senior environment engineer, Manipur Control Board, as panel members.

Delhi, October 10: “The Delhi Zoo is safe for its inhabitants and the noise-air pollution level here is well within the prescribed limits” – says the latest report of the Central Pollution Control Board.
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Ranchi, October 10: The water bodies of Ranchi continue to be strewn with Puja paraphernalia even 48 hours after the last idol immersion took place, in gross violation of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board guidelines, which stipulated cleaning of all tanks within two days of immersions.
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IMPHAL October 9: A public hearing process for ascertaining the concerns of the locals affected due to the proposed setting up of a Petroleum depot at Malom, Imphal west will be held at Megha Government High School on October 10.
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Bangalore, October 8: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has issued notices to the Urban Development Department and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on the reported inflow of polluted water into the Tippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir, and has sought a detailed report on the matter.
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Mumbai, October 9: With only about two weeks left for Diwali, the state Environment Ministry is yet to organise a meeting with firecracker manufacturers and retailers to help promote light-emitting crackers over sound-emitting ones in a bid to promote an eco-friendly Diwali. This, after various NGOs approached the ministry to reduce the permitted decibel levels for crackers, revealed state environment secretary Valsa Nair Singh.
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PUNE, October 8: The Rs-800 crore action plan for the Bhima river basin has moved forward with the state environment ministry assigning the Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MUIDCL) to prepare a detailed project report for its execution within four months. The report will look at cohesive implementation of the plan, and will help draw funds from various agencies, including the Union government.
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Jammu, October 8: To create awareness among the people about the significance of preserving wildlife and the forests, the Department of Wildlife Protection Jammu observed Wildlife Week, 2011, which is celebrated every year throughout country on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.
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Panaji, October 7: A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report that has unveiled a Rs. 3,500 crore illegal mining scam will not be tabled on Friday, the last day of the two-day monsoon session of the state assembly. The day's agenda does not list the report.

Pune, October 7: It has been six months since the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) submitted a proposal to the state government to draw out an action plan for the Bhima River Basin. 
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Pune, October 6: The sugar industry has been rocked by scams and mismanagement of co-operative sugar factories. It has also been frowned upon by the central and state pollution control boards for being a very polluting industry.
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New Delhi, October 6: Amidst beating of drums and chanting of hymns, nearly 600 idols of Durga were immersed in Yamuna on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi on Thursday. At Kalindi Kunj, 250 idols were immersed on the culminating day of the five-day Durga Puja.
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PUNE, October 6: The Maharashtra government has sought central assistance for cleaning some of the polluted rivers in the state, bringing in its wake hope for improving the lot of rivers such as Mula, Mutha, Pavana, Indrayani, Bhima and Koyna in the Pune region.
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Bangalore, October 5: After 21 months of launching the campaign, the monthly Bus Day events by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are paying dividends. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, which has been following the changes in the measure of pollutants in the air on Bus day, says terms the change “remarkable”.
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MUMBAI, October 5: Alarmed by the damage caused to environment due to oil spills, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has drafted an integrated local contingency plan (LCP), on the lines of National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP), to tackle such incidents in future.

Jaipur, October 5: Rajasthan pollution control board has decided that all applications related to manufacturing of multi-layered plastic pouches, sachets, recycling plastic or any other related plastic product will be dealt at head office level only. The decision has been taken regarding the proper enactment of plastic waste (management and handling rule) 2011.
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RANCHI, October 4: The alleged lackadaisical attitude of the state transport department to enforce emission norms for checking vehicular pollution has forced the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board(JSPCB) to write to the government to initiate strict action to stop the menace.

PANAJI, October 3: The Goa government is set to process applications from 401 mining lease holders seeking to start fresh mining activity in the state. This became evident after the government constituted a coordination committee on Saturday to take up the applications, including 90 from operational mines, for renewal of mining leases.
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Ranchi, October 3: City-based Durga Puja committees on Sunday condemned the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board’s direction to remove all objects and material connected to worship and rituals from idols along with flowers, jewellery, paper, sari and other fabric ahead of immersion.
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Kolkata/Bhubaneshwar, October 3: The Steel and Mines department of the Orissa government has taken action against 22 mineral trading and exporting firms during past two years for violation of environment and mining rules, says a letter sent by the state government to Shah Commission, which is probing illegal mining cases all over the country.
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New Delhi, October 1: Pulling up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for not pro-actively disclosing information as mandated under the RTI Act 2005, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked it to make public action taken, including notices served, against industries that are not complying with the environmental standards.
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Allahabad, October 1: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed that chromium-based tanneries in Kanpur be closed as they contributed to pollution in the river Ganga in an unprecedented manner.
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Kochi, September 30: The State Pollution Control Board has pulled up the Kochi Corporation for not renewing the authorisation under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules for collection, segregation, transportation and suitable disposal of municipal waste.
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Kolkata, September 30: In a bid to create awareness about environmental issues, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has decided to give Green Awards to Pujas which comply with environmental norms.
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BHUBANESWAR, September 30: The state pollution control board has slapped a show cause notice on Hindalco unit near Hirakud after the private company was found selling 

KOLKATA, September 29: WWF-India had initiated a study on dolphins found in the Ganga, between Sagar and Farakka. After an eight-month study, the team of scientists has been able to cite the causes behind the threat to this Schedule I animal. 
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Bangalore, September 28: The court, with the help of NGOs, plans to provide uniforms, identity cards and health cover to as many as 5,000 ragpickers in the City by March 2012. However, over a period of time, the facilities will be extended to nearly 12,000 ragpickers, said noted environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy.
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PATIALA, September 28: More bad news is in store for the power-deficit state with authorities of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) having directed state power department to shut down unit-IV of Guru Nanak Dev thermal pow

Chennai, September 27: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will soon take action against wholesalers and retailers stocking and selling plastic bags less than 40 microns thick, said Member Secretary K.Karthikeyan.
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Keri, September 27: Madhav Gadgil, chairman of Western Ghats expert panel, on Monday evening visited Khandola and Betki villages of Ponda taluka on a request from the Betki-Khandola Pradushan Virodhi Kruti Samiti .
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New Delhi, September 26: The environment ministry has notified new draft rules making scientifically treating medical waste a must for every health establishment. The new rules to be called Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, scraps the earlier provision of making bio-medical waste rules applicable only to institutions providing service to more than 1,000 patients a month.
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PANAJI, September 26: An inquiry by Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has revealed that M/s Sesa Goa Ltd has been rapidly expanding its jetties in Amona without obtaining approval from GCZMA or any other local au

KOCHI, September 23: The Kerala High Court on Thursday gave the state government four weeks’ time to consider the possibility of setting up a pilot project for the sewage treatment plant at Brahmapuram. 
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Mapusa, September 23: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to the Mapusa municipal council (MMC) for not efficiently complying with directives issued, "thereby causing environmental pollution" in Mapusa town and surrounding areas.
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Bhubhaneshwar, September 17: Barely a month and half after the Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in Bellary region of Karnataka on environmental grounds, the Orissa government has pulled its socks to regulate the mineral exploitation business in the state citing similar concerns.
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Satara, September 16: Chif Minister Prithviraj Chavan's hometown Karad in Satara district saw the flouting of environmental norms this Ganeshotsav with the immersion of thousands of idols in the Krishna river. Immersing the idols in the river went against various rulings of the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court and the Central Pollution Board.
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NAGPUR, September 15 : In a respite to thousands of aggrieved farmers fighting against forced acquisition of their lands by the state government for various power plants in Vidarbha, Nagpur bench ofBombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Central government "why the bench of 

Pali, September 13: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) notified the draft Hazardous Waste Substances (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2011 on August 1 and invited suggestions, comments and objections from organisations or individuals within two months.
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Pune, September 6: Studies carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to assess deterioration in water quality due to idol immersion reveal that water quality has indeed declined with respect to conductivity, bio-chemical oxygen demand and heavy metal concentration. The public should be educated on ill effects of immersion in the water bodies through mass awareness programme. And use of traditional clay for idol making should be encouraged and promoted, rather than plaster of paris and baked clay, the guideline states.

PANAJI, August 27: South Goa collector Sandeep Jacques has sought an assessment report on the extent of naphtha seepage in water bodies and underground sources in and around the Mangor valley, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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KOCHI, August 27: The public hearing on the proposedPetronet LNG Terminal project at Puthuvypeen turned out to be a sordid affair, with members of theElankunnapuzha panchayat protesting the lack of support from the company in terms of finance and infrastructure. 
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PANAJI, August 27: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday issued notices to 48 mining companies in the state for carrying on large scale illegal mining in violation of environmental norms.
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Jammu, Aug 25: With deficient staff and lack of infrastructure, the apex pollution control body in Jammu and Kashmir- the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) - has become a toothless tiger.
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NAGPUR, August 25: The NMC plans to convert at least 4,000 petrol-run autorickshaws into CNG-run vehicles by the year end. The civic body will install gas kits in the autorickshaws, standing committee chairperson Sandeep Joshi said.
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NAGPUR, August 25: Amid controversy over disposal of Union Carbide waste in Nagpur, the state's pollution regulator Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) will be carrying out an inspection ofDefence Research and Development Orga

RANCHI, August 25: Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) stands to lose production of around 40,000 tonnes of coal each day following orders from the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) to close down 22 of its 103 mines. 
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Chandigarh, August 25: The state has decided to set up Punjab Greening Authority to create synergy between various agencies, including local bodies, forest, industries, irrigation and town planning departments and NGOs among others, to increase the green cover.
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BANGALORE, August 24: The only way to deal with heaps of garbage piling up at every corner of the city is to handle it at source: that is at home. It may sound simple but only a few have managed to implement it. Among the success stories are: Renaissance Park 1, 2 and 3 in Malleswaram, Platinum City, Diamond District, Tungabhadra apartments in National Games Village, Brigade Regency.

Mumbai, August 24: The Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines that are being followed by many states. The latest to take up the cause being the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, which in enthusiasm has involved nearly 150 schools and colleges in a mass awareness drive for eco-friendliness, cite reports.
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Dhanbad, August 23: The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has ordered immediate closure of 22 open cast and underground mines of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a senior JSPCB member said today.
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Dhubri, Aug. 22: The All Assam Minorities Students Union (AAMSU) took out a bike rally in Bongaigaon today to protest against carbon factories polluting the environment in the district.
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Kerala, August 22: A beach in Thiruvananthapuram has turned reddish-brown with the Kerala state pollution control board admitting that 6,000 tones of sulphuric acid and ferrous sulphate are being dumped into the waters everyday.
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BANGALORE, August 22: If the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) plans are implemented, think twice before picking up the glossy, shining Ganesha idols glaring at you. The Palike is planning to impose ban on immersion of Plaster of Paris idols in their tanks.Deputy Mayor S Harish visited some of the manufacturing units in Bangalore on Saturday. On his visit, he noted that most of these manufacturers use Plaster of Paris and glossy paints to make the idols, which are harmful to the lakes.

NAGPUR, August 20: Taking serious cognisance of pollution due to fly ash at Koradi and Kamptee, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday sternly asked Mahagenco and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to file detailed affidavits on their efforts to dispose it of within two weeks. 

Calcutta, August 19: River experts have urged the Bengal government to pay as much emphasis on cleaning up the Hooghly as riverfront or ghat beautification.

Mumbai, August 10: Tar balls were reported from two more beaches of Mumbai and from a beach at Alibaug on Tuesday but the authorities said the oil spill from the sunken vessel m.v. Rak Carrier had reduced. The government said the oil spill may reach the coastal waters and beaches around Juhu, Thane creek and Uran now.
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 KOCHI, August 10: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday appointed an Advocate Commission to look into the issue of pollution in the Periyar.
The single-member commission consisting of advocate P A Jacob was appointed by the High Court on the basis of a contempt of court petition filed by Eloor-based NGO Green Action Force.
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Kolkata, August 8: In the past two months, West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has issued closure notice to 18 companies in the state for flouting environmental norms.
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 PUNE, August 8: After taking steps to curb pollution in the Bhima river basin, the district administration has now focused on pollution in the Indrayani river. A private firm has being asked to prepare a pre-feasibility survey report. Based on the report, the administration will prepare an action plan. 

Allahabad, Aug 5: A division bench consisting of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Arun Tandon directed the UP Pollution Control Board to make surprise inspection of chrome recovery plants, common effluent treatment plants, combined sewage pumping stations and sewage treatment plant at Kanpur at least once a week and send a report of inspection to the managing director, UPPCU, UP Jal Nigam Kanpur and other concerned authorities and file a copy of the same in the court regularly. 

Pune, Aug 4: With less than month left for Ganesh festival, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued directives to promote an eco-friendly festival. The guidelines issued discourage the use of plaster of Paris and chemicals in making of the Ganesh idols. To avoid river pollution, MPCB is also mulling more tanks at the river banks.
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Mangalore, Aug 4: The officials of the local city corporation here and Karnataka State Environment Pollution Control Board, who intensified their drive against the use of inferior quality plastic bags, conducted simultaneous raids at various places in the city and confiscated about 1,000 kgs of forbidden plastic bags. In the operation, which was conducted on Wednesday August 3, over 100 shops located in Kadri, Hampankatta, Central market, State Bank, Bunder, and other areas were covered.

Bellary, June 30: Environmental pollution in Sandur, Hospet and Bellary has reached an extreme. Air and water pollution is visible to the naked eye. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has not properly documented the violation of pollution control norms, as some board officials too were hand-in-glove with the violators. Suspended particulate matter in the air is more than 50% over acceptable limits prescribed by KSPCB.
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Tirupur, July 29: The Pollution Control Board (PCB) of Tirupur has already given the nod for a three-month trial run of Arulpuram CETP using the brine water solution method where the Reverse Osmosis (RO) reject from the treatment plant is channelled back through special pipelines and reused again to ensure zero-liquid discharge.
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Kolkata, July 28: Questions pertaining to the legality of these commercial buildings have been raised several times.Kolkata Municipal Corporation and West Bengal Pollution Control Board have also carried out inspections, but to no avail. 
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MUMBAI, July 28: A week after political workers disrupted a public hearing on the proposed Pedder Road flyover, a local residents' association has complained to the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) about a "misleading" environment impact assessment (EIA) report produced by theMaharashtra State Road Development Corporation(MSRDC). 
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Pune, July 27: The Pune Municipal Corporation's (PMC) Environment Status Report (ESR) has shown slight improvement in the condition as indicated by thematic indicators set by the state 

Bellary, July 27: The most awaited scam report of the state will be released anytime now, but one of its worst environmental disasters - linked to the scam - is being kept under wraps. Principal investigator of the Bellary mining scam U V Singh told TOI that government bodies, especially theKarnataka Pollution Control Board, have completely failed in their role.
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 Imphal, July 25 2011: Following the report by The Sangai Express of the presence of Escherichia Coli in the water of Lamphel, many people living in and around Lamphelpat have been infected by several water borne diseases. At the request of The Sangai Express, Manipur Pollution Control Board conducted water test in Lamphelpat and the water was found highly contaminated.
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BANGALORE, July 26: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will now undertake solid waste management programmes in all the pilgrimage centres across the state with the help of self help groups.
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Bangalore, July 23: Nearly 90% of Bangalore's lakes are on the verge of extinction according to a study by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. The grim situation is a red signal to the authorities to take urgent measures before lakes could be wiped off the landscape of the city.
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Jaipur, July 25: Latest data released by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board shows alarming levels of respiratory suspended particulate matter (RSPM) and suspended particulate matter (SPM) in city's air. According to the data, the proportion of harmful contaminants in the air we breathe has doubled and in some cases quadrupled from the stipulated safety norms.
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NEW DELHI, July 22, 2011: Vedanta's environment clearance to mine the Niyamgiri hills has been withdrawn as the rejection of forest clearance had made the green nod 'inoperable and infractuous', the environment ministry told the National Green Tribunal on Thursday while indicating that the environmental clearance in itself was not bad technically.
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BANGALORE, July 22: Dogbites, mosquitoes and diseases... landfills around the city are a nightmarefor citizens.But Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB ) wants to generate energy from the huge dumps of solid waste.
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New Delhi, July 20, 2011: Oliver Twist would feel for the 350 million tonnes of toxic chemicals still sitting inside the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. In 1984, an accident at the chemical company’s plant spewed deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air, immediately killing 3,500 people. Residents subsequently suffered from deadly cancers and generations of children continue to be born with horrendous birth defects.
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July 20, 2011: Jairam Ramesh's tenure as Minister of Environment and Forests cannot be assessed in a hurry; there are lots of positives there, but also many question marks, says Himanshu Thakkar
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 LUDHIANA, July 20: The condition of Buddha Nullah has left Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) members perturbed.

 Chandigarh, July 20: As many as 41 of the 49 samples collected by the Haryana Pollution Control Board from industrial establishments in Gurgaon were found to have exceeded permissible limits.
 
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BANGALORE, July 18: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Karntaka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) for not having drawn up any comprehensive plan to prevent and control air pollution and not utilising the funds completely in the recent annual audit reports.
 
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PATIALA, July 18: After hospitals, now it's the turn of plastic carry-bag manufacturers of Punjab to face action from Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The PPCB on Sunday raided 145 plastic carry-bag manufacturing units across the state to check the implementation of mandatory norms.

BANGALORE, July 18: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to install an online real time monitoring system to check air pollution in 15 districts across the state in a phased manner.
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NEW DELHI, July 18: The Supreme Court Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government and the state pollution control board to respond to an environment impact assessment of Vedanta group subsidiary Sterlite Industries' copper smelting plant in Tuticorin.
 
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Guwahati, July 18: State transport commissioner Swapnanil Baruah today said officials of the state transport department, police and Guwahati Municipal Corporation were working in tandem to find ways to reduce the number of stops for public transport vehicles in the city.
 
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Mumbai, July 18: A public hearing for one of the most controversial flyovers in the city on Pedder Road will be conducted on Monday by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and the island city collector.
 
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VASCO, July 18: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has conducted a surprise inspection at the Mormugao Municipal Council's garbage treatment site at Headland-Sada and has hauled up the civic body for not following guidelines. 
 
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Chandigarh, July 18: Punjab pollution control board (PPCB) has slapped notices on 54 government and private hospitals for violation of various norms for managing and handling bio-medical waste.
 
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Gurgaon, July 16:  Most of the applications filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act at various government departments bring disappointment instead of the desired information even though the authorities are slapped fines for violation of rules. Raman Sharma, who has filed 274 RTI queries before the  Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), pollution control board and other government agencies, said most of the time he has been discouraged by officials concerned.
 

Guwahati, July 13: The Pollution Control Board, Assam, has asked the Guwahati Municipal Corporation to make the garbage collection and disposal system in the city more efficient.
 
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Argao, July 14: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has accorded authorisation for the Civic body to use the additional land admeasuring 53,100 sq mts under acquisition to set up the proposed waste treatment plant.
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Karnataka, July 15: During the public hearing conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on November 16, 2010, residents of Gogi and four nearby villages demanded   construction of a water treatment plant and electricity supply, which were agreed by UCIL.
 
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 Gujarat, July 14: Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has launched a 15-day monitoring of one of the most polluting zones of Ahmedabad, Narol, as part of  an action plan aimed at checking pollution in the city. The drive follows an increase in pollution level in residential as well as industrial areas of the city in the last year and a half.
 
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