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No violation is minor, says government

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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Low-cost crematoriums to check river pollution: Govt

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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'Save forests' rings loud on World Environment Day

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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Staff shortage cripples Pollution Control Board in Kerala

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

AMC gears up for e-waste segregation

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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Now webcams to do real-time monitoring of polluting units

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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