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‘2 industrial clusters in city are among 10 most polluted’

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.

Rules of e-dump

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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Ganga hydro projects may be asked to reduce their power generation

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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Trans-harbour link hits green hurdle

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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Ban on new projects in Faridabad, Panipat lifted

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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MCL refuses to pay Rs 1,306 cr penalty

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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Unavailability of land, water hold up pellet projects

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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Green norms to get stricter for firms

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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Odisha slaps Rs 1,306-cr fine on Mahanadi Coalfields

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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After GoM nod, waste disposal plea reaches SC

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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