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TNPCB asks local bodies to set up e-waste collection centres

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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Ships carrying dubious ore not to be allowed to leave Goa port

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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No big bang this diwali

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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On a bumpy ride

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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Siolim fire: Govt agencies pass the buck

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.

Project to check plastic menace

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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On call, pollution control vehicles

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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Banning fireworks a touchy issue

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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Mounting pollution another worry

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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Clean up the air

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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