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State move spells hope for polluted rivers

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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Bus Day cuts Bangalore’s pollution levels by 10%, but it ain’t enough

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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Pollution board draws up plan to tackle oil spills

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.

Pollution control board gears up to curb use of plastic

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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Pollution board at govt door for strict emission norms Sanjay Oj...

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.

State govt set to process 401 mining lease applications

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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Outcry over PCB notice on ‘eco-friendly’ immersions

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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Storage license of 22 mineral trading firms cancelled

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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Reveal details of polluting units: CIC

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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HC orders shutdown of Kanpur tanneries for ‘polluting’ Ganga

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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