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In Jaipur you don't breathe but 'smoke' air

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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No environment clearance for Vedanta, Centre tells green tribunal

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NEW DELHI, July 22, 2011: Vedanta's environment clearance to mine the Niyamgiri hills has been withdrawn as the rejection of forest clearance had made the green nod 'inoperable and infractuous', the environment ministry told the National Green Tribunal on Thursday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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Waste is wealth for Karnataka State Pollution Control Board

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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Whose toxic waste is it anyway?

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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What Jairam did and didn't do as green minister

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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Haryana pollution board cracks whip on erring Gurgaon units

 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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CAG slams KSPCB for improper use of funds

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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PPCB raids plastic carry-bag units

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.

KSPCB to install pollution monitoring system

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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