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Check local pollution online

HYDERABAD, May 12 In a new initiative, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB), on the instructions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), is contemplating to make raw data and analysis related to air quality and noise pollution levels in different parts of the city available to the public through its website -- cpcbnoise.com.
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Gujarat HC directs Electrotherm to close unit

Ahmedabad, May 12: In a significant development, the Gujarat High Court directed closure of the steel bar production unit of Electrotherm Private Limited as it lacked proper environment clearance mandatory under Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006.
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Environmental Governance in China

Industrialisation in China and India started almost at the same time. But the rate of industrialisation in China was and is much higher than India because of their former policy ‘grow first, clean later.’  Nevertheless, our neighbours started cleaning up operation in the late twentieth century and have been aggressive in their approach towards environmental cleaning. They strengthened their environmental force, provided legal provisions to punish non-complying industries and devised innovative regulatory instruments.

Policy for cleaner environment

Chennai, May 11: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday unveiled the draft state environment policy, striving to promote, coordinate and regulate the activities towards providing healthier environment to the people of the state.
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No legal framework for buffer zone: GPCB

Ahmedabad, May 11: The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has sought advice from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for policy integration with reference to residential and commercial development around hazardous waste landfill sites. 
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MPPCB implements E-Waste Rules

Ministry of Environment and Forests promulgated E-waste Rules in 2011 which will be put into force from May 1, 2012. In compliance to the Rules Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) has put forward a framework for effective management of e-wastes in the state. Talking about the initiative HS Malviya from Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board said that Board has done inventorisation of e-waste for eight major towns in the state and quantified the generation.

ETS in pipeline for particulate emissions

Taking a cue from the Acid Rain Programme of the United States, Ministry of Environment and Forests has initiated a pilot Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to abate air pollution and enhance environmental quality. It would allow the regulator to set a cap on the aggregate level of pollution permitted, and then allow a self regulating system to ensure that pollution does not exceed this cap.

India's Supreme Court stops entry of Exxon Valdez

New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court has said the Exxon Valdez cannot enter an Indian port for dismantling until it has been decontaminated, according to environmental activist Gopal Krishna on Wednesday.
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