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PCB fails to enforce e-waste management rules

Kochi, May 15: Even though the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) introduced e-waste (management and handling) rules in 2011, the state pollution control board (SPCB) is apparently not ready to enforce them.
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Pollution board’s new fee rattles industries

Gurgaon, May 14: The Haryana Pollution Control Board's decision to impose 'performance security deposit' on industrial units has not gone down well with small and medium industries in the city. 
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Disposal of sun films a challenging task?

BANGALORE, May 14: Following a Supreme Court directive, the Bangalore City Traffic Police recently launched a drive to remove sun films from cars for free at ten places across the city. The task is proving Herculean as the deadline of May 19 is nearing.
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'Illegal' 5-star comes up in Lower Parel

Mumbai, May 14: A 39-storey luxury hotel has risen on the city’s skyline without getting an environment clearance. The five-star Shangri-La at Lower Parel on the premises of High Street Phoenix has been partially occupied.
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Plastic waste taking a huge toll on Goa

PANJIM, May 13:  Goa  is   severely choking   from   generation of a huge quantity of plastic   waste,  according to a  recent   study by  the  Goa  State   Pollution  Control   Board. 
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Odisha in UNIDO’s project for management of medical waste

Bhubaneswar, May 13: United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO) with the financial assistance of Global Environment Facility and other private organizations has planned to include Odisha among five Indian states to help reduce the medical waste load.
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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.

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