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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.

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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