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Siolim fire: Govt agencies pass the buck

MAPUSA, October 16: The six-day old fire fuelled by plastic and industrial wastes at Siolim-Assagao plateau refuses to die down, despite pouring of nearly 200 cubic metres of water over it. Sore over breathing toxic fumes, villagers alleged that authorities are ill-equipped to tackle such disasters.

Project to check plastic menace

Kochi, October 16: The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) is holding talks with Malabar Cements Ltd. to implement a unique project to check the menace of plastic waste.
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On call, pollution control vehicles

Patiala, October 15: In A first-of-its-kind initiative in perhaps any state of India, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided to roll out Pollution Control Vehicles (PCVs) to instantly respond to complaints and take action.
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Banning fireworks a touchy issue

Mumbai, October 15:  The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the state authority that deals with environment issues, says it is  taking steps to make Diwali eco-friendly, and dissuading people from bursting firecrackers. “As an environment authority, we have done our bit.
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Mounting pollution another worry

Gurgaon, October 15:  The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has expressed deep concern over the rising level of emission by diesel generators in the city.
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Clean up the air

October 15: City-dwelling Indians are at higher risk for respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and lung cancer — because the concentration of fine particulate matter in the air is way above the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.
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Choking under a blanket of smoke

Bangalore, October 14: Fumes from vehicles, cutting of trees, improper garbage disposal, e-waste etc have become a common sight in the City now. From being the ‘Garden City’, Bangalore is slowly turning into a concrete jungle.
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HC seeks affidavit from 11 payats on garbage disposal

PANAJI, October 13: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday directed eleven village panchayats to file detailed affidavits stating what steps have been taken to ensure compliance with an earlier orders of the court on garbage disposal.
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Students to turn eco-messengers, spread word against burning paddy straw

Jalandhar/Patiala, October 13: In a major movement, and one of the much required initiatives, more than 20 lakh children will fan out in villages across the state to on October 13 to implore the farmers to stop the unhealthy exercise of burning the paddy stubble and straw as it leads to air pollution.
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