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Health disaster waiting to happen

Kochi, October 12: One of the biggest challenges that the state faces today is the disposal of waste. Piled-up garbage is a common sight and people in most towns live with nauseating stench. If the government fails to act, the state would soon witness a huge health calamity — bigger than the plague that snuffed out many lives in Surat some three decades ago.
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Nagaland first to use waste tech for roads

Dimapur, October 11 (MExN): Pollution authorities in Nagaland have refuted a news report stating Meghalaya to be the first state in the North Eastern region to use bitumen and waste plastic to pave roads. Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) issued a note today saying Nagaland has in fact used the stated technology way back in 2010.
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Goa Port Blames Kamat's Ministry for Illegal Ore Export

Panaji, Oct 11: The authorities at Goa's only major port have said it was up to the state government agencies, especially the mines department headed by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for 12 years, to monitor illegal mining and extraction of ore.
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Nalco ash pond slips, restored later

Bhubaneswar/Angul October 11: The ash pond of National Aluminium Company (Nalco) here developed cracks this morning, resulting in leakage of water from the pond to the nearby Nadira rivulet which falls into the Brahmani river.
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Low turn out marks proposed Malom oil depot hearing

IMPHAL, October 10: A public hearing on the proposed P.O.L depot at Malom was held today at the ground of Megha Government High School at Malom. The hearing was attended by Th. Chitra Devi, additional magistrate Imphal west as chairperson of the panel members and K. Jagadishwor Singh member secretary Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) Priobhash Dey, general manager Indian Oil Co-orperation and N. Minaketan Singh, senior environment engineer, Manipur Control Board, as panel members.

Delhi Zoo safe for inmates

Delhi, October 10: “The Delhi Zoo is safe for its inhabitants and the noise-air pollution level here is well within the prescribed limits” – says the latest report of the Central Pollution Control Board.
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No takers for green norms

Ranchi, October 10: The water bodies of Ranchi continue to be strewn with Puja paraphernalia even 48 hours after the last idol immersion took place, in gross violation of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board guidelines, which stipulated cleaning of all tanks within two days of immersions.
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Public hearing on Malom petrol depot to be held today

IMPHAL October 9: A public hearing process for ascertaining the concerns of the locals affected due to the proposed setting up of a Petroleum depot at Malom, Imphal west will be held at Megha Government High School on October 10.
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KSHRC issues notices on pollution of resorvior

Bangalore, October 8: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has issued notices to the Urban Development Department and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on the reported inflow of polluted water into the Tippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir, and has sought a detailed report on the matter.
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Go toward the light, says state govt

Mumbai, October 9: With only about two weeks left for Diwali, the state Environment Ministry is yet to organise a meeting with firecracker manufacturers and retailers to help promote light-emitting crackers over sound-emitting ones in a bid to promote an eco-friendly Diwali. This, after various NGOs approached the ministry to reduce the permitted decibel levels for crackers, revealed state environment secretary Valsa Nair Singh.
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