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Pollution board at govt door for strict emission norms Sanjay Oj...

RANCHI, October 4: The alleged lackadaisical attitude of the state transport department to enforce emission norms for checking vehicular pollution has forced the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board(JSPCB) to write to the government to initiate strict action to stop the menace.

State govt set to process 401 mining lease applications

PANAJI, October 3: The Goa government is set to process applications from 401 mining lease holders seeking to start fresh mining activity in the state. This became evident after the government constituted a coordination committee on Saturday to take up the applications, including 90 from operational mines, for renewal of mining leases.
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Outcry over PCB notice on ‘eco-friendly’ immersions

Ranchi, October 3: City-based Durga Puja committees on Sunday condemned the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board’s direction to remove all objects and material connected to worship and rituals from idols along with flowers, jewellery, paper, sari and other fabric ahead of immersion.
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Storage license of 22 mineral trading firms cancelled

Kolkata/Bhubaneshwar, October 3: The Steel and Mines department of the Orissa government has taken action against 22 mineral trading and exporting firms during past two years for violation of environment and mining rules, says a letter sent by the state government to Shah Commission, which is probing illegal mining cases all over the country.
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Reveal details of polluting units: CIC

New Delhi, October 1: Pulling up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for not pro-actively disclosing information as mandated under the RTI Act 2005, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked it to make public action taken, including notices served, against industries that are not complying with the environmental standards.
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HC orders shutdown of Kanpur tanneries for ‘polluting’ Ganga

Allahabad, October 1: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed that chromium-based tanneries in Kanpur be closed as they contributed to pollution in the river Ganga in an unprecedented manner.
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Corporation fails to renew PCB authorisation

Kochi, September 30: The State Pollution Control Board has pulled up the Kochi Corporation for not renewing the authorisation under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules for collection, segregation, transportation and suitable disposal of municipal waste.
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Govt plans green awards for pollution-free pujas

Kolkata, September 30: In a bid to create awareness about environmental issues, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has decided to give Green Awards to Pujas which comply with environmental norms.
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PCB notice to Hindalco for 'sale' of hazardous waste

BHUBANESWAR, September 30: The state pollution control board has slapped a show cause notice on Hindalco unit near Hirakud after the private company was found selling 

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