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High court issues notice to 48 mining companies

PANAJI, August 27: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday issued notices to 48 mining companies in the state for carrying on large scale illegal mining in violation of environmental norms.
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With deficient staff, infrastructure, SPCB reduced to toothless tiger

Jammu, Aug 25: With deficient staff and lack of infrastructure, the apex pollution control body in Jammu and Kashmir- the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) - has become a toothless tiger.
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4,000 autos to run on gas by year end: Joshi

NAGPUR, August 25: The NMC plans to convert at least 4,000 petrol-run autorickshaws into CNG-run vehicles by the year end. The civic body will install gas kits in the autorickshaws, standing committee chairperson Sandeep Joshi said.
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Pollution board to inspect DRDO site

NAGPUR, August 25: Amid controversy over disposal of Union Carbide waste in Nagpur, the state's pollution regulator Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) will be carrying out an inspection ofDefence Research and Development Orga

Coal giant looks at huge losses amid closure orders

RANCHI, August 25: Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) stands to lose production of around 40,000 tonnes of coal each day following orders from the Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) to close down 22 of its 103 mines. 
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To shoot up green cover, Punjab Greening Authority takes roots

Chandigarh, August 25: The state has decided to set up Punjab Greening Authority to create synergy between various agencies, including local bodies, forest, industries, irrigation and town planning departments and NGOs among others, to increase the green cover.
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Apartments lead the in recycling waste

BANGALORE, August 24: The only way to deal with heaps of garbage piling up at every corner of the city is to handle it at source: that is at home. It may sound simple but only a few have managed to implement it. Among the success stories are: Renaissance Park 1, 2 and 3 in Malleswaram, Platinum City, Diamond District, Tungabhadra apartments in National Games Village, Brigade Regency.

Gauri Sinh: Will you go Green this Ganeshotsav?

Mumbai, August 24: The Central Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines that are being followed by many states. The latest to take up the cause being the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, which in enthusiasm has involved nearly 150 schools and colleges in a mass awareness drive for eco-friendliness, cite reports.
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JSPCB orders immediate closure of 22 mines

Dhanbad, August 23: The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has ordered immediate closure of 22 open cast and underground mines of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a senior JSPCB member said today.
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Bike rally against pollution

Dhubri, Aug. 22: The All Assam Minorities Students Union (AAMSU) took out a bike rally in Bongaigaon today to protest against carbon factories polluting the environment in the district.
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