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Initiative to tackle hazardous wastes

Pali, September 13: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) notified the draft Hazardous Waste Substances (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2011 on August 1 and invited suggestions, comments and objections from organisations or individuals within two months.
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NGOs to help keep city rivers clean

Pune, September 6: Studies carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to assess deterioration in water quality due to idol immersion reveal that water quality has indeed declined with respect to conductivity, bio-chemical oxygen demand and heavy metal concentration. The public should be educated on ill effects of immersion in the water bodies through mass awareness programme. And use of traditional clay for idol making should be encouraged and promoted, rather than plaster of paris and baked clay, the guideline states.

Regulator's Report Release

RELEASE TURNAROUND: REFORM AGENDA FOR ’S ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORS

The Centre for Science and Environment recently published a report on the state of India’s environmental regulatory institutions and its reform agenda.

 

Reform Agenda for India's Environmental Regulators

One of the key challenges faced by India today is how to maintain a high economic growth, and at the same time, ensure environmental sustainability and social justice.

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This study aims to identify the gaps between existing regulatory provisions and implementing capacity of the SPCBs in India.

S Goa collector seeks naphtha fire assessment report

PANAJI, August 27: South Goa collector Sandeep Jacques has sought an assessment report on the extent of naphtha seepage in water bodies and underground sources in and around the Mangor valley, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Public hearing on LNG project a sordid affair

KOCHI, August 27: The public hearing on the proposedPetronet LNG Terminal project at Puthuvypeen turned out to be a sordid affair, with members of theElankunnapuzha panchayat protesting the lack of support from the company in terms of finance and infrastructure. 
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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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