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Experts slam Bengal’s Ganga neglect

Calcutta, August 19: River experts have urged the Bengal government to pay as much emphasis on cleaning up the Hooghly as riverfront or ghat beautification.

Oil spill may reach Juhu, Uran, Thane creek

Mumbai, August 10: Tar balls were reported from two more beaches of Mumbai and from a beach at Alibaug on Tuesday but the authorities said the oil spill from the sunken vessel m.v. Rak Carrier had reduced. The government said the oil spill may reach the coastal waters and beaches around Juhu, Thane creek and Uran now.
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High Court comes to Periyar river's rescue

 KOCHI, August 10: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday appointed an Advocate Commission to look into the issue of pollution in the Periyar.
The single-member commission consisting of advocate P A Jacob was appointed by the High Court on the basis of a contempt of court petition filed by Eloor-based NGO Green Action Force.
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18 factories told to shut shop for flouting green norm

Kolkata, August 8: In the past two months, West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has issued closure notice to 18 companies in the state for flouting environmental norms.
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Plans afoot to reduce pollution in Indrayani river

 PUNE, August 8: After taking steps to curb pollution in the Bhima river basin, the district administration has now focused on pollution in the Indrayani river. A private firm has being asked to prepare a pre-feasibility survey report. Based on the report, the administration will prepare an action plan. 

National Green Tribunal: A new beginning for environmental cases?

National Green Tribunal or the Environmental Court is not a new concept. Different courts in the country have recommended the establishment of Environmental Court to take up the cases related to environmental degradation. In M.C Mehta vs. Union of India case in 1986, Supreme Court observed that environmental cases involve assessment of scientific data.

Ensure no untreated sewage in river Ganga: HC

Allahabad, Aug 5: A division bench consisting of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Arun Tandon directed the UP Pollution Control Board to make surprise inspection of chrome recovery plants, common effluent treatment plants, combined sewage pumping stations and sewage treatment plant at Kanpur at least once a week and send a report of inspection to the managing director, UPPCU, UP Jal Nigam Kanpur and other concerned authorities and file a copy of the same in the court regularly. 

Pollution board issues guidelines for Ganesh festival

Pune, Aug 4: With less than month left for Ganesh festival, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued directives to promote an eco-friendly festival. The guidelines issued discourage the use of plaster of Paris and chemicals in making of the Ganesh idols. To avoid river pollution, MPCB is also mulling more tanks at the river banks.
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Mangalore: Raid - Huge Quantity of Substandard Plastic Bags Unearthed

Mangalore, Aug 4: The officials of the local city corporation here and Karnataka State Environment Pollution Control Board, who intensified their drive against the use of inferior quality plastic bags, conducted simultaneous raids at various places in the city and confiscated about 1,000 kgs of forbidden plastic bags. In the operation, which was conducted on Wednesday August 3, over 100 shops located in Kadri, Hampankatta, Central market, State Bank, Bunder, and other areas were covered.

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