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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.

How the Bellary mining ban will impact thousands of families

Bellary, June 30: Environmental pollution in Sandur, Hospet and Bellary has reached an extreme. Air and water pollution is visible to the naked eye. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has not properly documented the violation of pollution control norms, as some board officials too were hand-in-glove with the violators. Suspended particulate matter in the air is more than 50% over acceptable limits prescribed by KSPCB.
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Govt comes out with plan to resolve Tirupur crisis

Tirupur, July 29: The Pollution Control Board (PCB) of Tirupur has already given the nod for a three-month trial run of Arulpuram CETP using the brine water solution method where the Reverse Osmosis (RO) reject from the treatment plant is channelled back through special pipelines and reused again to ensure zero-liquid discharge.
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Topsia-Tiljala remain fire-prone and neglected

Kolkata, July 28: Questions pertaining to the legality of these commercial buildings have been raised several times.Kolkata Municipal Corporation and West Bengal Pollution Control Board have also carried out inspections, but to no avail. 
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Report on viaduct's impact on environment misleading

MUMBAI, July 28: A week after political workers disrupted a public hearing on the proposed Pedder Road flyover, a local residents' association has complained to the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) about a "misleading" environment impact assessment (EIA) report produced by theMaharashtra State Road Development Corporation(MSRDC). 
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