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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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Report shows improvement in environment conditions

Pune, July 27: The Pune Municipal Corporation's (PMC) Environment Status Report (ESR) has shown slight improvement in the condition as indicated by thematic indicators set by the state 

Bellary forests, water bodies ravaged

Bellary, July 27: The most awaited scam report of the state will be released anytime now, but one of its worst environmental disasters - linked to the scam - is being kept under wraps. Principal investigator of the Bellary mining scam U V Singh told TOI that government bodies, especially theKarnataka Pollution Control Board, have completely failed in their role.
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Water-borne diseases stalk Lamphe

 Imphal, July 25 2011: Following the report by The Sangai Express of the presence of Escherichia Coli in the water of Lamphel, many people living in and around Lamphelpat have been infected by several water borne diseases. At the request of The Sangai Express, Manipur Pollution Control Board conducted water test in Lamphelpat and the water was found highly contaminated.
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KSPCB ropes in SHGs to keep temples clean

BANGALORE, July 26: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will now undertake solid waste management programmes in all the pilgrimage centres across the state with the help of self help groups.
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Lake-a-thon: Walk to save the lakes in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 23: Nearly 90% of Bangalore's lakes are on the verge of extinction according to a study by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. The grim situation is a red signal to the authorities to take urgent measures before lakes could be wiped off the landscape of the city.
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