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Coal capital turns Pollution capital

Dhanbad known for its rich deposits of coal and hordes of industries is also notorious for being the most polluted city of Jharkhand. In a study carried out by IIT Delhi, Dhanbad stood 13th among the 88 most critically polluted clusters of the country.

Whose toxic waste is it anyway?

New Delhi, July 20, 2011: Oliver Twist would feel for the 350 million tonnes of toxic chemicals still sitting inside the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. In 1984, an accident at the chemical company’s plant spewed deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air, immediately killing 3,500 people. Residents subsequently suffered from deadly cancers and generations of children continue to be born with horrendous birth defects.
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What Jairam did and didn't do as green minister

July 20, 2011: Jairam Ramesh's tenure as Minister of Environment and Forests cannot be assessed in a hurry; there are lots of positives there, but also many question marks, says Himanshu Thakkar
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Haryana pollution board cracks whip on erring Gurgaon units

 Chandigarh, July 20: As many as 41 of the 49 samples collected by the Haryana Pollution Control Board from industrial establishments in Gurgaon were found to have exceeded permissible limits.
 
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CAG slams KSPCB for improper use of funds

BANGALORE, July 18: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has criticised the Karntaka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) for not having drawn up any comprehensive plan to prevent and control air pollution and not utilising the funds completely in the recent annual audit reports.
 
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PPCB raids plastic carry-bag units

PATIALA, July 18: After hospitals, now it's the turn of plastic carry-bag manufacturers of Punjab to face action from Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB). The PPCB on Sunday raided 145 plastic carry-bag manufacturing units across the state to check the implementation of mandatory norms.

KSPCB to install pollution monitoring system

BANGALORE, July 18: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to install an online real time monitoring system to check air pollution in 15 districts across the state in a phased manner.
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Sterlite: TN asked to reply on NEERI report

NEW DELHI, July 18: The Supreme Court Monday asked the Tamil Nadu government and the state pollution control board to respond to an environment impact assessment of Vedanta group subsidiary Sterlite Industries' copper smelting plant in Tuticorin.
 
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Stop, but not everywhere - Move to reduce air and noise pollution, traffic congestion

Guwahati, July 18: State transport commissioner Swapnanil Baruah today said officials of the state transport department, police and Guwahati Municipal Corporation were working in tandem to find ways to reduce the number of stops for public transport vehicles in the city.
 
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