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Low-cost crematoriums to check river pollution: Govt

LUCKNOW, June 8: In a bid to check river pollution, the state government is considering the option of low-cost wood crematoriums and effectively lessen the direct discharge of ashes from the burning ghats.
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'Save forests' rings loud on World Environment Day

Mumbai, June 6: In what could prove a breather to lakhs of people, who are forced to live with thick layers of cement dust generated by ready mix concrete (RMC) plants, minister of state for environment Sachin Ahir has ordered the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to strictly monitor the polluting units.
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Staff shortage cripples Pollution Control Board in Kerala

KOCHI, June 5: Even though Kerala has witnessed extensive environmental activism, in the past three decades the state has not toned up the staff strength of the Pollution Control Board

AMC gears up for e-waste segregation

Ahmedabad, June 3: In a bid to improve waste management, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is considering segregation of e-waste in the city. 
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Now webcams to do real-time monitoring of polluting units

GURGAON, June 2: In keeping with modern times, Haryana's pollution department has come up with a novel way to keep an eye on all the highly polluting factories in the state round the clock. 
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‘2 industrial clusters in city are among 10 most polluted’

Mumbai, June 1:  Despite the implementation of stringent measures to reduce pollution in these areas, two industrial clusters around Mumbai-Tarapur and Dombivali — are now among the top 10 most polluted industrial clusters in the country even as two other industrial towns of Maharashtra have become more polluted since 2009.

Rules of e-dump

New Delhi, June 1: The e-waste rules, which require manufacturers of electronic wares to introduce mechanisms for collecting and recycling their goods, came into force on May 1—a year after those were notified.
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