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Banning fireworks a touchy issue

Mumbai, October 15:  The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the state authority that deals with environment issues, says it is  taking steps to make Diwali eco-friendly, and dissuading people from bursting firecrackers. “As an environment authority, we have done our bit.
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Mounting pollution another worry

Gurgaon, October 15:  The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has expressed deep concern over the rising level of emission by diesel generators in the city.
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Clean up the air

October 15: City-dwelling Indians are at higher risk for respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and lung cancer — because the concentration of fine particulate matter in the air is way above the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.
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Choking under a blanket of smoke

Bangalore, October 14: Fumes from vehicles, cutting of trees, improper garbage disposal, e-waste etc have become a common sight in the City now. From being the ‘Garden City’, Bangalore is slowly turning into a concrete jungle.
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HC seeks affidavit from 11 payats on garbage disposal

PANAJI, October 13: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday directed eleven village panchayats to file detailed affidavits stating what steps have been taken to ensure compliance with an earlier orders of the court on garbage disposal.
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Students to turn eco-messengers, spread word against burning paddy straw

Jalandhar/Patiala, October 13: In a major movement, and one of the much required initiatives, more than 20 lakh children will fan out in villages across the state to on October 13 to implore the farmers to stop the unhealthy exercise of burning the paddy stubble and straw as it leads to air pollution.
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Health disaster waiting to happen

Kochi, October 12: One of the biggest challenges that the state faces today is the disposal of waste. Piled-up garbage is a common sight and people in most towns live with nauseating stench. If the government fails to act, the state would soon witness a huge health calamity — bigger than the plague that snuffed out many lives in Surat some three decades ago.
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Nagaland first to use waste tech for roads

Dimapur, October 11 (MExN): Pollution authorities in Nagaland have refuted a news report stating Meghalaya to be the first state in the North Eastern region to use bitumen and waste plastic to pave roads. Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) issued a note today saying Nagaland has in fact used the stated technology way back in 2010.
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Goa Port Blames Kamat's Ministry for Illegal Ore Export

Panaji, Oct 11: The authorities at Goa's only major port have said it was up to the state government agencies, especially the mines department headed by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for 12 years, to monitor illegal mining and extraction of ore.
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