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Storage license of 22 mineral trading firms cancelled

Kolkata/Bhubaneshwar, October 3: The Steel and Mines department of the Orissa government has taken action against 22 mineral trading and exporting firms during past two years for violation of environment and mining rules, says a letter sent by the state government to Shah Commission, which is probing illegal mining cases all over the country.
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Reveal details of polluting units: CIC

New Delhi, October 1: Pulling up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for not pro-actively disclosing information as mandated under the RTI Act 2005, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked it to make public action taken, including notices served, against industries that are not complying with the environmental standards.
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HC orders shutdown of Kanpur tanneries for ‘polluting’ Ganga

Allahabad, October 1: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed that chromium-based tanneries in Kanpur be closed as they contributed to pollution in the river Ganga in an unprecedented manner.
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Corporation fails to renew PCB authorisation

Kochi, September 30: The State Pollution Control Board has pulled up the Kochi Corporation for not renewing the authorisation under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules for collection, segregation, transportation and suitable disposal of municipal waste.
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Govt plans green awards for pollution-free pujas

Kolkata, September 30: In a bid to create awareness about environmental issues, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board has decided to give Green Awards to Pujas which comply with environmental norms.
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PCB notice to Hindalco for 'sale' of hazardous waste

BHUBANESWAR, September 30: The state pollution control board has slapped a show cause notice on Hindalco unit near Hirakud after the private company was found selling 

WWF conducts study on Ganga dolphins

KOLKATA, September 29: WWF-India had initiated a study on dolphins found in the Ganga, between Sagar and Farakka. After an eight-month study, the team of scientists has been able to cite the causes behind the threat to this Schedule I animal. 
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Health cover and uniforms too

Bangalore, September 28: The court, with the help of NGOs, plans to provide uniforms, identity cards and health cover to as many as 5,000 ragpickers in the City by March 2012. However, over a period of time, the facilities will be extended to nearly 12,000 ragpickers, said noted environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy.
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Pollution board orders shutdown of GNTPP unit

PATIALA, September 28: More bad news is in store for the power-deficit state with authorities of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) having directed state power department to shut down unit-IV of Guru Nanak Dev thermal pow

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