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Gadgil visits pollution hit Khandola, Betki areas

Keri, September 27: Madhav Gadgil, chairman of Western Ghats expert panel, on Monday evening visited Khandola and Betki villages of Ponda taluka on a request from the Betki-Khandola Pradushan Virodhi Kruti Samiti .
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Health centres must treat bio-waste: Govt

New Delhi, September 26: The environment ministry has notified new draft rules making scientifically treating medical waste a must for every health establishment. The new rules to be called Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, scraps the earlier provision of making bio-medical waste rules applicable only to institutions providing service to more than 1,000 patients a month.
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Jetty expansions by Sesa illegal: GCZMA

PANAJI, September 26: An inquiry by Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has revealed that M/s Sesa Goa Ltd has been rapidly expanding its jetties in Amona without obtaining approval from GCZMA or any other local au

HC: Deadline to study of sewage treatment plant

KOCHI, September 23: The Kerala High Court on Thursday gave the state government four weeks’ time to consider the possibility of setting up a pilot project for the sewage treatment plant at Brahmapuram. 
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GSPCB pulls up MMC for environment pollution

Mapusa, September 23: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to the Mapusa municipal council (MMC) for not efficiently complying with directives issued, "thereby causing environmental pollution" in Mapusa town and surrounding areas.
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Orissa tightens mining norms

Bhubhaneshwar, September 17: Barely a month and half after the Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in Bellary region of Karnataka on environmental grounds, the Orissa government has pulled its socks to regulate the mineral exploitation business in the state citing similar concerns.
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CM's town in list of places that flouted immersion norms

Satara, September 16: Chif Minister Prithviraj Chavan's hometown Karad in Satara district saw the flouting of environmental norms this Ganeshotsav with the immersion of thousands of idols in the Krishna river. Immersing the idols in the river went against various rulings of the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court and the Central Pollution Board.
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Why green tribunal not in city, HC asks Centre

NAGPUR, September 15 : In a respite to thousands of aggrieved farmers fighting against forced acquisition of their lands by the state government for various power plants in Vidarbha, Nagpur bench ofBombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Central government "why the bench of 

Initiative to tackle hazardous wastes

Pali, September 13: The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) notified the draft Hazardous Waste Substances (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2011 on August 1 and invited suggestions, comments and objections from organisations or individuals within two months.
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NGOs to help keep city rivers clean

Pune, September 6: Studies carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to assess deterioration in water quality due to idol immersion reveal that water quality has indeed declined with respect to conductivity, bio-chemical oxygen demand and heavy metal concentration. The public should be educated on ill effects of immersion in the water bodies through mass awareness programme. And use of traditional clay for idol making should be encouraged and promoted, rather than plaster of paris and baked clay, the guideline states.

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