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GSPCB okays additional land use for waste treatment at Sonsodo

Argao, July 14: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has accorded authorisation for the Civic body to use the additional land admeasuring 53,100 sq mts under acquisition to set up the proposed waste treatment plant.
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Uranium mining in Gogi gets nod

Karnataka, July 15: During the public hearing conducted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on November 16, 2010, residents of Gogi and four nearby villages demanded   construction of a water treatment plant and electricity supply, which were agreed by UCIL.
 
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GPCB surveys Narol units

 Gujarat, July 14: Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has launched a 15-day monitoring of one of the most polluting zones of Ahmedabad, Narol, as part of  an action plan aimed at checking pollution in the city. The drive follows an increase in pollution level in residential as well as industrial areas of the city in the last year and a half.
 
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Ramesh pays the price

Ramesh Agrawal is not a hardcore criminal but is paying the price of bringing a company's wrong doings to light. Ramesh along with Harihar Patel was arrested on May 28, 2011 as a result of a case filed by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL). 

POSCO: take land but give life

The sight on television was heartbreaking: children lying in rows in the searing sun to be human shields against the takeover of their land for Korean giant POSCO’s mega bucks project. Facing them were armed police sent by the state government to assist in the operation.

Environment Ministry revokes the clearance granted to Nirma

The MoEF's expert appraisal committee for industry revoked the environmental clearance granted to the cement plant of Nirma Limited. The decision comes after the Expert Committee gave its report.
To read the EAC decision, click here.  

Report of the Expert Committee of MoEF

Report of the expert committee set up by the MoEF as per orders of the Supreme Court dated March 18. The report clearly states that the plant is situated within the catchment area of the Samadhiala bandhara. It is indeed a wetland or a waterbody and the committee report recommends the relocation of the Nirma cement plant. This is the first of its kind decision by the Ministry.

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