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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 

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

Retailers, stockists warned on thin plastic bags

Chennai, September 27: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will soon take action against wholesalers and retailers stocking and selling plastic bags less than 40 microns thick, said Member Secretary K.Karthikeyan.
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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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