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State Pollution Control Board (SPCB)


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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CSE dialogue on sponge iron in Kolkata

The dialogue on sponge iron industry organised in Kolkata, West Bengal on February 11, 2011 by the Centre for Science and Evnironment (CSE) saw participation from affected people, NGOs, media, industry and academicians.

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Training programme for environmental regulators

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is conducting the training and capacity building programmes for State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and Pollution Control Committees (PCCs).

CSE is organising four one week Advanced Training Programmes and two one month National Minimum Training Programmes during 2013-14 as per the collaboration with CPCB and MoEF.

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Date: 2013-14

Work Overview

Based on our years of work in the field, we realised the ineffectiveness of the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) in their regulatory function.

In order to understand the specificities and to recognise the very issues, we carried out a questionnaire based survey of the various SPCBs. The survey helped us pin-point the specific problems and needs of the state boards. We now plan to develop a Regulator's Training Institute which can help build capacity of our regulators.

Environmental Clearance - The Process

The environmental clearance process is required for 39 types of projects and covers aspects like screening, scoping and evaluation of the upcoming project. The main purpose is to assess impact of the planned project on the environment and people and to try to abate/minimise the same.

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