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Dairy farms told to check effluents

Hyderabad, August 10: You don’t associate the dairy industry with pollution. Yet, in the process of generating one kilo litre of milk, a dairy farm ends up generating three kilo litre of effluents. Read More

Plastic Tricolour banned this I-Day

Bengaluru, August 10: Two government agencies in Bengaluru are trying their best to eliminate plastic patriotism this Independence Day. The BBMP and the State Pollution Control Board have banned the sale of plastic Tricolour which not only harms the environment but also chokes the drains once I-Day is over. Read More

Road map for cleaner air

New Delhi, August 9: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has sought setting up of an inter-ministerial Committee (IMC) with representatives from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Urban Development and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to draw up a roadmap for reduction of pollution.

A filthy affair of Ooty Lake

UDHAGAMANDALAM, July 30: A study conducted by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has rated Ooty Lake as one of the most polluted water bodies in the state. The study states that the quality of water in the lake is unsuitable for potable purposes.

No poultry farm in 50-mt radius of residential zone in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jul 29: No poultry farm in Haryana should be located within 50-metre radius of a residential zone and 200 metre from a major water course, it was officially stated today. All poultry farms have been directed to raise a green belt around, minimise waste and refrain from open burning or indiscriminate dumping of any dead bird, feathers and unused material.

Pollution Control Board organizes workshop on 'new and renewable energy and its applications'

Hyderabad, July 28: Industrial effluents, excessive use of pesticides, population explosion and domestic sewerage are the four most important reasons for increase in the level of pollution in the city, observed B Madhusudana Rao, joint chief environmental engineer with the state Pollution Control Board (PCB) on Saturday. Rao was delivering the key note address during a workshop on 'new and renewable energy and its applications' organized by the board's cleaner production cell.

KSPCB to build pool of waste management professionals

Bangalore, July 26: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), along with the department of civil engineering, Bangalore Institute of Technology (BIT), is planning to build a pool of hazardous materials management professionals from foreign countries and India who will tie up to bring about technological changes in waste management in India. Read More

Kolkata Municipal Corporation revives anti-plastic war

Kolkata, July 26: The civic body has started its anti-plastic campaign with renewed vigour. On Wednesday, it led a surprise raid at Gariahat market and unsurprisingly, caught as many as 50 traders with plastic carry bags that did not meet the standards approved by the state environment department. Read More