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PCB to distribute 1,200 clay idols

Vishakhapatnam, Sep 19: State Pollution Control Board authorities are keeping a tab on pollution of water bodies at select points, both in Rajahmun-dry and Kakinada on the eve of immersion of Ganesh idols to mark Ganesh Chaturthi. Read More

Ganapa goes green

Bengaluru, Sep 18: With Ganesha Pooja approaching, the KSPCB has issued its usual directions about eco-friendly idols and the list of tanks designated for idol immersion. Read More

Reduced to a civic disaster

Bangalore, Sep 17: For the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), however, it is time to prepare for the massive idol immersion exercise that follows the festivities. BBMP wants to keep the exercise simple and hassle-free, while KSPCB is keen on keeping lakes free from pollution.  Read More

PPCB raids 14 industries

Patiala, Sep 16: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) raided 14 air-polluting industries of Mandi Gobindgarh in the past two days and found six industries violating the air pollution norms. Read More

Now, it's illegal iron ore mining in Goa

Goa, Sep 13: Scarcely had the dust kicked up by the controversy over alleged illegal allocation of coal blocks settled, when Parliament sprang another egregious surprise on the last day of the monsoon session.  Read More

Say no to deathly waste dumps

Kochi, Sep 10: In what could raise serious questions about the safety of bio-medical waste disposal in the district, it is found that about 30 per cent of the hospitals do not dispose off their biomedical waste as per the rules laid down by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Read More

A nature hazard

Bangalore, Sep 9: After months of dithering, a complete ban on plastic of thickness less than 40-microns is now on the horizon. Read More