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State seeks TNPCB report on pollution in Cauvery

Salem, September 1: The State Government has sought a detailed Action Taken Report (ATR) from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on the pollution allegedly caused by chemical industries to water bodies including River Cauvery, and villages and hamlets in and around Mettur. Read More

Ankleshwar units seek to shed 'critically polluted' tag

Bharuch, September 1: Union forests and environment minister Jayanti Natrajan has called for fresh reports on pollution levels in Ankleshwar, Panoli and Jhagadia following representations by the industry bodies to remove the region from the category of critically polluted zones. Read More

SIPCOT units come under scanner

Chennai, August 30: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to continuously monitor the air, including for toxic gases, of the units in SIPCOT, Cuddalore. Read More

Guidelines for Biomedical Waste Disposal

New Delhi, August 28: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has notified Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules in 1998, as amended in the years 2000 & 2003, to provide a regulatory framework for segregation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of the bio-medical waste generated from the Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in the country so as to avoid adverse impact on human health and environment. 

What's with the noise?

Bengaluru, August 27: During the just-concluded month of religious festivities, many road margins in the city were full of giant cut-out figures of deities formed using coloured light bulbs. Read More

Jhelum needs the Ganga love

Kashmir, August 26: Since ages, the river Ganga has been at the heart of faith for millions of Hindus. Some 70 million faithful Hindus take bath in the river even today to cleanse themselves from their sins. The belief that dropping the ashes of cremated bodies at the Manikarnika Ghat at Varanasi gives moksha (liberation) to the jiva (soul) remains as strong as ever.

Pollution approvals to be time-bound

Hyderabad, August 25: Entrepreneurs can heave a sigh of relief as AP Pollution Control Board is all set to take a final call on online applications for Consent of Establishment and Consent for Operation to make it “time-bound”. Read More

Harmful air in Mayur Vihar, Noida

NOIDA, August 24: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that presence of harmful pollutants in air within a range of 15km from Noida, which includes Mayur Vihar and portions of Ghaziabad, is more than seven times the normal limit. Read More

Pollution of Yamuna River

New Delhi, August 21: As per the analysis of the regular monitoring undertaken by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), river water quality of Yamuna River deteriorates especially in its stretch between Wazirabad barrage at Delhi till its confluence with Chambal River in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.). Read More