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'MoEF, Assam failed in their duties'

New Delhi, Sep 8: The Union environment ministry and the Assam government were apparently "unaware" of the proliferation of illegal industries in the no-development zone around the Kaziranga National Park, drawing a scathing observation from the National

Know Periyar flaws

Kochi, Sep 7: The State Pollution Control Board move to set up a highly sensitive monitoring system - ‘water quality monitoring station’ in the Periyar river is getting delayed following an error in the system imported from a US-based company. Read More

Jharkhand mulls plasma tech for waste disposal

Ranchi, September 5: The Jharkhand government is all set to install a high-tech system to do away with the hazards of solid waste. In keeping with its drive to maintain the ecological balance of the forest-rich region, the Jhakhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) has decided to use plasma technology to treat solid and non-biodegradable wastes. Read More

Govt to ascertain dump mining in Goa

 NEW DELHI, SEP 4: The Centre has ordered an inspection to ascertain whether dump mining is taking place in Goa amid complaints that the activity is being carried out in the state without obtaining environmental clearance. Read More

Mandur: Minister blames KSPCB

Bangalore, Sep 3: Environment Minister Sogadu Shivanna on Monday said the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has failed to ensure proper maintenance of the Mandur landfill by the Palike. Read More

Cleaning of Rivers

New Delhi, September 2: The Ganga Action Plan (GAP) was launched by the Government in 1985, for pollution abatement activities in identified polluted stretches of river 

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