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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

PPCB initiates process to seal distillery

Dasuya, July 24: After the groundwater samples collected from the villages in the vicinity of AB Sugars and Distillery Limited failed the potability tests, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has initiated the process to seal the unit.  Read More

Delhi kids unable to breathe easy

New Delhi, July 22: A study shows high levels of respiratory disorders among children in the age bracket of seven to 15 years in Delhi due to indoor air pollution. It has also found close association of these disorders with the use of biomass in rural part of the city. Read More

Ganga Gapped

July 21: Pollution in the Ganga is an important story that needs to be constantly told if we want the nation’s lifeline to survive. Read More

SC slams MCD on Yamuna river pollution

New Delhi, July 11: Terming the MCD as "the biggest polluter" of Yamuna, the Supreme Court today rebuked the civic body for saying that it has nothing to do with the pollution of the river and warned it that all its three commissioners would have to appear before the court if it persisted with its stand.  Read More