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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

Disposal of E-Waste

New Delhi, August 21: The Ministry of Environment & Forests is implementing a Scheme to provide financial assistance for setting up of treatment, disposal and storage facility for hazardous and integrated recycling facilities for E-waste on public private partnership mode. Read More

Kochi among cities with heavy pollution

Kochi, August 20: The industrial clusters based in Greater Kochi fall into the group of cities with high pollution levels, as per a study done by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. 

Bilkhadi improvement plan in limbo

Vapi, August 19: Authorities are in a fix over implementation of Bilkhadi improvement plan to cleanse the main natural drain in Vapi, following incessant inflow of industrial sludge from the common solid waste management site to another natural drain that is directly linked with Bilkhadi. Read More

CPCL wants ban on new projects in Manali to go

Chennai, August 15: Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) is resting its hopes on Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) latest report on Manali, and the consequent decision Union Ministry of Environment and Forests takes on new projects. Read More

Pollution board tells rice shelling units

Chandigarh, August 14: To check environment pollution, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has directed all rice shelling units to follow norms pertaining to proper handling, storage and transportation of rice husk ash, or face the music. Read More

Zinc, nickel plating units will not need SAC nod: PPCB chief

Ludhiana, August 13: Although the written orders are yet to come, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Ravinder Singh has announced the electroplating units doing nickel and zinc plating and having machinery cost upto Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh respectively now need not get clearance from the Site Appraisal Committee (SAC).

Biomedical waste incinerator proposed for city

Kochi, August 12: The Kerala Enviro Infrastructure Limited, which runs a Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) at Ambalamedu, has submitted a detailed project report to the State government and the State Pollution Control Board seeking approval to set up an incinerator for the treatment and disposal of biomedical waste. 

State ranks 6th in green index

BHUBANESWAR, Aug. 12 -- The Environment Performance Index (EPI), prepared by the Planning Commission, has placed Odisha at sixth rank among the 28 States and seven Union Territories. The ranking assumes significance in view of the plan panel's decision to link EPI with fund devolution for the States. Read More