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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

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

Online monitor for cleaner air

Ranchi, July 10: To make industries more accountable, cement and power plants of Jharkhand will henceforth have to be a part of a mandatory online ambient air quality monitoring system that will help bosses at pollution control offices in Delhi and Ranchi keep track of local ecological changes. Read More

Can Bellary become the Bokaro of South?

Bellary, June 30: As the recent Global investors Meet (GIM) demonstrated, investor interest in Bellary continues to remain high, even if it has dipped since GIM-2010 when it bagged quarter of the total investments promised. Read More

MPPCB implements E-Waste Rules

Ministry of Environment and Forests promulgated E-waste Rules in 2011 which will be put into force from May 1, 2012. In compliance to the Rules Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) has put forward a framework for effective management of e-wastes in the state. Talking about the initiative HS Malviya from Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board said that Board has done inventorisation of e-waste for eight major towns in the state and quantified the generation.

ETS in pipeline for particulate emissions

Taking a cue from the Acid Rain Programme of the United States, Ministry of Environment and Forests has initiated a pilot Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to abate air pollution and enhance environmental quality. It would allow the regulator to set a cap on the aggregate level of pollution permitted, and then allow a self regulating system to ensure that pollution does not exceed this cap.

All buildings need to go green by 2020

New Delhi, June 29: All buildings which are supposed to be built by 2020 need guidance in terms of construction methods and obtain environment clearances to ensure that they do not make living conditions difficult, warned Centre for Science and Energy at a briefing in Delhi on Thursday.   Read More

New pollution norms for hotel industry in Noida

NOIDA, June 27 : To check air and water pollution and waste management in the hotel industry, the UP State Pollution Control Board has decided to make it mandatory for restaurants and hotels across Gautam Budh Nagar to get a No Objection Certificate from it to continue their operations. Read More  

Periyar turns dumping yard for effluents

Kochi, June 27: About 2.48 crore litres of effluents generated by nearly 55 industrial units in Eloor and Edayar are let out into the Periyar River daily after primary treatment, against the prescribed norm of ‘zero discharge’ by industries to prevent pollution of rivers.