The court was hearing four petitions, which alleged that electro-magnetic radiation, generated by mobile towers, adversely affect the health and well being of humans and other living beings.

In 2016, when the draft DP was first placed before citizens, Mumbai municipality had categorised a major portion of the same land parcel in Goregaon as an ecologically sensitive belt.

The recharge of groundwater in 2018 was not highly appreciable as in more than 3,000 villages in the state, groundwater levels had dropped over 3 metres, or to the maximum depth.

Shortly after they were administered the vaccine, the children complained of headache and nausea and were kept under observation in a hospital. They were discharged on Tuesday evening.

With H1N1 cases, commonly referred to as swine flu, highest in Maharashtra, the state’s public health department has introduced detailed treatment protocol for doctors to reduce mortality in critic

As per the data compiled by MPCB, it has inspected over 600 plastic manufacturing units across the state from March 23 — when the ban came into force — to October 2.

The court said that a 50m buffer zone should be created around mangrove land in which no construction activity or dumping of debris should be permitted.

The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Jainendra Baxi, a film director, through his lawyer Aditya Pratap.

Maharashtra government has proposed, in case of multi-layered packaging, using single-layer plastic with other layers under its ambit.

The tribal development department subsequently launched the Van Mitra programme to first train officials on the law and then to clear or reopen tens of thousands of pending or erroneously rejected

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