Out of the total project cost of Rs 240 crore, the Centre and the state will bear Rs 50 crore and Rs 12 crore, respectively, said Bawankule.

As per the proposed amendments, approved last week, new buildings or expansion projects less than 50,000 sq m would not require prior environment clearance and can be constructed “under the supervi

“The North corporation is under acute financial crunch.

An MPCB official said retailers are expected to print the manufacturers’ name, type of plastic and buy-back price on all plastic packaging used by them.

In India, according to a 2012 report in The Lancet as quoted by Medical News Today, breast cancer is one of the most common problems among women here.

An official of the Central Pollution Control Board said rains in the last few days washed away pollutants from the air which led to the quality of air improving.

A study by Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation published in The Lancet says that India’s ranking of 158th in 2016 represents an improvement from its 1990 ranking of 162nd.

Coming down heavily on the opposition, Modi said that they always looked at the poor as vote banks, throwing freebies at them only to win the elections.

The bans, however, do not feature as a recommendation by an expert committees that had been formed to look into the question of dealing with air pollution.

No swine flu cases were reported in Lakhimpur Kheri in the last two years, he said.

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