BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and the district administration will down shutters of 12 hotels along Puri beach on Thursday for violating pollution control norms.

The national green tribunal (NGT) has directed Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) to file an affidavit in reply and furnish the inspection report related to the construction of steps and

The Puri beach is a major tourist attraction but pollution has always remained a matter of concern.

PORVORIM: The construction of illegal hotels in the no-development zone of coastal Goa rocked the legislative assembly on Thursday, with opposition MLAs accusing the government of shielding the ill

MARGAO: Thanks to indifference of the Tourism Department, Salcete’s coastal belt plays host to tons of waste washed ashore on the beach belt since the last few days.

Over the years, the government’s quick-fix plan to construct sea wall along coastal areas of the state has proved largely ineffective in checking sea erosion.

With Goa tar balls phenomenon getting wider attention of environmentalists and parliamentarians, the Center on Tuesday announced calling a high-level meeting of stakeholders, including experts from

Javadekar said the government will find out whether pollution, specially through tar balls, was created by an ulterior design by countries which wanted to destroy tourism

The Goa govern ment has asked its pollution control board to find out the source of the tar balls phenomenon on the state beach es.

The pre-monsoon churning of currents on the high seas throws up sticky and oily tar balls, which turn people away from Goa’s pristine beaches annually.