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The government has exempted builders from obtaining prior green nod for construction of universities, school, college and hostel facilities provided they follow sustainable environment practises.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on disposal of fly ash generated by thermal power plants in Odisha, 11/05/2015. Coal in India has high ash content. Therefore, large quantity of fly ash is generated by Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants in the Country including Odisha.

Advisory regarding implementation of Notification No. G.S.R. 02 (E) dated 2nd January,2014 for supply and use of coal with ash content not exceeding 34% for the coal based thermal power plants.

The National Green Tribunal’s eastern zone bench on 13 July, 2015 issued a cause notice to Bakreshwar thermal power plant, asking why it should not be penalised for dumping fly-ash and polluting Chandrabhaga and Bakreshwar rivers in West Bengal

KOLKATA: A report filed by river expert Kalyan Rudra to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) pointed to 'total extinction of biodiversity' in the Chandrabhaga River in Birbhum due to dumping of flyash

The Queensland environment department is examining claims that Adani’s chequered environmental and legal history is grounds to revoke its status as a “suitable operator” for Australia’s largest coa

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Dutta Vs. State of West Bengal & Ors. dated 23/02/2015 regarding discharge of fly ash into Chandrabhaga and Bakreswar rivers by Bakreswar Thermal Power Project.

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The atmospheric concentrations of 17 trace elements (Al, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, Ti and Zn) were measured by means of the "lichen-bag" technique in the Agri Valley (southern Italy). The lichen samples were collected from an unpolluted site located in Rifreddo forest (southern Italy), about 30 km away from the study area along the north direction. The bags were exposed to ambient air for 6 and 12 months. The exposed-to-control (EC) ratio values highlighted that the used lichen species were suitable for biomonitoring investigations.

Several mechanisms are developed by the microorganisms to tolerate few high concentrations of heavy metals. One of these mechanisms dependent upon anabolic and catabolic energy of microorganisms is the bioaccumulation of heavy metals. In present work, approximately four varieties of bacteria have been isolated from the ash dyke sample of four thermal power plants of Chhattisgarh, i.e., Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO), Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB), Korba, Thermal Power Cooperation (NTPC), Bilaspur and KSK Akaltara, Chattisgarh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Tribunal at its own Vs. M.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 05/12/2014 regarding the closure of the ash dyke of Sarni Thermal Power Plant, Madhya Pradesh.

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