The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has asked all sponge iron industries in the State to follow pollution control measures as per the norms set by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The KSPCB organised its first ever workshop on

Shillong, Sept. 14: The chief labour commissioner of Meghalaya and his team today wrapped up the visit to Jaintia Hills to ascertain the prevalence of minors working in coal mines and will prepare a report to be submitted to the Union government.

According to sources, chief labour commissioner N.K. Prasad, the regional labour commissioner, Calcutta, B.B.

Shillong, Sept.

To avert disasters like the Bhopal gas leak, the environment ministry is preparing off-site emergency plans for hazardous units in 41 selected industrial pockets such as Gurgaon, Coimbatore, Bharatpur and Panipat.

RTI Application Filed By Activist Had Demanded Information From Government
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Residents of Katarwada, Bicholim Industrial Estate and surrounding areas have demanded enquiry in the pollution caused in the area by a chemical factory.
The residents have once again complained of pollution caused by a chemical factory in the area, as earlier, wells were polluted, but in the recent case reported in the area, a cow was seriously burnt due to chemical contact.

Pune

Mumbai: On the eve of World Environment Day, environment minister Suresh Shetty spoke to DNA on the need for effective implementation of the existing rules and norms. Excerpts from the interview:

Industrial units continue to flout pollution norms...

Hundreds of polluting industrial units in Delhi are set to close shop as the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought strict compliance of the Supreme Court ruling on closure of such units in the M C Mehta case.

The move would start with polluting units in Nangloi village, and the High Court gave the Delhi government four weeks for the clean-up act.

KOCHI: The Bharat Petroleum Ltd, Kochi Refinery, in association with Kerala state Fire and Rescue Services, will conduct a two-day workshop for firemen on scientific methods to deal with hazardous chemical emergencies, which will be inaugurated by Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at the BPCL Kochi Refinery Learning Centre on Saturday.

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