Heeding to states' plea for simplification of green clearance process, the Union environment and forests ministry has come out with detailed guidelines giving more powers to states by exempting cer

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) does not give permit for hazardous industries in areas that have high population density, said KSPCB Chairman Vaman Acharya.

The Central government in its notification on eco-sensitive zones, also known as buffer zones, around wildlife sanctuaries has asked the state government to prepare zonal master plans in consultati

The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) have begun working on a feasibility study for the construction of waste water treatment plants on the Ravi river at two sites at an amount of Rs 486 million.
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A joint deal was signed between the The Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association(BSBA) and the Association of Bankers Bangladesh(ABB) have signed recently aimed at to improve environmental and social

The Bangladesh Ship Breakers’ Association and the Association of Bankers Bangladesh have signed a joint statement to improve the country’s environmental and social standards in the ship recycling i

Tannery relocation by 2016, Barua saysThe government intends to complete the relocation of the hazardous tanneries from Hazaribagh to Savar by 2016, now that the dispute over who would bear the lio

The public hearing for Adani’s ship-breaking facility near Mundra West Port in Gujarat’s Kuchchh district ended without the company being able to give comprehensive answers to the queries raised by the project-affected peo

Incident rates down from 2.6 to 1.4 per thousand workers in 2012-13; while national average is 11 per thousand workers, Goa’s figure is lowest

Even as the industrial scenario in the State remained dismal in 2011-12 with almost 40 industrial units shutting shop, there has been a silver lining with the rate of accidents in the hazardous industries dropping drastically.

For the first time Goa would conduct a safety audit of all of its 250 hazardous units once every two-years, to ensure industrial safety and prevent accidents.

Not just the major accident hazardous (MAH) units, but the pharmaceuticals, steel, chemical and other industries under the hazardous category would be subject to this regime.