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PANAJI: The workshop was to discuss and share ideas on how the problem of e-waste has been a burning issue which needs to be tackled in Goa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrato Mookherjee Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/07/2017 regarding bio-medical waste management of hospitals in Kolkata, West Bengal.

NGT grants the erring hospitals a final opportunity to comply with the pollution norms as recommended by the State PCB within three months. This shall include obtaining authorisations, consents to operate and completion of ETPS.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Versus Union of India & Others dated 13/07/2017 regarding Ganga river pollution. NGT notes that GAP I and GAP II has failed to yield the required results and on the contrary there has been tremendous increase in the industrial and sewage pollution load in river Ganga and its tributaries.

Draft Guidelilnes for Pre-processing/Co-processing of Hazardous and Other Wastes had been prepared in Feb. 2017 and circulated among the SPCBs/PCCs and other Stake-holders for information/comments. Suggestions were received and have been incorporate wherever feasible.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kommana Lakshmi Bala Ganeswara Rao Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 05/07/2017.

The research finds a correlation to the higher incidence of infant mortality when mothers and babies live within five kilometers of the roads, likely because of exposure to toxic materials used, transported and dumped during their construction, according to economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

Holding a plastic bottle of toxic mercury with his bare hands on an illegal gold mining barge in the Amazon basin, the 22-year-old miner says he is well aware of the dangers of the job.

Despite the Modi government’s pitch for Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan, Make in India campaign, Smart Cities Project, Digital India Campaign and the Zero Effect Zero Defect policy (leaving zero effect on

Although the Narendra Modi government’s pitch for ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan’, ‘Make in India’ campaign, ‘Smart Cities Project’, ‘Digital India Campaign’ and the ‘Zero Effect Zero Defect’ policy (lea

After analyzing the Environmental Status of 88 Industrial Clusters selected in the country, Central Pollution Control Board in consultation with the Ministry of Environment & Forests has identified 43 critically polluted industrial clusters based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI).

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