Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon appoint flying squads to check the disposal of e-waste, which has hazardous impact on the city's environment.

An announcement in this regard was made by minister of state for environment, Sachin Ahir in the Legislative Council last week.

Puneites will have to pay 50 paise more for petrol and Rs 1.20 more for diesel from June 1. The revised prices will be Rs 52.58 a litre for petrol and Rs 41 a litre for diesel, up from Rs 52.08 and Rs 39.80 in place from April 1.

People and planet are the two additional Ps that keep CFOs busy, along with the third P of profit, and Gopal Mahadevan, CFO, Thermax India, would ideally like to be applauded for his efforts on the financial front.

Pune On Earth Day on Thursday, various programmes were held in the city, including the launch of a workshop for repair and maintenance of renewable energy equipment.

Pune City-based World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) recently organised a conference on

Pune Experts are of the opinion that sedentary lifestyle and environmental pollution also contribute to cancer

With 928 persons seeking radiation therapy at Ruby Hall centre in 2007 and 1258 in 2008, the number of cancer

Pune Unable to resolve the issue of an alternate site for dumping garbage, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) -- exploring other means for disposal of garbage -- will install 12 biogas plants in the city by December-end. These plants are expected to process 63 metric tonnes of garbage by the end of 2010.

Pune The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has allocated 0.4 million metric standard cubic metre per day (mmscmd) of natural gas for the city, which has been linked to Dahej pipeline. Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Apurva Chandra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas said that the pipeline was ready and CNG and PNG (piped natural gas) are now available.

Pune Spurred by the energy audit that has shown the way to saving power, the Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to take up the energy audit of all its buildings from hospitals, schools, gardens to the one lakh street lights in the city so that it could reduce its electricity bill of Rs 1.75 crore per month.

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