Sugar and paper mills in Bihar and tanneries in West Bengal have been penalised by the Supreme Court for continuing to discharge untreated waste into the Ganga and its tributaries.

A group of industrialists in Andhra Pradesh blaze a new trail in the treatment of effluents.

Environmentalists fear India's liberalisation policies will lead to the growth of the small scale dyestuff industry, which is a heavy polluter.

Small is not always beautiful: Small-scale industries in India account for only 35 per cent of the country"s industrial production, but their share of pollution is a whopping 65 per cent.

Howrah railway station is facing closure because the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) says a huge volume of sewage from the station is discharged untreated into the Hooghly river. WBPCB

THE GERMAN minister for environment, nature protection and reactor safety, Klaus Topfer, is among those who blame the West for a major role in polluting the earth. Or, so he was at pains to establish

Hampered by a Supreme Court order, UP pollution control authorities are finding it difficult to close a Birla sugar unit emitting acidic effluents into a Gomati tributary.

The Damodar is the most polluted river in the country today, thanks to the several industries that have sprouted on its mineral-rich banks. Experts say the only way to save the Damodar valley is for these highly polluting industries to make massive invest

Several government and voluntary agencies are involved in the onerous task of cleaning up the country's best known river.

Central Ganga Authority Ministry of Environment and Forests Paryavaran Bhavan CGO Complex Lodhi Road New Delhi 110 003 V Rajamani Chairman, Steering Committee Ministry of