Ajay Modi / Jaipur November 16, 2009, 0:53 IST

Financial losses at nearby units in crores, air quality severely affected.

A team of scientists from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is monitoring air, water and soil in the areas affected by the fire that broke out in 11 IOC tanks in Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Air pollution caused by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) fire may lead to environmental hazards, including acid rain, even as the blaze in two of the 11 oil storage tanks at Sitapura continued on Tuesday, the sixth day.

NEW DELHI: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recommended an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the area affected by the raging fire in the Indian Oil depot at Sitapura on the outskirts of Jaipur.

It has also suggested regular monitoring of air, water and soil in Jaipur, Haryana and Delhi along with the State Pollution Control Boards.

Human Negligence Caused Jaipur Inferno: Experts

Jaipur: As Rs 500 crore worth of fuel burned through the second day of the Jaipur inferno, there were two questions no one had answered satisfactorily. How did it happen? And how many had died in the blaze that started with a blast on Thursday evening?

LUCKNOW: As rivers emerging from Nepal showed no signs of relent, the floods in over a dozen districts of east UP and Terai region claimed 10 more lives on Monday, taking the toll to over 30.

Governor expedites payments in Jharkhand villagers in six districts of Uttar Pradesh staged a protest in the first week of June. Their protest was against non-payment of wages for works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (nregs). Under the Act, workers should be paid within two weeks of a work

NREGA Survey 2008 was conducted in May-June 2008. It covered 10 districts spread over six North Indian States (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh). The sample districts were Araria and Kaimur (Bihar), Surguja (Chhattisgarh), Koderma and Palamau (Jharkhand), Badwani and Sidhi (Madhya Pradesh), Dungarpur and Sirohi (Rajasthan) and Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh).

Eighty-nine people were killed in the high-velocity thunderstorm that ripped across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The deaths came as winds blew at 80 km an hour uprooting trees and triggering wall collapse and lightning ignited fires. The thunderstorm caused a blackout in several parts of the State as power lines snapped. Trains services were also affected. Power, rail services restored