Pune, June 29 The State Government is set to launch the environment policy for the State, Ms Valsa R. Nair Singh, Chairman, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), and Secretary, Environment Department, Government of Maharashtra, said here today.

The move is the first of its kind in the country.

She said the draft policy was ready and would be submitted to the Cabinet in a week.

QUEPEM, JUNE 25 (HC) -- Residents of Curpem and Colomba in Sanguem taluka on Thursday opposed the renewal of mining leases of two mining companies in their areas.
The residents made this decision at a public hearing organized by Goa State Pollution Control Board at Shree Curpeshwar Temple hall, Satarkarwada-Curpem, Sanguem.

It has issued show cause notice to the plant

VIRUDHUNAGAR: Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has found the chilly oil extract plant here guilty of polluting the environment.

It has issued show cause notice to the plant seeking explanation as to why criminal action should not be initiated against it.

AHMEDABAD: Exactly three months ago, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) had promised people about an ambitious scheme of launching an SMS garbage collection scheme. It was to be a unique method to deal with collection of biomedical waste from hospitals in the wake of hepatitis B outbreak.


A complaint will be lodged with the police, says RDO

Stern action: Revenue Department and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board officials re-sealed 11 dyeing and bleaching units that were in operation even after they were found violating an earlier closure order.

Giridih, June 15: Villagers in Mohanpur on the outskirts of the town today opposed the new project of Swati Sponge there on pollution ground.

At the first mass-level hearing on the upcoming sponge iron plant, the residents also criticised the role of the state pollution control board on the issue.

The Goa Medical College (GMC) & Hospital at Bambolim is still grappling with the problem of biomedical waste and treatment even as it has made some improvements in the existing treatment facilities following a notice from the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB).
Two Board officials, who inspected the hospital on June 9, found that plasma pyrolis plant was not in operation.

In complete defiance of the High Court order, Village Panchyats (VPs) have done nothing to either set up composting stations or collect plastic and dispose it off.
The inspection report of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) submitted to the Court on Monday indicated that VPs are yet to realise the gravity of the problem.

The High Court has ordered issue of notice to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) for a resolution passed during its 160th board meeting dated November 13, 2007.

The resolution sought to regularise the industries, whose licenses were cancelled for causing pollution, by levying administration charges.