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Yet another deadline has meant nothing for the local dyeing units polluting the Buddha Nullah as they have failed to upgrade their effluent treatment plants (ETPs). Earlier, the Punjab Pollution Control Board had directed them to follow the orders in this regard till March 31.


Government will initiate specific measures to ensure that the people of Salmon, Saligao are not put to hardships vis-

The Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) will not only have to stop dumping of garbage at Assagao plateau but will also have to immediately fence-- the whole dumping site.
The High Court directed MMC to appoint adequate number of chawkidars and guards within 48-hours guard at the site.

High Court grants injunction against treatment

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore:

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has asked as many as 2,300 registered industries to restrain from transporting waste in view of the injunction granted by the High Court against treatment of hazardous waste at Dobbespet plant.

Mumbai The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has sought proposals to start more bio-medical waste treatment plants in regions of the Thane district and other districts in the state.

Forty-eight hospitals of the city and district, including SSG Hospital, have been served notices by Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for being negligent in disposal of bio-medical waste. According to GPCB officials, the notices were issued after a team of officials that surveyed hospitals and clinics in February submitted its report recently.

The incinerator and plasma pyrolysis plant at Goa Medical College & Hospital treating bio-medical waste are not in good health. Also, this premier hospital lacks certain facilities as it treats bio-medical waste from other hospitals as well.

The High Court has directed the Karnataka State Pollution Controlled Board to bring down the levels of pollution in the City.