MUMBAI: In a bid to ensure that all healthcare units comply with the rules related to disposal of bio-medical waste, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has initiated action against 230 erring establishments. Of these, 100 have been served with closure notices, while the rest have been asked to comply with the norms within 15 days or face consequences (closure notice).


MM ISMANAGEM M ENT of biomed M ical wastes in and around the hospitals in Kashmir valley continues to add to the pollution levels thereby creating problems for both the patients in the hospitals and people at large.

LUCKNOW: At least 500 buses plying in Lucknow are awaiting CNG conversion. Close to 30,000 kg of CNG is left un-used everyday. Going by the fact that a single bus runs on 60 kg of CNG, 30,000 kg is sufficient to run 500 buses everyday.

Ludhiana One and a half years ago, he was ridiculed for proposing the revival of the common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Focal Point.

Deepa H Ramakrishnan

According to a survey conducted by TNPCB

NOISY: Motor vehicles significantly contribute to noise pollution levels. A scene in Velachery.

CHENNAI: Noise pollution levels in residential areas across the city are considerably higher than the prescribed limits, as per a survey conducted by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

R. Vimal Kumar

For a clean city: A scientific team constituted by Kongunadu Munnetra Peravai in Tirupur to study the problems of effluent discharge.

Tirupur: A technical committee constituted by the newly-formed political party Kongunadu Munnetra Peravai to study effluent water management in Tirupur, has come out with its report on Monday.

A sample study of the water collected by the Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KPCB) at the Mallathalli Lake on Saturday has revealed low Dissolved Oxygen levels (DO).
Out of the four samples collected by KPCB at different corners of the lake, where a lakh fish had died, two samples were found to contain 2.5- 2.8 milligrams of DO, which is unsuitable for the fish to survive.

CHENNAI: The level of respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) in the ambient air at residential area in Adyar and traffic intersection in V. Nagar recently was 30 microgram/cubic metre and 185 microgram/cubic metre respectively. The permissible limit is 100 microgram/cubic metre, according to a press release from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

The Mallathahalli lake, where about a lakh fish were found dead over the last four days, was cleared of the waste on Saturday by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

The Corporation of City of Panaji has warned the Town and Country Planning Department (TCP) and the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) to shift their vehicles from the EDC complex at Patto or else to pay the required penalty.
The EDC complex has literally turned into dumping ground for various scrapped government vehicles, which are occupying major space.