The five government hospitals coming under Bangalore Medical College are likely to start disinfection of liquid bio- medical waste at the source as done in private hospitals, according to an official in Bangalore Medical College Research Institute.

Coimbatore: The district administration and district engineer of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board have announced that orders have been served on 40 dyeing units for closure and disconnection of power supply connection on the charges of polluting the Noyyal Rajavaikkal and the ground water table in the area.

Come December 4 and the Margao Municipal Council will kick off an intensive campaign across the Commercial Capital to create awareness amongst the citizens on waste segregation and door-to-door garbage collection.
The campaign is intended to bring about awareness on waste segregation as the civic body will start door-to-door garbage collection from six municipal wards from January 1, 2009.

Chandigarh, November 20 : After receiving a wake-up call from the Punjab and Haryana High Court for not keeping a check on meat industries in Dera Bassi, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today submitted a draft policy introducing significant changes in its functioning.

Mumbai, November 19 With the commercial capital leading the country

Deepa H Ramakrishnan
NOT MANY TAKERS: A computerised vehicle emission checking centre in the city.

Pune, November 04 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), while admitting to its shortcomings, has trained guns on the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for not sharing the responsibility for the accident that killed seven at the biomedical waste disposal plant in Kailash crematorium on September 11.

The Goa State Pollution Control Board has sought a factual report from the PWD over use of garbage and waste by the contractor for and filling of the Margao ring road.

In a joint inspection carried by various government bodies, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Monday collected samples from contaminated rivulets which burst into flames on Saturday evening at Shindolim-Jina, Sancoale for examination.

By Subhash Chandra N S,DH News Service,Bangalore:

The financial slowdown might have reduced conspicuous consumption and dulled cracker sales across town. But now, there is a little twist in the Deepavali tale.