Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon appoint flying squads to check the disposal of e-waste, which has hazardous impact on the city's environment.

An announcement in this regard was made by minister of state for environment, Sachin Ahir in the Legislative Council last week.

THE issue of mercury leak in the eco-sensitive Pambar Shola forest in Kodaikanal from Hin dustan Lever's thermometer factory was firs brought to notice in 2001 by factory workers and environmental groups.

ARIYALUR: Collector T. Abraham convened a meeting at Jayamkondam in Ariyalur district on Tuesday to elicit opinion of the people of three villages of Amanukkuvandi, Veerachozhapuram and Pilichikuzhi in the district for the proposed exploration activity by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in these villages.

Jamshedpur, June 1: Concerned over the rising level of air and water pollution, the Damodar Bachao Andolan Evam Jal Jagrukta Abhiyan would stage a massive dharna in front of the headquarters of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) in Ranchi on June 5 coinciding with World Environment Day.

Almost three months after conducting a public hearing for Mohali

A pusher tug, a small barge that propels a bigger vessel, drowned in the Hooghly near Prinsep Ghat on Friday night, releasing oil into the river.

Mumbai The state environment department plans to urge the Centre to regulate the sale of colours next Holi, the move following a report in The Indian Express that such colours contain heavy metals.

Calcutta has honked its way to the top of the decibel charts even as stricter noise norms take effect nationwide with a reminder to drivers: no horn please, it

BHUBANESWAR: With more and more industries setting up shop in the State and environmental pollution monitoring becoming a tough task, the State Government is looking to introduce a self-regulation system soon.

The proposed system will put the onus on industries to adhere to the norms.

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has initiated strict action against half a dozen dyeing industrial units in Ludhiana, which are violating pollution control norms by burning municipal solid waste (MSW) and other unauthorised fuels. PPCB Member Secretary Dr Babu Ram said that on a tip-off, the team of PPCB officers conducted surprise checks of dyeing units situated along the Tajpur Road .