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Making funeral pyres eco-friendly
Aarti Dhar
The Hindu , Sunday, May 15, 2005

NEW DELHI: Over 40 million trees are consumed annually in the conventional Hindu system of cremation, leading to the denudation of 1,500-2,000 sq km of forests. It also results in the emission of 7.5 ...More


Air monitoring system set up at Taj Mahal
Anjali Dhal Samanta
The Hindu , Sunday, May 15, 2005

NEW DELHI: Concerned about the health of over 350 years of history, the Central Pollution Control Board has set up a continuous air monitoring station at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Not only will the newly ...More


Pollution Control Board acquires two new facilities
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Sunday, May 15, 2005

· Mobile air quality monitoring station also suggests necessary action · Hazardous waste laboratory helps generate data for policy measures HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control B ...More


Cuddalore Could be next Bhopal, warn activists
G. C. Shekhar
Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Chennai, May 9 Environmental Activists have warned that a Bhopan-like tragedy is waiting to happen in Cuddalore, about 200 km from Chennai, where chemicals industries housed in the SIPCOT industria ...More


Widespread air pollution in Cuddalore SIPCOT
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Tuesday, May 10, 2005

12 toxic gases present in air CHENNAI: : The SIPCOT Area Community Environmental Monitors (SACEM) on Monday claimed that 12 toxic gases were present in the air around the government industrial estat ...More


Damodar Valley to relocate thermal plant
Pratim Ranjan Bose
The Hindu Business Line , Friday, May 06, 2005

HAVING been denied environmental clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has decided to relocate its proposed 1000 MW (2 X 500 MW) thermal power pl ...More


Waking up to the pollution threat
S. Muralidhar
The Hindu Business line , Thursday, May 05, 2005

THE fact that we have a World Environment Day, is telling on the deep reaching impact of pollution in our lives. Of all the types of environmental pollution, the one that is most visible in our day- ...More


PCBA call to check pollution of Brahmaputra
Staff Reporter
The Assam Tribune , Saturday, April 30, 2005

GUWAHATI, April 29– A high-level team headed by Prof JL Dutta, Chairman of Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA) visited Gauhati Refinery on April 27 and had a discussion with the Executive Director a ...More


Admn makes light of rising pollution in Faridabad
Bijendra Ahlawat
The Tribune , Saturday, April 30, 2005

Faridabad, April 29 Even as the premier industrial city of North India continues to be a highly polluted area, there is hardly any attempt by the administration here to check the rising pollution lev ...More


After air check, 'clean' Taj project to muffle noise
Vijay Upadhyay
The Pioneer , Wednesday, April 27, 2005

With air pollution around the Taj slowly coming down to acceptable limits, the Agra administration is taking steps to restore the serenity of the atmosphere around this monument by controlling noise p ...More


Health Dept to outsource disposal of bio-medical waste
Ruchika M. Khanna
The Tribune , Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Panchkula, April 26 The Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) has pulled up the Health Department, Haryana, over its failure to comply with provisions of Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) ...More


Generators increasing pollution
Staff Reporter
The Tribune , Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ludhiana, April 26 As the mercury soars the city is witnessing long power cuts. Use of diesel-run generators is picking up once again, leading to alarming rise in air pollution. While the pollution l ...More


Delhi Metro stations to harvest rainwater
Nidhi Sharma
Times of India , Tuesday, April 26, 2005

NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro is zipping along the green track. As trains connect more parts of east and south Delhi in phase II of the project, DMRC will recycle construction waste and even initiate rainwat ...More


Disposal of bio-medical waste to be outsourced
Ruchika M. Khanna
The Tribune , Monday, April 25, 2005

Panchkula, April 24 The district health authorities have decided to outsource the disposal of bio-medical waste generated from General Hospital, community health centres (CHC), primary health centres ...More


Sudheeran not to cooperate with expert committee on mineral sand-mining
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Sunday, April 24, 2005

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress leader, V. M. Sudheeran, has said that he will not cooperate with the committee on mineral sand-mining in protest against the Government's failure to reconstitute it b ...More


On Lake’s edge, a token cleanliness drive
Staff Reporter
The Indian Express , Saturday, April 23, 2005

Chandigarh, April 22: On the occasion of World Earth Day, 200 students from KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Saint Soldier International School, volunteers of Yuv ...More


Saving Earth
Jagjit Singh
The Pioneer , Friday, April 22, 2005

The global environment has continued to deteriorate since the 1992 Earth Summit. With the rising level of toxic pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste, threats to the human civilisation h ...More


State gets 4 months to reduce air pollution
Staff Reporter
Times of India , Monday, April 18, 2005

HYDERABAD: Unhappy over the pace at which measures to reduce air pollution in the city are implemented, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Protection and Control Authority (EPCA) has set a four-m ...More


Call to clean up beach at Malpe
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Sunday, April 17, 2005

UDUPI: There are different opinions between a hotel resort, said to be an example of private-public partnership, and fishermen at Malpe on the existence of a fishmeal plant and the smell of fish in th ...More


Supreme Court notice on bio-medical waste disposal
Staff Reporter
The Hindu , Saturday, April 16, 2005

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a public interest petition seeking the replacement of the existing system of burnin ...More


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