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Maharashtra Pollution Control Board


Maharashtra: HC imposes Rs 5 lakh cost on Jalna civic chief, four other officials

February 22, 2021 3:50 am

Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently came down heavily on five officers of Jalna Municipal Council, including its chief officer.

Mumbai air quality turned worst in October 2020, says MPCB data

January 10, 2021 8:53 pm

Experts noted that the gradual reopening of the city, which coincided with the onset of winter, resulted in rise in pollution levels

Thousands of fish found dead in Kolhapur river, angry villagers tie up pollution board official

December 24, 2020 9:48 am

MPCB regional officer Sachin Harbad, who visited the village to inspect the riverbed where the fish were found, was accosted by the villagers and tied up to a stone structure.

Mumbai: PM 2.5 below set limits at 11 stations

December 20, 2020 1:06 am

MPCB also analysed the air quality index (AQI) range for 2019-20 for 11 monitoring stations in the city. Good AQI was recorded for only 21 % of total observations, with most good air days at Borivli (43%) and minimum at Kurla (3.8%).

Maharashtra: MPCB defers firecracker testing as it awaits NGT directives on proposed ban

November 06, 2020 10:58 pm

“An order is expected on November 9 and till then, we have postponed the annual exercise of testing the firecrackers for compliance with noise standard and air quality,” Joint Director of MPCB, V M Mothgare, told The Indian Express.

PuneFFF participates in 'global climate strike' outside MPCB office

September 25, 2020 11:27 pm

While the event was dampened by coronavirus-related control measures, several people participated digitally by uploading a picture of their shoes and stating the reason why they stand with the global movement under the hashtag #GCSPune.

Maharashtra: MPCB to set up 40 monitoring stations in next three months

February 03, 2020 3:08 am

According to the MPCB, 40 CAAQMS will be installed in the first phase, followed by next 40 in the second phase by the end of 2020. The MPCB is also planning to increase manual monitoring stations to 126.

Tarapur factory blast: MPCB issues closure notice to ANK Pharma

January 16, 2020 2:00 am

Last Saturday, eight persons were killed and seven injured following an explosion triggered by a failed trial run of chemical production at the factory.

Plastic ban: Most dairies in Maharashtra yet to start buying back and recycling of milk pouches

October 01, 2019 5:47 am

While some milk dairies claim they have submitted the buyback plans to the government and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the MPCB says it is awaiting government approval to proceed with collection and recycling.

MPCB to hold talks with plastic manufacturers over EPR plans

June 10, 2019 7:43 am

The MPCB said it has received around 350 EPR plans from plastic manufacturers in the past few months. “...It was surprising to find out that not more than ten per cent of the total plans was functional,” said a senior MPCB official.