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Maharashtra Pollution Control Board


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.

Pune: Banned plastic items resurface in city shops

December 10, 2018 8:34 am

As per the ban, anybody found manufacturing, stocking or selling goods in these banned plastic materials could attract a fine of Rs 5,000 or more.

Maharashtra: State urges civic bodies to follow MPCB rules for dealing with slaughterhouse waste

August 11, 2018 8:56 am

The MPCB had made it mandatory to set up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to treat the waste generated in slaughterhouses and to ensure that no untreated waste was released. The remains of the animals also have to be disposed of in accordance with the guidelines of the MPCB.

Maharashtra: Tests show crackers exceed noise limits

October 05, 2017 8:43 am

While the single crackers were found to be within their permissible limits of 125 dB(A), with most measuring between 116 to 119 dB(A), they were still found to be higher than last year's highest reading of 117 dB(A).

NGT asks pollution control board chief to leave post

June 11, 2017 2:00 am

Orders removal of nine others; MPCB chairperson says will move SC.

Sound pollution from vehicle horns: NGT slams cops for non-compliance

March 10, 2016 3:16 am

MPCB laid down standards on July 31, 2014 on the use of horns, sirens and multi-toned horns for vehicles

Faster MPCB nod for industries soon

March 08, 2015 12:35 am

From June, all industries can apply online for consent.