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Thursday, August 13, 2020



MPCB to Bombay HC: 30 treatment facilities to dispose biomedical waste from Covid units

July 16, 2020 1:56 am

Shankar Waghmare, MPCB's regional officer in Kalyan, in his affidavit submitted that a site visit of the dumping ground was conducted in the presence of KDMC officials on July 1 and no biomedical waste was found

Bombay HC issues notice to state govt, MPCB on using Zoom for public hearings on sand mining projects

June 10, 2020 1:17 am

It was argued that the Ministry of Home Affairs has already issued an advisory to all state governments on April 16 that official working of government should not be done on Zoom app as it was unsafe.

Complaints of gas leak: BMC hands over probe to MPCB

June 08, 2020 11:25 pm

In September last year, a similar incident had taken place wherein people in many parts of western and eastern suburbs had complaint about a suspected gas leak. However, even then, the source of the smell was not established

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board tops among states in first-ever performance audit

August 31, 2019 9:26 am

The audit evaluated the work of the state boards on five parameters — environmental quality monitoring; enforcement and regulatory functions; data management and public outreach; advisory for decision making and research and development and training.

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.

MPCB issues closure notices to 93 plastic manufacturing units

October 15, 2018 3:39 am

As per the data compiled by MPCB, it has inspected over 600 plastic manufacturing units across the state from March 23 — when the ban came into force — to October 2. Of these, nearly 287 units appeared to be shut during the inspection by the MPCB officials.

Plastic ban: Deadline ends, action against violators from today

October 01, 2018 3:21 am

An MPCB official said retailers are expected to print the manufacturers’ name, type of plastic and buy-back price on all plastic packaging used by them.

Pollution board pulls up hospital over medical waste disposal

July 31, 2018 3:56 am

According to Satyajit Burman, one of the complainants against the hospital’s lack of proper sanitation, the hospital has been flouting all norms of treating bio-waste.

Pune: Plants to treat organic garbage not working for days, finds MPCB

October 31, 2017 4:46 am

5,000 tonnes of garbage found accumulated at the site of two vermicompost pits in the city; questions being raised on the efficiency of pits in housing societies

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board goes to police against BMC for non-compliance

June 20, 2017 2:53 am

The MPCB has issued a notice to shut down Goral Garbage Transfer Station at the earliest.