Thursday, Feb 09, 2023



Bombay HC pulls up state over vacant MPCB posts lying vacant for 14 years

August 17, 2021 1:17 pm

The court asked the government to respond as to within which period the board would be constituted at its full strength within a month’s time.

Pune among six cities in state to get Rs 40-50 crore for air quality improvement

February 04, 2021 8:19 pm

Phase-wise fund allocation to be stopped if cities do not perform: MPCB

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.