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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monitor 4 major air polluters: MPCB

MPCB officials said that these four polluters usually caused the maximum damage to air quality.

Noise levels dip slightly, but still exceed permissible limits

Average readings taken at 19 locations by MPCB on the 11th day of the Ganesh festival also found that sound levels ranged between 70dB and 90 dB.

Submit status of new landfill sites for garbage disposal, says NGT

The tribunal had emphasised on adherence to conditions laid down by the authorization and compliance of the municipal solid waste rules of 2000.