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A Graphite India official termed residents’ allegations of the factory polluting the surrounding air as baseless, and claimed all parameters were within the stipulated limits.
The news has angered activists who claim the government is indirectly funding the pollution of water bodies.
The presence of coliform bacteria was found in wells in the flood-affected areas after the KSPCB completed the first phase testing of well water recently.
KSPCB officers have recommended super-chlorination as the remedy to purify affected wells in the state.
The Pollution Control Board has identified and entrusted agencies with transporting non-bio waste from flood-affected areas to a common place.
Unlike many other cities in the country where air pollution levels are soaring beyond prescribed standards, Hyderabad has an action plan in place for keeping air pollution levels under control.
In a move to bring even non highly-polluting industries under its mechanism, the Central Pollution Control Board has recommended that they self regulate.
There has been continuous campaign to make artisans opt for clay idols as per the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board, restricting the use of Plaster of Paris.
Though a final agreement is yet to be reached, the KSPCB believes the talks ended on a positive note.
To prevent the outbreak of contagious diseases from unhygienic water sources, the Health Department is launching an intense cleaning drive of water bodies.
Heated arguments were witnessed at the urgent hearing on Thursday with NGT chairman AK Goel rejecting all three names proposed by Sterlite counsel C Aryama Sundaram.
In 2018 (till August 26), poor to severe air quality was observed for 120 days, while in 2017 it was 125 days and in 2016 it was 153.
The National Green Tribunal last month directed the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to install display boards at a gap of 100 km to indicate whether the water was fit for bathing or drinking.
On Friday, a team of Agriculture department, led by Assistant Agriculture Officer Pradosh Behera, had visited the spot and collected samples from roots and leaves of the affected trees.
Compliance Reporting Protocols were developed to track discharge of pollutants from firms.