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15-week transformation for Navi Mumbai mangroves: 7,000kg trash removed

Footwear, medical waste, mercury bulbs, tube lights, liquor bottles, plastic, spoons, packaged water bottles, wafers packets had made their way through the creek and got stuck in the breathing roots of mangrove trees
A combination photograph showing the Navi Mumbai mangrove patch before and after it was cleaned.(Photo: Environment Life)
A combination photograph showing the Navi Mumbai mangrove patch before and after it was cleaned.(Photo: Environment Life)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

200 kg trash removed every week in Mumbai mangrove clean-up

An environmental group has since August 15 removed around 200 kg trash every Sunday from mangrove forests in Navi Mumbai, which was last month ranked India’s third cleanest city in the 2020 Swachh Survekshan rankings
The NGO has been cleaning Navi Mumbai mangroves every Sunday since August 15.(Environment Life)
The NGO has been cleaning Navi Mumbai mangroves every Sunday since August 15.(Environment Life)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Ganesha mandals skirt their way around idol height cut, complaints follow

On July 11, in view of rising Covid-19 cases in the state, the home department of the Maharashtra government published a notification capping the height of Ganesh idols to four-feet for Sarvajanik idols. However, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board said the height restriction was just a guideline and not a law.
An artisan works to prepare Lord Ganesha idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(PTI)
An artisan works to prepare Lord Ganesha idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Yellow: The colour for all Covid-19 waste

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), which published draft guidelines for treatment facilities, healthcare establishments (HCEs) and labs, general public, and self-quarantined patients, has selected ‘yellow’ as the colour code for all Covid-19 waste.
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Updated on Mar 20, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mumbai needs to walk an extra mile to curb air pollution

Mumbai has had a lackadaisical attitude towards air pollution, believing that sea breezes will sweep away the murk, but the CSE study has shown that the city needs more than the sea to clean up its air.
The state government’s response to the pollution emergency has been half-hearted.(HT Photo)
The state government’s response to the pollution emergency has been half-hearted.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 23, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

Ganeshotsav in Pune: Rise in festive fervour, dip in noise pollution

The officials recorded the noise levels at the crossroads of Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale and Mandai near Shanipar area as 88 decibels (dB), and 92 decibels (dB) on Laxmi road, at 10 pm.
The officials take reading every ten minutes while continuously recording the sound, then an average is derived after compiling the readings. (In pic) Devotees throng the immersion procession of Tulshibaug Ganpati Mndal in large numbers at Alka Talkies chowk on Thursday.(MILIND SAHUKAR/HT PHOTO)
The officials take reading every ten minutes while continuously recording the sound, then an average is derived after compiling the readings. (In pic) Devotees throng the immersion procession of Tulshibaug Ganpati Mndal in large numbers at Alka Talkies chowk on Thursday.(MILIND SAHUKAR/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Mumbaiites send suggestions to MPCB to get city’s air pollution action plan passed

With an 80% increase in the concentration of annual average particulate matter 10 (PM10) witnessed over a 12-year period (2007-2018), Mumbai is the most polluted of the country’s three major coastal cities.
Activists have submitted source-wise recommendations for Mumbai’s air pollution action plan to the state, after the Centre twice rejected it.(Photo Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Activists have submitted source-wise recommendations for Mumbai’s air pollution action plan to the state, after the Centre twice rejected it.(Photo Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:06 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

‘Debris on call’ service: BMC wants private land for recycling

As part of its latest tender, the BMC has added a clause that allows any Mumbaiite to set up a plant if they have a large open space.
The Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC) is now looking for private land in the space-starved city to set up and operate construction debris processing units for its ‘Debris on Call’ service. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC) is now looking for private land in the space-starved city to set up and operate construction debris processing units for its ‘Debris on Call’ service. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 03:28 AM IST
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State govt forms task force to reduce river pollution in city

According to instruction of the state government, the ‘Social Environment Surveillance Taskforce’ should prepare an action plan and work on its implementation in a time-bound manner.
The task force will also submit regular reports to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).(HT Photo)
The task force will also submit regular reports to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 03:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Ensure BMC treats sewage before disposing it into sea: HC to anti-pollution body

The directive came after senior advocate Anil Sakhare, representing BMC, accepted that the disposal of untreated sewage into the sea is a problem primarily caused by lack of an adequate network of sewage lines.
File photo of a nullah connecting Dadar beach to the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. A city-base NGO has filed a petition in the Bombay HC complaining about the polluted coastal water, which “makes the Mumbai shoreline one of the most polluted in the world”.(Pratik Chorge/HT File)
File photo of a nullah connecting Dadar beach to the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. A city-base NGO has filed a petition in the Bombay HC complaining about the polluted coastal water, which “makes the Mumbai shoreline one of the most polluted in the world”.(Pratik Chorge/HT File)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Excreta in Mula-Mutha three times above safe limit: MPCB

The Mithi river in Mumbai is the most polluted in the state as per the MPCB’s water quality assessment of eight major rivers in the state in 2018, published in the recently released Maharashtra Economic Survey report 2018-19.
Mula-Mutha river records 42 mg/l chemical oxygen demand (COD). At the same time, the nitrate level in the Mula-Mutha is recorded at 2.41mg/l, almost double the safe limit (1 mg/l ).(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Mula-Mutha river records 42 mg/l chemical oxygen demand (COD). At the same time, the nitrate level in the Mula-Mutha is recorded at 2.41mg/l, almost double the safe limit (1 mg/l ).(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 26, 2019 02:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Mithi was Maharashtra’s most polluted river in 2018

A study has found levels of faecal coliform content (indication of human and animal excreta) and biochemical oxygen demand (oxygen levels for aquatic life to survive ) of the Mithi river were above the safe limit.
Volunteers collecting plastic from Mithi river at Mahim Causeway, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Volunteers collecting plastic from Mithi river at Mahim Causeway, in Mumbai, on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Air in 2018 most polluted in 20 years in Maharashtra

A sharp drop in particulate pollution was recorded in 2001 when levels fell to 67.2µg/m3 while in 1999, they were at 115µg/m3. PM2.5 levels, which are being measured since 2015, were also the highest in 2018 for Mumbai. Levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels were within limits (see box).
Data from the environment ministry showed the annual average of PM 10 levels in Mumbai were 166µg/m3 in 2018 and 151µg/m3 in 2017.(HT Photo)
Data from the environment ministry showed the annual average of PM 10 levels in Mumbai were 166µg/m3 in 2018 and 151µg/m3 in 2017.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Breathe easy, solutions on the way to Mumbai’s air pollution, says Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

As SAFAR highlights rising pollutants in Mumbai’s air, officials say Metro, coastal road will bring it down
Mumbai’s air quality has improved since rains hit the city(HT PHOTO)
Mumbai’s air quality has improved since rains hit the city(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Goa/mumbai

Untreated water released into river killed 4K fish: MPCB

Thousands of Mahseer fish were found floating near the banks of the Indrayani river on Sunday near Dehu village, causing panic among residents living on the river bank and using the water for day-to-day chores.
Thousands of freshwater fish have suddenly found died in Indrayani river due to the soaring pollution level in Indrayani river in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Thousands of freshwater fish have suddenly found died in Indrayani river due to the soaring pollution level in Indrayani river in Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 02:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Particulate matter levels declined in Maharashtra in 2018-19: MPCB

Seven cities witnessed reduction in particulate pollution levels through the implementation of stringent norms over the past year, MPCB said
MPCB did not share the methodology of how they calculated the reduction in emissions.(HT FILE)
MPCB did not share the methodology of how they calculated the reduction in emissions.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 05, 2019 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Toxic foam pollutes Ulhas river at Badlapur

Details shared by Vanashakti and validated by MPCB showed sewage mixed with effluents entering the drinking water zone from a nullah along Badlapur falling under the KBMC’s jurisdiction.
Municipal corporations have managed to achieve only 50% of the short and long term directions laid down by the SC over two years.(HT Photo)
Municipal corporations have managed to achieve only 50% of the short and long term directions laid down by the SC over two years.(HT Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 02:36 PM IST
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Hindusta Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

HC allows Mumbai Police 2 weeks to chalk out plan against noise violation

According to the petitioner, Awaaz Foundation, in 10 instances, the police had referred the cases to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), while in 12 others, it had not taken any action against the violators.
According to the petitioner, in 10 instances, the police had referred the cases to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), while in 12 others, it had not taken any action against the violators.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
According to the petitioner, in 10 instances, the police had referred the cases to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), while in 12 others, it had not taken any action against the violators.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 11:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Nine months on, plastic bags still in use in Mumbai markets

The BMC’s own plan to auction over 52 tonnes of seized plastic bags for recycling has not seen much progress, as the first bid to auction the plastic received only one tender. The seized plastic bags have now been kept at the civic body’s godowns.
hopkeepers using plastic bags after banning plastics in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
hopkeepers using plastic bags after banning plastics in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySteffy Thevar

Nine months on, plastic bags still in use in Mumbai’s markets

A member of the civic body’s blue squad stated that despite initiating action, vendors and consumers continue to use plastic bags
The state-wide plastic ban in Maharashtra came into effect from June 23, 2018.(HT File)
The state-wide plastic ban in Maharashtra came into effect from June 23, 2018.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySteffy Thevar, Mumbai

HC again rebukes Mumbai Police over failure to act against noise complaints

A division bench of Mumbai HC, while hearing compliance of orders in a bunch of public interest litigation (PILs) against noise pollution in Mumbai, was informed by the police that they had received 22 complaints from various areas in the city and were in the process of receiving and processing other complaints.
The Mumbai HC asked the Mumbai Police to file a fresh affidavit after rejecting the one they had submitted in a petition on action against noise pollution in the city.(HT File Photo)
The Mumbai HC asked the Mumbai Police to file a fresh affidavit after rejecting the one they had submitted in a petition on action against noise pollution in the city.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Mahrashtra Pollution Control Board’s real-time data for pollution goes live

After a six-month delay, information from 13 monitoring stations to be available on website
Post Diwali, Mumbai’s air quality improved to ‘moderate’ on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Post Diwali, Mumbai’s air quality improved to ‘moderate’ on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Diwali’s here, but Maharashtra pollution board fails to declare chemical analysis results of firecrackers

Results of chemical analysis had to be declared on Monday
Children light crackers at Kalachowki on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Children light crackers at Kalachowki on Tuesday.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Maharashtra issues guidelines for scrapping sonography machines

Maharashtra government has come up with guidelines for scrapping of sonography machines, which are being misused for unethical and criminal practice of sex selection
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

103 Ganpati mandals penalised for violating noise level norms

Cops to increase surveillance; 54 roads to be shut; 56 roads to be open for one-way traffic
As the city gears up for Anant Chaturdashi, security has been beefed up across the city. The Mumbai police have begun preparations at Girgaum Chowpatty for Sunday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
As the city gears up for Anant Chaturdashi, security has been beefed up across the city. The Mumbai police have begun preparations at Girgaum Chowpatty for Sunday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2018 06:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

More polluted rivers in Maharashtra, not fewer: CPCB

In August, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) had claimed the number of polluted river stretches had dropped from 49 to 34.
A Pune municipal corporation worker cleans the hyacinth and waste from Mutha river.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A Pune municipal corporation worker cleans the hyacinth and waste from Mutha river.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Noise pollution cases during Dahi Handi highest in three years: Mumbai Police

Cops say they file report on each case; activists say preventive action must to avoid repeat
Govindas form a human pyramid as part of dahi handi celebrations in Mumbai on September 3.(HT FILE)
Govindas form a human pyramid as part of dahi handi celebrations in Mumbai on September 3.(HT FILE)
Published on Sep 07, 2018 01:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee

Maharashtra’s most polluted water bodies in Mumbai, Pune, Thane: Report

The findings of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board were compiled after monitoring water quality at 250 locations in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nagpur, under the National Water Monitoring Programme. These included rivers, sea coasts and creeks, drains, dams and wells .
Garbage in Mutha River near Omkareshwar temple in Pune, India, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.(Rahul Raut / HT Photo)
Garbage in Mutha River near Omkareshwar temple in Pune, India, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.(Rahul Raut / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

‘Noise at Metro sites in south Mumbai exceeds safe levels, MMRCL to blame’

NEERI report to Bombay high court says rail corporation didn’t stick to its initial plan of installing noise barriers, using sound mufflers
Metro-3 work in progress in south Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Metro-3 work in progress in south Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 08:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Bombay high court asks BMC to reveal its sea pollution control strategy

93% of sea water pollution around the city was caused by the discharge of untreated sewage
Municipal workers clean plastic waste on Juhu beach.(HT PHOTO)
Municipal workers clean plastic waste on Juhu beach.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai
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