Articles tagged under: Enviornment

NGT orders closure of gasifiers plants of ceramic units in Morbi

March 06, 2019
NGT orders closure of gasifiers plants of ceramic units in Morbi

Morbi: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered closure of industrial units in Morbi that are operated using coal gasifiers. NGT has asked Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to implement its order. There are around 800 ceramic units in Morbi, of which 550 operate using coal gasifiers while over 50 units are under construction. Ceramic unit operators criticized the decision of NGT claiming that production through gas as fuel would prove very costlier option and the units will not be in...Read More

Eviction from forests: As per Shah’s directive, Gujarat govt. to file review plea in SC

February 25, 2019
Eviction from forests: As per Shah’s directive, Gujarat govt. to file review plea in SC

Gandhinagar: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah today said: I have spoken to all Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states in the situation arising out of Supreme Court's order on eviction of Tribals living in Forest Areas. The states will be soon filing review petition and care will be taken to safeguard the rights of our tribals and prevent eviction. Accordingly, Gujarat Government in a statement said, Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani has decided that a review petition will be...Read More

GPCB orders closure of 7 industrial units for continuous violation of discharge norms

February 16, 2019
GPCB orders closure of 7 industrial units for continuous violation of discharge norms

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has ordered closure of seven industrial units for violation of norms. The units include Sachin Infra Environment Ltd in GIDC Sachin, Globe Envior Care Ltd in GIDC Sachin, Pandesara Infrastructure Ltd in Pandesara-Surat, CTX Lifescience Pvt Ltd in GIDC Sachin, Colourtex Industries Ltd (unit-1) in Palsana-Surat and Gautam Industries Corp. in GIDC Sachin. DeshGujaratRead More

CM forms committee to study and suggest measures to decrease air pollution in Ahmedabad

August 09, 2018
CM forms committee to study and suggest measures to decrease air pollution in Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has formed a 11 member high level committee to study and suggest measures for effective resolution of the problem of air pollution in the largest city and former capital of the state, Ahmedabad. The committee to be headed by the Additional Chief Secretary of Department of Forest and Environment will also study the issue of continious dumping of waste at Pirana in the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Notably, CM Rupani had on the worl...Read More

Gujarat govt to install Reverse Vending Machines to recycle PET; payment per waste pet bottle hiked from 30 paise to one Rupee

June 05, 2018
Gujarat govt to install Reverse Vending Machines to recycle PET; payment per  waste pet bottle hiked from 30 paise to one Rupee

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced a number of steps to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution to Save Environment’ at the state-level World Environment Day function as per this year’s theme. Inaugurating a seminar on the theme at Mahatma Mandir at Gandhinagar in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel and Council of Ministers, he said that Gujarat Government is committed to plastic recycling to save environment from plastics wastes. He said ecological balance throu...Read More

NGT notices to Centre, Gujarat govt, NCA on plea seeking release of water in downstream of river Narmada

May 30, 2018
NGT notices to Centre, Gujarat govt, NCA  on plea seeking release of water in downstream of river Narmada

Gandhinagar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to Union and Gujarat governments, Narmada Control Authority and others on a plea which claimed that owing to scanty release of water towards downstream from Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river in Central Gujarat the drying river bed was causing damage to the environment and other problems. The Delhi based main bench of the tribunal has sought the reply of notices by July 30. Hearing the plea by Narmada Pradusha...Read More

Editor’s blog: Well done, and don’t rest till all is done

May 02, 2018
Editor’s blog: Well done, and don’t rest till all is done

By Japan K Pathak: Watched this heading(image attached) this morning in city edition of the Times of India and I started searching whether Ahmedabad's name was mentioned in this list or not. If it was the decade of 1990s or say beginning of 2000s, I could simply see this list to search for the rank of Ahmedabad. There was a time when color-scheme for auto rickshaws in Ahmedabad was yellow and black. If you dress in black and yellow, others would tease you calling 'rickshaw'. Most of thes...Read More

Adani Wilmar to replace its Fortune edible oil packaging with recyclable material

February 13, 2018
Adani Wilmar to replace its Fortune edible oil packaging with recyclable material

Ahmedabad: Adani Wilmar Limited, the largest seller of edible oil in the country, today announced that it will undertake a gradual overhaul of its edible oil packaging to make it entirely recyclable from Q1 FY-2018-19. Currently, Adani Wilmar sources nearly 300 MT of plastic films for packaging per month and one kilogram of film produces approximate 130 pouches. As part of the plan, the fastest growing Indian food FMCG company will now source plastic films comprising a novel formulation ...Read More

10 crore trees to be planted in Gujarat to increase green-cover and prevent soil-erosion: Rupani

June 05, 2017
10 crore trees to be planted in Gujarat to increase green-cover and prevent soil-erosion: Rupani

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said that the state government with help of various voluntary organizations, environment lovers, local bodies and commoners would plant 10 crore trees across the state. Addressing the state level event on the occasion of world environment day here today, Rupani said that the 10 crore trees would be plant to increase the 'green-cover' of the state and it would help to tackle the problem of soil erosion. He said that under th...Read More

AMC launches e-waste collection centers, van and mobile app

April 29, 2017
AMC launches e-waste collection centers, van and mobile app

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) today launched e-waste mobile application and e-waste collection van in partnership with ECS Environment Pvt. Ltd. The AMC announced launching of e-waste collection centers at specified civic centers in six zones: East zone - Viratnagar, West zone - Usmanpura and Law Garden, North zone - MEMCO, South zone - Maninagar, Central zone - Danapith and Relief road, New West zone - Bodakdev. This is first of its kind of initiatives taken by any m...Read More