Articles tagged under: GPCB

Ceramic units in Morbi shift to PNG after NGT orders closure of coal gas plants

March 15, 2019
Ceramic units in Morbi shift to PNG after NGT orders closure of coal gas plants

Morbi: Following an order by National Green Tribunal (NGT), all coal gas plants functioning in ceramic town Morbi are to be closed. Meanwhile Gujarat Gas company has shown readiness to supply PNG to units that want to switch over to PNG. Gujarat Gas consumption has been up from 22 lakh scm earlier to 37 scm now. It shows that many plants are shifting to PNG. This may go upto 65 lakh scm by the end of this month. There were around 550 units functioning through coal as fuel. The units that...Read More

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

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

Gujarat Govt. plans Rs. 5500 crore deep sea industrial waste water discharge pipeline project

December 12, 2018
Gujarat Govt. plans Rs. 5500 crore deep sea industrial waste water discharge pipeline project

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today made several announcement for industrial sector in the State: - Waiver from CTE process for industrial units that obtain environmental clearance by GPCB. Approval in maximum 105 days under the scheme. The decision will directly benefit around 1,000 industries. Around 10,000 persons will get early employment thanks to this decision. - Gujarat has around 700 dyestuff industries. They need to obtain GPCB permission for changing the type of dyes...Read More

ACB nabs senior official of GPCB for taking bribe/Diwali gifts from Industries , Woman food and Safety Inspector also nabbed

November 03, 2018
ACB nabs senior official of GPCB for taking bribe/Diwali gifts from Industries , Woman food and Safety Inspector also nabbed

Ahmedabad/Surat: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Gujarat police has nabbed a senior official of Gujarat State Pollution Control Board for collecting a bribe/cash as Diwali gift of Rs 1.5 lakh from various industrial units. It has also today nabbed a woman Food and Safety Inspector rank woman official in North Gujarat's Patan district for taking bribe as Diwali bonus gift of Rs 15000 from a businessman. Assistant Director of ACB, D P Chudasama today said that Regional offic...Read More

Three industrial units booked for releasing effluents in open plot, storm water line, Narmada canal

April 10, 2017
Three industrial units booked for releasing effluents in open plot, storm water line, Narmada canal

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad rural police's special operations group(SOG) has filed cases against Changodar based Osia Steel Pvt Ltd, Incotech Ltd and Arihant Remedies for releasing polluted effluent and untreated water in storm water line and Narmada canal. Osian Steel was found releasing acidic effluent after acid wash of steel bars in storm water line while Incotech was releasing coloured water remaining after dyeing cotton material in an open plot. Aihant Remedies which manufactures ayurvedic p...Read More

USAID announces partnership with GPCB, others in India

September 08, 2016

New Delhi: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced five new partnerships, four of which are with the Government of India, to expand Indo-US cooperation on clean energy, environment and climate change. During the US-India Joint Working Group on Combating Climate Change, USAID also announced its collaboration with the Forest Survey of India (FSI) to strengthen the latter's capacity to better predict forest fires. This will also include using of high-resolution sat...Read More

GPCB to monitor service stations engaged in tanker cleaning

June 29, 2015

Ahmedabad In order to reduce pollution in rivers and water bodies situated near industrial belts across the state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has decided to keep a close watch on activities of service stations involved in cleaning chemical tankers. To stop such illegal activities, GPCB has taken a tough stand against these service stations and issued a fresh set of guidelines, which makes it compulsory for these service stations to maintain round-the-clock CCTV footage of t...Read More

New high power oversight committee formed to monitor industrial pollution in Gujarat

December 17, 2014

Ahmedabad, DeshGujarat To monitor and control the activity of Common Effluent Treatment Plant(CETP)s which treat polluted water and other chemical hazardous products the state government has formed a high level oversight committee under the Additional Chief Secretary(ACS), Forest & Environment and ACS, Industries & Mines department. Industries commissioner, Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Development corporation(GIDC), Member Secretary, Gujarat Pollution Cont...Read More

Javdekar to attend Wastech in Gandhinagar, Online application/clearance platform of GPCB to be launched

November 20, 2014

Gandhinagar, 20 November 2014 Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javdekar will be in Gujarat capital on Friday to attend Wastech International Summit and Expo. A newly developed XGN software of Gujarat Pollution Control Board(GPCB) will be launched on this occasion. Through XGN software, industrial units will be able to file applications and receive online clearances. Reports of discharged water and air samples will also be available online throu...Read More