Renewal of licence for slaughter house sought

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Mangaluru: Mangaluru City Corporation has applied to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to renew the licence of its slaughterhouse at Kudroli, according to Mohammed Nazir, Commissioner of the corporation. The licence would expire this year. “We have paid fees to the board. Officials have inspected the abattoir,” he said and added that the […]

MRPL discharging chemical into water body, say activists; company says steps taken to extract oil

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Mangaluru: While activists expressed concern over the discharge of blackish water from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited into the storm-water drain in the refinery area, the company said that it was water mixed with oil and measures have been taken to extract oil. In a statement here on Thursday, Democratic Youth Federation of India State […]

Gurupur river pollution: Deputy commissioner awaits CMFRI report

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Mangaluru: Deputy commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil said on Monday the district administration will take corrective measures with regard to pollution of Gurupur river based on the reports from Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). He told reporters that the district administration has written to KSPCB and CMFRI to […]

Phalguni pollution: Panel formed to find solution

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Mangaluru: The district administration has set up a committee to study and find a solution to the pollution of the Phalguni, according to Mohammad Nazir, Commissioner, Mangaluru City Corporation. The committee consists of officials from the city corporation, Revenue Department, Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat, Department of Industries and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), he […]

Some animals facing health risk as sewage enters Pilikula zoo

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Mangaluru: With Pilikula Biological Park on high alert after reports of bird flue elsewhere in the State, tigers, Sambar, spotted deer and other animals in the park are now facing a health risk as untreated sewage water from a plant belonging to Mangaluru City Corporation has been flowing inside the park, emanating foul smell. Sewage […]

Vehicles are still the No. 1 Polluters in Mangalore

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Mangaluru: A scientific study of pollution conducted by the city based Anti-Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation has revealed that period covering Diwali was largely pollution free in Mangaluru. The study, which was conducted over four days covering pre and post Diwali period, has confirmed vehicular and industrial pollution as the larger threat to citizen’s health. APD Foundation […]

Firm to check air quality in M’luru during Diwali

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Mangaluru: Anti-Pollution Driver (APD) Foundation, an NGO, in association with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), has set up four stations across the city to monitor air quality before and after Diwali festival. Under the ‘Shuddha Gaali’ project, the foundation has set up air quality assessment stations at four places. The asssessment of air […]

Mobile fuel emission inspection unit launched in Mangaluru

Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Mobile emission

Mangaluru: Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment B Ramanath Rai on Friday regretted that continuous efforts to check air pollution have failed to bring desired results. Speaking after flagging off of the mobile smoke emission inspection unit procured by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Rai, who is also the district in-charge minister, recalled the past experiments […]

Low response to e-waste collection in city

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
recycling e-waste

Mangaluru: The Manipal School keeps a bin in its campus to promote safe e-waste disposal practice Empty water and soft drink bottles, dysfunctional electric wire with on-off bulbs and an empty cardboard box is among waste material put into the e-waste bin kept at the main office of the Mangaluru City Corporation. An old UPS, […]

Lakes to be developed with corporate partnership: Ramanath Rai

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Mangaluru : The programme is being organised through the Department of Urban Development Department and Lake Development and Conservation Authority. Rai was speaking to mediapersons on the occasion of Vanamahothsava programme, organised by DK District Working Journalists’ Association and Forest Department, at Circuit House premises in Kadri on Monday. The government will tie-up with corporate houses […]