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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug. 8

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board has issued guidelines on the pollution control measures to be ensured before the construction of multi-storeyed buildings in the State.

Accordingly, the board's prior approval is necessary for construction of buildings with four storeys and above. The board's approval will contain conditions on controlling the noise, dust and wastewater pollutions during the construction.

Arrangements have to be made for collection and processing of waste water and other wastes at the construction site. Pollution control measures have to be in place in respect of generators and air-conditioning plants.

These conditions are binding on hotels, restaurants, commercial complexes, apartment buildings and hospitals, which are to be constructed or under construction in the State, a statement from the board said.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 9, 2006)
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