Delhi HC appalled over government's lack of concern about air pollution

The Delhi High Court today said it was "appalled" over how bureaucrats are unconcerned over air pollution in the national capital and how cutting of trees could lead to worsening of the situation and called for some "radical" steps to address the issue.

CPCB asked to inspect polluting industries in Greater Noida

The National Green Tribunal has directed country's anti-pollution watchdog to inspect and initiate action against polluting industries in Greater Noida's Chhapraula Industrial Area.

Polluting cos stare at June deadline on emission e-monitoring

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has warned highly-polluting industries like pharmaceuticals, fertilisers and oil refineries that their licences will be withdrawn if they fail to put in place an online emission and effluent monitoring system by June.

Govt to make all roads dust-free to decrease pollution level in Delhi

 Concerned over increasing air pollution, Delhi government has decided to make all the main roads dust-free, congestion-free and clean, claiming that by this initiative, 25 per cent pollution can be decreased in the national capital.

Particulate matter level has crossed prescribed limits in Delhi, 5 cities: Govt
Particulate matter level has crossed prescribed limits in Delhi, 5 cities: Govt

Air pollution in Delhi and nearby cities has reached unprecedented levels.

A unified system for daily updates on Delhi's air quality

Amidst concern over rising air pollution levels in Delhi, the government Tuesday decided to provide daily updates on air quality in the city through a uniform and scientific validation process.

Govt to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga

The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

Water in Hindon unfit for bathing: CPCB to NGT

 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today informed the National Green Tribunal that water quality of Hindon river in Uttar Pradesh does not meet the prescribed standards and is unfit for bathing.

700-plus grossly-polluting industries asked to monitor effluent flow

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directions to 794 Grossly-Polluting Industries to ensure real-time monitoring of effluents by March next year, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

NGT orders CPCB to upload criteria for classification of industries on website

A day after the Supreme Court asked the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to take action against industrial units polluting Ganga, the Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to upload on its website the criteria for classification of industries.

CPCB`s ESS inspects 201 industrial units in 2013-14: Govt

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a mechanism under its environmental surveillance squad programme to carry out surprise inspections and assessment of pollution levels of industrial units, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of "seriously polluting industries" on the bank of both the rivers.

GPCB appoints expert to study polluted river stretches

In a bid to tackle pollution in several river stretches across the state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has roped in a Mumbai-based expert, who will submit a report documenting the causes as well as the steps needed to improve the situation.

CPCB uploads list of industrial units polluting Ganga on its website

Following an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has uploaded a list of 972 industrial units polluting river Ganga and its tributaries on its website, government said on Thursday.

NGT restrains till Dec 20 selection process for CPCB Chairman

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday restrained the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) till December 20 from going ahead with the selection process for appointment of its Chairman in the wake of the allegation that persons being considered for the post do not satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Rains, high speed wind can clear smog: CPCB

With the thick blanket of smog engulfing the national capital, the Central Pollution Control Board Wednesday said rains and high speed wind can clear the pollutants in the air and increase visibility.

Diwali effect: Noise polluion high, air pollution down in Delhi

Noise pollution in Delhi witnessed an upward trend this Diwali, as compared to six other metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Pollution panel submits report on bio-medical waste disposal

The Central Pollution Control Board Thursday submitted before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) a report concerning common facilities for treatment and disposal of bio-medical waste by hospital in Delhi and Haryana.

CPCB seeks test disposal of Carbide`s hazardous waste

Nearly 28 years back in a worst ever industrial disaster, hundreds of people lost their lives in Bhopal when a toxic gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant on the night of Dec 2, 1984.

CAG pulls up Central Pollution Control Board

CAG on Friday pulled up the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for creating and upgrading posts in violation of Finance Ministry orders, thus causing a financial loss of Rs 3.22 crore per annum.