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NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships

NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Shibani Ghosh seeking directions to monitor the pollution caused by ships and vessels entering the Indian maritime coastal waters and submit a report to the NGT.

Supreme Court allows Delhi Police's plea for registration of vehicles

Supreme Court allows Delhi Police's plea for registration of vehicles

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a plea of Delhi Police seeking its permission for registration of heavy vehicles, having engine capacity of above 2000cc, used for services like fire fighting and riots control.

Air pollution: Data on ozone-related deaths needs to be scrutinised, says Environment Minister Dave

The data related to ozone collected by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2016 shows that ozone levels have not exceeded the permissible level of 100ug/m3 at any of the locations during 2016.

Supreme Court ban on sale, stocking of firecrackers to remain

The court in November directed suspension of all licences permitting the sale of fireworks in Delhi and NCR.

After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again

After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again

According to experts the rainfall that took place between January 25 to 27 was the reason behind the two-day breather.

'If need be, Delhi govt prepared to roll out odd-even'

Odd-even plan was implemented twice by the AAP government in the national capital-- in January and April last year.

Varanasi has India's most toxic air, as North Indian cities outpace Delhi

IndiaSpend/IANS

The holy city of Varanasi has Indias most toxic air, and many north Indian cities are recording worse air-quality than Delhi, according to a new report in which IndiaSpend is a collaborator.

National Green Tribunal slams Centre, Delhi govt over rising air pollution; summons environment secretaries of four states

National Green Tribunal slams Centre, Delhi govt over rising air pollution; summons environment secretaries of four states

The development came as Delhi's air quality deteriorated to alarming levels and witnessed its worst smog situation in 17 years on Wednesday and Thursday.

Diwali effect: Delhi gasps for breath as pollution levels soar

Diwali effect: Delhi gasps for breath as pollution levels soar

On Diwali, Pitampura in North Delhi recorded the maximum at 1,238 micrograms per cubic metre, which is 20.63 times higher than the permissible limits.

Polluted Ganga river needs to be rejuvenated: NGT

Polluted Ganga river needs to be rejuvenated: NGT

 With over 1,000 Seriously Polluting Industries (SPI) and 30 storm water drains lining the Ganga in the stretch between Haridwar and Kanpur and more than 800 million litres per day (MLD) of untreated sewage being poured into it, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has called for efforts to rejuvenate the river.

Policies in auto sector cannot only be driven by NGOs, activists: Tata Motors

Policies in auto sector cannot only be driven by NGOs, activists: Tata Motors

The auto major said the industry should be made a stakeholder while dealing with the policies as it has the right expertise and technical knowledge about the industry.

Delhi diesel ban revoked: But there's a catch!

Delhi diesel ban revoked: But there's a catch!

The Supreme Court has lifted the ban that barred registrations of vehicles with diesel engines larger than 2,000cc. 

Companies in NCR may soon begin offering flexi working hours

Companies in NCR may soon begin offering flexi working hours

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board( CPCB) has turned innovative in its efforts to curb vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region.

NGT raps states on pollution, warns of action against chief  secretaries

NGT raps states on pollution, warns of action against chief secretaries

On December 18 last year, the tribunal had refused to vacate its order banning registration of new diesel-run vehicles, saying it won't interfere with the Supreme Court order which has taken a similar stand.

Pollution: Parliamentary panel pulls up Environ Ministry for poor performance

Pollution: Parliamentary panel pulls up Environ Ministry for poor performance

The committee chaired by Ashwani Kumar said that whether it was air, water or noise pollution, it has gone beyond permissible limits during the last few years and has serious consequences for health and well-being of the citizens.

Diesel emissions cause huge damage to human physiology, say experts

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), diesel emission is considered as a Class One carcinogenic and diesel emission coated with dust creates huge damage to human physiology.

Not Delhi, but Varanasi and Muzaffarpur the most polluted cities in India

Not Delhi, but Varanasi and Muzaffarpur the most polluted cities in India

This is indeed a good news for the residents of the national capital.

Kolkata air toxic, warns study

Kolkata air toxic, warns study

CSE has analysed the data from the official ambient monitoring reported by the Central Pollution Control Board and West Bengal State Pollution Control Board.

Odd-even plan: Pollutants in Delhi's air on higher side

Odd-even plan: Pollutants in Delhi's air on higher side

Pollutants in Delhi's air on Monday remained consistently on the higher side, plunging it to 'severe' category at times, which saw a spike from around 8 am, when the 'odd-even' restrictions began, amid the presence of smog.

Marked pollution drop this New Year: Delhi government

Marked pollution drop this New Year: Delhi government

PM 2.5 are the particulate matter capable of causing harm to human respiration, if present above permissible levels. DPCC prescribes 60 units of PM 2.5 levels as the standard level.