Air pollution: NGT slams Delhi govt over report on vehicles
Air pollution: NGT slams Delhi govt over report on vehicles

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the Delhi government over its 'incomplete' inspection report on air pollution caused by vehicles entering the capital.

Experts to mull ways to improve Delhi's air quality
Experts to mull ways to improve Delhi's air quality

About 150 air pollution experts from all over the country will attend a day-long meet on Saturday (June 20) to discuss ways to improve the national capital's air quality, it ws announced on Tuesday.

No change in Yamuna pollution despite drop in sewage flow: Govt

Yamuna has failed to show any improvement in its pollution level in the past one year despite gradual reduction in pollution load contributed by major drains in Delhi, says an Environment Ministry report.

NDA not different from UPA in green clearances: CSE

Despite widespread perception, the NDA government's record of giving green clearances has "not" been different from the previous UPA regime and it has brought "selective" changes to regulations in the name of streamlining the system without strengthening grass-root institutions, a green body said on Tuesday.

MoEF's role in curbing vehicular emission 'limited', NGT told

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has told the National Green Tribunal that its role regarding curbing of vehicular emissions is "limited" and confined to framing of air quality standards.

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warned highly-polluting industries like pharmaceuticals, fertilisers and oil refineries that their licences will be withdrawn if they fail to put in place an online emission and effluent monitoring system by June.

'Explain measures to inform people on mobile tower radiations'

Health Ministry is unaware of a WHO report which says radiations emanating from mobile towers can "possibly cause cancer", the Central Information Commission has noted in its order while asking it to explain measures taken to inform people of its harmful effects.

Govt should focus on cleanliness of environment: NGT

 The government should focus on ensuring cleanliness of environment instead of mulling to cut down powers of the National Green Tribunal, the panel's chief Justice Swatanter Kumar today said.

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.

'Average day in Delhi would be rated bad-air day in Beijing'
'Average day in Delhi would be rated bad-air day in Beijing'

An average day in Delhi would be considered a very bad-air day in Beijing which, unlike Delhi, has a five-year action plan in place to protect its citizens from harmful air, Greenpeace India today claimed.

High-level panel suggests single window system for green nods

Observing that corporates seek "short cuts" to get clearance for their environment projects, a high level committee has suggested setting up of a 'single window' clearance system for green projects to significantly reduce the processing time.

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.

NGT forms committee to find "safest" time for Delhiites to travel

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed constitution of a committee to take sample of ambient air quality from across Delhi city at different intervals and inform it about the safest period during which national capital residents can travel without risk to their health.

Encourage 'clean diesel' to reduce public health risk: CSE

 Expressing concern over continued 'dieselisation' based on outdated vehicle technology and "dirty diesel", a research and advocacy group today demanded creation of a clean fuel fund to introduce clean diesel to cut public health risks.

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.

Ganga pollution: Govt warn of stringent action against industries

The government Wednesday warned of stringent action against industries that are violating pollution norms on the banks of the river Ganga and its tributaries.

Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board
Municipal discharge main pollutant for River Ganga: Central Pollution Control Board

Central Pollution Control Board chairman Susheel Kumar on Wednesday said that only industrial pollution is not squarely responsible for polluting the River Ganga.

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.