Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Submit plan to tackle pollution in 2 weeks or get Rs 5 lakh deducted from salary: NGT pulls up state govts

Submit plan to tackle pollution in 2 weeks or get Rs 5 lakh deducted from salary: NGT pulls up state govts

Pressing on the immediate need for such a plan, the NGT said that it should be filed within 2 weeks. 

Nov 17, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Delhi air quality drops, at least 12 times polluted in morning hours

Delhi air quality drops, at least 12 times polluted in morning hours

After a very short breather, Delhi and NCR on Sunday saw a considerable dip in the air quality, which was back under `severe` category at several places, while pollution levels at some places during morning hours were 12 to 19 times the permissible limit.

Nov 05, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
NGT asks Delhi government to shut hazardous industries in East Delhi

NGT asks Delhi government to shut hazardous industries in East Delhi

Noting that functioning of industrial units in residential areas is harmful, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to take action against all such units operating without consent.

Dec 25, 2016, 15:23 PM IST
Over 300 sites penalised for violating dust pollution norms

Over 300 sites penalised for violating dust pollution norms

Analysis of data shared by the Delhi government brought out the trend. Around Rs 2 crore has been recovered by the government departments and civic bodies empowered to act against dust violators since November 2015.

Nov 04, 2016, 20:47 PM IST
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.

Nov 04, 2016, 12:50 PM IST
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to appeal against NGT order, won't pay Rs 5 crore fine

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to appeal against NGT order, won't pay Rs 5 crore fine

The NGT slapped a Rs 5 crore fine on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living for organising World Culture Festival on the banks of Yamuna.

Mar 10, 2016, 09:07 AM IST

Air quality 'improving' due to odd-even scheme: Delhi Government

The cut in vehicular emission due to rolling out of the odd-even scheme has resulted "definitive decline" in levels of PM2.5 pollutants, Delhi Government said on Tuesday while claiming success of the restrictions unveiled on January 1.

Jan 06, 2016, 00:39 AM IST

Odd-even scheme: 229 people challaned in Delhi on Day 2

As many as 229 people were challaned on Saturday for the violation of norms in the odd-even scheme for rationing of vehicles on the second day of its implementation in the national capital.

Jan 03, 2016, 00:51 AM IST
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.

Jan 02, 2016, 22:37 PM IST
Delhi's air toxicity 14 times above limit, higher than Beijing's

Delhi's air toxicity 14 times above limit, higher than Beijing's

As per the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the capital's air is 3 to 14 times more polluted than the prescribed limits.

Dec 09, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

DPCC imposes fine on major construction projects across city

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has served penalty notices to a number of major projects across Delhi, including the under-construction Parliament House annexe building.

Dec 08, 2015, 15:51 PM IST
Delhi air quality very hazardous: People advised to stay home or wear masks outside

Delhi air quality very hazardous: People advised to stay home or wear masks outside

Since past few days, Delhi has been grappling with high levels of pollution. No significant change has been noticed in the level of toxic pollutants in the air since Monday.

Dec 02, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

Atmospheric conditions, local emissions choke Delhi

Delhi Pollution Control Committee's real-time readings showed that suspended particulate matter, PM 2.5 and PM 10, levels were way above the safe limits of 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic metre in multiple areas of the city.

Dec 01, 2015, 20:20 PM IST
Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

The current level in Delhi triggers emergency measures, such as shutting down schools.

Nov 24, 2015, 09:59 AM IST
Air pollution hits dangerous levels post Diwali, Delhi govt says this year better

Air pollution hits dangerous levels post Diwali, Delhi govt says this year better

SAFAR, which observed air quality of the 'Diwali period' of last three days, said the city was 'more polluted' than last year.  

Nov 13, 2015, 10:30 AM IST

Diwali pushes up air, noise pollution levels rise in Delhi

Air quality in the national capital oscillated between "severe" and "very poor" levels with pollutants rising exponentially and noise pollution peaking owing to incessant fireworks and bursting of crackers on Diwali night.

Nov 12, 2015, 23:02 PM IST
Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9

Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9

 Delhi's air quality hit a new low on Saturday with particulate matters and level of Benzene spiking astronomically in few pockets of the city with Anand Vihar showing the maximum PM 2.5 at 716 microgram per cubic metre, nearly 12 times higher than the permissible limit.

Nov 07, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Ensure no cattle blood flows into Yamuna: NGT to Delhi govt

A day before Eid-ul-Zuha, the National Green Tribunal Thursday asked the Delhi government to ensure that no blood is allowed to directly seep into the Yamuna river due to slaughtering of cattle.

Sep 24, 2015, 18:03 PM IST
Weak monsoon pushes Delhi's air quality into downward plummet

Weak monsoon pushes Delhi's air quality into downward plummet

Due to weak monsoons and the rains letting up early this year, the pollution quotient seems to have gone up, thus sending Delhi's air quality into the “poor” zone.

Sep 04, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Nadda pays surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital

Health Minister JP Nadda paid a surprise visit to the Safdarjung Hospital here on Friday and directed the medical superintendent to upgrade its facilities to make it more patient-friendly.

Jul 17, 2015, 13:40 PM IST