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Ghaziabad, Noida critically polluted: Official
Ghaziabad, Noida critically polluted: Official

Ghaziabad, Noida and a few other areas in Uttar Pradesh have been declared "critically polluted", forcing the state government to issue fresh directives to contain the menace, an official said Friday.

Punjab, Haryana agree to make river pollution-free

 The Punjab and Haryana government have agreed to make Ghaggar river pollution free by the end of the year, a senior Punjab government official said on Wednesday.

Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift
Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

As many as 67 small factories in the city who are discharging effluents directly into the Yamuna have been asked to shift from their current location by end of next month.

Fly-ash mismanagement cause of pollution in Odisha

Coal-rich Odisha may have drawn huge investments in the electricity sector to emerge as a powerhouse of India but the state has been unsuccessful in utilising the fly ash produced in thermal power plants which has led to massive air and water pollution.

Govt to ask Delhi to prepare master plan to check pollution
Govt to ask Delhi to prepare master plan to check pollution

Many recent studies have earned Delhi the tag of being one of the most polluted cities in the world.

US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India

 After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution.

Govt to make changes in rules to control pollution: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Monday said the government is in the process of making necessary changes in rules and regulations to control pollution.

Iran MPs wear medical face masks to protest pollution

Iranian lawmakers wore medical face masks in parliament Sunday in a show of solidarity with residents of their areas battling pollution from strong sandstorms.

Environment ministry to organise brain-storming camp for officers

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday said his ministry would organise a "Chintan Shivir" or a platform for its officers to ideate and suggest measures geared towards "good" governance.

HC to take up issue of air pollution in Delhi

Delhi High Court Friday decided to take up suo motu the issue of air pollution in the national capital, a couple of days after it observed that poor air quality was a major cause of respiratory problems in most children here.

Act against units operating without consent in Wazirpur: NGT

 The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take legal action against steel pickling industries operating without consent and not complying with mandatory pollution standards.

Ganga pollution: Closure process starts for 98 tanneries

Cracking down on polluting tanneries ,Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board today initiated the process of closing 98 such factories in Kanpur, which were allegedly releasing toxic effluents in River Ganga, by cutting electricity supply to them.

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German govt commits 3 million euros for Ganga rejuvenation
German govt commits 3 million euros for Ganga rejuvenation

 The German government has committed three million euros amounting to nearly Rs 21 crore for rejuvenation of river Ganga and an appraisal by the government to formulate concrete projects for initial assistance is expected in March.

Paris mayor wants to ban polluting trucks, buses

 The mayor of Paris said she wants to ban polluting buses and trucks in the French capital from July to fight pollution in one of the world`s most visited cities.

GSPCB to seek BITS' tech expertise on pollution issues

Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has joined hands with BITS Pilani's Goa campus to get the technical know-how for amplifying pollution control measures in the state.

Kanpur's 700 tanneries major source of pollution in Ganga: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".

Forest issue: SC grants time to Centre for appointing Regulator

Supreme Court on Friday granted six months time to the Centre to appoint National Regulator for appraising projects, enforce environmental conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

Pollution: NGT orders joint inspection at steel plant

The National Green Tribunal has directed the central and Uttar Pradesh pollution control boards to jointly inspect Rathi Steel and Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad for alleged failure to take steps to control air and water pollution.

Tax diesel vehicles in Delhi to check pollution: Sunita Narain

With diesel vehicles being biggest source of air pollution in Delhi, noted environmentalist Sunita Narain Wednesday said there was a need to heavily tax such vehicles in the national capital.