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.

150 polluted stretches along rivers in the country: Govt

Government has identified 150 polluted stretches along various rivers in the country, the Lok Sabha was told today.

CPCB contests WHO findings but says Delhi pollution a concern

Pollution level in Delhi is a "matter of concern", the country`s anti-pollution watchdog today admitted but disagreed with a WHO study findings that the national capital has the world`s dirtiest air.

Court orders fresh study on Odisha river pollution

The Odisha High Court has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct a fresh study on pollution in the Brahmani river, the second largest river in Odisha after the Mahanadi, a lawyer said 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.

Weather compounds Diwali pollution problem

Noise level declined in Delhi this Diwali as compared to last year, but the air pollution rose marginally due to more smoke-producing fircrackers.

SC asks CPCB to apprise about steps taken to clean Yamuna

The Supreme Court today asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to apprise it within two weeks about the steps taken by it to protect and prevent pollution of river Yamuna.

`Polluted stretch of Yamuna has gone up to 600 km`

The Central pollution Control Board has confirmed that the total polluted stretch of the Yamuna river has increased to 600 km from 500km since 2010.

SC for fresh probe by Central Pollution Control Board in PPL

The Supreme Court has asked the
Central Pollution Control Board to make a fresh inspection of
Paradeep Phosphates Ltd in Orissa which has allegedly violated
environment laws.