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Choking hazard: Air pollution hangs over Asian Games

But the index has regularly topped 150 this month, which is considered a health threat to the general population. A reading over 300 is seen as hazardous.

published on : 17th August 2018

Pollution Board to set up three more air quality stations in Vijayawada

A drastic increase in number of people suffering from pulmonological diseases reported.

published on : 16th August 2018

CPCB map indicates most of Ganga water in UP-West Bengal stretch unfit for drinking, bathing

The National Green Tribunal last month directed the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to install display boards at a gap of 100 km to indicate whether the water was fit for bathing or drinking.

published on : 14th August 2018

Pollution check: Supreme Court okays colour-coded stickers for vehicles

The Centre told the bench that the diesel vehicles will have orange stickers pasted on their windshield while petrol and CNG vehicles will have blue stickers.

published on : 13th August 2018

'Indians may live 4 years longer if country achieves WHO air quality standards', says report

Noting that ambient air pollution alone may cost India more than USD 0.5 trillion per year, the study said it is causing hundreds of millions of people in the country to lead shorter and sicker lives.

published on : 13th August 2018

Excessive air pollution affects 660 million Indians: Researchers

If India were to achieve its own air quality standards, life expectancy would increase by more than one year on an average, says the 16-page report.

published on : 13th August 2018

OSPCB yet to ascertain cause of burning leaves in Paradip

On Friday, a team of Agriculture department, led by Assistant Agriculture Officer Pradosh Behera, had visited the spot and collected samples from roots and leaves of the affected trees.

published on : 12th August 2018

Little ‘lung’ pieces sent to officials

Jhatkaa team has started sending out pieces of the 'lungs' in a package to decision-makers, in a bid to open their eyes to the grisly air-pollution situation.

published on : 11th August 2018

52 firms in Tamil Nadu yet to report protocols for online monitoring of emissions

Compliance Reporting Protocols were developed to track discharge of pollutants from firms.

published on : 11th August 2018

Alarming pollution levels at Bengaluru's Graphite Junction, says citizen group

Whitefield Rising on Friday urged KSPCB to install a calibrated continuous ambient air quality monitoring station at Graphite India Ltd junction.

published on : 11th August 2018

Over 12000 trees cut in Delhi for various government projects in last three years

In Delhi, more than 12,800 trees have been cut in the last three years for various government projects, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh informed Rajya Sabha today.

published on : 9th August 2018

Air quality monitoring in Bengaluru completes 35 years

The worsening air pollution at Anand Rao Circle following increase in high-rise buildings, prompted the board to install the first air quality monitoring station there in 1983.

published on : 9th August 2018

CPCB issues order to shut  pharma firm over violation in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a directive to a pharma company based in Kancheepuram district to shut down operations with immediate effect as it failed to comply with regulatory provi

published on : 9th August 2018

Toddlers fall victim to pollution

Children as young as 6 months suffer from severe allergic conditions, due to rising level of pollutants, say pulmonologists

published on : 8th August 2018

Final hearing on Sterlite's plea against closure today in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government is expected to submit a reply defending its position against the action taken against Sterlite.

published on : 8th August 2018
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