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CPCB lashes out at Delhi traffic police, civic bodies for not timely addressing air pollution complaints
In its notice to the Delhi Traffic Police, the CPCB said it is observed that out of 429 complaints forwarded by the CPCB Sameer App, 213 complaints were resolved, but not within 24 hours.
Delhi had recorded over 1,700 pollution violations in December, the maximum being construction and demolition activity, followed by open dumping of garbage.
The expert committee in its report has estimated that Volkswagen cars released approximately 48.678 tonnes of NOx in 2016 in the national capital.
Winds helped to improve air quality from ‘severe’ to ‘poor’ category in the National Capital on Monday.
Out of the 15 stations monitored, only 2 clocked PM10 levels in excess of 200 µg/m3
Air quality was in the ‘severe’ category on Sunday as wind speed came down in the national capital.
Due to the foggy weather, at least 9 trains were rescheduled after getting delayed by at least 2 hours.
The city’s air quality was recorded in the ‘poor’ category on Wednesday and Thursday, as increased wind speed helped in dissipating pollutants and cleansing the air.
Pressure is mounting on the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to act tough on violations of waste discharge into the Periyar River.
Air quality in the country has deteriorated to critical levels in recent years, with the capital New Delhi and 13 other Indian cities in the top 15 of a UN list of the world's most polluted cities.
According to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the NCAP will be a mid-term, five-year action plan with 2019 as the first year.
Hill station Valparai is close to freezing point with the minimum temperature dropping to a record 2 degree Celsius on Thursday, which is the season’s lowest for Tamil Nadu.
Chikkaballapur MLA from Congress Dr K Sudhakar has threatened to make an announcement on January 14 at Vidhana Soudha.
The Chief Minister is also yet to clear the appointments of political and parliamentary secretaries along with the Special Representative in New Delhi.
The unit was inspected by a team of officials from the regional directorate of CPCB in Bengaluru, on November 8 and 9.