Central Pollution Control Board

Coal-fired brick kilns cannot be allowed to operate in NCR during severe pollution: NGT

The tribunal had earlier rejected a plea to allow brick kilns running on 'Zig-Zag' technology in NCR saying their operation will have a disastrous effect on the air quality.

published on : 18th February 2021

Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida; 'poor' in Gurugram, Faridabad

According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

published on : 30th January 2021

High ammonia in Yamuna: Trace ‘point sources’ of pollution, says NGT 

The committee cited a media report that said ammonia levels in the Yamuna at Wazirabad rose to 7 parts per million (ppm) against the permissible limits of 0.8 ppm.

published on : 6th January 2021

Air quality 'very poor' in Delhi and surrounding areas, CPCB calls for compliance with guidelines

As per the IMD, the ventilation conditions are likely to slow down in Delhi causing poor dispersion of pollutants, due to which the air quality is predicted to remain ‘very poor’.

published on : 1st January 2021

Yamuna pollution rises due to growing ammonia concentration, may affect water supply 

The discharge of industrial pollutants into the river through Rohtak X-Regulator and DD6 resulted in the high ammonia concentration, affecting the Delhi Jal Board’s water production.

published on : 30th December 2020

Air quality improves to 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon

Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10, though, remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the CPCB.

published on : 25th December 2020

AQI 'moderate' in Gurugram, 'poor' in Noida and Ghaziabad

The CPCB states that an AQI in the 'poor' category may cause breathing discomfort to people, while 'moderate' may cause breathing discomfort to the people with lungs, asthma and heart diseases.

published on : 16th December 2020

Central Pollution Control Board scientist inspects Jawaharnagar dumpyard in Hyderabad

Earlier, TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy wrote a letter to Prakash Javadekar alleging that the leachate from the dumpyard was causing groundwater pollution in a radius of 5 km.

published on : 18th November 2020

Air pollution may lead to faster spread of COVID-19 infections, officials tell Parliamentary panel

Officials of the Central Pollution Control Board and from other departments also depose before the panel on the ongoing situation of air pollution in the national capital and its adjoining areas.

published on : 6th November 2020

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation forms panels to enforce pollution rules

A special committee and a team have been formed by the civic body to ensure that puja committees adhere to all pollution control measures prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board.

published on : 25th October 2020

Treat as representation plea to stop bursting of crackers, burning effigies: HC to AAP government, CPCB

The court also directed them to keep in mind the Supreme Court's directions on the issue while deciding the representation.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Directions issued for strict action against air polluting activities: CPCB tells HC

The application sought directions to the respondents to send expert teams to three states -- Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab -- for implementing effective measures to curb stubble burning.

published on : 22nd October 2020

Gold hallmarking centres under lens for pollution, told to seek green nod

Hallmarked gold jewellery comes under the scanner for high pollution footprint.

published on : 18th October 2020

Met conditions in Delhi 'extremely unfavourable' for pollutant dispersion since Sept: CPCB

The average ventilation index has been 1,334 metre square per second in September and October this year as compared to 1,850 metre square per second during the corresponding period last year.

published on : 16th October 2020

Javadekar flags off 50 inspection teams, says only 4 per cent pollution in Delhi-NCR due to stubble burning

Javadekar said his throat choked with the smoke from burning of crop residue during a recent visit to Ludhiana.

published on : 15th October 2020
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