Action plan for 380 km river stretch in TN approved; the tribunal has ordered that by March 31, 2020, the States must commence the work for setting up of STPs and connecting drains
The apex court perused the report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which said that construction activities should not be allowed between 6 pm to 6 am.
As per report submitted earlier this year to the National Green Tribunal, Telangana had 61 non-compliant tyre pyrolysis units in the country, highest in the country.
While in areas such as Mandir Marg, ITO and Lodhi road, the AQI was 271, 281 and 212.
Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations will be set up as part of National Clean Air Programme under the Central Sector ‘Control of Pollution’ scheme.
Forest Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said that the CPCB has identified polluted stretches in Gangua, Daya, Brahmani, Guradih, Mangala, Nagavalli and Kathajodi among other rivers.
Vijayawada stands at 45th position among pollution-hit cities in the country with air quality worse than that of Visakhapatnam and Guntur.
Earlier, the Central Pollution Control Board had said it would penalise states that failed to stick to timelines while executing clean air action plans.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Power and Ministry of Agriculture were also called for the meeting.
The State has just five continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations as against the requirement of 22 in 14 cities.
The petition, filed by a Noida-based advocate, has alleged that the Delhi government's November 1 notification on the scheme also violates fundamental rights.
The Union Environment Minister said that contribution of stubble burning in pollution has reduced.
Most cities in Punjab except Jalandhar are all in the satisfactory to moderate category in terms of air quality index.
Hisar in Haryana reported the worst air quality in the states as its AQI stood at 487, according to data provided by the Central Pollution Control Board.
APPCB conducts ambient air quality and noise level surveys in three locations by installing diffusion tubes