Pollution

Effluents from industries discharged into Periyar, green activists protest

Activists handed over the samples to the PCB and have demanded stringent action against the polluting industries.

published on : 24th January 2021

Telangana to nominate head of its State Pollution Control Board

The green court had directed the Chairmen of 10 State Pollution Control Boards, including that of Telangana’s, to cease their functioning.

published on : 23rd January 2021

SC refuses early hearing on plea related to Vedanta's Sterlite copper unit in Tamil Nadu

The top court, on December 2, last year had rejected the interim plea of Vedanta Ltd that it be permitted to inspect its Sterlite copper plant and to operate it for a month.

published on : 22nd January 2021

NGT directs SPCBs to follow CPCB guidelines to check pollution caused due to gold testing

NGT's direction was is response to a plea which alleged that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) released acids in the environment while testing gold.

published on : 20th January 2021

Congress slams AAP for ‘blame game’ over effluents

Bhardwaj claimed that for 33 days in 2020, the level of ammonia in Yamuna water was far higher than the permissible limit.

published on : 20th January 2021

SC seeks report from NGT-appointed panel on cleaning of river Yamuna

Earlier, the top court had taken suo motu cognizance of contamination of rivers by effluent in the country and had decided to take up the pollution of Yamuna river first.

published on : 19th January 2021

Delhi air quality 'very poor', likely to deteriorate further

The lowest temperature was recorded at the Ayanagar station, which registered a minimum temperature of 5.9 degree Celsius here, the India Meteorological Department said. 

published on : 19th January 2021

Pollution-hit locals detain nine trucks carrying power plant ash in Odisha

The worst hit are residents of Kanaktora, Bhikampali, Panchgaon, Mahasingh, Katarbaga, Jamgaon and Sahasbaga villages.

published on : 19th January 2021

Bhogi pollution: 13 out of 15 monitoring stations record lesser pollution levels than last year in Chennai

Surprisingly, the cleanest air was recorded in Royapuram where the Air Quality Index (AQI) was 113, an improvement of 68 per cent.

published on : 15th January 2021

Air pollution 2020 report: Big cities fare better, small towns toxic

The analysis on the cities of Indo-Gangetic Plains shows how clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been lost with the reopening of the economy and the hostile winter weather.

published on : 15th January 2021

Delhi's Select CityWalk installs 'Chakr Shield' devices to cut emissions from its diesel generator sets

Chakr Innovation, is a start-up founded by graduates of IIT Delhi who claim to have developed a patented technology to reduce the harmful exhaust emitted from the DG sets.

published on : 14th January 2021

Pollution-free water fundamental right, state bound to ensure it: SC on Yamuna pollution

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde also issued notice to Haryana government on Delhi Jal Board’s plea alleging the water containing high pollutants is being released into the Yamuna.

published on : 14th January 2021

Chennai pollution levels on Bhogi kept in check this year thanks to clear skies, say officials

Senior Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) officials told The New Indian Express that this year the climatic conditions were favourable for faster dispersion of pollutants

published on : 13th January 2021

SC issues notice to Haryana over pollution in river Yamuna

We are issuing notice without argument. We are taking suo motu cognisance of pollution in the entire Yamuna river, said the bench.

published on : 13th January 2021

COVID-19 spike likely if Bhogi causes rise in pollution level

However, every year, the pollution spikes severely as people burn old tyres and plastic, making the air hazardous.

published on : 13th January 2021
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