Activists handed over the samples to the PCB and have demanded stringent action against the polluting industries.
The green court had directed the Chairmen of 10 State Pollution Control Boards, including that of Telangana’s, to cease their functioning.
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.
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.
Bhardwaj claimed that for 33 days in 2020, the level of ammonia in Yamuna water was far higher than the permissible limit.
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.
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.
The worst hit are residents of Kanaktora, Bhikampali, Panchgaon, Mahasingh, Katarbaga, Jamgaon and Sahasbaga villages.
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Surprisingly, the cleanest air was recorded in Royapuram where the Air Quality Index (AQI) was 113, an improvement of 68 per cent.
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.
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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.
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
We are issuing notice without argument. We are taking suo motu cognisance of pollution in the entire Yamuna river, said the bench.
However, every year, the pollution spikes severely as people burn old tyres and plastic, making the air hazardous.