Pollution

Supreme Court satisfied with steps to combat toxic air in NCR

Ban on medical, dairy & textile industries lifted, but restrictions on construction activities remain until further notice

published on : 17th December 2021

'Smog doesn't spare even smaller towns in winter'

This means even smaller cities with lower annual average levels record pollution levels as bad as or even worse than Delhi’s.

published on : 17th December 2021

Fog prediction system for check and balance of air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The system can predict probability of dense fog cover, when air quality reduces to less than 200 metres and up to 50 metres.

published on : 17th December 2021

Vigilance recovers Rs 16.89 lakh from Pollution Control Board engineer's Aluva home

Officers of the VACB were in for a surprise when they raided an Aluva flat belonging to an official with the Kerala State Pollution Control Board.

published on : 17th December 2021

2,180 Grossly Polluting Industries still operational in country: Government

According to the data shared by the minister, Uttar Pradesh has the most operational GPIs at 1,088, followed by Haryana at 600.

published on : 16th December 2021

Delhi government to deregister all diesel vehicles that complete 10 years on January 1

In an order in July 2016, the tribunal said that its direction for deregistration of diesel vehicles, which are more than 10 years old, will be complied with effectively and without default.

published on : 16th December 2021

Anti-corruption officers unearth Rs 20 lakh cash stashed inside pressure cooker from pollution board officer's flat in Kerala's Aluva

It was only six months ago that Harees got transferred to the Kottayam KPCB office after being promoted to the post of environmental engineer. 

published on : 16th December 2021

SC directs Air Quality Commission to work on permanent solution for pollution in Delhi-NCR

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of a report filed by the commission which informed it that a decision to lift the ban on certain industries has been taken.

published on : 16th December 2021

Restrictions have helped control pollution in Delhi-NCR but not significantly

Absence of strong western disturbance has resulted in less dispersal of pollutants: Experts

published on : 16th December 2021

Delhi's air quality index reaches upper end of very poor zone

Pollution levels expected to remain same until at least Dec 17 when winds may pick up  

published on : 15th December 2021

Delhi government recommends reopening of schools

As authorised by the Supreme Court, the CAQM will take the final call regarding reopening of schools.

published on : 14th December 2021

Bengaluru's Cubbon Park might turn into a no-honking zone soon

On Monday, C4C, an organisation dedicated to helping citizens, gathered at Cubbon Park to spread awareness on noise pollution.

published on : 14th December 2021

Delhi's air quality dips to 'very poor', likely to deteriorates further

Delhi's air quality again plunged to ‘very poor’ zone on Monday, after showing minor improvement over the past two days.

published on : 13th December 2021

DCPCR chairman urges pollution watchdog to recommend reopening of schools in Delhi

The letter by the DCPCR chief further stated that 'the school closures policy assumes that the families own air purifiers'.

published on : 13th December 2021

Omicron: Delhi government to clamp restrictions in view of Christmas, New Year if need be

The second case was reported last week when a fully-vaccinated individual with a travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa tested positive for the new Covid variant.

published on : 13th December 2021
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