Pollution

Ban continues on entry of trucks, construction and demolition activities: Delhi government

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the government will review the ban on construction and demolition activities on December 16.

published on : 13th December 2021

Stubble burning in Odisha worries green activists

Farmers in Jeypore, Borigumma, Kotpad and Kundra are increasingly resorting to the practice of setting fire to the straw heaps instead of using them for traditional purposes like cattle fodder. 

published on : 13th December 2021

Delhi Environment minister Gopal Rai to hold review meeting on air pollution

It had earlier banned construction activities and the entry of trucks, barring CNG and e-trucks and those carrying essential commodities, till further orders.

published on : 13th December 2021

Rain ‘reopens’ Tamil Nadu's Korattur lake pollution problems

Permanent remedy sought as sewage continues to flow into lake

published on : 13th December 2021

Tamil Nadu: 75 tonnes of plastic waste removed from Besant Nagar beach 

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also took part in the event and handed over certificates to students who collected the most waste.

published on : 13th December 2021

'Examine applications to lift ban in week': SC on pollution restrictions in Delhi

The central air quality commission told the top court that the thermal power plants which were closed needed to be restarted to ensure power supply to the NCR.

published on : 11th December 2021

Delhi performs better in anti-pollution action

While the Delhi government teams made a total of 3,404 inspections of industrial units, Haryana did 1,003, UP 1,775 and Rajasthan 257, the affidavit showed.

published on : 11th December 2021

Tamil Nadu pollution control officer Venkatachalam death case to CB-CID

The investigation into the alleged suicide of former Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) chairman AV Venkatachalam has been shifted to the CB-CID. 

published on : 11th December 2021

SC says 'slight' improvement in air quality in Delhi-NCR, permits panel to decide on easing curbs

Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments will have to file compliance affidavits on the issue related to payment of money to construction workers, it said.

published on : 10th December 2021

Delhi's air quality plunges again, AQI slips to 293

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', then 401 and between 500 is considered 'severe'.

published on : 10th December 2021

VMC ties up with start-up for disposal of cigarette butts to curb water pollution

It may be just a cigarette butt, but indiscriminate dumping of it may lead to water contamination.

published on : 10th December 2021

‘Significant cut in PM 2.5 if entire NCR goes strict’

TERI’s 2018 report had highlighted how the majority of Delhi’s air pollution comes from regional sources and not local sources.

published on : 10th December 2021

Pollution in Delhi deteriorates as mercury dips to lowest minimum of season

Palawat added that heavy snowfall in the western Himalayas has also contributed in bringing down Delhi’s temperatures, as winds from snow-clad mountains are blowing over the city.

published on : 10th December 2021

Favourable wind conditions help improve Delhi's AQI to 'poor' zone

The SAFAR bulletin further stated that during December 8-11, winds are likely to be moderate, increasing ventilation of pollutants.

published on : 9th December 2021

DPCC spent over Rs 478 crore since 2015 to tackle air pollution: RTI reply

Collected through the Department of Trade and Taxes, the Air Ambience Fund gets 25 paise from the sale of each litre of diesel in Delhi.

published on : 8th December 2021
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