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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)


Don't allow new industry till facilities for disposal of waste ensured: NGT

July 07, 2020 10:50 pm

The green panel directed CPCB to enforce its directions for recovery of compensation for the continuing damage to the environment as per 'Polluter Pays' principle.

Bombay HC seeks govt's reply on disposal of COVID-19 biomedical waste

July 01, 2020 4:42 pm

The court said this was an "important issue", and asked the authorities to respond to a PIL which claimed that untreated COVID-19 biomedical waste generated by hospitals, pathology labs was being dumped at the Aadharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan, in violation of all the central waste disposal guidelines.

CPCB shuts UP distillery owned by Rana Gurjit kin, cites pollution

May 27, 2020 1:49 pm

The CPCB also issued notice to the industrial unit, Rana Sugars Ltd (Distillery Division), at village Belwara in Moradabad, as to why a environmental compensation of Rs 3.16 crore should not be levied on it for the violations.

NGT directs CPCB to submit report on improvement of water quality in Ganga, Yamuna

May 23, 2020 8:22 pm

Asking for a detailed report on the issue, the green panel directed that once industrial and other activities resume, it should be ensured that all the environment laws are complied with.

Lockdown cuts PM2.5, PM10 levels by half in Delhi: CPCB

April 23, 2020 7:02 pm

Due to restrictions on the transport sector and industrial operations, the two major sources of benzene emissions, a 47 per cent reduction in benzene level has been observed, a CPCB report stated.

CPCB issues show-cause notice to 14 thermal power plants for violation of environmental norms

February 06, 2020 3:57 pm

According to the Central Pollution Control Board these plants failed to comply with the directions issues under the Environment protection Act.

Delhi: 2019 saw more ‘good’ air days than 2018; ‘Policy, enforcement helped’

January 04, 2020 2:22 am

While the number of ‘good, satisfactory and moderate’ air quality days increased from 159 to 182, the number of ‘poor, very poor and severe’ days decreased from 206 to 183 in 2019.

Kejriwal distributes masks to school students, says Delhi turned into 'gas chamber'

November 01, 2019 10:20 am

Since Diwali, the pollution in the national capital has been in the 'severe' category, the highest level of pollution.

Delhi: System predicts 4 hotspots that may see pollution spike in October

September 21, 2019 9:40 am

Praising its in-house “bi-weekly forecasting system”, Professor (Dr) Mukesh Khare of IIT-Delhi said the tool can predict “what is going to happen”, “where action should be taken”, and “the major source” of pollution in a particular hotspot.

Delhi's air quality severe, fire cracker or vehicular pollution could result in deterioration: CPCB

December 30, 2018 8:50 pm

The apex court had in October directed that bursting of crackers on Diwali and other festivals be limited to two hours and only "green firecrackers" be sold in Delhi and the National Capital Region.