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Central Pollution Control Board


Delhi: Pollution panel’s flying squads inspect 140 sites

December 06, 2021 7:52 am

A total of 40 inspection teams or ‘flying squads’ have been constituted to conduct inspections at various sites and sectors contributing to air pollution — road dust, transport, industries and other dispersed sources.

Gujarat HC looking into option of joint taskforce: CPCB finds high level of pollution in Sabarmati river

September 15, 2021 2:58 am

A division bench of the Gujarat HC had taken suo moto cognisance of untreated wastewater being discharged in the Sabarmati river based on media reports in August.

Jammu & Kashmir notifies new rules for stone crushing, mixing plans, junks licence requirement

February 23, 2021 8:37 pm

The decision will facilitate establishment and functioning of stone crushers, hot & wet mixing plants and boost the supply of raw material required in the construction sector.

Stubble burning, crackers on Diwali and dip in mercury made Delhi's air quality worse than last November

December 01, 2020 11:15 am

Delhi also recorded nine severe air quality days this past month — highest since November 2016, when there were 10. Last November, there were seven such days.

Toxic haze envelops Delhi as air quality plummets to severe range

October 30, 2020 9:17 am

The 24-hour average AQI settled at 395 in the very poor category, five points below the severe range, as per data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

CPCB analysis finds drastic fall in air pollution levels during lockdown

September 24, 2020 8:37 am

While the reduction in PM2.5 levels shows a 16 per cent improvement due to the lockdown regionally, the improvement in air quality was far higher in cities as compared to the rest of the country.

July air cleanest since 2017, experts credit rain, lockdown

August 03, 2020 3:43 am

An official from the Central environment ministry said the reason behind cleaner air is a combined result of meteorology, mainly better rainfall, and also fewer people on the roads.

Leftover food, general solid waste at quarantine centres to be disposed as per SWM rules 2016

July 22, 2020 2:51 pm

With hostels, marriage halls and lodges being used as quarantine centres, numbering over 100 in Pune, the additional generation of contaminated solid waste had caused an overload at the common incineration facility at Kailash crematorium, Pune sole incineration facility.

Yamuna water getting ‘critically worse’, CPCB analysis finds

February 23, 2020 2:39 am

Data collected by the CPCB and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) from 14 river monitoring locations showed except for two points — Palla and Surghat, the water quality failed to meet several quality parameters between 2015 and 2019.

Plastic packaging: NGT asks expert panel to probe if more norms needed to restrict its use

June 06, 2019 5:19 pm

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel formed the panel which comprises representatives of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Bureau of Indian Standards, Central Pollution Control Board and Directorate General of Health Services.


Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.