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Central Pollution Control Board


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.

1,048 violations seen in February: Pollution watchdog

March 15, 2019 12:48 am

On Thursday, Delhi’s air quality was recorded as poor, with an AQI value of 266. This was a deterioration from the moderate air quality the capital witnessed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Delhi: Thick haze engulfs city, CPCB says action by agencies 'inadequate'

November 27, 2018 10:17 pm

Talking tough on pollution in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the CPCB to prosecute government officials for not acting on around 250 complaints received by it from citizens.

Finalise emission norms for diesel locomotives: NGT to MoEF

May 26, 2017 3:18 pm

The lawyer appearing for CPCB told the tribunal that the statement made by him on May 22 was not correct and the facts were not brought to the notice of the tribunal.


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.