Ganga's faecal coliform level 3-12 times permissible limit in most inter-state boundaries: CPCB

Faecal coliform (FC) bacteria, such as E.coli, are found in excreta that contaminates water through untreated sewerage. The higher the level the higher the presence of disease-causing pathogen in water.

Prosecute govt officials for not acting on air pollution complaints: SC to CPCB

The court said this on a day when monitoring stations in the national capital recorded air quality in the "very poor" category.


Delhi air quality turns 'severe' for first time this season

Meanwhile, the issue of stubble burning and air pollution in Delhi took a political turn on Monday as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP-led central and Haryana government and Congress-led Punjab government for the worsening air quality in Delhi.

Supreme Court: Allow people to flag pollution online

The bench took note of concerns expressed by amicus curiae Arajita Singh, that there was no proper forum where the public could highlight instances of pollution and bring it to the notice of authorities.

Delhi continues to grapple with 'very poor' air quality, CPCB suggests stringent measures

Amid grim situation, the CPCB has suggested several stringent measures which include the closure of all construction activities that generate dust pollution between November 1 and 10.

Delhi: To combat pollution, CPCB mapping areas where PM 10, 2.5 is highest

According to officials, the ‘Wind Augmentation and Air Purifying Units (WAYU)’ will be placed at ITO, Anand Vihar, Wazirpur, Shadipur and Bhikaji Cama Place, in preparation for the winter months which usually sees deteriorating air quality each year.


Draft emission norms for diesel locomotives in 2 weeks, says CPCB

The CPCB's interim report, titled "Exhaust Emission Benchmarks for Diesel Locomotives on Indian Railways", aims to fix standards and protocols for the sector to achieve the targets submitted by India under the Paris climate change agreement.

CPCB to Delhi: Take specific steps to check pollution, meet deadline

The board observed that the levels of particulate matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5) in the National Capital Region (NCR) exceed the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Have you booked any industry, govt agency for causing pollution? Delhi HC asks DPCC

The Delhi HC showed its ire on the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for its failure to “act on its powers” in implementing the provisions of the Air and Environment Protection Acts.

Smog hovers over capital, air quality plummets

According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Air Quality Index (AQI), most monitoring stations showed particulate matter (PM) levels hovering between poor and very poor levels during the weekend.