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Delhi sees cleanest day of the year, air quality ‘satisfactory’

July 31, 2022 8:02 am

With the rainfall this month, the AQI has remained in the ‘satisfactory’ category for 24 out of 30 days of the month till Saturday. AQI between 51 and 100 is considered ‘satisfactory’ by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Over 60% pollution complaints unresolved: CPCB

December 05, 2021 8:17 am

🔴 These complaints have been registered by CPCB inspection teams and the public. The public can register complaints with CPCB on the Sameer mobile app and through the CPCB website.

Environment Ministry allows use of plaster of paris for Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja idols for a year

May 22, 2020 10:12 pm

"We have received many representations from organisations saying that idols had already been made and huge losses would be incurred if this regulation were implemented now. Taking special cognizance of the matter, the Ministry has decided to postpone the regulation to next year," said a ministry official. 

Schools in Delhi-NCR to remain shut for next two days due to spike in pollution levels

November 13, 2019 8:51 pm

The national capital continues to reel under heavy pollution today as the noxious smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather pushed the situation in the region towards "emergency" zone for the third time in the last 15 days.

Stubble burning: 3,000 farm fires and counting...

October 19, 2019 10:19 am

Higher than last year; pollution control board says contributing 7% to Delhi’s PM levels but figure will reach 17% today.

NGT directs Delhi govt to deposit Rs 25 crore with CPCB for failing to curb pollution in city

July 21, 2019 7:16 pm

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the AAP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore and the apex pollution monitoring body to ensure that there is no further lapse in this regard.

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

May 25, 2019 4:12 pm

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

November 26, 2018 9:07 pm

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

October 30, 2018 4:27 pm

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

October 30, 2018 1:38 am

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.