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10-day campaign to combat air pollution as Delhi gasps for breath

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 2, 2018

Deteriorating air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) has set alarm bells ringing, pushing the centre to launch an aggressive Clean Air Campaign to combat the increasing air pollution...

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Greater Noida: Central pollution control board to probe groundwater pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2014

The Uttar Pradesh pollution control board (UPPCB) on Wednesday said that it has asked the central pollution control board (CPCB) and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) to determine contamination of groundwater in the villages of Greater Noida.

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Cancer-causing benzene not part of air quality index

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 3, 2014

The air quality index (AQI) recently launched by the Centre doesn't monitor the quantity of benzene, a component of petrol or gasoline. Constant exposure to high levels of the carcinogen (a cancer-causing substance) may have serious long-term health effects. With benzene...

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Pollution panel asks state bodies to check effluents

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2014

 A Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) directive has asked MCG and HUDA to check discharge effluents at sewage treatment plants (STPs) in all Haryana districts. The state bodies have also been directed to set up a real-time effluent monitoring system to ensure that no...

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Stop polluting Ganga or shut shop: Uma Bharti

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2014

All polluting industries along the river Ganga will have to set up sensor-based real-time online effluent monitoring system by March 31 next year. The government on Wednesday said it was serious about the deadline with water resources minister Uma Bharti issuing a veiled...

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Water Woes across Major Cities Underlines the Need for Indian Industries to Adopt Sustainable Strategies

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 22, 2014

India is the second largest water consuming country in the world and is presently facing severe scarcity of water resources. The challenge for Indian industries is to find ingenious ways of handling water efficiently and disposing wastewater in a proper manner. With...

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