You are here

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.

Read more..

Report warns of spiralling air pollution; outlines roadmap to curb emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2014

If current trends of vehicle population, fuel and emission standards persist, PM 2.5 emissions will increase by a factor of three, and those of NOx will increase by a factor of five, warns a new report by The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), University of California,...

Read more..

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...

Read more..

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...

Read more..

KSPCB Nod for Waste Management Unit

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2014

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has given conditional approval to Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for setting up of a municipal solid waste (MSW) plant at Lingadheeranhalli, Banashankari 6th Stage.
Speaking to Express, Senior...

Read more..

Revision of green laws may hit Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2014

The ministry of environment and forests has asked for the public's comments on reviewing five crucial environmental laws, including the Air and Water (prevention and control of pollution) Acts-any amendment to which will impact the city massively.

Read more..

Germany to help treat factory waste

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2014

The German government will help Delhi find a solution to the inefficient effluent treatment infrastructure in its industrial areas. The status of common effluent treatment plants (CETP), along with partnership details, was discussed at the workshop in Mayapuri industrial area...

Read more..

Govt to introduce pollution control index for measuring air quality in cities

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 1, 2014

Under fire for failing to tackle air pollution, the government is set to introduce a uniform air quality index as part of measures to address the menace across the country.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is preparing the index that will provide information...

Read more..

SDMC orders to cut power, water supply of 39 car workshops

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 9, 2014

 Car owners of South and West Delhi will soon have to look for service stations outside their area after the south civic body hardened its stand on 39 workshops operating even after they got eviction notices for dumping toxic waste. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has...

Read more..

TNPCB seals 236 textile and dyeing units for violating pollution control board norms in Erode

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 30, 2014

 The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), on after the recently petition submitted by the villagers of nearby Ellapalayam stating one textile dyeing unit was discharging huge quantity of untreated effluents into fertile lands, causing them problems. The Board had...

Read more..
Subject Tags: Pollution Control