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Pan-India clean air programme set to roll out with Rs 300 crore initial support and a mid-term

By : editor_2, Dec 26, 2018

The Centre has earmarked Rs 300 crore for implementation of the upcoming National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20. Overall cost of taking multiple air pollution...

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Niti Aayog sets stiff targets to curb air pollution, pitches for stringent civil penalties

By : editor_2, Dec 21, 2018

The central government’s think-tank, Niti Aayog, in its strategy paper ‘New India at 75’, has set ambitious targets to curb air pollution and recommended introduction of “stringent civil...

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NGT slaps 25 crore fine on Delhi government

By : editor_2, Dec 5, 2018

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday asked the Delhi government to deposit Rs 25 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for their failure to curb the problem of pollution...

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EPCA proposed ban non-CNG private vehicles

By : editor_2, Nov 15, 2018

The ‘big idea’ to solve Delhi’s pollution crisis shows that the primary custodians of the capital’s air quality have run out of ideas.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority, or EPCA, on Wednesday reiterated its unprecedented recommendation to...

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No blanket ban, but SC puts checks on firecrackers this Diwali

By : editor_2, Oct 24, 2018

People can burst low-emission firecrackers between 8 pm and 10 pm this Diwali, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, ruling against a blanket ban on fireworks. But the top court ordered that the...

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Delhi backs incentives for clean energy switch to combat pollution

By : editor_2, Sep 6, 2018

Authorities in Delhi approved measures on Tuesday to encourage businesses to use clean energy as one of the world’s worst polluted cities stepped up the fight against deadly air pollution....

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WHO pollution report praises PM Modi’s signature Ujjwala scheme

By : sustainabilityo..., May 2, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature Ujjwala Scheme came in for rich praise in a new WHO pollution report. The report nevertheless estimated that 9 out of 10 people around the world breathe...

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NGT directs 4 states to submit ambient air quality data

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 25, 2018

The National Green Tribunal has directed the governments of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Goa to submit ambient air quality analysis data and inform it about the levels of...

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SAFAR to identify, mark 26 sources of Delhi pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 13, 2018

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) on Thursday kickstarted its mission to identify and mark locations of 26 sources within the national capital which pollute...

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96 cities not meeting air pollution norms: NEERI director

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 9, 2018

Stating that the environment today is more challenging than it ever was, the director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Girish Sahni has stressed on the need for a multi-...

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