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NGT directs CPCB to monitor industrial waste discharge

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2018

In a significant order related to monitoring of industrial pollution in the country, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to devise a mechanism to...

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Ahmedabad 6th among 60 cities in India in plastic waste generation

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 5, 2018

Amdavadis have a long way to go green and come out from under the shadow of the menacingly rising solid waste mountain Mount Pirana. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) authorities say that of...

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Central Pollution Control Board directs captive power plants to comply with new emission norms by December 31, 2018

By : sustainabilityo..., May 8, 2018

The Central Pollution Control Board has directed 21 companies in Telangana and 30 companies in Andhra Pradesh to comply with new emission norms on captive power plants by December 31, 2018, or...

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Pollution regulator frames standards for 16 industries using polluting fuels

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 19, 2017

The apex pollution regulator has framed standards for sulphur and nitrate oxides for 16 industries that use inferior quality fuel that releases these pollutants.


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Air quality in Delhi this August worse than that of last year: CPCB

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 17, 2017

Delhi’s air quality has suffered more in the first two weeks of August as compared to the same time last year, data collated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shows. Moreover, Delhi is the second most polluted city among the neighbouring ones including Gurgaon,...

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CPCB to finally spend unused Rs 40 cr environment fund

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 1, 2017

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has decided to utilise around Rs 40 crore of the Environment Protection Charge (EPC) made from the cess on sale of high-end diesel cars for...

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State Pollution Control Board of Himachal Pradesh to monitor 27 more sites

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 30, 2017

In a bid to check the water quality, the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has enhanced its monitoring locations from the earlier 104 sites across the state to 131.


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Government to crack the whip on 1,000 polluting industries along Ganga

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 21, 2017

The government has decided to crack the whip on 1,000 industrial units across five states along the Ganga that are continuing to empty untreated waste into the river.


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Tata Chemicals Haldia plant gets shutdown notice

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 15, 2017

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed Tata Chemicals to shut down its fertilizer plant in Haldia (West Bengal) for violating liquid waste discharge rules. The CPCB directive...

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Central Pollution Control Board proposes buffer zones around landfill sites

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 2, 2017

To prevent people living in areas around landfill sites from impact of high pollution from them, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has now proposed guidelines to keep and maintain a...

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