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Centre to set up a certification authority for calibration of pollution measuring instruments

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 13, 2018

Noting that the absence of standardised pollution-measuring instruments has sometimes led to inaccurate air and water pollution data, the Centre has decided to set up a certification authority...

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CPCB likely to go for new devices to study Delhi air quality, says official

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 28, 2017

A top Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) scientist on Monday said that the agency may consider using advanced LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) devices to vertically monitor the air...

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Take action against thermal plants with no monitoring system: NGT

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 30, 2017

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and state pollution control boards to take action against 35 thermal power plants across the country which...

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Now, industries polluting Ganga under live monitoring

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 6, 2017

Over the past two weeks, close to 3,750 SMSes and e-mail alerts have been issued to industries generating more than the permissible limit of pollutants in the Ganga basin. 

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Maharashtra starts industry rating to check emissions

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2017

In a first in India, industries in Maharashtra will be on regular monitoring of particulate matter and other air pollutants and they will get government rating based on their emission levels....

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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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Jaipur smart mission moves into top gear

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 24, 2017

The Jaipur Smart Mission Ltd (JSML) will install air and water quality monitoring systems at many points in the city under the smart city project.

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Delhi: 55 more stations to monitor pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 1, 2017

Monitoring of air quality, which forms the basis of the graded response action plan to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR, has been patchy for long. In the 46,208 square kilometre area that forms...

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On-road emission tests to be mandatory from 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 13, 2017

On-road emission tests for vehicles plying on Indian roads will be mandatory once the Bharat Stage VI norm kicks in from 2020, for which testing agency ARAI is developing a unified test cycle....

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Govt asks pollution watchdogs to get their instruments calibrated to maintain accuracy

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 20, 2016

Admitting that most of the pollution measuring and biomedical equipment are "not calibrated as per standards in the country which affects quality of the measured data", the Centre has asked...

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