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E-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart yet to respond on use of plastic: CPCB to NGT

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

E-commerce giants against whom a petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal to stop them from allegedly using excessive plastic for packaging have either not submitted complete documents regarding the quantity of plastic consumption or have not responded to the...

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Chennai-based environmental group seeks more norms for disposal of COVID-19 medical waste in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental group, has requested the Tamil Nadu government that a few more recommendations, in addition to the regulations released by the Central Pollution Control Board for disposal of medical, and other waste used in treating COVID-19, be...

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Punjab pushes for extension of deadline for installation of FGDs at power plants

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 7, 2020

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has recommended to the central authorities to extend the deadline for the installation of fuel gas desulphurization(FGD) units at the thermal power plants in the state. The deadline for the same expired on December 31, but none of the...

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Pollution regulator threatens to shut 14 thermal plants over emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

Taking a strict view of thermal power stations’ failure to meet emission standards, the Central Pollution Control Board (CBCB) has issued warnings to 14 plants across six states of the country. In a notice dated January 31, a day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

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Punjab: State-owned thermal power plants miss deadline for FGD norms

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Even as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had issued directives to the state-owned thermal power plants in the state to install the fuel gas desulphurization (FGD) units by December 31, to cut down on the sulphur emissions, both Ropar and Lehra Mohabatt power plants...

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Govt cancels auction under Phase 2 of pilot scheme to salvage stressed power units

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India's NTPC snubs foreign emissions tech, shuts out GE, others from $2 billion orders Top Indian electricity generator NTPC has rejected the emissions-cutting technology of GE and other foreign firms for its coal-fired plants, documents show, shutting them out of an...

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Root out plastic bag less than 50 microns: National Green Tribunal

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

The National Green Tribunal has asked Central Pollution Control Board to ensure that no plastic bag less than 50 microns of thickness be manufactured, stocked, sold and used across the country. The green court also asked CPCB to ensure that no unregistered plastic...

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40% plastic waste littered on India's streets: Javadekar in Lok Sabha

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

As much as 40 per cent of plastic waste collected in India remains uncollected and littered on the streets, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha on November 22, 2019. A whopping 25,940 tonnes per day of plastic waste is...

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Monitoring and farm incentives by Centre made air cleaner in Delhi: Prakash Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

Saying that measures undertaken by the BJP-led central government had improved Delhi’s air quality, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Monday listed a slew of measures — from a robust air quality monitoring network to steps for curbing...

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"The economic basis for emissions trading is to ensure that the costs of reducing pollution are minimized"

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019

In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Dr. Anant Sudarshan, South Asia Director of Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC), gives us insights on Surat’s pilot cap-and-trade program. EPIC has played a...

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