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Government notifies new hazardous waste management rules
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, April 04, 2016

New Delhi: India has banned the import of solid plastic waste, including PET bottles, as part of new hazardous waste management rules that aims to prevent the country from becoming a dumping yard for ...More


NGT notice to centre on air pollution at petrol pumps
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Monday, April 04, 2016

New Delhi: The menace of toxic emissions at petrol pumps in the national capital has come under the lens of the National Green Tribunal which has asked the Centre to respond to a plea alleging lack of ...More


Odd-even phase II: Monitoring begins early, spotlight on NCR too in this round
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Monday, April 04, 2016

The odd-even scheme and monitoring of air pollution levels found mention in the budget presented by finance minister Manish Sisodia last week. Stating that the government was “concerned”about environm ...More


Odd-even phase II: Monitoring begins early, spotlight on NCR too in this round
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Monday, April 04, 2016

The odd-even scheme and monitoring of air pollution levels found mention in the budget presented by finance minister Manish Sisodia last week. Stating that the government was “concerned”about environm ...More


Pollution has taken centrestage in debates and conversations: PWD Minister
Satyendar Jain
The Indian Express , Sunday, April 03, 2016

Health Minister Satyendar Jain Monday said air pollution had taken “centrestage” in the capital over the last year, and has been introduced in public debate and conversation. He added that the debate ...More


NGT notice to Centre on air pollution at petrol pumps
PTI
The Indian Express , Sunday, April 03, 2016

The menace of toxic emissions at petrol pumps in the national capital has come under the lens of the National Green Tribunal which has asked the Centre to respond to a plea alleging lack of air qualit ...More


Air quality improves in Mumbai
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Saturday, April 02, 2016

MUMBAI: On Friday, the city experienced its best air quality this year as Mumbai recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) in the 'good' category. According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and ...More


SC seeks report on reducing MokshDham pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, April 02, 2016

AGRA: The Supreme Court has given time till June 30, 2016 to the Agra Development Authority to submit its final report on the action plan to reduce air pollution due to burning of bodies at MokshDham ...More


Exposure to air pollution leads to obesity: Study
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, April 01, 2016

NEW DELHI: Exposure to air pollution leads to obesity and makes people prone to other lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and heart disease, a study has revealed. The study published in the Jou ...More


BAD AIR MAY ALSO MAKE YOU OBESE, DIABETIC: EXPERTS
Priyanka Sharma
The Pioneer , Thursday, March 31, 2016

Worsening air quality in Delhi cannot only cause respiratory disorders, but also make you obese and diabetic. City’s top health experts said when particulate matter ( PM-2.52, PM-10) enters the body, ...More


PLASTIC BAN NOT A HASTY DECISION: GOVT TO HC
Bangalore Mirror , Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The State government had submitted before the High Court that its decision to ban the manufacture of certain kinds of plastic was not done in a haste. The plastic ban was a step-by-step process that h ...More


Delhi to have 3 more air quality monitoring stations
PTI
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Delhi, Mar 28 () The city is set to have three more monitoring stations and one mobile van to constantly monitor air quality, the government today announced while enunciating steps to combat spira ...More


Odd-Even remains central to Delhi government plan but no extra funds for Yamuna
TNN
The Economic Times , Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NEW DELHI: The government announced a slew of measures during the budget speech on Monday that promise to lessen pollution in the city. If the announcements made by deputy chief minister Manish ...More


Govt notifies environment norms for new gensets
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Centre has notified stringent environment standards to make cities and towns shift to less polluting and quieter gensets. This the first time such mandated certifications have been noti ...More


Delhi's next odd-even traffic scheme from April 15
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The next phase of the odd-even formula aimed at battling pollution in Delhi will be launched from April 15 to 30, and 400 ex-servicemen will be recruited to help enforce the system, it was announced o ...More


Pollution worse than Delhi, avoid exertion outdoors
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mumbai: The air pollution levels in the city remained in the "poor" category for the second day in a row with no immediate relief in view as the fire at the dump, which observers blamed for the worsen ...More


Delhi to check NCR air during next odd-even
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will monitor air quality across NCR in the next odd-even fortnight that starts on April 15. This is being done to compare changes in the pollution level, if any, during ...More


Maharashtra cities record high pollution
The Asian Age , Monday, March 21, 2016

Mumbai, Pune among cities with high air, noise pollution, says survey. Major cities in Maharashtra such as Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur have registered high air pollution levels in 2015, as per th ...More


No data on sparrows’ numbers
RAHI GAIKWAD
The Hindu , Monday, March 21, 2016

The chirping of the sparrow may have got quieter by the passing day, but there is no reliable data on their figures in the country so far, experts said on World Sparrow Day on Sunday. Owing to lack of ...More


Monitor 4 major air polluters: MPCB
Sadaf Modak
The Indian Express , Monday, March 21, 2016

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has sought steps to monitor four major air polluters in the city — dumping grounds, Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) plants, industries and vehicles. In January, ...More


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