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Air pollution campaign not anti-development: Activists
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, May 03, 2015

NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar's controversial remark that "vested interests" were behind the campaign against air pollution has left many activists fuming. The minister had r ...More


Govt. buys more time, NGT extends stay on vehicles ban
AKANKSHA JAIN
The Hindu , Sunday, May 03, 2015

Grappling with ways to cut vehicular pollution, the government seems to be buying time on every hearing before the National Green Tribunal which on Friday extended the stay on ban of 10-year-old diese ...More


Why did no one raise air pollution issue for 10 years…vested interests doing it now, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
Amitabh Sinha , Liz Mathew
The Indian Express , Saturday, May 02, 2015

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has blamed “vested interests” for raising the issue of Delhi’s poor air quality at this time and suggested these were linked to “forces that do not want In ...More


Centre & states ignore NGT deadline, add stink to foul air
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, May 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: In defiance of the National Green Tribunal and virtual abuse of the judicial process, union ministries and governments across NCR didn't submit their views on banning diesel vehicles more t ...More


Prakash Javadekar cautions against extreme, unimplementable green orders
Anubhuti Vishnoi
The Economic Times , Saturday, May 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: With the Centre and the National Green Tribunal engaged in a pitched battle on a range of issues - most recently over the tribunals' recent order banning diesel vehicles older than ten year ...More


Mayank Aggarwal
Daily bulletin on air quality in 10 top cities launched , Saturday, May 02, 2015

New Delhi: The government on Friday started a daily bulletin on air quality in 10 top cities after launching the National Air Quality Index last month. Delhi’s air quality was the worst on the first ...More


Death By Breath Challenges: NGT pulls up Centre, state govts for not replying within time-frame
Aniruddha Ghosal
The Indian Express , Saturday, May 02, 2015

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday extended the stay on its previous order, which banned diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years from plying in Delhi, till Ma ...More


Industries pollute with impunity
V. Nilesh
Deccan Chronicle , Saturday, May 02, 2015

Hyderabad: Highly polluting industries in Telangana state continue to pollute without any fear. It has been four years since the Central Pollution Control Board directed all the state pollution contro ...More


NGT extends stay order on old diesel vehicles plying in Delhi
PTI
Business Line , Saturday, May 02, 2015

The National Green Tribunal today extended till May 18 a stay on its order banning plying of diesel vehicles which are over 10 years old in Delhi—NCR, bringing relief to public utility services and pr ...More


Rules for disposal of construction waste finalised: Prakash Javadekar
PTI
The Economic Times , Friday, May 01, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Environment Ministry has finalised the draft Solid Waste Rules 2015 with "elaborate" safeguards for environmentally sound practices for disposal of construction and demolition waste, Ra ...More


Air pollution and poverty lower child's IQ
IANS
The Times of India , Friday, May 01, 2015

Material hardship can increase the adverse affects of physical "stressors" like air pollutants as researchers have found that the toxic combination of air pollution and poverty could lower the intelli ...More


Green goals for the Delhi aam aadmi
ASEEM SHRIVASTAVA, JAMES K. BOYCE
The Hindu , Friday, May 01, 2015

Air Pollution If strict regulations for capping automobile licenses are followed, Delhi’s citizens can reap triple benefits: cleaner air, quicker and safer transportation, and more money in their poc ...More


Rules for disposal of construction waste finalised: Javadekar
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, May 01, 2015

The Environment Ministry has finalised the draft Solid Waste Rules 2015 with "elaborate" safeguards for environmentally sound practices for disposal of construction and demolition waste, Rajya Sabha ...More


3-month action plan to combat pollution: Govt
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, May 01, 2015

Amid alarming reports about the pollution level in Indian cities, Government today said a three-month action plan has been prepared to combat pollution in Delhi and an air quality index was launched o ...More


How plan to stop Delhi’s guzzler trucks remains a plan
Pritha Chatterjee , Bhupendra Kumar Pandey , Parimal A Dabhi
The Indian Express , Friday, May 01, 2015

In 2003, the Delhi government planned to install computerised weighing machines at its borders to prevent overloaded good vehicles, with their straining engines, from entering the capital and releasin ...More


Air quality index trials begin in city
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, April 30, 2015

Trials to fix the air quality index (AQI) – a pollution measuring indicator used worldwide — for the city have started. The AQI has been created by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for t ...More


UK top court orders air pollution cut
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, April 30, 2015

The UK's highest court has ruled that the government must take immediate action to cut air pollution, a major victory for environment campaigners who started legal action after the country breached EU ...More


Soon, no parking in high noise, air pollution areas
KRISHNAPRASAD
The Hindu , Thursday, April 30, 2015

Places where noise and air pollution levels are found to be abnormally high, as per the data recorded by the pollution monitoring stations in the city, could soon be declared “silent zones” where park ...More


Soon, No 'Pollution Under Control' Proof, No Fuel
The New Indian Express , Thursday, April 30, 2015

BENGALURU:The Transport Department has decided to direct all fuel stations within BBMP limits not to refuel vehicles without ‘pollution under control’ certificates. Additional Advocate General A S Po ...More


Truckers give pollution plan
The Indian Express , Thursday, April 30, 2015

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed the transport department to examine a proposal of Delhi’s transporters association to reduce air pollution in the city. Kejriwal has sought ...More


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