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Mumbai wetlands, green spaces under threat from debris dumping, NGO tells state
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, March 31, 2018

With construction for several infrastructure projects underway in Mumbai, the city’s wetlands and green spaces are in danger of being covered under construction debris. Environment group Vanashakti f ...More


Air quality takes turn for worse
THE ASIAN AGE , Monday, March 26, 2018

Mumbai: The city witnessed a dip in the air quality on Sunday with Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI), the indicator that measures air pollution, recorded as 237. The AQI comes under “poor” category. S ...More


PU to get city’s 1st air quality monitoring station
Vishakha Chaman
The Times of India , Monday, March 26, 2018

CHANDIGARH: The city’s first continuous ambient air quality monitoring station (CAAQMS) to get real time data of air quality will be set up at Panjab University (PU). Chandigarh Pollution Control Com ...More


Agra environmental activists march along Yamuna against pollution of Taj Mahal
IANS
First Post , Monday, March 26, 2018

Agra: To highlight the pollution threat to the Taj Mahal, the 17th-century monument of love, environmental activists on Sunday marched along the Yamuna river with posters and banners. Activist Devash ...More


Air pollution can make bones brittle
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Monday, March 26, 2018

Hyderabad: Polluted air could harm not just the lungs but also bones, according to a recent study in The Lancet Planetary Health’. The increase of particulate matter could lead to decreased bone densi ...More


China issues three-day smog alert
ANI
Business Standard , Monday, March 26, 2018

China has issued its third major "orange alert" this year, as pollution levels rose up after capital Beijing was named as the country's top city for reducing air pollution last week. "The orange aler ...More


Push solar energy, reduce dependence on thermal power plants, say environmentalists
Sayantan Ghosh
Millennium Post , Monday, March 19, 2018

NEW DELHI: The arrival of summer has already began leading to rise power demands in the Capital, which is increasing the work pressure on thermal power plants in the outskirts of Delhi. Environmenta ...More


Government issues dust deadline: March 31 or face suspension
Abantika Ghosh
The Indian Express , Monday, March 19, 2018

THE ENVIRONMENT Ministry has asked major infrastructure agencies, including the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), to implement measures for dust mitigation by March 31 or face suspension of ...More


Par panel perturbed over underutilisation of pollution control fund
Daily Excelsior , Monday, March 19, 2018

NEW DELHI, Mar 18 : A Parliamentary panel has expressed its unhappiness over “unsatisfactory” utilisation of funds for pollution abatement by the environment ministry and asked it to “introspect” its ...More


Parliament panel perturbed over underutilisation of pollution control fund
AFP
The Economic Times , Monday, March 19, 2018

NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel has expressed its unhappiness over "unsatisfactory" utilisation of funds for pollution abatement by the environment ministry and asked it to "introspect" its performan ...More


Meerut mahayagna will reduce air pollution, claim organisers
Somya Lakhani
The Indian Express , Monday, March 19, 2018

Flames rose from 108 heart-shaped hawan-kunds at Meerut’s Bhaisali Ground on Sunday as more than 350 priests performed a mahayagna which, according to the organisers, will reduce air pollution in the ...More


Parliament panel perturbed over underutilisation of pollution control fund
AFP
The Times of India , Monday, March 19, 2018

NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel has expressed its unhappiness over "unsatisfactory" utilisation of funds for pollution abatement by the environment ministry and asked it to "introspect" its performan ...More


Medical body calls for steps to tackle pollution
Shyama Rajagopal
The Hindu , Monday, March 19, 2018

Number of patients with respiratory diseases on the rise, find studies It is high time that the city took steps to control air pollution for soon masks may become a regular accessory that people have ...More


Parliamentary panel backs pitch for 50% hike in budget for pollution control
NIDHI SHARMA
The Economic Times , Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry’s strong pitch for funds to fight air pollution and save rivers has found an unusual backing from the parliamentary standing committee examining budget allocations ...More


National Clean Air Programme needs transparent action: Greenpeace
THE HANS INDIA , Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Delhi: The Union Environment Ministry's National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is a good step but has ambiguous planning and lacks clarity, said Greenpeace India after accessing documents through an ...More


Env min okays plan to tackle air pollution in Del-NCR
PTI
India Today , Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) The government today said a Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP) for management of air pollution "specifically" for Delhi-NCR has been finalised by the Environment Ministry. The pl ...More


Scientific disposal of waste must, says Chandigarh mayor
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CHANDIGARH: City mayor Davesh Moudgil on Monday called a meeting of the municipal corporation officers regarding the scientific disposal of garbage and dry leaves. During the meeting, thos present dis ...More


Govt sets target of 35% pollution cut for 100
VISHWA MOHAN
The Economic Times , Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NEW DELHI: As part of its dedicated air pollution abatement programme for 100 polluting cities, the Centre has formulated a National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to fight the menace through a long-term ...More


NCAP a 'good' start, but needs transparency of info: Greenpeace
Outlook , Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Delhi, Mar 12 The government's National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to tackle air pollution is a "good" start, but it needs public participation from the planning level and transparency in terms of ...More


Govt to overhaul its air pollution strategy to cover regions across India
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Delhi: The Indian government is now set to undertake a major overhaul of its strategy with a National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) which includes setting up of nearly 600 new air quality monitoring ...More


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