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Gurgaon: MCG forms panel to monitor industrial emission
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

In a bid to improve the ambient air quality, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) formed a committee on Monday to monitor whether city-based industries are following air quality norms under Sec ...More


Must assess pollution impact: Centre to all ministries
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: The union environment ministry recently expressed doubts about international reports that link air pollution with mortality and recommended exercising caution in interpreting these studies. ...More


NGT notice to Centre over pollution
The Hindu , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Taking note of a plea according to which ambient air quality in Meerut is worse than Delhi, a Bench headed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Mi ...More


1 mn Indians die every yr from pollution, air 50% worse than China: Report
Business Standard , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

India’s air quality deteriorated faster than ever over five years to 2015, compared to the period before 2010, according to the State of Global Air 2017 report, recently released by the US-based Insti ...More


Air pollution: Meerut worse than Delhi; NGT notice to Centre
PTI
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: A plea claiming that ambient air quality in Meerut was worse than in Delhi and seeking restrictions on the entry of 10-year old diesel vehicles today prompted the NGT to seek responses from ...More


Air pollution: New EPCA plan to cut PM2.5 levels in Delhi by 70%
RitamHalder
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A new comprehensive plan to bring down air pollution in the Capital will aim to bring down the annual average of PM2.5 down by 70% to meet the clean air standard. The plan, which is being drafted by ...More


Studies on India’s air quality flawed: CPCB
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Central Pollution Control Board — an Environment Ministry organisation that sets guidelines on monitoring and controlling pollution — says international studies linking air quality in India to dis ...More


Badarpur plant to resume ops as air quality improves
NIKHIL M GHANEKAR
DNA India , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

As the Capital's air quality shows improvement, thanks to change in the weather conditions, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has recommended that the operatio ...More


No pollution paper? You may soon be denied fuel refill
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

KOLKATA: After the 'no helmet-no fuel' policy for two wheelers, the state government is proposing a 'no PUC o fuel' rule. According to the proposal, fuel stations an sell petrol and diesel to only tho ...More


Global studies on India’s air quality flawed: CPCB
Jacob Koshy
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bodies such as WHO used ‘arbitrary’ conversion factors to measure pollutants. The Central Pollution Control Board — an Environment Ministry organisation that sets guidelines for monitoring and contro ...More


Global studies on India’s air quality flawed: CPCB
The Hindu , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bodies such as WHO used ‘arbitrary’ conversion factors to measure pollutants The Central Pollution Control Board — an Environment Ministry organisation that sets guidelines for monitoring and control ...More


‘70% cut in PM 2.5 levels needed’
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New Delhi: The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) is set to submit a comprehensive action plan to the Supreme Court on meeting the national air quality standard in NCR. The draft plan p ...More


Saving green cover one tree at a time
Deccan Chronicle , Monday, February 27, 2017

A year ago an FIR was filed at the Jeevan Bima Nagar Police Station against a person for punching posters on trees, after which he was warned to stay away from such activity. Taking up the idea of sa ...More


China intensifies crackdown to curb pollution
PTI
The Indian Express , Monday, February 27, 2017

China Sunday named and shamed more cities for poor air quality control as the country intensified its efforts to curb recurring smog. Inspections of 18 cities in north China’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (B ...More


Mumbai: Air India’s green mission takes off, 3,500kg organic waste recycled
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Monday, February 27, 2017

In less than a year, the environment wing of the country’s national carrier in Mumbai has converted more than 3,500 kg of garden and kitchen waste into 500kg of organic manure, thereby saving it from ...More


Poison in the air, struggle on the road
Vidya Ram
The Hindu , Sunday, February 26, 2017

Britain was one of the five European nations to be warned by the European Commission for breaching air pollution limits. Just 117 hours into 2017, London breached its annual air pollution limits, as ...More


Gurgaon: Pollution watchdog asks NHAI to follow environment norms
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, February 26, 2017

The state pollution control board has issued a notice to the National Highways Authority of Indian (NHAI) on Thursday asking them to abide by environment norms while constructing underpasses at Iffco ...More


Most of Delhi up for pollution fight
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, February 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: About 69% of 500 respondents interviewed for a poll on air pollution said they supported a phase-out of diesel private vehicles in the capital whereas about 56% believed vehicular emissions ...More


LUNG HEALTH SCREENING TEST IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN IN DELHI'S POLLUTED AIR: DOCTORS
The Pioneer , Saturday, February 25, 2017

As children in Delhi continue to be affected by high pollution levels, doctors have urged parents to conduct Lung Health Screening Test (LHST) for their children as their vital organs are not mature e ...More


COMBINED EFFORTS CAN REDUCE AIR POLLUTION
Ramesh G Jethwani
The Pioneer , Saturday, February 25, 2017

This refers to the editorial, “Air pollution a real threat” (February 23). Given the harmful effects of air pollution on human health, animals and environment, it is time the Government takes preventi ...More


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