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‘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


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


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


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


NGT orders inspection of power firms storing hazardous e-waste
PTI
The Financial Express , Saturday, February 25, 2017

Power distribution companies storing hazardous e-waste have come under the lens of the NGT which has ordered inspection of their premises here after a plea alleged these were causing massive air pollu ...More


Air pollution: NGT raps oil firms over data on diesel trucks
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, February 25, 2017

The National Green Tribunal has rapped public sector oil companies for not submitting status report on their 10-year old diesel trucks used for transporting petrol or petroleum products. A bench head ...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


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


Containing Air Pollution In Delhi
Millennium Post , Saturday, February 25, 2017

According to a 2014 WHO Study Report, Delhi is the most polluted city in the world when it comes to air quality. Needless to say, air pollution level in Delhi remains very high round the year (much wo ...More


Delhi high court for ‘pin-pointed’ pollution plan
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, February 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Thursday directed the AAP government to give a "pin-pointed" action plan for cleaning an open drain near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in east Delhi. ...More


Air pollution deaths: Sunita Narain takes on Dave
PTI
India Today , Friday, February 24, 2017

New Delhi, Feb 23 (PTI) Environmentalist Sunita Narain today criticised Environment Minister Anil Dave for trashing a report which said that air pollution causes more premature deaths in India than in ...More


CSE: Action by SC, govt has resulted in lower pollution peaks this winter
The Asian Age , Friday, February 24, 2017

New Delhi: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that action on air pollution in recent months by both Supreme Court and the Delhi government has resulted in lower pollution peaks this win ...More


KHARUN RIVER THREATENED BY INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION: SMART CITY DOCUMENTS
The Pioneer , Friday, February 24, 2017

The Kharun river is being threatened by pollution from the industries which are on the outskirts of the city, observed Raipur's 'Smart City' proposal document for 'The Smart City Challenge Stage-II' o ...More


Choke on it
Veena Venugopal
The Hindu , Friday, February 24, 2017

Air quality continues to deteriorate, but there is no pressure on the government to take action A report from The Lancet , published on Sunday, estimated that two lives in India are lost every minute ...More


Delhi students air views on bad air
JasjeevGandhiok
The Times of India , Friday, February 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: The 'Train for Clean Air: Clean Air for Kids' project came to an end on Thursday with three schools presenting their work on air pollution to the US embassy, Delhi government and Central Po ...More


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