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SC asks watchdogs to work with states around Delhi to check pollution
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) and the governments of Delhi, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan to meet withi ...More


Bad and good news: While India ranks ninth in most polluted nations, it’s second in its use of renewable energy
DNA India , Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released its 2016 data for the most polluted nations in the world. While Saudi Arabia tops the list with an air pollution level of 108 PM 2.5 (a measure of ...More


Supreme Court to Centre: Pet coke, furnace oil main causes of pollution in Delhi-NCR, must be banned
Harish V Nair
India Today , Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Terming pet coke and furnace oil used by various industries as the single biggest source of pollution in Delhi and NCR, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to take a decision within four w ...More


Beijing vows 30 pct cut in coal use in 2017 to fight smog
Reuters , Monday, February 06, 2017

China's smog-hit capital Beijing plans to slash coal consumption by a further 30 percent in 2017 as part of its efforts to combat air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday, ci ...More


SC to hear PIL on rising level of air pollution in Delhi
ANI
The Indian Express , Monday, February 06, 2017

The Supreme Court will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in relation with the rising level of air pollution in the national capital, on Monday. On January 17, the top court had warned that ...More


New emission standard will make air quality better in Delhi-NCR after April 1:Experts
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Environment Pollution Control and Prevention Authority (EPCA) move to implement a uniform structure on commercial vehicles in the entire country has been welcomed by environment experts on Saturda ...More


What Delhi can learn from China’s battle against pollution
SutirthoPatranobis
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, February 05, 2017

China introduced a four-tier warning system for severe weather including smog in 2013 with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue. A red alert is issued under two different c ...More


Badarpur plant to remain closed
The Hindu , Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS), which was first shut in November to control air pollution, will remain closed till further orders, the Delhi government said on Friday. The power station wa ...More


Toddler, kin move NGT over pollution by private school
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, February 04, 2017

NEW DELHI: A toddler, along with her mother and grandmother, approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday, alleging that noise and air pollution caused due to activities of a private school ...More


Badarpur plant to remain closed
The Hindu , Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Badarpur Thermal Power Station (BTPS), which was first shut in November to control air pollution, will remain closed till further orders, the Delhi government said on Friday. The power station wa ...More


‘Badarpur plant must function in summer to meet high demand’
The Indian Express , Saturday, February 04, 2017

After the Delhi government extended the closure of the Badarpur power plant, the city’s electricity department Friday said the facility will have to be made functional during summer to ensure uninterr ...More


Upgrade current emissions testing procedures: CSE
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Saturday, February 04, 2017

The current practice of pollution under control (PUC) is "rudimentary and ineffective", a green body today said while asking the government to take steps to upgrade the current emissions testing proce ...More


Delhi shuts down Badarpur power plant due to poor air
Sify News , Saturday, February 04, 2017

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday announced that the Badarpur Thermal Power Plant will remain shut until further orders in view of the "very poor" air quality in the city. The dec ...More


Pollution Under Control test system is weak and outdated
One India , Saturday, February 04, 2017

New Delhi, Feb 3: The Pollution Under Control system - the only one to check emissions from on-road vehicles - is extremely weak and incompetent, said the Centre for Science and Environment on Friday. ...More


Delhi Govt extends closure of Badarpur thermal pant
Business Line , Saturday, February 04, 2017

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 3: Keeping in view the existing air quality in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday extended the closure of Badarpur Thermal Power Plant till further orders. “The ...More


NGT slaps Rs. 25 lakh fine on Okhla energy plant
The Hindu , Friday, February 03, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed the Okhla waste-to-energy plant to function while imposing an environmental compensation of Rs. 25 lakh on it for causing pollution. A Bench headed by ...More


NGT issues notice to BMC and BDA to finalize land for solid waste disposal
Maria Khan
The Times of India , Friday, February 03, 2017

BAREILLY: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday notified the Bareilly Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bareilly Development Authority (BDA) to finalize the land to be used for municipal solid w ...More


NGT rejects residents’ plea to shift Okhla waste plant
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, February 03, 2017

NEW DELHI: National Green Tribunal (NGT) rejected an appeal by the residents of SukhdevVihar to relocate the Okhla waste-to-energy plant. The residents had moved NGT, alleging that the plant was causi ...More


Chinese cities to be hit with new round of air pollution
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, February 03, 2017

A new round of air pollution may hit Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and neighbouring areas in the coming two days due to unfavourable weather conditions and the lighting of fireworks, officials warned today. ...More


Okhla waste-to-energy plant to remain operational: NGT
PTI
DNA India , Friday, February 03, 2017

Okhla waste-to-energy plant here was today allowed to function by the National Green Tribunal which said it need not be shut down or shifted as it is non- polluting now but directed it to pay an envir ...More


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