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Centre asks NGT to commission another air pollution study before deciding on diesel ban
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 01, 2016

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday said it was not planning to extend the ban on diesel luxury vehicles (more than 2000 cc) to more cities immediately. It will first examine air p ...More


City NGOs support setting up of no vehicle zone around Golden Temple
The Tribune , Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Even as local BJP leaders continue to extend support to the traders against a no-vehicle zone around the Golden Temple, many city-based NGOs have unanimously favoured the government’s move. A delegat ...More


NGT: No diesel ban in other cities for now
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 01, 2016

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday said it was not planning to immediately extend the ban on diesel luxury vehicles (with an engine capacity of over 2000 cc) to more cities. The b ...More


25 years of reforms: The environment vs growth debate
VaradPande
Live Mint , Wednesday, June 01, 2016

In his 1991 budget speech, finance minister Manmohan Singh made an emphatic declaration: “We cannot deforest our way to prosperity and we cannot pollute our way to prosperity”. These were prescient wo ...More


NGT asks states to submit worst-hit cities’ pollution data in three weeks
Sharmistha Mukherjee
The Economic Times , Wednesday, June 01, 2016

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday gave all states three weeks to prepare and present a report on pollution levels in their worst-affected cities. A bench headed by Chairperson Swat ...More


NGT raps states on pollution, warns of action against chief secys
The Financial Express , Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cracking the whip on states, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed their chief secretaries to submit by Tuesday details of cities worst affected by air pollution, failing which bailable ...More


Pollution data: NGT warns state chief secretaries of arrests
Priyanka Mittal, Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday told the chief secretaries of at least eight states that they face being arrested if they fail to furnish details of cities with the wors ...More


The environment is becoming a technocratic issue: SunitaNarain
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Since 1982 when she started working with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), SunitaNarain has fought for protecting India’s fragile ecosystem. Currently, the director general of the CSE and ...More


Green tribunal to hear today plea on pollution, diesel vehicle ban
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A crucial hearing is coming up in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday on air pollution and diesel vehicle ban after the green body rapped the state governments for not taking a clear stand on ...More


Bio-mass burning leads to air pollution in Patna
Pranava K Chaudhary
The Times of India , Saturday, May 28, 2016

PATNA: "An overwhelming 1.38 lakh households in Patna still rely on solid fuel and traditional cook stoves for domestic cooking despite their negative impact on health. This dependency on solid fuel r ...More


Air pollution may up heart disease risk: Study
PTI
The Times of India , Saturday, May 28, 2016

WASHINGTON: Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing heart disease, a new study in the US has warned. The decade-long study of thousands of Americans found that peopl ...More


US Embassy recommends action to combat air pollution in North India
Swati Mathur
The Times of India , Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lucknow: A US Embassy sponsored workshop series on 'Combating Air Pollution in North India' has recommended that the four cities assessed New Delhi, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Lucknow, have largely only s ...More


Significant dip in air pollution after Metro launch: KSPCB study
The New Indian Express , Saturday, May 28, 2016

BENGALURU: There has been a significant reduction in air pollution levels in the stretches around two metro stations in the aftermath of the launch of the East-West Corridor, according to readings reg ...More


Now, an online system to rein in Rajasthan’s polluting industries
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, May 28, 2016

Going hi-tech in its battle against pollution, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has launched an online monitoring system to regulate industries in the state. The board announced on Friday ...More


NGT seeks data on population
The Hindu , Friday, May 27, 2016

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board to file data on population and vehicle densities in major cities. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatant ...More


Pollution problems? Now you can complain through an app
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, May 27, 2016

Citizens affected by air pollution in their area will be able to post complaints, attach pictures and provide their suggestions through an internet application developed by the Central Pollution Contr ...More


Air pollution may pose threat to your heart
ANI
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, May 26, 2016

Washington, D.C.: A new study has found that air pollution can worsen the blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease. Researchers from the Endocrine Society have found t ...More


Air pollution may raise heart disease risk
IANS
The Times of India , Thursday, May 26, 2016

Long-term exposure to air pollution is likely to increase the risk of heart disease, says a new study. The findings showed that air pollution accelerates the progression of atherosclerosis -- the c ...More


HC moved against NGT’s ban
The Hindu , Thursday, May 26, 2016

The tribunal has banned diesel vehicles older than 10 years in six cities A public interest writ petition was filed on Wednesday in the Kerala High Court, challenging the order of the National Green ...More


New PCB data on air pollution less scary
K.S. SUDHI
The Hindu , Thursday, May 26, 2016

Contrary to popular perception that air pollution is going up in the State, two of the major air pollution parameters — nitrogen dioxide from vehicle emissions and sulphur dioxide from industrial emis ...More


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