The last straw: Why India’s ban on single-use plastic has left beverage manufacturers nervous
Large beverage firms like Parle Agro and Amul, writing to the Centre to exempt straws from the single-use plastic ban, have said that replacing them with paper ones or simply importing paper straws isn’t feasible
NHRC notice to Centre, Delhi govt, CPCB over groundwater contamination
In a statement, NHRC said it has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that "groundwater is getting contaminated dangerously near the landfill sites at Bhalswa, Ghazipur and Okhla and the engineered sanitary landfill at Bawana in Delhi"
Delhi's average air quality index this April worst for the month since 2016
The city saw 29 "poor" air quality days in April, the highest in the month since the CPCB started maintaining AQI data in 2015
Delhi's air pollution level dips to 'severe category' again; unfavourable weather conditions major factor
Neighbouring Faridabad (417), Ghaziabad (373), Greater Noida (378), Gurgaon (361) and Noida (383) also saw a dip in air quality on Friday morning.
Odisha followed by UP, Delhi have the most contaminated sites in the country, finds pollution board
Work has begun to clean up 14 sites in Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and UP on the directions of the NGT
CPCB records 'very poor' air quality in Greater Noida, 'poor' in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Gurugram
The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Friday was 276 in Ghaziabad, 301 in Greater Noida, 250 in Noida, 268 in Faridabad and 273 in Gurgaon, according to the CPCB
Delhi records 'very poor' air quality, likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali, says IMD
A fresh western disturbance is likely to increase the wind speed and improve the air quality in Delhi-NCR post Diwali, according to IMD
Air quality remains in 'severe' category in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram
The Air Quality Index in the four NCR cities was between 401 and 500 on Sunday. The CPCB says AQI in "severe" category seriously impacts those with existing diseases
'Rs 1 crore fine, 5-year jail time': President okays Centre's ordinance to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR
As per the ordinance, a commission will be set up to monitor the air quality in Delhi and its neighbouring states, consisting of over 20 members who will ensure strict compliance
Punjab, Haryana officials say early harvest, shortage of labour force due to COVID-19 led to more farm fires this year
According to the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the state has recorded 4,585 farm fires this season so far, compared to 1,631 during the corresponding period last year
Heavy rainfall claims 47 lives in over three days in Maharashtra, flood situation remains grim in Karnataka
IMD also said that a low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause rainfall in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal during the Durga Puja festival
Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards
Valid pollution control certificate a must to renew car insurance; not needed for claims: IRDAI
The apex court called on general insurance companies to ensure that the rule is followed scrupulously, with special focus on compliance in Delhi–NCR.
NGT directs CPCB to finalise emergency plans for storage, handling of hazardous substances
The NGT passed the order after it was informed that 37 containers with 697 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an explosive substance, were sent to a detonator manufacturing unit having a license for ammonium nitrate in Telangana
SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action
The top court had directed IIT-Bombay to take responsibility for the project — a large air purifier in Delhi's Connaught Place to tackle air pollution
NGT slaps Rs 25 lakh fine on two Noida units for unauthorised extraction of water, says depleting groundwater may cause irreversible damage
Noida Golf Course and Advant Navis Business Park have been directed by the NGT to pay an interim compensation of Rs 25 lakh.
CPCB Recruitment 2020: Pollution control board notifies opening for 48 posts for scientists, technicians; online application to start from 5 May
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has notified for direct recruitment to 48 vacancies in various posts. The CPCB recruitment 2020 online application will commence from 5 May
India sees improved air quality during coronavirus lockdown, says CPCB; AQI improves to 'good' in 23 cities, 'satisfactory' in 65
There has been an improvement in air quality in 85 cities due to the Janata Curfew and lockdown due to coronavirus since 24 March, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said in a report
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's pollution board issues guidelines to handle COVID-19 biomedical waste
Safely disposing of contaminated waste was a crucial component in the fight against Ebola epidemic in 2014.
Supreme Court partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, allows work from 6 am to 6pm
The apex court, which had on 4 November stopped construction and demolition in Delhi-national capital region (NCR), perused the affidavit filed by CPCB which said however that no construction should be permitted during 6 pm to 6 am.