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NCR anti-pollution panel revises greening targets

Under the action plan for this year, Haryana will be required to plant 8.5 million saplings; Rajasthan has to plant 984,000 saplings; and UP has a target of planting 16.4 million saplings.
Just like in Delhi, CAQM has told NCR states to focus on greening initiatives along central verges and roadsides. (Representative photo)
Just like in Delhi, CAQM has told NCR states to focus on greening initiatives along central verges and roadsides. (Representative photo)
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:40 AM IST
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‘To abate pollution…’: Air Quality watchdog raises Delhi’s plantation target

On its part, the Delhi government has already set a target of planting 3.6 million saplings this year.
During April, anti-smog guns were used across the city to fight air pollution. ((Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT))
During April, anti-smog guns were used across the city to fight air pollution. ((Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT))
Updated on May 12, 2022 01:04 AM IST
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Anti-pollution plan: 1.9k sites checked so far in Delhi

  • Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said 500 teams from 10 different departments are currently working as part of the campaign and a high-level meeting, which will look at solving Delhi’s landfill fire problem, is scheduled to be held on April 21.
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said that as part of the plan, Delhi Pollution Control Committee will launch a drive against industrial units from April 20. (Picture for representation only/HT)
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said that as part of the plan, Delhi Pollution Control Committee will launch a drive against industrial units from April 20. (Picture for representation only/HT)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 05:57 AM IST
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New Delhi remained the world's most polluted capital in 2021: data

India's overall pollution levels worsened in 2021 and New Delhi remained the world's most polluted capital, the data showed.
Other than the impact on the health of citizens, air pollution also harms the country’s economy. (ANI)
Other than the impact on the health of citizens, air pollution also harms the country’s economy. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 22, 2022 09:52 AM IST
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CAQM closure notices to 407 polluting units

CAQM said the closure notices were issued to industries, construction and demolition sites, for offences including using diesel generator sets, the use of which was banned across NCR as per a CAQM order in October last year.
“Out of the total sites inspected by the commission’s flying squads, 407 units and establishments (including industries, C&D sites and DG sets) were issued closure notices by the Enforcement Task Force,” the CAQM said.(HT Photo | Representational image)
“Out of the total sites inspected by the commission’s flying squads, 407 units and establishments (including industries, C&D sites and DG sets) were issued closure notices by the Enforcement Task Force,” the CAQM said.(HT Photo | Representational image)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 05:44 AM IST
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