UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 04:16 AM IST
Gopal Rai said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) inspected the landfill and prepared a detailed report that showed lapses on the part of the EDMC.
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 03:15 AM IST
Ever since work began in December last year, the area has turned into a nightmare with the road reduced to widths barely wide enough for a bus, forcing people to navigate crumbling, cratered and often flooded roads amid plumes of dust, which also fills into nearby homes.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Delhi recorded an overall average AQI of 414 on Diwali day this year. Last year, it had recorded an average AQI of 337 on Diwali (October 27).
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:55 PM IST
The problem is that DPCC can’t do so because its team of environmental engineers and scientists are hugely overworked and the organisation is collapsing due to decades of poor management. This is not unique to Delhi — many state pollution control boards (SPCBs) face a similar crisis.
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Minister Gopal Rai will convene a meeting with representatives from the environment department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the Delhi Police on Monday to chalk out a detailed action plan to enforce the ban
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 05:52 AM IST
Pollution caused by firecrackers on Diwali night is a huge cause of concern in Delhi-NCR, with air quality plummeting to hazardous levels every year after the festival, which will be celebrated on November 14 this year.
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 08:24 AM IST
This, officials said, was brought on by stricter enforcement of anti-pollution norms and better participation by residents and the general public.
‘Can think about implementing odd-even if other measures fail’: Delhi environment minister on air pollution
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 02:41 PM IST
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) had last week implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan, a set of anti-pollution restrictions, to stop the air quality from deteriorating to emergency levels.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:02 AM IST
The study is based on average pollution levels for the city before and during the Covid-19 lockdown that kicked in pan-India from March 25, halting factories, construction sites, almost all vehicular movement and some other local sources that pollute Delhi’s air
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The DPCC had earlier asked FICCI to stop work at the demolition site. It is mandatory to install anti-smog guns at construction and demolition sites larger than 20,000 square meters, according to government guidelines.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 04:47 AM IST
Epca had earlier this month asked DPCC to direct agencies to form an action plan to curb pollution at 13 hot spots in the city ahead of winter
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Last year, a large number of such illegal units were shut down in Mayapuri, but reports were received that these units had reappeared
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:49 AM IST
According to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of 2015, any dumping of waste or debris on the Yamuna floodplains is banned and violators could be fined up to Rs50,000.
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 : Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra says much has changed since the 2015 polls, when the party failed to win a single seat. He feels the Congress will spring a surprise like it did in the Haryana assembly polls held last year.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has identified 13 ‘hot spots’ where unchecked violations cause pollution to spike.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 02:07 PM IST
The city has also reported a spike in respiratory problems and cough and eye infections among adults. “The pollution has increased in the past three days. I am feeling very suffocated.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 11:49 AM IST
According to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) directions, polluting activities such as dumping and burning of waste and open storage of construction material, among others, are prohibited.
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 11:22 PM IST
While the drive against construction dust is carried out throughout the year — as part of the Graded Response Action Plan — the efforts are stepped up during winter.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:58 AM IST
In an affidavit filed by the Delhi government’s animal husbandry department, the court was told that the local bodies had taken prompt action, including impounding and fining stray cattle, in the last eight months. The affidavit said that from January 1 to August 15, local bodies had sent 6,723 stray cattle to Gaushalas (cattle shelter).
New Delhi | By HT Correspodent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Senior party leaders said that All India Congress Committee (AICC) Delhi in-charge PC Chacko and the three Delhi Congress working presidents had met Congress’s interim president Sonia Gandhi on Monday to discuss the party’s working in the state.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Justice Vibhu Bakhru said DPCC will not take any steps to recover the EDC till next date of hearing, September 18. The court posted the matter to be heard with a bunch of other similar petitions.
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:24 AM IST
While the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has already issued such orders, the east and south corporation have been asked to take action on similar lines.
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:22 PM IST
The committee has also asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to carry out random checks on the untapped drains.
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:18 PM IST
More than 200 police personnel, 25 earth-moving machines and 40 trucks were deployed during the drive. The drive was conducted jointly by DPCC, police and the civic agency.
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The committee members Shailaja Chandra and BS Sajwan, a former expert member of the NGT, said such steps have been taken before in a pollution related case.
New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:06 AM IST
The ruling came as the high court heard a plea by Manaktala Farms, through its owner, which challenged an order of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:03 AM IST
These farmhouses equipped with banquet halls, motels, swimming pools were located mostly in Rajokri and Mahipalpur areas along National Highway-8.
New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:39 AM IST
Sheila Dikshit was fighting to revive the Congress party in the national capital until Friday, a day before she passed away.
New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 07:09 PM IST
Informing about the decision, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: “Delhi government has decided to declare two-day state mourning over the demise of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.”
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has been asked to come up with an order which would make the use of products made from recycled construction waste mandatory.