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Sunday, Feb 23, 2020


Feb 02, 2020 03:01
Apart from the financial boost to large cities implementing the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said state utilities will be advised to close down old thermal power plants that do not meet the emission ... read more
Jan 12, 2020 05:35
Central Pollution Control Board officials said in total Rs 172 crores were disbursed in September last year to 102 non-attainment cities that did not meet the annual PM 10 (coarse, pollution particles) national standard between 2011 and 2015. read more
Nov 02, 2019 20:26
Delhi’s action plan highlights some major cross-border issues such as exploring the feasibility of U-turns and underpasses near borders to turn back non-destined vehicles, covering trucks carrying construction material and addressing stubble burning. read more
Oct 16, 2019 08:56
The institutions which have been made a part of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) are IITs of Delhi, Kanpur, Madras, Bombay, Roorkee, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Tirupati. Apart from IITs, institutes like PGI Chandigarh and Bose Institute Kolkata are... read more
Sep 09, 2019 00:52
CPCC official says we keep blaming vehicles, but their contribution to air pollution is only around 40% read more
Sep 03, 2019 06:54
The fund will be utilised in coming months, in view of the approaching winter season, when pollution levels are expected to spike once again, HSPCB officials said. read more
Jun 05, 2019 11:48
According to the NCAP document released in January, areas that need mitigation action include pollution from road dust, construction and demolition waste; industrial emissions; transport; emissions from agriculture; and indoor air pollution. read more
Jun 05, 2019 04:54
Notably, polluted cities such as Agra and Delhi were included in the NCAP’s list in January, climate activists and environmentalists at the time criticised the programme for leaving out at least 100 Indian cities that were equally polluted, if not m... read more
Jun 04, 2019 18:48
India has been coming forward with pilot steps to tackle this problem. Sharp results will not come unless we implement specific focused projects read more
Apr 09, 2019 07:12
A new report titled “Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India” released by Climate Trends also highlighted that members of parliament in 14 Indian cities, among the most polluted cities globally as per the WHO 2018 urban air quality... read more
Apr 04, 2019 07:53
It sets a target without a realistic roadmap, proposes a city-based approach that downplays regional effects, and adopts a something-for-everyone laundry list approach rather than prioritising action. read more
Feb 25, 2019 19:03
Effective implementation of NCAP will help make India’s economy more competitive in the long run read more
Feb 01, 2019 20:09
The union budget has not changed the budgetary allocation for climate change action plan from last year by keeping it constant at Rs 40 crore. read more
Jan 15, 2019 07:33
NCAP, which was launched by India’s environment minister Harsh Vardhan last week, aims to reduce the concentration of PM 2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micron) and PM 10 (coarse pollution particles) in 102... read more
Jan 10, 2019 09:08
Besides strategies to reduce air pollution concentration, pollution monitoring networks will be enhanced and activities will be put in place to improve awareness. read more