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A municipal corporation tanker sprays water on trees to reduce air pollution in Prayagraj on Saturday.(ANI)

Uttar Pradesh: Notices to 48 industrial units for violating pollution norms

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Of the 48, 28 units were from national capital region and the rest from Lucknow, Kanpur and nearby districts
Experts from four CSIR institutes, Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun; National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune; Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur; and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, are working to convert discarded PPE kits and other plastic waste into pellets that can be used for road construction or moulded for other applications.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Experts from four CSIR institutes, Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun; National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune; Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur; and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, are working to convert discarded PPE kits and other plastic waste into pellets that can be used for road construction or moulded for other applications.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Researchers look to make the best of PPE waste

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:50 PM IST
In view of the huge challenge to public safety, the manufacturers of disposable PPE kits have also been asked to devise ways to recycle and manage the waste produced by used kits
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel held the UP government liable and slapped a penalty of Rs 10 crore on it.(Hindustan Times)
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel held the UP government liable and slapped a penalty of Rs 10 crore on it.(Hindustan Times)

NGT slaps Rs 280 crore fine on 22 Kanpur tanneries for dumping chromium into Ganga

New Delhi | By HTC & Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 01:51 AM IST
The green panel said the problem has not been tackled for the last 43 years and it has resulted in contamination of ground water affecting the health and life of the inhabitants.
According to officials, Ghaziabad has about 200 industrial units that use solid fuels, while Gautam Budh Nagar has about 120.(HT archive)
According to officials, Ghaziabad has about 200 industrial units that use solid fuels, while Gautam Budh Nagar has about 120.(HT archive)

70 engineers roped in to check air pollution in Ghaziabad

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 06:34 AM IST
Industrial units in the NCR, including Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts have been directed to switch over to piped natural gas (PNG) within 15 days and move away from the use of coal, wood and other solid fuels in order to curb air pollution.
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), on the directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has directed industrial units in the NCR, including Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts, to switch over to piped natural gas (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), on the directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has directed industrial units in the NCR, including Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts, to switch over to piped natural gas (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

UP pollution control board directs industrial units to switch over to PNG

Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 10:56 AM IST
The directions have also been published as a general notice for industrial units operating in districts of Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.
Man wash a car at a car-washing centre, in Noida, India.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Man wash a car at a car-washing centre, in Noida, India.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Central pollution watchdog asks UPPCB to inspect illegal car-washing centres

Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 02:47 AM IST
According to a complaint filed by Noida Sector 77 resident Amit Gupta, several illegal car-washing centres are operating in the city. Of these, two near his residence were running on a plot of land meant for a public park.
Samsung dumped debris at an unauthorised site at Sector 80 (above) and at another site near Hindon river.(HT Photo)
Samsung dumped debris at an unauthorised site at Sector 80 (above) and at another site near Hindon river.(HT Photo)

Samsung faces Rs 15 lakh fine for dumping construction debris in Noida

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 03:24 PM IST
A penalty of Rs 5 lakh has already been imposed on Samsung C&T in Noida Sector 81 for dumping construction debris at an unauthorised site in Sector 80.
Garbage dump on a road at Aliganj, Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Garbage dump on a road at Aliganj, Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Out of 5.78L houses, Ecogreen covering only 2L in Lucknow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 03:19 PM IST
There are around 5,78,000 houses in Lucknow, but Ecogreen is covering only two lakh houses in its door-to-door waste collection work, municipal commissioner Indramani Tripathi informed the UP Solid Waste Management Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
A bench of the NGT said the UPPCB report is not a responsible one as the team did not visit the actual location of the workshops.(Arvind Yadav / HT File)
A bench of the NGT said the UPPCB report is not a responsible one as the team did not visit the actual location of the workshops.(Arvind Yadav / HT File)

NGT slaps Rs 10,000 penalty on UP pollution control board for ‘misleading report’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 02:18 PM IST
The NGT was hearing a plea filed by a Ghaziabad resident seeking action against the polluting activities of the Express Engineering and Spare Pvt Ltd, Surya Nagar, Ghaziabad.
Sewage water flowing unchecked in Ganga near Rasulabad ghat in Prayagraj.(Anil Kumar Maurya/ HT)
Sewage water flowing unchecked in Ganga near Rasulabad ghat in Prayagraj.(Anil Kumar Maurya/ HT)

Bacterial pollution in Ganga highest in Kanpur, Varanasi: Report

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Kenneth John, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 12:44 PM IST
According to April 2019 survey report of the UPPCB, the top five most critical level of twin forms of bacteria in the Ganga was detected in Kanpur, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Kaushambi and Prayagraj.
According to police, when they tried to clear the highway, the protesters allegedly began pelting stones at them and also damaged a few vehicles, following which the cops had to cane charge them.(HT Photo)
According to police, when they tried to clear the highway, the protesters allegedly began pelting stones at them and also damaged a few vehicles, following which the cops had to cane charge them.(HT Photo)

Tannery owners block highway to protest power disconnection in Kanpur

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:32 AM IST
SSP Kanpur Anant Deo said no one was injured in the stone pelting and the situation was brought under control withing minutes.
The sixth highest SPM level was recorded at 305.30 microgram/cubic meter at Ramadevi in Kanpur, while Sarai Mali Khan area in Lucknow secured seventh spot as pollution level was measured at 273 microgram/cubic meter.(HT Photo)
The sixth highest SPM level was recorded at 305.30 microgram/cubic meter at Ramadevi in Kanpur, while Sarai Mali Khan area in Lucknow secured seventh spot as pollution level was measured at 273 microgram/cubic meter.(HT Photo)

Lucknow, Gorakhpur have most polluted air: UPPCB

Hindustan Times, Kaval | By Kenneth John
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 01:14 AM IST
Interestingly, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s hometown, Gorakhpur, reported the highest level of air pollution with the SPM level more than three times the permissible limit.
A member of the UPPCB team collects a sample of the oily water from Hindon river in Momnathal village.
A member of the UPPCB team collects a sample of the oily water from Hindon river in Momnathal village.

Oil found in Hindon river, samples taken for study

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 05:02 PM IST
After farmers complained to the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board (UPPCB) about oil being discharged by unidentified factories into the Hindon river, a UPPCB team on Tuesday collected water samples from the river near Momnathal village for a probe.
Six textile dyeing units sealed in Noida for violating pollution norms PHOTO: Sunil Saxena/HT(HT Photo)
Six textile dyeing units sealed in Noida for violating pollution norms PHOTO: Sunil Saxena/HT(HT Photo)

Six textile dyeing units sealed in Noida for violating pollution norms

Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 02:41 AM IST
The district magistrate has also ordered to disconnect the electricity supply to these units. According to officials, the dyeing units were allegedly releasing polluted water without treating it first.
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued a notice to the Luksar jail authorities for not maintaining the sewage treatment plant on campus and burning municipal waste generated within the premises.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued a notice to the Luksar jail authorities for not maintaining the sewage treatment plant on campus and burning municipal waste generated within the premises.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Notice to Luksar jail for improper waste management

Noida | By Snehil Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2019 03:11 AM IST
The notice was issued after a complaint was filed on the Integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGRS) to the department regarding pollution caused by the jail.
The DMRC runs five restaurants at Kaushambi Metro station which allegedly discharge untreated waste water into the stormwater drains of Kaushambi.(HT File)
The DMRC runs five restaurants at Kaushambi Metro station which allegedly discharge untreated waste water into the stormwater drains of Kaushambi.(HT File)

DMRC fined Rs 1 lakh for polluting drains in Kaushambi

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 03:52 PM IST
The NGT was hearing a petition, filed by the Kaushambi Apartments Residents’ Welfare Association (KARWA) in August 2018, which contended that sewer water from seven drains was flowing into the stormwater drains in the locality.
Two children were killed after the boundary wall of a private school in Noida’s Salarpur village collapsed on Monday December 17, 2018.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Two children were killed after the boundary wall of a private school in Noida’s Salarpur village collapsed on Monday December 17, 2018.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Noida wall collapse case: Illegally-run school was shut 6 months ago, reopened with new name

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2018 02:02 PM IST
Police are also going to ask the education department to explain why school was allowed to function without requisite clearances.
A polluted stretch in Noida’s Sector 168 on Sunday.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
A polluted stretch in Noida’s Sector 168 on Sunday.(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

10 institutions including Noida Metro fined for violating pollution control norms

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 03:35 PM IST
The violators, Gautam Budh Nagar administration officials said, will need to respond on the charges within a week. If they fail to do so, prosecution proceedings will be initiated against them, they said.
The results of the 31 samples of Ganga water out of which 19 failed to pass the quality test underlines the uphill struggle that the National Mission for Clean Ganga — India’s most ambitious attempt to clean the country’s holiest river — faces.(HT/Picture for representation)
The results of the 31 samples of Ganga water out of which 19 failed to pass the quality test underlines the uphill struggle that the National Mission for Clean Ganga — India’s most ambitious attempt to clean the country’s holiest river — faces.(HT/Picture for representation)

In UP, Ganga water fails quality test as untreated sewage continues to pollute river

Hindustan Times, Allahabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Against the maximum limit of 2,500 MPN per 100 ml of water, the bacteria count was found to be 58,000 in downstream Kanpur; 7,800 at bathing ghat under Jajmau bridge; 3,200 in Shukla Ganj, 3,100 each in Bhairav Ghat and Gola Ghat besides 2,700 in upstream Kanpur.
The officials of all work circles, including water, civil, electricity, health, sewer and horticulture, among others, participated in the workshop held at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6.(HT File Photo)
The officials of all work circles, including water, civil, electricity, health, sewer and horticulture, among others, participated in the workshop held at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6.(HT File Photo)

Pollution watchdog informs Noida building contractors on dust-control measures

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 04:23 AM IST
The UPPCB held a meeting with officials of the Noida Authority and its contractors to sensitise them on ensuring implementation of dust mitigation measures on authority sites. The meeting took place on the orders of the district magistrate
Although Ghaziabad houses nearly 68 units, 26 were identified by the UPPCB, Lucknow, to be polluting the Hindon river, according to a board official.(HT Photo)
Although Ghaziabad houses nearly 68 units, 26 were identified by the UPPCB, Lucknow, to be polluting the Hindon river, according to a board official.(HT Photo)

Following NGT order, 22 units shut in Ghaziabad for polluting Hindon river

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 05:29 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has shut down 22 of 26 units in Ghaziabad that were said to be polluting river Hindon as well as contaminating groundwater
The UP Pollution Control Board said that of the 124 erring units, it has issued closure notice to 30, show cause notices to 41 and directions for compliance to 51 units.(Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)
The UP Pollution Control Board said that of the 124 erring units, it has issued closure notice to 30, show cause notices to 41 and directions for compliance to 51 units.(Sakib Ali/ HT Photo)

NGT orders closure of 124 industries polluting Hindon river

Ghaziabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2018 02:20 PM IST
The green panel’s directions came after a petition was filed by Dr Chandravir Singh, a retired scientist of a pollution control board. Dr Singh had alleged that industrial units were contaminating groundwater.
UPPCB officials said keeping a track of loudspeakers that were violating norms was becoming a mammoth challenge owing to scarcity of staff and sound monitoring systems.
UPPCB officials said keeping a track of loudspeakers that were violating norms was becoming a mammoth challenge owing to scarcity of staff and sound monitoring systems.

Checking noise pollution: UPPCB struggling with staff and equipment crunch

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Staff and equipment shortage at the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is acting as a hurdle in the implementation of the government order to check noise pollution, especially the illegal use of loudspeakers. 
A child picks up a dead fish that washed up on the banks of the Ganga on Monday.(HT Photo)
A child picks up a dead fish that washed up on the banks of the Ganga on Monday.(HT Photo)

Thousands of dead fish found floating in Ganga, experts blame toxic effluents

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 02:04 PM IST
Reports reaching here suggested that dead fish were first seen floating in the river’s Kannauj stretch, after which the phenomenon was witnessed in Unnao and Bilhaur.
The pollution level in Ghaziabad is mainly attributed to vehicular emissions, burning of biomass, crop residue and garbage, road and soil dust, among others.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The pollution level in Ghaziabad is mainly attributed to vehicular emissions, burning of biomass, crop residue and garbage, road and soil dust, among others.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

IIT report reiterates what residents already knew: Ghaziabad is highly polluted

Hindustan Times | By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 01:48 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has been tasked with coming up with a plan to mitigate pollution level in the district.
According to the index, the impact of very poor air quality includes ‘respiratory illness on prolonged exposure’.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
According to the index, the impact of very poor air quality includes ‘respiratory illness on prolonged exposure’.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Air quality at ‘very poor’ level in Noida, Ghaziabad

Hindustan Times | By Snehil Sinha, Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The AQI at Sector 125 monitoring station was 371 and 332 at the Sector 62 in Noida at 6pm. The AQI in Ghaziabad, meanwhile, was 364 around the same time.
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