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Water pollution during an immersion ceremony seen in this file picture at Yamuna river bank near ISBT in New Delhi. ( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Water pollution during an immersion ceremony seen in this file picture at Yamuna river bank near ISBT in New Delhi. ( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Single law mooted to replace air, water, environment acts

By Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 08:57 AM IST
  • The official added that the reason it makes sense to have one law is because provisions of the existing air, water, and environment laws overlap
The assessment of the water quality in April as compared to the pre-lockdown period in March showed improvement at Palla, where the river enters Delhi. (PTI File)
The assessment of the water quality in April as compared to the pre-lockdown period in March showed improvement at Palla, where the river enters Delhi. (PTI File)

Govt says lockdown led to improvement in river Yamuna's water quality

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 11:34 PM IST
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) carried out water quality tests at three locations -- Palla, Nizamuddin bridge and Okhla -- in April last year.
Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)
Volunteers segregate waste during a clean-up drive at Indrunag near Dharamshala.(HT Photo)

Himachal’s buyback policy for plastic yields positive result

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:44 AM IST
A year on, Dharamshala MC collects 20 tonnes of single-use non-recyclable plastic waste under scheme of which 13 tonnes have been used by Solan cement plant as fuel
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NGT fumes as state officers skip meet on river pollution

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Directs chief secretary to take action, fixes April 22 as the next date of hearing
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Halwara International Airport: Private firm picked to conduct evironmental impact study

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Greencindia Consulting Private Limited emerged as the lowest bidder and bagged the project
Geetanjali Rao created a portable testing device that checks for lead contamination in water.(Star plus Team Photo)
Geetanjali Rao created a portable testing device that checks for lead contamination in water.(Star plus Team Photo)

Trying to generate awareness about water pollution and need for testing: Geetanjali Rao

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Geetanjali Rao won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge’s America’s Top Young Scientist award of 2017 for her discovery.
The water sample collected from the bore wells in the area shows a high level of contamination. This is due to the leaching of chemical fertilisers into groundwater, said Fawzia Tarannum, assistant professor, department of regional water studies, TERI.(AP Photo/Representative Image)
The water sample collected from the bore wells in the area shows a high level of contamination. This is due to the leaching of chemical fertilisers into groundwater, said Fawzia Tarannum, assistant professor, department of regional water studies, TERI.(AP Photo/Representative Image)

Chemical fertilisers polluting groundwater table in Sohna area of Gurugram: Survey

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Groundwater contamination in rural areas under the Sohna Municipal Council (MC) has exceeded beyond the permissible limit, due to heavy use of chemical fertilisers by farmers in the area.
Trucks at the entry point into Dipka town.(HT PHOTO)
Trucks at the entry point into Dipka town.(HT PHOTO)

In coal town Dipka, mining pollution takes a heavy toll on nature as well as public health

Hindustan Times, DIPKA (Chhattisgarh) | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:35 AM IST
According to surveys by UBS, approximately 5,000 trucks ferry out coal from the Dipka mine – adding toxic fumes and kicking up more dust from the broken roads.
Hindustan Times visited two of the major ghats in the city — Kalindi Kunj and ITO — on Tuesday, where scores of devotees gather every year for the immersion of Durga idols.(Hindustan Times/Burhaan Kinu)
Hindustan Times visited two of the major ghats in the city — Kalindi Kunj and ITO — on Tuesday, where scores of devotees gather every year for the immersion of Durga idols.(Hindustan Times/Burhaan Kinu)

Despite ban, plastic bags, puja materials find their way into Yamuna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Even though no idol immersions happened at the ghats, the areas around were littered with plastic waste from household pujas.
Ghanshyam Dass, Yamunanagar MLA(HT Photo)
Ghanshyam Dass, Yamunanagar MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Ghanshyam Dass, Yamunanagar MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:08 PM IST
A former state general secretary, he was active in student politics at Panjab University.
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)

Divisional commissioner asks PMC to expedite land acquisition for Lohegaon airport expansion

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Private land owners are ready to handover their land, but there are differences over the compensation and the TDR model.
Like in most of Jaintia Hills, years of rat-hole coal mining had turned the water of the Moolawar acidic and unfit for use.(Reuters photo)
Like in most of Jaintia Hills, years of rat-hole coal mining had turned the water of the Moolawar acidic and unfit for use.(Reuters photo)

Limestone can help neutralize Meghalaya streams polluted by coal mining, say experts

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:59 PM IST
After the success of the pilot project in Mukhaialong village in East Jaintia Hills district, construction work has started at two places already earlier this year, says Justice BP Katakey, a retired judge who heads the three-member NGT appointed committee.
File photo of a nullah connecting Dadar beach to the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. A city-base NGO has filed a petition in the Bombay HC complaining about the polluted coastal water, which “makes the Mumbai shoreline one of the most polluted in the world”.(Pratik Chorge/HT File)
File photo of a nullah connecting Dadar beach to the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. A city-base NGO has filed a petition in the Bombay HC complaining about the polluted coastal water, which “makes the Mumbai shoreline one of the most polluted in the world”.(Pratik Chorge/HT File)

Ensure BMC treats sewage before disposing it into sea: HC to anti-pollution body

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:54 PM IST
The directive came after senior advocate Anil Sakhare, representing BMC, accepted that the disposal of untreated sewage into the sea is a problem primarily caused by lack of an adequate network of sewage lines.
The ban was supposed to be lifted in March but the tanneries were not allowed to reopen rendering many workers jobless.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The ban was supposed to be lifted in March but the tanneries were not allowed to reopen rendering many workers jobless.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT File Photo/Representative Image)

Legal tanneries to reopen; UP govt to set up treatment plant

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:25 PM IST
Over 200 tanneries situated on the banks of Ganga were shut by the UP government in November 2018 to check water pollution ahead of the Kumbh 2019 in Prayagraj.
Municipal corporations have managed to achieve only 50% of the short and long term directions laid down by the SC over two years.(HT Photo)
Municipal corporations have managed to achieve only 50% of the short and long term directions laid down by the SC over two years.(HT Photo)

Toxic foam pollutes Ulhas river at Badlapur

Hindusta Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 02:36 PM IST
Details shared by Vanashakti and validated by MPCB showed sewage mixed with effluents entering the drinking water zone from a nullah along Badlapur falling under the KBMC’s jurisdiction.
Both air and water pollution being triggered from industrial areas in Delhi has become a major concern.(Raj K Raj/HT File)
Both air and water pollution being triggered from industrial areas in Delhi has become a major concern.(Raj K Raj/HT File)

Drones to check dumping of wastes in industrial areas of Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:45 AM IST
The issue of dumping industrial waste, which is often hazardous, illegally in drains running through industrial zones of the national Capital becomes all the more important as these toxic substances ultimately reach the river Yamuna.
The dry cell batteries used in portable devices contain heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury and ultimately reach the landfill sites where they undergo leaching and release the toxic elements thereby poisoning the atmosphere.(HT Photo)
The dry cell batteries used in portable devices contain heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury and ultimately reach the landfill sites where they undergo leaching and release the toxic elements thereby poisoning the atmosphere.(HT Photo)

86% Delhiites not aware of dry cell battery hazards: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 10:20 AM IST
The study by Toxics Link, a Delhi-based NGO, has found that at least nine of every 10 Delhiites, after using the dry cell batteries, dump them in the dustbins along with other household waste.
Speaking at an event to lay the foundation stone for the Rs 2,820 crore corridor between Akshardham and Eastern Peripherial Expressway, Nitin Gadkari said work on Dwarka Expressway and Kalindi Kunj-Sohna via Faridabad will start soon.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Speaking at an event to lay the foundation stone for the Rs 2,820 crore corridor between Akshardham and Eastern Peripherial Expressway, Nitin Gadkari said work on Dwarka Expressway and Kalindi Kunj-Sohna via Faridabad will start soon.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Rs 50,000-crore projects in the works to decongest Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Union minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of Akshardham- Eastern Peripherial e-way; promises start of work on Delhi-Meerut e-way soon
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed penalties of up to ₹5 crore on thermal power plants that have not fully disposed of the fly ash they generated.(HT Photo)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed penalties of up to ₹5 crore on thermal power plants that have not fully disposed of the fly ash they generated.(HT Photo)

NGT to fine thermal plants over fly ash

Hindustan Times | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2018 11:37 PM IST
According to an NGT order published on Monday, the “environmental damages” for not meeting the 100% fly ash disposal criterion will have to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board in a month, failing which these power plants will have to pay interest of 12% per annum.
A Durga idol being immersed in an artificial pond created by a CR Park Puja Committee in 2017.(HT File Photo)
A Durga idol being immersed in an artificial pond created by a CR Park Puja Committee in 2017.(HT File Photo)

South Delhi corporation to help Durga Puja committees dig artificial ponds for idol immersion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 10:51 AM IST
The decision to dig artificial ponds for idol immersion during Durga Puja in South Delhi was taken after a meeting of concerned officials.
Students march on Independence Day to spread awareness about polluted water bodies in Bhiwandi.(HT PHOTO)
Students march on Independence Day to spread awareness about polluted water bodies in Bhiwandi.(HT PHOTO)

Bhiwandi students turn good Samaritans to save polluted water bodies

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Colleges collaborate with civic body to spread awareness about water pollution, put up banners and release video about effluents released by water bodies
Smoke billows from the BPCL refinery in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Smoke billows from the BPCL refinery in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

BPCL refinery blast in Mumbai: Thousands of project-affected people fear for their safety

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2018 12:35 AM IST
The pollution, according to the water quality index (WQI), was the worst at the mouth of the Mithi river.(HT File)
The pollution, according to the water quality index (WQI), was the worst at the mouth of the Mithi river.(HT File)

Untreated sewage has polluted 7 spots along Mumbai’s coast

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Study done in March by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board found that Mahim creek has the highest faecal content.
Veterinarians discovered the blockage in the stomach of green turtle in Thailand using X-rays and tried to save it by feeding it intravenously, but were only able to extract the garbage after its death.(Facebook/ReReef)
Veterinarians discovered the blockage in the stomach of green turtle in Thailand using X-rays and tried to save it by feeding it intravenously, but were only able to extract the garbage after its death.(Facebook/ReReef)

Turtle’s plastic-filled stomach in Thailand highlights ocean crisis

Agence France-Presse, Bangkok | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 01:10 PM IST
Plastic, rubber bands, pieces of balloon and other rubbish had filled the turtle’s intestinal tract, leaving it unable to eat and causing its death two days later.
A grab of the video in which the accused are seen dumping a black powdery substance into a canal in Doraha.
A grab of the video in which the accused are seen dumping a black powdery substance into a canal in Doraha.

Ludhiana: Two bizmen caught on cam dumping ‘dry chemical’ into canal

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 12:49 PM IST
After public pressure and a probe was ordered the accused said they wrote an apology to the PPCB, and claimed that the black material which they dumped in the canal was ash.
The villagers say it is contaminated water that is causing the disease to spread.(HT Photo)
The villagers say it is contaminated water that is causing the disease to spread.(HT Photo)

UP: Jal Nigam may collect samples from cancer village

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:41 PM IST
The health department may write to Jal Nigam, Bareilly, to send a team to collect water samples fron Bhooripur, a Bareilly village that has witnessed around 30 deaths from cancer in 10 years.
Dirty sewerage water flowing into the Ganga in Bihar.(HT File Photo)
Dirty sewerage water flowing into the Ganga in Bihar.(HT File Photo)

A motley crew of 427 volunteers are on ‘clean Ganga’ mission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Toufiq Rashid, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 07:51 AM IST
A group of 427 volunteers called Ganga Praharis were trained for a few days by the officials of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to help the government in its mission for a “clean and vibrant” Ganga.
Buildings are seen amid smog on a polluted day in Beijing, China on April 2.(Reuters)
Buildings are seen amid smog on a polluted day in Beijing, China on April 2.(Reuters)

China summons senior officials to pollution ‘name and shame’ meeting

Reuters, Beijing/Shanghai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:06 AM IST
President Xi has become the driving force behind China’s four-year war on pollution, and had said he would use the full might of the Communist Party to reverse damage to the environment.
The BMC has already sent notices to 25 cowsheds asking them to relocate.(HT File Photo)
The BMC has already sent notices to 25 cowsheds asking them to relocate.(HT File Photo)

Mumbai civic body plans to clear cowsheds from Dahisar river bank and reduce water pollution

HIndustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 03:10 PM IST
The BMC has also asked washermen who use the dhobi ghat on the banks to set up a sewage treatment plant so that untreated water does not flow into the river
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