Tag: Pollution

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  • ‘Car-users should bear the burden’

    ‘Car-users should bear the burden’

    In an interview to VIJAY THAKUR, Bhure Lal spoke of how one can control pollution levels in the country.

    December 15, 2018
  • Pollution penalty

    Pollution penalty

    The government has been rapped on the knuckles with the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposing a fine of Rs 5 crore for the state’s failure to curb pollution in accord with the directive that was advanced two years ago.

    December 4, 2018
  • Festivals of Pollution

    Festivals of Pollution

    Once upon a time, festivals were occasions for joy and celebration. We met relatives and friends, feasted on delicious food and offered Pujas at community pandals with devotion. Festivals brought about a sense of belonging. When they were over, we felt depressed. It was almost as if a part of us had disappeared. In today’s …

    November 29, 2018
  • Seven rivers to get a new lease of life in Himachal

    Seven rivers to get a new lease of life in Himachal

    Amid concern over rising pollution in rivers and curb illegal mining, the Himachal Pradesh government has constituted a committee to prepare action plan to make seven most polluted rivers at least fit for bathing purposes.

    November 27, 2018
  • Not stubble burning, Delhi’s pollution due to vehicular emissions: Punjab CM

    Not stubble burning, Delhi’s pollution due to vehicular emissions: Punjab CM

    Amarinder cited “hard facts” to rubbish Kejriwal’s statement, which he trashed as yet another attempt by the Delhi CM to divert public attention for his own government’s abysmal failure on all counts.

    November 4, 2018
  • Blowing hot air

    Blowing hot air

    It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court appointed Environmental Pollution Control Authority should expel largely ineffectual hot air from time to time to justify its presence as a monitoring authority. It might for instance do better to consider the many factors that add up to create the gigantic problem of pollution in Delhi than to …

    November 3, 2018
  • Punjab, Haryana Ministers skip meet on pollution

    Punjab, Haryana Ministers skip meet on pollution

    He said the stubble burning had reduced by 30 per cent since last year and that the Centre had already released funds to help the farmers.

    November 1, 2018
  • World within a world

    World within a world

    The Sundarbans are under threat due to rising sea levels and global climate change.

    October 26, 2018
  • Capt seeks Israel’s expertise to recycle sewerage water

    Capt seeks Israel’s expertise to recycle sewerage water

    Amarinder apprised the Israeli minister of the problems being faced by Punjab on the waterfront as a result of its depleting water table caused by melting glaciers.

    October 25, 2018
  • Living in the shadow of a garbage landf ill

    Living in the shadow of a garbage landf ill

    The ever-increasing garbage problems of our cities have led to the growing mountains of landfill sites. These have become a major concern as the size of many landfills has exceeded the required norms and the original plans. Most of the time proper and adequate attention is not given to an important human aspect of the …

    September 17, 2018
  • Babies in prams 60% more exposed to pollution

    Babies in prams 60% more exposed to pollution

    According to the Unicef, 17 million children across the world who are less than a year old live in regions with high air pollution levels.

    August 16, 2018
  • Pollution check: Supreme Court okays colour-coded stickers for vehicles

    Pollution check: Supreme Court okays colour-coded stickers for vehicles

    The issue of colour-coded stickers was raised when the court was hearing a petition on air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

    August 13, 2018
  • Battling to save a river

    Battling to save a river

    Vikas Chandra, more popular as Guddu Baba, is a veritable one-man army. He has taken upon himself the task to save the Ganges which flows by Patna, after leaving the job of a college lecturer to become a full-time campaigner.

    August 10, 2018
  • Install devices to suck toxic smoke, PPCB tells erring units

    Install devices to suck toxic smoke, PPCB tells erring units

    The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Tuesday asked the concerned authorities to install air pollution control devices at the industrial town of Mandi Gobindgarh with immediate effect to control the rising pollution levels. The decision in this regard has been taken following the reports of billowing out toxic smoke and other residue polluting the …

    June 27, 2018
  • Dust takes over Delhi, air quality remains severe for 3rd day

    Dust takes over Delhi, air quality remains severe for 3rd day

    The pollution level is expected remain like this for 3-4 days and people have been requested to avoid staying outdoors for more than 3 to 4 hours

    June 14, 2018
  • Saying no to

    Saying no to

    The recent molasses spill in the Beas river that caused the death of thousands of aquatic fish in Punjab has highlighted the need to save the environment from pollution. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has called upon industry to take appropriate steps to check the pollution caused by their factories but various organisations across the …

    June 10, 2018
  • Throwing waste into the rivers unacceptable: Capt

    Throwing waste into the rivers unacceptable: Capt

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday called upon industry to take appropriate steps to check the pollution caused by their factories. Speaking at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Mohali after launching his government’s landmark initiative – Mission Tandarust Punjab, the CM said throwing of waste into the rivers by …

    June 5, 2018