Tag: Pollution

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  • 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
  • The filthy air

    The filthy air

    Controlling pollution is one of the most widely discussed topics in our country with verbosity being inversely proportional to the actual work done. We are still not alive to the evil consequences of pollution even when the pristine white Taj Mahal has turned brown; Ganga and Yamuna, the eternal rivers, have become overfed drains; and …

    May 26, 2018
  • Pollution threat

    Pollution threat

    With barely a fortnight to go for the Ganga Sagar mela ~ when Kolkata’s Maidan becomes particularly vulnerable to pollution with open-air choolahs and belching trucks ~ the Centre for Science and Environment has advanced a very timely caveat. The note of caution is still more important when contextualised with the mess over the Christmas …

    May 24, 2018
  • Stakeholders to evolve strategy to tackle pollution

    Stakeholders to evolve strategy to tackle pollution

    A stakeholder consultation, involving state governments, relevant ministries, institutes, academic institutions and industries, will deliberate on the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was formalised by the Union Environment Ministry as a long-term timebound national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country, and come up with a comprehensive management plan. …

    April 19, 2018
  • Call to solve Siliguri pollution problems

    Call to solve Siliguri pollution problems

    Concerned about the rising pollution levels in Siliguri, a voluntary organisation on Tuesday sought measures to be taken against the same. Members of the Green Forum also demanded that authorities concerned find a solution to the problem. “Siliguri, once one of the cleanest and greenest towns in India, has witnessed an alarming rise in air …

    April 18, 2018