CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD

  • PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index, says India one of the least polluting countries April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first national air quality index on Monday. Speaking at the event, he claimed that India's contribution to the pollution level in the world is one of the lowest. "We have given a perception to rest of the...
  • Modi to launch India's first national air quality index today but no action planned on use of data yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In the government's fight against air pollution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday take the crucial step of launching the first national air quality index. The index will inform the public about the level of pollution in the air on a daily basis in real-time. The Air...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...
  • Polluting industries along Ganga will be monitored 24x7: Centre August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Making it clear that pollution of the Ganga will not be allowed, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said industries along the river bank would be monitored roundtheclock. The Central Pollution Control Board will be handling the realtime monitoring of the industries, he told reporters. "We are setting up realtime...
  • Sugar mill, distillery, dairy plant to be inspected if they discharge effluents into Ganga February 13, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its Uttar Pradesh unit to inspect a sugar mill, a distillery and a dairy plant on whether they were discharging effluents into the Ganga river. The NGT was inquiring into whether the Simbhaoli Sugar Mills and...
  • Delhi curtails pollution during Diwali; Mumbai noisier October 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on Sunday, released figures of how firecracker triggered pollution has affected the air we breathe post Diwali. Firecrackers burst during Diwali celebrations are major contributors to air pollution and sound pollution. Director, CPCB, Dr Santosh D Makhijani said, "Of the nine locations...