Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicCentral Pollution Control Board

Topic: Central Pollution Control Board

Yamuna oxygen levels below detection limit in 5 states, UP has most polluting drains — govt

In affidavit submitted to Supreme Court, pollution control board and environment ministry say 100 of 150 drains are emptying untreated sewage into Yamuna, Haryana & Delhi need an action plan.

Double layered bags & colour coded bins: Waste management guidelines for COVID-19 patients

The CPCB wrote to state pollution control boards to consider common bio-medical waste treatment and disposal facility and its staff as essential services.

‘Airpocalypse’ — study says Modi govt should add 231 more cities to national clean air plan

After studying 287 Indian cities, Greenpeace India’s ‘Airpocalypse IV’ report notes Lunglei in Mizoram is the only one that meets acceptable PM10 levels.

To fight India’s airpocalypse, Modi govt must first centralise air pollution policy

There is very little Delhi, Haryana or Punjab can do on their own to clean the air. Local air pollution control mechanisms are bound to be ineffective.

Delhi’s toxic air killed over 30,000 in just three years, 33 on average died daily in 2016

The report by Praja Foundation also says Delhi had only five ‘good’ AQI days between 2015 and 2018.

5 facts that support Modi’s move to ban single-use plastic in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India will ban single-use plastic in the coming years.

Deadline to clean Ganga is next year but less than 30% of sewerage infra is ready

Of the 150 sewage treatment plants sanctioned under Namami Gange, only 42 have been completed as on 31 May, shows Ministry of Jal Shakti data.

NGT wants Tughlakabad container depot to phase out diesel vehicles in 6 months

The depot houses about 3 lakh containers every year, causing huge road congestion and pollution.

Firecrackers ban caused a lot of unemployment while vehicles remain biggest polluters: Supreme Court

The top court observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers have lost jobs and said the court does not wish to generate unemployment.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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