Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicCPCB

Topic: CPCB

New rules on fly ash disposal a ‘positive step’, but experts say health, ecology risks remain

Fly ash is the residue of coal combustion, which, if disposed of improperly, is hazardous. New govt rules include a system of environmental compensation based on polluter-pays principle.

Delhi ranks third on list of states & Union territories with most contaminated sites

Bhalswa and Ghazipur landfill sites, industrial areas at Jhilmil, Wazirpur, New Friends Colony, Dilshad Garden and Lawrence Road are among the 11 contaminated sites in Delhi.

Doctors warn of Delhi Covid spike as pollution levels rise & temperature begins to drop

Delhi has already had its first 'very poor' air quality day this season, and doctors and experts are saying rising pollution will likely lead to an increase in Covid cases.

Flipkart, Patanjali issued show cause notices for closure of operations, CPCB tells NGT

The Central Pollution Control Board said the show cause notice was issued to these units under the Environment (Protection) Act on 8 October.

Delhi air quality gets ‘poor’ for the first time this season, AQI hits 207

Since 21 September, incidents of stubble burning, a major contributor of Delhi pollution in winter months, have been increasing in Punjab and Haryana.

This is why Modi govt is going slow on single-use plastic ban

PM Modi promised to crack down on single-use plastic from October 2019 with a plan to completely ban it by 2022.

Govt agencies can’t agree if Delhi’s air quality after Diwali was ‘severe’ or ‘very poor’

CPCB said Delhi's Air Quality Index the morning after Diwali was a 'very poor' 368, while SAFAR reported a 'severe' reading of 506.

Take a leaf out of Kejriwal’s strategies in Delhi, AAP tells CPCB on tackling pollution

AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha said it was "distressing" that PM Modi's Varanasi constituency had recorded the highest levels of pollution.

It’s like demonetisation, plastic industry says about ban confusion, business uncertainty

Uncertainty lingers over whether Modi govt will completely ban single-use plastic. And if it does, stakeholders are unsure what products will fall in the category.

Govt sanctions Rs 5,800 crore for cleaning 34 polluted river stretches, Ganga excluded

The Centre has already released Rs 2,522 crore out of the sanctioned amount under the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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