Environment Pollution Control Authority

Night-time pollution reduced in Delhi; SC-directed measures helped: EPCA

Date of Release: 
Feb 18 2016

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Thursday reportedly said during a hearing on pollution in New Delhi that the night-time pollution in the city has reduced. It also told the court that the measures directed by the Supreme Court for reducing pollution in the National Capital Region helped in minimising the pollution level.

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Why no smog alert, EPCA asks city govt

Date of Release: 
Nov 5 2015

New Delhi: Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Wednesday asked the Delhi environment secretary, Ashwani Kumar, why a smog alert has not been issued despite the air quality deteriorating severely in the last three days.

EPCA member Sunita Narain asked why emergency measures like closing schools and guidelines for preventing exposure are not being issued. "We want to know what emergency action will you take?" she asked. When the levels of PM 2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particles) reaches 250 micrograms per cubic metre, its considered critical.

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