Central Pollution Control Board

Coca-Cola's second largest bottling plant in India has been shut down

Date of Release: 
Aug 18 2016

The bottling plant in Hapur has been under scrutiny by the National Green Tribunal India's ‘Green Court ‘– since 2015, and a number of inspections by government regulators have found the plant to be flouting environmental laws in India, and also operating without valid licenses, or No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Egregious Pollution

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Level of PM2.5 in India has not surpassed that of China: Govt

Date of Release: 
Mar 17 2016

Government has rubbished the report brought out last month by the NGO Green Peace India stating that the level of hazardous PM2.5 in India exceeded that of China, last year, saying that its findings were based on the extrapolated and constructed data without field validation.

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1,475 industry units installed pollution monitors since 2015: Prakash Javadekar

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

New Delhi: Nearly half of the 3,145 highly polluting industry units that were issued notices by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2015 have installed effluent/emission monitoring systems, the environment ministry said on Monday.

In 2015, CPCB issued notices to industry units under 17 categories, asking them to install continuous effluent/emission monitoring systems. Of the total 3,145 - 1,475 have installed the devices and 805 are expected to do it by March end.

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Govt to change law to act against polluting industries on the basis of online evidence

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

NEW DELHI: The Centre will make necessary changes in existing law to enable use of online data as legal evidence against polluting industries if such units violate permissible emission\effluent limits.

The move is necessary as 1475 industries have already switched over to the web-based monitoring system and the remaining ones will put in the devices by June 30.

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Six weeks on, no progress on plan to curb city air pollution

Date of Release: 
Feb 25 2016

Gurgaon: Six weeks after the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) directed the Gurgaon urban local bodies department to make an action plan and execute measures to control pollution in the district, the department is yet to begin work on them.

HSPCB on January 13 had issued a letter to the Haryana urban local bodies and PCB departments in Gurgaon to bring down air pollution caused by vehicles, construction sites, road dust, burning of biomass and industrial emission, with immediate effect.

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Delhi NCR to get pollution monitoring control room

Date of Release: 
Nov 7 2015

New Delhi: Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced the immediate setting up of a control room in the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for a daily review of levels of air pollution and monitoring air quality in the national capital region centred on Delhi.

Javadekar’s announcement came after a meeting of environment ministers of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana convened for reviewing air quality situation in northern India. The burning of crop residue has already led to a thick layer of smog enveloping Delhi and adjoining regions.

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Environment Minister Javadekar Appeals for a Cracker-Free Diwali

Date of Release: 
Nov 7 2015

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the immediate setting up of a control room in the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for a daily review of levels of air pollution and monitoring air quality in the national capital region.

Javadekar met with the environment ministers of Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to review the air quality situation.

He has also made an appeal for a cracker-free Diwali.

Source URL: The Quint

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Clearing The Air

Date of Release: 
Nov 10 2015

As a lethal combination of pollutants — from traffic emissions to particulates from the burning fields in Punjab and Haryana, as well as industrial effluents (and anything else I may have left out) — descends on the capital city and its luckless inhabitants, it has never been clearer how critical air pollution is to health. Indeed, the largest numbers of people affected by pollution happen to live in India. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that 13 of the 20 international cities with the worst fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in air pollution are in India.

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MoEF Notices to 1,300 Polluting Firms for Non-compliance

Date of Release: 
Nov 11 2015

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Environment& Forests (MoEF) has issued notices to over 1,300 highly polluting industries, many on the Ganga, for failing to provide details of installation of 24X7 online effluent and emission monitoring systems despite several reminders. The government has asked them to respond, failing which they would face closure.

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