Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Government seeks report on waste burning

Date of Release: 
Mar 7 2016

In a bid to speed up action against those indulging in burning garbage, leaves, plastic, rubber and other waste material and for not taking measures to control dust at construction sites, the AAP government on Monday will be seeking action-taken reports in this regard from all the municipal bodies, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, DDA and revenue and public work departments.

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India: 398 gas pums to install vapour recovery systems

Date of Release: 
Feb 29 2016

After an investigation by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) of air pollution at gas pumps, all gas station operators will have to install vapour recovery systems by March 1, reported the Daily Pioneer.

The DPCC have come up with a series of guidelines for operators to make the country´s capital city less polluted. The agency has told operators to install remote sensor-based Pollution Under Control (PUC) systems by May.

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2015 comparatively a better year in terms of pollution: Delhi HC

Date of Release: 
Feb 4 2016

Unlike the public perception, the pollution levels in the capital last year was not as bad as other years, Delhi High Court said on Thursday after analysing the scientific data filed by the state pollution control panel.

A bench comprising Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva after perusing the data filed by Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said the year 2015 was relatively a better year in terms of pollution index but it does not mean the situation was great.

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To check pollution, govt considers third-party audit of industrial areas

Date of Release: 
Feb 10 2016

The Delhi government, which is in the process of seeking feedback on reintroducing the odd-even scheme, is also considering commissioning a third-party audit of its industrial areas to check pollution. Government sources said this is the first time that the government is considering to outsource such an audit to zero in on factors contributing to industrial pollution.

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Govt punishes 13 repeat offenders for dust pollution

Date of Release: 
Feb 10 2016

As per a recent government order, the repeat violators of dust control measures are to be fined Rs 50,000 daily with warnings of shutting down the projects till they adhere to the environmental norms.

While the Delhi Pollution Control Committee has collected Rs 43 lakh for such violations, the department claims that the rule has proved to be effective as projects are now starting to comply with the norms.

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Keep tab on pollution, oil firms told

Date of Release: 
Feb 27 2016

In a series of measures to check air pollution at petrol pumps, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee has directed all the oil companies to ensure installation of vapour recovery system at all the 700-odd fuel stations by March 1 in the national capital. The board has also directed the fuelling stations to take steps for installation of remote sensor-based pollution under control systems by May.

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How Delhi measured the air during 15 days of odd-even scheme

Date of Release: 
Jan 17 2016

As the Delhi's government fairly controversial experiment of reducing cars on the road according to their licence plates, known as the odd-even plan, came to an end, it remained difficult to determine the exact impact the pollution-reducing scheme had on New Delhi's air quality. Officials from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), said that there had definitely been an effect on the pollution levels, they said that it would take time for deeper analysis to show a more precise picture.

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Delhi metro rail Construction: 14 sites fined for violating pollution rules

Date of Release: 
Jan 14 2016

As many as 14 construction sites of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have been found violating the prescribed norms to keep dust pollution in check and they have been asked to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 each, the Delhi government said Wednesday.

Challans have also been issued to 42 other construction sites along with contractors of the metro sites, said Public Works Department Minister Satyendar Jain.

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Odd-even: Delhi government observes 'declining trend' of pollutants

Date of Release: 
Jan 5 2016

New Delhi: An interplay of hostile weather conditions made air quality oscillate between 'severe' and 'very poor' in the city on Tuesday, limiting the gains of the 'odd-even' car rationing scheme.

Monitoring stations of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology recorded suspended particulate matters multiple times above the safe limits.

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Air Quality in Delhi Plunges to 'Very Poor' Level

Date of Release: 
Dec 23 2015

NEW DELHI: Air quality in Delhi tonight plunged to the 'very poor' level with real-time readings of PM 2.5, the tiniest and most damaging of all the particulate matters, breaching the 'severe' category in areas across the national capital.

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