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  • Delhi bans soaps, detergents not conforming to latest BIS standards to curb pollution in Yamuna Jun 14, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Delhi bans soaps, detergents not conforming to latest BIS standards to curb pollution in Yamuna

    The National Green Tribunal had in January accepted recommendations of a two-member expert panel which had suggested directing the Delhi government to issue orders "prohibiting sale, storage and transportation and marketing of detergents which do not conform to the revised BIS standards".

  • All IMD air quality monitoring stations in Delhi offline: CSE Jun 04, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    All IMD air quality monitoring stations in Delhi offline: CSE

    An IMD official said the Central Pollution Control Board has been informed about the issue, and it is likely to be resolved next week.

  • COVID-19 fallout: Rising bio-medical waste poses fresh challenge May 11, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 fallout: Rising bio-medical waste poses fresh challenge

    The quantity of Bio-medical wastes generated per day in the country has almost doubled from 7.22 lakh kg before COVID to nearly 14 lakh kg now, according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA)

  • Air quality turn 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, 'poor' in Faridabad, Gurgaon Feb 25, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Air quality turn 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, 'poor' in Faridabad, Gurgaon

    The CPCB states that an AQI in the"very poor" category may cause respiratory illness to people on prolonged exposure, while "poor" may cause breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure.

  • Air quality turns 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Faridabad Feb 24, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Air quality turns 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Faridabad

    On Tuesday, it was 320 in Ghaziabad, 253 in Greater Noida, 214 in Noida,296 in Faridabad and 241 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB's Sameer app.

  • Air 'very poor' across Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon for second day Feb 16, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Air 'very poor' across Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon for second day

    The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Tuesday was 356 in Ghaziabad, 335 in Noida, 375 in Greater Noida, 310 in Faridabad and 302 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB's Sameer app.

  • Air quality 'very poor' across Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon: CPCB Feb 15, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Air quality 'very poor' across Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon: CPCB

    Pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 also remained in the air of the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

  • Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad Feb 12, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad

    The CPCB states that an AQI in the"very poor" category may cause respiratory illness to people on prolonged exposure, while AQI in "poor" zone may lead to breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure.

  • Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida, 'poor' in Gurgaon, Faridabad Feb 10, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida, 'poor' in Gurgaon, Faridabad

    The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Wednesday was 356 in Ghaziabad, 311 in Noida, 348 in Greater Noida, 294 in Faridabad and 247 in Gurgaon, according to the CPCB's Sameer mobile application.

  • Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad Jan 31, 2021 09:59 PM IST

    Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad

    The CPCB states that an AQI in the very poor category may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure.

  • India generated around 33,000 tonnes COVID-19 waste in 7 months; Maharashtra biggest contributor Jan 10, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    India generated around 33,000 tonnes COVID-19 waste in 7 months; Maharashtra biggest contributor

    COVID-19 biomedical waste could include PPE kits, masks, shoe covers, gloves, human tissues, items contaminated with blood, body fluids like dressings, plaster casts, cotton swabs, beddings contaminated with blood or body fluid, blood bags, needles, syringes etc.

  • Dip in air quality, Noida, Gurgaon 'moderate', Ghaziabad, Faridabad 'poor' Jan 06, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Dip in air quality, Noida, Gurgaon 'moderate', Ghaziabad, Faridabad 'poor'

    An AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".

  • Air quality improves but still 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad Jan 03, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Air quality improves but still 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad

    The presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 remained high in the five immediate neighbouring cities of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

  • Air quality 'severe' air in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad Jan 01, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Air quality 'severe' air in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad

    The CPCB states that an AQI in the "severe" category affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases while the air quality in the "very poor" zone may lead to respiratory illness on prolonged exposure.

  • Air quality dips to 'severe' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad after two days Dec 27, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Air quality dips to 'severe' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad after two days

    According to the CPCB, AQI in the 'very poor' category may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure while that in the 'severe' category affects even healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases.

  • Air quality 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, 'poor' in Faridabad, Gurgaon Dec 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Air quality 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, 'poor' in Faridabad, Gurgaon

    The presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

  • Air quality improves to 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad & Gurgaon Dec 25, 2020 07:06 PM IST

    Air quality improves to 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad & Gurgaon

    The average air quality in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad was recorded in severe category for three days in a row till Thursday, according to the agency.

  • Air quality 'severe' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad for third day in a row Dec 24, 2020 07:06 PM IST

    Air quality 'severe' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad for third day in a row

    The CPCB states that an AQI in the 'very poor' category may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure, while 'severe' affects even healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases.

  • Air quality 'very poor' in Noida; 'poor' in Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad Dec 19, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    Air quality 'very poor' in Noida; 'poor' in Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad

    Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 also remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

  • Air quality 'severe' in Ghaziabad, Noida, 'very poor' in Gurgaon, Faridabad Dec 05, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    Air quality 'severe' in Ghaziabad, Noida, 'very poor' in Gurgaon, Faridabad

    The CPCB states that an AQI in the "very poor" category may cause respiratory illness on prolonged exposure, while air quality in the "severe" zone affects even healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases.

  • Delhi's air quality remains in 'poor' category Nov 23, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality remains in 'poor' category

    The stations which recorded 'very poor' AQI include Anand Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Bawana, Dwarka sector 8, Jahangirpuri, Mundka, Narela and Rohini.

  • Frothing in Yamuna: DPCC seals two polluting units, orders closure of 15 others Nov 13, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Frothing in Yamuna: DPCC seals two polluting units, orders closure of 15 others

    The polluting units which were sealed included an automobile service station-cum-showroom in Patparganj industrial area and a jeans dyeing and washing unit in Lawrence Road industrial area which were found operating without effluent treatment plants.

  • India Pollution tracker: Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category after six-day 'severe' streak Nov 11, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    India Pollution tracker: Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category after six-day 'severe' streak

    An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the predominant wind direction is east-northeasterly, which is not favourable for the transport of pollutants from farm fires in Punjab and Haryana.

  • Met conditions in Delhi 'extremely unfavourable' for pollutant dispersion since September: CPCB Oct 16, 2020 06:09 PM IST

    Met conditions in Delhi 'extremely unfavourable' for pollutant dispersion since September: CPCB

    CPCB Member Secretary Prashant Gargava said PM10 concentration between September 1 and October 14 this year has been more as compared to the corresponding period last year.

  • Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning Oct 15, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning

    The 50 CPCB teams will make extensive field visits from October 15 to February 28 next year and focus on hot spots where air pollution is aggravated, the environment ministry said. They will visit Delhi and NCR towns Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonepat in Haryana; and Bhiwadi, Alwar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

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