Delhi Pollution Control Committee
06 Nov 2020
Delhi: Rs. 1 lakh fine on bursting or selling firecrackers
Bursting or selling firecrackers in the national capital this season could invite a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh, Delhi's Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.
19 Nov 2019
Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here
Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised serious concern over the tormenting air pollution levels in Delhi.
04 Jan 2019
#HealthBytes: Tips to stay safe from the winter smog
As if the hazardous air quality wasn't enough, the winter season makes life even worse for urban Indians, due to the formation of smog, a thick layer of harmful pollutants that engulfs the air.
24 Dec 2018
Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days
The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) today imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view the national capital's severe air quality.
05 Nov 2018
Delhi: Air pollution breaches 'hazardous' category, PM10 at 900-mark
After a brief respite on Sunday, thick smog descended on Delhi-NCR on Monday, with air pollution levels crossing the hazardous category.
04 Nov 2018
Delhi's air quality improves to 'poor' category
Delhi's air quality continued to improve as today, the pollution level reached to 'poor' category after oscillating between 'very poor' and 'severe' for nearly three weeks.
30 Oct 2018
Delhi: Air-quality remains 'very poor'; 113 industries asked to shut
In a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held in New Delhi, officials told Baijal that 1,368 show cause notices and 417 closure directions have been issued against polluting units by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).
17 Oct 2018
Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units
The National Green Tribunal yesterday fined Delhi government Rs. 50cr for not taking action against steel pickling units in residential areas as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.
14 Jun 2018
Air quality in Delhi remains beyond 'severe' for third day
The air quality in Delhi remained beyond the "severe" level for the third-day with the PM10 level beyond 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi, particularly.
22 Mar 2018
Rather than curing air pollution, Delhi focuses on preventing it
A pollution prediction model will soon be installed in Delhi, the kind which has already been installed by SAFAR across the country and the one present in Beijing, a government official said.
05 Feb 2018
Delhi drafts policy for removing vehicles older than 15 years
Delhi is gearing up to become India's first city with an "end of vehicle life" policy as it works on draft rules to remove all vehicles older than 15 years from roads.
21 Dec 2017
AAP government tests anti-smog guns, but will they help Delhi?
The Delhi government has tested another weapon against the capital's hazardous smog - a "first of its kind" field experiment with anti-smog guns.
07 Dec 2017
AoL "responsible" for damage to Yamuna floodplains, rules NGT
Based on a report by an expert committee, the NGT has held Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living (AOL) for "responsible" damaging the Yamuna floodplains.
17 Nov 2017
Delhi HC raps govt over Rs. 787cr unused environment fund
The Delhi HC has asked the state government how it will spend a Rs. 787cr environment fund that has largely remained unused since two years.
Why didn't Delhi Govt spend Rs. 787cr environment fund?
Even as Delhi chokes on toxic air, shocking information has come to light. An RTI query has revealed that in two years, the government has spent just 0.11% of a Rs. 787cr-fund generated as ECC.
14 Nov 2017
Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty
The Indian Medical Association has urged the Delhi HC to postpone the Delhi Half Marathon in the wake of "severe" air quality.
06 Aug 2017
Delhi police crack first case of 'Mysterious hair thieves'
Delhi police concluded investigation of first case of mysterious hair choppings after they found out that 14-year-old girl's hair was chopped as part of a prank by her relatives in Dakshinpuri.
29 Jul 2017
AoL controversy: DDA report contradicts NGT experts' findings
Contrary to an experts' report, a DDA panel has found there was no soil compaction or wetlands near the Yamuna riverbed before or after the Art of Living's World Culture Festival.
19 Jul 2017
Jagga Jasoos' actress found dead in Gurugram apartment
Assamese singer-actor Bidisha Bezbaruah, who was recently seen 'Jagga Jasoos', was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a dupatta tied around her neck in her Gurugram apartment.
03 Jun 2017
Pvt firm caught red handed violating biomedical waste disposal norms
In a surprise inspection, Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain caught a private biomedical waste treatment facility red handed in violating proper waste management rules, thereby, running the risk of causing the outbreak of diseases and endangering lives.
20 Apr 2017
Yamuna riverbed damage: Ravi Shankar's statement 'shocking', says NGT
The NGT slammed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his Art of Living for accusing them of bias over their report of damage to the Yamuna riverbed, calling their statements 'shocking'.
14 Apr 2017
AoL event: 10 years, Rs. 42crore to restore Yamuna-bed
In its report to the National Green Tribunal, a team of experts said that the damage done to the River Yamuna banks by Art of Living's cultural festival will take 10 years to be undone.
01 Nov 2016
Diwali 2016 pushes Delhi's air pollution limits
According to experts, the level of pollution created by this year's Diwali caused several poisonous gases to cross the danger mark.