Environment Pollution Control Authority
29 Oct 2020
Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution
Days after it apprised the Supreme Court that it would bring a law to deal with the annual menace of air pollution, the Centre on Wednesday got President Ram Nath Kovind to sign an ordinance, that allows the setting up of a commission to look into the air quality in NCR.
04 Nov 2019
Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution
Delhi's air pollution has made it uninhabitable, sickened even the healthy ones, and spelled doom for children.
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.
11 Nov 2018
Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions
Delhi's air quality remained in the "severe" category today owing to unfavorable weather conditions and a significant increase in contribution from stubble burning, authorities said.
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).
15 Oct 2018
Delhi: NBCC told to stop construction at Pragati Maidan
Seeking to curb Delhi's pollution level, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) yesterday asked the state-run NBCC to "immediately halt" all construction and demolition activities at its project site at Pragati Maidan, officials said.
06 Oct 2018
Delhi's air quality remains poor for second consecutive day
Delhi's air quality remained poor for the second day due to change in wind direction, which is now flowing from the stubble burning areas, authorities said today.
28 Feb 2018
Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted
Starting tomorrow, Delhi's Badarpur power plant that's been shut for over four months can start temporary operation, ban on diesel generators will be lifted, and hundreds of brick kilns can resume production.
11 Nov 2017
NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt
The National Green Tribunal, which earlier barred the Delhi Government from re-introducing the odd-even scheme, has given its approval to the Kejriwal-led government to implement the traffic restrictions.
09 Nov 2017
Delhi pollution: Odd-even scheme to be implemented during November 13-17
The Delhi government has decided to implement the odd-even scheme during November 13-17 as the capital battles alarming levels of air pollution.
17 Oct 2017
Delhi Air Pollution: Diesel generators banned; cars may be next!
As Delhi continues to reach dangerously high air pollution levels, diesel generators have been banned, under the new Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) enforced today to combat pollution.