Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA)
29 Oct 2020
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.
26 Oct 2020
The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it would bring a legislation on stubble burning, one of the main drivers of the hazardous air pollution in North India.
04 Nov 2019
Delhi's air pollution has made it uninhabitable, sickened even the healthy ones, and spelled doom for children.
03 Nov 2019
The first T20I between India and Bangladesh is set to take place Delhi today.
05 Jan 2019
Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions after showing a slight improvement yesterday.
25 Dec 2018
Delhi's 'odd-even' vehicle rationing scheme might soon be making a comeback.
24 Dec 2018
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
After a brief respite on Sunday, thick smog descended on Delhi-NCR on Monday, with air pollution levels crossing the hazardous category.
01 Nov 2018
With the national capital's air quality poised to enter the 'severe' category on Thursday, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has urged residents to refrain from using private transport for the first 10 days of November.
30 Oct 2018
With air quality levels in Delhi on a consistent decline, the government might decide to pull private cars off the road if pollution levels rise further.
24 Oct 2018
Delhi's air quality today dipped to 'very poor' barely two days after staying in the 'poor' category.
15 Oct 2018
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.
15 Jul 2018
The Center has removed a JNU professor, accused of sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution.
28 Feb 2018
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.
16 Nov 2017
The EPCA has rolled back anti-pollution measures enforced in Delhi due to toxic smog after air quality reportedly registered improvement.
13 Nov 2017
A thick cloud of toxic smog has enveloped India's capital, ten times thicker than the acceptable limit of air pollution.
11 Nov 2017
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
The Delhi government has decided to implement the odd-even scheme during November 13-17 as the capital battles alarming levels of air pollution.
09 Nov 2017
The severe air pollution in Delhi can kill as many as 30,000 people this year, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria has warned. Lung surgeon Arvind Kumar said only evacuation might protect people.
14 Oct 2017
As if Delhi was not crumbling under pollution from coal plants and exhaust from cars, high imports of a fuel more polluting than diesel and petrol, petcoke, adds to Delhi's pollution woes.
20 Mar 2017
The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has prepared a new action plan which could make parking of vehicles on footpaths a cognizable offense.