EPCA

Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA)

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Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution

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.

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

26 Oct 2020

Centre assures law on stubble burning, SC stays one-man panel

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.

Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution

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.

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

03 Nov 2019

Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise

The first T20I between India and Bangladesh is set to take place Delhi today.

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

05 Jan 2019

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions after showing a slight improvement yesterday.

Odd-even scheme could return as Delhi grapples with pollution crisis

25 Dec 2018

Odd-even scheme could return as Delhi grapples with pollution crisis

Delhi's 'odd-even' vehicle rationing scheme might soon be making a comeback.

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

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.

Delhi: Air pollution breaches 'hazardous' category, PM10 at 900-mark

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.

Delhi: EPCA urges halting private transport for 10 days

01 Nov 2018

Delhi: EPCA urges halting private transport for 10 days

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.

EPCA: Private transport might be stopped in Delhi, courtesy pollution

30 Oct 2018

EPCA: Private transport might be stopped in Delhi, courtesy pollution

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.

Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor' at AQI of 312

24 Oct 2018

Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor' at AQI of 312

Delhi's air quality today dipped to 'very poor' barely two days after staying in the 'poor' category.

Delhi: NBCC told to stop construction at Pragati Maidan

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.

Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

15 Jul 2018

Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

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.

Delhi's air-quality improves; some anti-pollution GRAP measures to be lifted

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.

Delhi pollution: Parking fee hike, truck entry ban partially lifted

16 Nov 2017

Delhi pollution: Parking fee hike, truck entry ban partially lifted

The EPCA has rolled back anti-pollution measures enforced in Delhi due to toxic smog after air quality reportedly registered improvement.

Supreme Court issues several notices to tackle air pollution

13 Nov 2017

Supreme Court issues several notices to tackle air pollution

A thick cloud of toxic smog has enveloped India's capital, ten times thicker than the acceptable limit of air pollution.

NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

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.

Delhi pollution: Odd-even scheme to be implemented during November 13-17

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.

Delhi pollution may kill 30,000, odd-even implemented again

09 Nov 2017

Delhi pollution may kill 30,000, odd-even implemented again

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.

Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

14 Oct 2017

Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

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.

Parking on footpaths could  soon be a legal offence

20 Mar 2017

Parking on footpaths could soon be a legal offence

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.