Pollution Control Board: News

25 Dec 2023


Cold wave: Delhi flight operations hit, thick fog reduces visibility

Delhi residents woke up to a chilly morning with heavy fog on Monday as the cold wave intensified across North India.

NGT issues notices to state governments on pollution boards' functioning

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sent notices to state governments requesting details about the operations of their state pollution control boards (SPCBs) or state pollution control committees (SPCCs).

04 Oct 2023

Air Pollution

Air pollution report: India's cleanest and most polluted cities

Delhi is the most polluted city in India, followed by Patna and Muzaffarpur. These cities are part of the Indo-Gangetic plains, indicating that air quality over the plains is below average.

07 Jan 2023


Pollution spikes to emergency levels in Delhi-NCR

Delhiites are once again breathing toxic air, with the national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) dropping into the severe category.

27 Nov 2022


Smog blanket covers Delhi as air quality remains 'very poor'

Delhi on Sunday witnessed smog as the air quality index (AQI) remained in the "very poor" category for the second consecutive day.

09 Nov 2022

Delhi Air Pollution

Primary schools reopen as Delhi remains under thick smog blanket

Delhi's air quality again deteriorated on Wednesday as Delhiites woke up to a thick smog-covered morning with people gasping for fresh air.

19 Oct 2022


Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'severe' level as Diwali nears

Ahead of Diwali, air quality index (AQI) has reached a dangerous level at 317 on Wednesday in the national capital Delhi.

09 Aug 2022


Rajasthan: Petrol pump offers discount on fuel against single-use plastic

Bring empty plastic milk pouches and water bottles to receive a discount of Re. 1/liter on petrol and 50 paise/liter on diesel!

29 Mar 2022


UNEP lists UP's Moradabad as 2nd noisiest city, official rejects

Raising concerns over rising global noise pollution levels, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released a report listing the noisiest cities in the world, where people may be at risk of hearing loss.

08 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

NGT forms committee over private colleges within Agra's bird Sanctuary

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a committee to decide whether two private engineering colleges have been constructed inside Agra's Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.

27 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use

The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.

12 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

6 held for violence in Tuticorin anti-Sterlite-protests detained under NSA

The six people arrested on May 22 for their alleged involvement in the violence during anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin (TN) last month were yesterday detained under the National Security Act (NSA), police said.

19 Mar 2018


Varanasi Brahmins burn 500 quintals of wood to "reduce pollution"

In a democracy, protests/rallies are a strong tool of the people, but sometimes, they just miss the mark.

11 Feb 2017

Delhi Police

Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs 51 lakh for KMC audi's renovation

Celebrity alumni of Kirori Mal College, including Amitabh Bachchan, Satish Kaushik and Kabir Khan, recently attended a fundraiser in Mumbai for the dilapidated Frank Thakurdas Memorial Auditorium at the college.

17 Dec 2016


A quick glance at Delhi-NCR

Indian weddings, known for their lavishness, are gradually heading towards being a sober affair in the wake of demonetization.