According to the minutes of the meeting, Gargava mentioned that with the onset of winter, the implementing agencies must intensify their efforts to control air-polluting activities.
This innovative model was later adopted by Indore through which plastic waste is recycled, processed and reused in the construction of roads, thus benefiting over two million people.
The police have also been asked to ensure implementation of orders of the Supreme Court regarding prohibition or restriction in the sale and use of fire crackers in NCR.
#NoExtensionsToPolluters, an online petition signed by 1000 women highlighting the impact that toxic pollutants can have on their children was handed over to officials from Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MOEF&CC)
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Indoor air pollutants, laden with the posonous PM 2.5 and other chemicals, must be combated with activated carbon and HEPA filters
Perverse incentives won’t work in reducing, stopping air pollution unless robust checks and balances are designed and implemented
The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans and programmes of the government
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Chandra Bhushan, president and CEO of iFOREST, says we need a completely different framing of the National Clean Air Programme to achieve real results
Autumn has just set in and Delhi is gasping for a gulp of fresh air already. What awaits the capital in November, the cruelest month when the city’s air quality hits the red zone? Will Delhi clean up its act this year and give its citizens a breather?
Crop residue or stubble burning is banned in Punjab and Haryana, but satellite images show a substantial increase in farm fires that add to the air pollution in north India, especially Delhi.
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar talks about government plans to control air pollution and the need for public participation.
Pollution mitigation is a matter of necessity and not choice. How to sustain the air quality gains post-Covid pandemic is a big challenge.
From the landfills to our lungs: the waste we generate comes back to us through the air we breathe because of our inadequate garbage disposal system and failed plans.
In order to support the ambitious goal of achieving 450 GW renewable energy target the country also needs installation of energy storage systems
Scientific models have estimated how much tree planting or reforestation is needed to offset rising CO2 in the atmosphere. As with most efforts to translate theory into action, the real-world experiences of actually doing this are often very messy indeed.
Many of the environmental gains achieved by major polluters derive not from sustainable emissions reductions, but from moving carbon-intensive processes to manufacturing bases in developing countries.
The science is clear in a stark warning ahead of the COP26 in a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations organisation, that warns human activity is damaging the planet at an alarming rate.
UN Biodiversity Conference’s High-Level Segment sees creation of Kunming Biodiversity Fund, adoption of Kunming Declaration, building political impetus for adoption of ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework