Delhi’s increasing air pollution having Covid link?

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that 95 per cent of Delhi’s present air pollution was because of local sources, triggering a debate on whether the deterioration in air quality could be an indirect consequence of Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

Editorial: Precious resource

The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the Union government and the Central Pollution Control Board on a plea seeking quashing of a notification on groundwater extraction on the grounds that its commercial use was adversely affecting the flow of rivers and availability of drinking water in the country. Continue Reading

Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai had ‘cleanest air’ in lockdown

Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai have emerged the best three cities in terms of having clean air during first 40 days of the Covid-19 induced lockdown, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Continue Reading

Editorial: Clean & Green

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure that States and Union Territories (UTs) ban the use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in industries and switch to cleaner alternatives. Continue Reading