Central Pollution Control Board
News  /  Published 14.06.22

West Bengal bans plastic bags below 75 microns of thickness from next month

The West Bengal government has decided to ban the use of plastic bags below 75 microns of thickness in the state from July 1.  Urban development and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim confi...

India  /  Published 28.05.22

'Pollution limits not safe enough'

India’s current safe limit for the fine particulate matter called PM2.5, used to grade air quality, is not low enough to protect vulnerable people from illness and needs to be revised downwards,...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.05.22

Saplings as Id gift for clean air

“The pollution level of Jharia is so alarming that the coming generations may not even find it easy to breath here,” Manoj Singh, a physiotherapist who also works for preservation of envir...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 15.04.22

SC focus on NCR brick kilns

The Supreme Court has directed the Central Pollution Control Board and state pollution control boards to conduct surprise inspections at brick kilns in the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure that...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Poisoned water: river pollution

The deteriorating quality of India’s rivers has been a long-standing concern. An estimated 40 million litres of wastewater enter rivers and other waterbodies every day of which only 37 per cent ...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 25.02.22

Letters to the Editor: Seafood can help us adopt an environmentally sustainable diet

Hidden treasures Sir — For most Indians, even those living in coastal areas, the word, ‘seafood’, evokes limited imagery. It is usually fish, crab or shrimp, and the occasional octo...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 22.01.22

Delhi likely to receive more rain

Several parts of Delhi recorded light rain in the early hours of Saturday and the minimum temperature settled at 11.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, according to the Ind...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.01.22

Kolkata air ‘very poor’ on December 31 night

Toxic air and deafening sounds of firecrackers greeted 2022 in the city. Public health experts said the rise in the air pollution level, a result of the combination of natural phenomena during winter...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 25.12.21

Delhi's mercury keeps falling

  Delhiites woke up to a cold morning on Saturday, with the minimum temperature settling at 7 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

History of firecrackers offers clues to silence them

The big bang began with the baozhu. Almost two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Chinese — the progenitors of many human inventions — had committed the original sin: they ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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