Central Pollution Control Board Cpcb
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

India  /  Published 17.11.21

Delhi: Schools, colleges closed

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) late on Tuesday night directed that schools, colleges and educational institutions in the National Capital Region will remain closed until further orde...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.11.21

Delhi's AQI in very poor category

Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with the air quality index being recorded at 396. The air quality index in neighbouring ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 12.11.21

Kolkata, Howrah suffer poor to very poor air quality on Chhath

The air quality at several monitoring stations in Kolkata and Howrah had dropped to poor or very poor between late Wednesday and early Thursday, around the time firecrackers were burst by Chhath worsh...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.11.21

‘Severe’ label on Diwali air in Kolkata

The city’s air quality index soared well above 400, deemed severe, on Diwali midnight. The air pollution at Diwali midnight in the residential part of Kolkata was almost double the value compar...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata


India  /  Published 05.11.21

Delhi's air quality worst in 5 years

Delhi recorded its poorest post-Diwali air quality in five years on Friday with a deadly cocktail of noxious fumes from firecrackers and stubble burning pushing the 24-hour average AQI to 462, accordi...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

News  /  Published 05.11.21

Air quality in Kolkata worsens from Kali Puja 2020 to Kali Puja 2021

The air quality across Kolkata was worse on Kali Puja evening than it was on the evening of last year’s Kali Puja, data available on the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) sho...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.10.21

State: crackers for 2 hours only

Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board has decided to allow bursting of crackers  only for two hours from 8pm during Diwali a day after the Hemant Soren government eased lockdown curbs for the f...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 11.06.21

Ganga samples collected for virus test in Bihar

A team of scientists from various central institutions has started collecting samples from the Ganga in Bihar to test the presence of coronavirus in the water. The move comes after the Centre initiat...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 02.01.21

Firecrackers shatter prudence

Calcutta rang in 2021 with incessant bursting of firecrackers. The noise pollution data of the Central Pollution Control Board confirms the noise spike post-midnight in most parts of the city. Accor...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge


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