Air Pollution

Ambient Air Quality Standards in India

June 9, 2017

Ambient air quality means the quality of air surrounding us. National Ambient Air Quality Standards are the standards for ambient air quality set by the Central Pollution Control Board that is applicable nationwide. The CPCB has this power  of setting the standards given by the Air (Prevention...

Bharat Stage Emission Norms

January 12, 2016

In the backdrop of rising industrial and vehicle pollution, air quality become an issue of social concern worldwide. Vehicular exhaust is one of the important sources of air pollution and there is an urgent need to check the extent of vehicular pollution in India. History of vehicular...

Salient Features of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

January 12, 2016

The Parliament enacted the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 to arrest the deterioration in the air quality. The notable points from this act are as follows: The Act makes provisions for the establishing of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at the apex level and State...

Cleaning the poison

March 1, 2015

What are the factors responsible for the increased air pollution in India? Suggest measures to be adopted to control it.