Air Pollution

Ambient Air Quality Standards in India

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 and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The main […]


Supreme Court approves CPCB’s “Graded Response Action Plan”

The Apex Court has approved the Central Pollution Control Board’s “graded response action plan” which defines the measures based on air quality. Fact-sheet: Various measures as outlined are moderate to poor, very poor, severe and severe-plus or emergency. The Bench has directed CPCB to put in place real-time and manual pollution monitoring stations in Delhi, […]

Cleaning the poison

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