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 and Control...

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

December 3, 2016

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...

Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi and NCR

November 26, 2016

In the wake of alarming air pollution, the Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur imposed a ban on sale, stocking as well as possession of crackers in a substantive quantity in the Delhi and NCR region until further notice. The Court has also...

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.

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