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GoI releases first instalment of Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality measures

On November 2, 2020, the Government of India released Rs 2,200 crores to 15 states to improve Air Quality Measures. The air quality improvement measures are to be executed in more than million plus cities. Highlights The amount was released based on the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission. The fund will help states undertake ..

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GoI to create a permanent body to control air pollution in Delhi

On October 26, 2020, the Government of India informed the supreme court that it will soon legislate a permanent body to handle the air pollution problems in Delhi. The body is mainly focus on pollution caused due to stubble burning. Highlights On October 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India had appointed a one-man committee ..

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SOGA Report: India recorded the highest air pollution exposure

On October 20, 2020, the State of Global Air report 2020 was released. The report was released by US based institutes. These institutes were Health Effects Institute and Institute for Health metrics and evaluation. The report has been created based on data from ground monitors and satellites Key findings of the report According to the ..

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World biggest Zinc Smelter Project in Gujarat: Key Facts

The Hindustan Zinc Limited is to invest Rs 10,000 crores to set up the biggest zinc smelter in the world. The smelter is to be set up in the industrial region of South Gujarat. The smelter is capable of producing 300 kilo tonnes per annum. Highlights The State Government of Gujarat has signed Memorandum of ..

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Graded Response Action Plan comes into force in Delhi

The Anti-Pollution measure Graded Response Action Plan is to come into force in Delhi. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has banned the operation of electricity generator sets. The Environment Pollution Authority had earlier directed Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana Governments to implement air pollution control measures under Graded Response Action Plan. What is Graded Response ..

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