What are Bharat Emission Standards?

Bharat Emission Standards define the permissible limits of air pollutants which can be emitted by internal combustion engines. If the limit is exceeded then their clearance to be sold in the market is blocked. These have been formulated by the Central Pollution Control Board which is a part of the Ministry of Environment Forests and

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,