Central Pollution Control Board: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Water Efficiency Report: Gujarat Topped

As a part of the mid-term review of the Central and the State government departments by the Jal Shakti Ministry, Gujarat has been ranked first in meeting the efficiency targets, to provide piped drinking water connection to every household in next 5 years. In 2018 ranking, Gujarat was ranked 7th, while Telangana topped the ranking. ..

National Pollution Control Day 2019

National pollution control day is observed on 2nd December every year in India in the memory of the people who lost their lives in 1984 Bhopal gas calamity. The day is observed on the objectives to make industries and people aware of the importance of pollution control acts, to prevent pollution caused by human negligence ..

India produces 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste everyday

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar in a written response at the lower house of the Parliament on 22nd November informed that the demand of plastic products has increased sharply in the country due to increased use of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), which have indirectly caused a challenge of plastic waste ..

India’s first e-waste clinic set up in Bhopal

India’s first e-waste clinic is being set up in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. For this noble cause, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have signed pact that would enable segregation, processing and disposal of waste from both household and commercial units. Initially, it will be 3-month pilot project and being ..

NGT directs CPCB to prepare a noise pollution map

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare a noise pollution map and remedial action plan to solve the issue across the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the CPCB to identify noise pollution hotspots and categorise cities with specified hotspots and ..