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

2017 base year for National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

On January 10, Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the much-awaited National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to combat air pollution. The NCAP is a pollution control initiative that was launched with the intention to cut the concentration of coarse (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5) by at least 20% in the next five years, with ..

T S R Subramanian Committee

On Environment A High Level Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian was constituted to review various Acts administered by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. The Committee reviewed the following laws: (i) Indian Forests Act, 1927, (ii) Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (iii) Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, (iv) Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, (v) Air (Prevention and Control ..

Sal River

The Sal River is a small river in Navelim, Goa state. The central government has approved a project under its National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) to abate pollution of river Sal at an estimated cost of Rs 61.7 crore. Cost of the project, covering setting up of sewage treatment facilities and sewer network, will be shared equally between the ..

Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi and NCR

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 asked the central government to immediately ..