Environmental issues in Delhi Current Affairs, GK & News

Environmental issues in Delhi  Current Affairs, GK & News

MoEFCC launched a committee to implement National Clean Air Program

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has established a committee to implement the National Clean Air Program. The motive behind this is to decrease the PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and PM 10 concentration by 20% to 30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. The committee will be headed by the Secretary, Union Environment ..

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) constitutes a monitoring committee to oversee Yamuna rejuvenation project

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a 2-member monitoring committee to oversee the Yamuna rejuvenation project. The committee, comprising former Delhi Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra and retired NGT expert member Bikram Singh Sajwan, has been directed to submit the first action plan by September 2018 and report by December 2018. The green panel also ..

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Proposed Draft National Clean Air Programme

The National clean air programme NCAP was conceived as a detailed strategy to ensure that cities across the country meet specified air quality norms. The features of the proposed National clean air programme:  For the first time, it plans to set up pollution-monitoring stations in rural areas. It envisions setting up 1,000 manual air-quality-monitoring stations ..

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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 ..

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Kerosene-free Delhi Scheme launched by Delhi state govt

The Delhi govt has taken an initiative to make the national capital Kerosene free, the Delhi Government. It has unveiled Kerosene-free Delhi scheme in the capital. Under this scheme, the Delhi govt will distribute gas stoves and LPG cylinders free of cost to over 3.50 lakh households. The state government will spend Rs 108 crore on ..

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