Indian coal plants unlikely to meet pollution norms: CSE

A new study report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) finds that almost 70 per cent of India’s coal-fired power plants will not meet revised emission standards that come into effect in two years. The norms were set in December 2015 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). “Even after seven […]

Ashok Leyland gets BSVI certifications for its heavy trucks

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, said it has received BS-VI emission norm certificates for all its heavy duty truck, ahead of the April 1 deadline for the switch over to the new fuel and emission standard. All of the company’s trucks with a rating of 16.2 tons or above have received certificates from […]

Stubble Burning: 1,493 Haryana farmers fined Rs 40 lakh

Around 1,500 farmers from Haryana have been fined a total of Rs 39.85 lakh for burning agricultural stubble between July to October this year, the government said. The action was taken to dissuade farmers from burning agricultural waste. Burning of agricultural waste has been blamed for worsening air quality levels in national capital Delhi. Air […]

Pune, Western Maharashtra emerge as air pollution hotspots in India

Air pollution, particularly levels of Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide, rose sharply in towns and cities in Western Maharashtra in 2016, according to data from the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme of India. Though 2016 saw a worsening of air quality across the country, the deterioration was marked and noticeable in Western Maharashtra. Arranged by […]

Delhi Pollution Control Board extends shutdown of NTPC Badarpur plant till January

NTPC Ltd said the Delhi Pollution Control Committee has given directions to keep all its units in Badarpur Thermal Power Station closed till January 31, 2017. The reason for the committees direction has not been disclosed by NTPC. However, the reason is likely to be concerns around poor air quality in Delhi. The plant was […]

Tired of waiting, Govt gives more teeth to Clean Ganga Authority

The government has approved the setting up of National Mission for Clean Ganga in the place of the existing National Ganga River Basin Authority to fast track rejuvenation projects. The authority will have powers to issue directions and also to exercise the powers under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to enable it to carry out […]

Toxic Mercury in Lights: NGO accuses MNCs of double standards

Many international lighting companies are displaying double standards by challenging India’s new mercury recycling rules, said environmental NGO Toxics Link. The NGO said these companies are resisting India’s new e-waste rules while conforming to them in other countries. ¨However, the same companies for long have been fulfilling their commitments under the waste of electrical and electronic […]

Ducon, Chinese co to market NOx catalyst for power plants in India

Ducon Infratechnologies, a technology company providing solutions in the digital and infrastructure space, signed an agreement with Zhejiang Hailiang Ecological Materials of China to market and distribute DeNOx catalyst — used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from thermal power plants. Ducon’s DeNOx systems uses catalysis technology and control engineering for easy erection in new and […]

Rs 560 crore Ganga cleaning project launched at Kanpur

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti launched various projects worth Rs 560 crore under Namami Gange programme at Ganga Barrage in Kanpur today, said ministry of water resource. This includes Rs 63 crore interception and diversion plan of Sisamau drain, Rs 397 crore networking schemes and river front […]

Japanese e-scooter, e-rickshaw brand Terra Motors to expand across India

Terra Motors, a Japanese maker of e-rickshaws and two-wheelers, will open dealerships across the country, the company said. The company is aiming at opening 80 outlets pan India by the end of next year. e-rickshaws are a growing category in India, spurred by the need to cut pollution in India’s big cities and the rising […]

Report exposes dangers of e-waste from mobile phones, PCs and TVs in India

It is the underbelly of India’s electronics and e-waste industry, but a new study has shone some light on just how dangerous working with scrap electronics can be for Indians. “All recyclers and dismantlers are suffering from breathing problems such as asthma and bronchitis and have a detrimental effect on the respiratory, urinary and digestive […]