System in place for industrial expansion in critically, severely polluted areas

NT NETWORK Panaji Following National Green Tribunal (NGT) direction, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has evolved a mechanism to ensure that industrial expansion can be allowed or new units under red and orange categories can be set up after due precautions in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” industrial areas. The apex pollution control and… Continue reading System in place for industrial expansion in critically, severely polluted areas

Novel technology uses sunlight to degrade toxic liquid waste

New Delhi, Jan 30 () Scientists have developed an efficient, economical, and environment-friendly technology that uses sunlight to degrade toxic liquid waste, an advance they say could significantly reduce the waste-management costs of industries. The technology, developed by the researchers from Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Phagwara, Punjab involves photocatalytic degradation — a chemical reaction… Continue reading Novel technology uses sunlight to degrade toxic liquid waste

Airlines suspend flights to China; FB on slow revenue growth

A number of global airlines, including Air India, British Airways, Lion Air and Indigo airline have suspended their flights to Chinese cities as Beijing struggles to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus within the country; The NGT asked the Central Pollution Control Board to submit a fresh report on Amazon and Flipkart’s compliance of… Continue reading Airlines suspend flights to China; FB on slow revenue growth

Junk to Value: Hyderabad Startup Will Collect Waste From Your Doorstep and Pay You!

Bintix has completed over 80,000 individual waste pickups and recycled about 250 metric tonnes of waste, and is expanding to all Tier-One cities!Last weekend was a very productive one for me. As I went about cleaning my house inch by inch, the pile of waste also grew rapidly. By the end, I have to admit… Continue reading Junk to Value: Hyderabad Startup Will Collect Waste From Your Doorstep and Pay You!

Budget 2020: Investment in clean air would have cascading benefits for Economy, Brand India

Budget 2020 India: Instead, the latter should be used again to promote clean energy, including supporting thermal power plants to meet pollution standards.Union Budget 2020 India: As finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares the FY21 budget, she must recognise that air pollution is a national crisis. Air pollution now impacts every nook and corner of the… Continue reading Budget 2020: Investment in clean air would have cascading benefits for Economy, Brand India

Let the light lead to growth for all

-Debapriya MukherjeeContd from previous issueFor example, sea turtles hatch when its dark and the hatchlings use the light over the water to return to the ocean. Light from the buildings on the beaches draws hatchlings away from the water. But bright ALAN originating from high rises, resorts, bars, malls, restaurants, and homes  along the coastlines… Continue reading Let the light lead to growth for all

India’s pollution regulator ponders coal plant penalties

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Authorities are assessing how seriously to punish the operators of coal-fired plants around New Delhi that missed a year-end deadline to fit equipment to curb harmful emissions, a senior official at the federal pollution regulator said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Birds fly next to electricity pylons on a smoggy morning in… Continue reading India’s pollution regulator ponders coal plant penalties

Submit fresh report on compliance of plastic rules by Flipkart, Amazon: NGT tells CPCB

Hearing a plea filed by a 16-year-old boy to stop Amazon and Flipkart from excessive plastic use in packaging, the National Green Tribunal said it is for the regulator CPCB to enforce the rulesThe NGT asked the Central Pollution Control Board on Wednesday to submit a fresh report on Amazon and Flipkart’s compliance of plastic… Continue reading Submit fresh report on compliance of plastic rules by Flipkart, Amazon: NGT tells CPCB

Submit fresh report on compliance of plastic rules by Amazon, Flipkart: NGT to CPCB

PTI|Last Updated: Jan 29, 2020, 06.03 PM IST|Original: Jan 29, 2020, 06.03 PM ISTNEW DELHI: The NGT asked the Central Pollution Control Board on Wednesday to submit a fresh report on Amazon and Flipkart’s compliance of plastic waste management rules, a day after the CPCB said the e-commerce giants need to collect the waste generated… Continue reading Submit fresh report on compliance of plastic rules by Amazon, Flipkart: NGT to CPCB

NGT seeks report on plea alleging illegal extraction of groundwater by Noida Golf Course

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed a committee to submit report on a plea alleging illegal extraction of groundwater by the Noida Golf Course without requisite permission from the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted a committee comprising the Noida district magistrate… Continue reading NGT seeks report on plea alleging illegal extraction of groundwater by Noida Golf Course