Air Pollution : Press Releases | Centre for Science and Environment

Air Pollution : Press Releases


Landmark studies released in the capital today shows air pollution is now the second largest killer in India. 

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) task force has advised EPCA that given the prevailing air pollution emergency in the city, there is a need to take actions which are listed in the severe plus category.

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: On the second day of the worst episode of severe air quality this winter, even as governments went into a huddle to thrash out solutions, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) cautioned against putting too much hope in temporary solutions such as closure of schools. 

 

under severe category; start preparedness for tougher action and appeals to governments to take this public health emergency seriously and to undertake massive and drastic action to control air pollution 

CSE welcomes the order. Calls for stringent implementation to address the health emergency in the region

  • Analysis of air quality data from 13 air quality monitoring stations of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Indian Meteorological Department shows that from very poor category during the day the pollution built up very rapidly during the night hitting emergency level. 

Lists key areas of concern, which require short term and long term action to combat deadly air pollution in NCR

  • In November 2016, the Supreme Court of India directed the government to frame and implement a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution. The Union environment ministry notified the Plan on January 17, 2017

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