The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order of November 10, 2016 directed framing and submission of graded response action plan for various categories of National Air Quality Index (AQI).

Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.

In compliance of the Order of the Hon’ble NGT, Central Pollution Control Board constituted a Committee comprising officials from MoEF & CC, BIS, CIPET, IIT Delhi and Associated Cement Company (ACC) for framing guidelines for the purpose of proper and appropriate disposal of SMC/FRP plastic waste.

In January 2015, CSO introduced the new series of national accounts statistics with base year 2011-12, replacing the previous series with base year 2004-05.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up Real Time National Ambient Noise Monitoring Network in the year 2011 covering nine cities (Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore). Under section 2 (a) of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 noise is defined as air pollutant.

The Government of NCT of Delhi had implemented odd-even scheme from 1st to 15th January, 2016 with the objective of reducing air pollution in Delhi. The odd-even scheme applied to four wheeler Passenger/Private Cars.

Of the total 85 cities covered for calculation of AQI during October 2015, 48 cities revealed good air quality, 62 cities revealed satisfactory air quality, 33 cities revealed moderate air quality, 8 cities indicate poor air quality, 3 cities (Delhi, Devangere, Karnataka and Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh) cities showed very poor air quality and 2 city

To improve air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the Central Pollution Control Board on Dec 30, 2015 issued directions to State Pollution Control Boards of Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to immediately begin taking actions against visibly polluting vehicles and open burning of biomass, leaves, tyres and other such items.

From January 1, 2016 Delhi will witness the implementation of the ambitious odd and even umber car scheme to check air pollution. With just two days to go, see this official notification from Delhi government for list of exemptions and other details

Restoration of Water Quality of river Ganga is high on the National Agenda. The Government is committed to put its best effort to bring back the sanctity of the river.