Idols made up of only natural, bio-degradable, eco-friendly raw materials without any toxic, inorganic raw materials [such as traditional virtuous clay and mud as well as free from Plaster of Paris (PoP), plastic and thermocol (polystyrene)] should be encouraged, allowed and promoted and Idols made up of Plaster of Paris (PoP) shall be banned.

These guidelines are based on current knowledge on COVID-19 and existing practices in management of infectious waste generated in hospitals while treating viral and other contagious diseases like HIV, H1N1, etc. These guidelines will be updated if need arises.

In view of the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, all the industries are not operational and therefore, at present, there is no discharge (both domestic sewage and industrial effluent) from all the industries located in Delhi State.However, during the lockdown period, discharge of partially treated and untreated domestic wastewater continues to

The nationwide Janta Curfew on March 22, 2020 and lockdown since March 24, 2020, have resulted in significant improvement in air quality in the country, as revealed by data analysis and comparison of data for time before enforcement of restrictions.

In order to deal with COVID-19 pandemic, State and Central Governments have initiated various steps, which include setting up of quarantine centers/camps, Isolation wards, sample collection centers and laboratories.

Whereas, CETP at Jajmau, Kanpur is based on UASB technology for treatment of 9 MLD tannery effluent after mixing with 27 MLD domestic seweage and thus having design capacity of 36 MLD.

Report on alternative treatment technologies for wastewater treatment of drains in compliance to direction of Hon'ble NGT in the matter of OA No. 06/2012 titled Manoj Mishra vs Union of India & ORS. A meeting was convened on 27.01.2020 to consult experts including representatives from NEERI, TERI, Delhi University and other stakeholders.

With reference to CPCB Head Office letter no A-21016/1/08-Mon/6039 dated September 2nd, 2019 Regional Directorate (Central), Central Pollution Control Board, Bhopal has conducted Ambient Air Quality monitoring in Bhopal city from 20.10.2019 to 04.11.2019 during Diwali for the parameters of PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and selected heavy metals in PM10

Like every year, CPCB has planned for air quality and noise level monitoring on selected pre-Deepawali day (21.10.2019) and on Deepawali day (27.10.2019) in Delhi. Ambient Noise was monitored at 16 locations (06 manual and 10 real-time noise monitoring). Ambient Air Quality was monitored at 37 operational Real-time monitoring stations.

Hon'ble NGt vide its Order datad April 24, 2019 in the matter of Original Application No. 606/2018 directed Central Pollution Control Board to do a Gap Analysis of the Action Plans/Compliance Reports submitted by Chief Secretaries in compliance to its Order date January 16, 2019. Two states viz.

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