Indian cities are expanding with the increase in population and economic activities. Identification of landfill site in such cities has become a challenging issue for the municipalities. Non-existence of proper land use plan of Urban Authorities has aggravated the situation further leading to failure in solid waste management.

The draft guidelines for pre-processing and co-processing of hazardous and other wastes in cement plants as per Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2016 has been prepared by CPCB.

Noise and Air pollution due to bursting of fire crackers during Deepawali is well known. It is, therefore, necessary to conduct ambient noise and air monitoring during this festival to understand the level of pollution and correlate with the effectiveness of pollution abatement measures.

As per section 5.2.8 (IV) of National Environment Policy (NEP) - 2006, Ambient Noise is included as environmental quality parameter and is being monitored in specific urban areas regularly.

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).

This guideline document is prepared to assist both industries and regulators in successful implementation of CEMS through self-regulation.

Water quality of river Yamuna in Delhi - Report submitted to National Green Tribunal in compliance with the directions in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others.

In a meeting held on 6.9.2016 in the matter of Sh. Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India w.r.t to Yamuna pollution it was directed by the National Green Tribunal to CPCB to submit a report on Segment B Phase-I of river Ganga.

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

The Government of India notified Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016 by superseading Plastic Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011.

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