Air Quality Index (AQI) is one such tool for effective dissemination of air quality information to people.As a part of this, Union Environment Ministry proposed to extend the measurement of air quality on real time basis in 22 state capitals and 44 other cities with a population of more than one million.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) had brought out notifications in 1989, with the purpose of prohibition/ restriction of operations of certain industries to protect ecologically sensitive Doon Valley.

The Union Ministry Of Environment and Forests released new categorisation of industries according to which industries which pollute the most have been put in the `Red' category while the moderately polluti

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.

Noise and air pollution are hazards to the ambient environment and a cause of concern due to bursting of fire crackers during Deepawali. It is, therefore, necessary to conduct ambient noise and air quality monitoring during this festival to understand the level of pollution and correlate with the effectiveness of different abatement programs.

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

The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of plastic waste disposal on soil and ground water quality of Lucknow dumpsite. The following two dumpsite locations of Lucknow city: a) Ghaila, Hardoi Road and b) Dudauli, Sitapur Road have been under taken for the sampling and study.

Transport sector has always been a significant contributor in emission estimates of cities. The source apportionment studies conducted in the six major cities of the country have shown that transport has significant contributions in PM2.5 and NOx concentrations.

Ambient Noise Level assessment has been conducted at 70 locations in seven cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bangalore and Hyderabad) reveals following

This year, the CPCB has attempted to coordinate monitoring of ambient noise levels at more than 200 locations and ambient air quality at about 170 locations across the country. The compiled data shall be published as CPCB does every year. In Delhi, Ambient Noise was monitored at 16 locations and Ambient Air Quality at 09 locations. The monitoring was carried out on November 05, 2015 to compare the data of Deepawali day.