Final report on air quality status in the National Capital Region as per Hon’ble National Green Tribunal order in the application No. 21 of 2014 (In the matter of Vardhman Kaushik Vs. Union of India).

It has been a fact that cities and towns are littered with garbage (MSW) and giving ugly look at many places in the city / town. Only important locations of a city or towns are maintained and leaving many other places chocking with uncollected waste.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued draft ‘Guidelines on Techno – Economic Feasibility of Implementation of Zero Liquid Discharge (Zld) for Water Polluting Industries.’ The guidelines, among other industries, deal with fertilizer sector and distilleries that undertake fertigation, apart from producing organic fertilizers.

This recent study by Central Pollution Control Board highlights the water quality issues in 275 rivers comprising of 302 stretches in 27 states and 2 Union territories. The water data indicates that organic pollution as indicated by Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) continues to be the major water quality issue.

Based on the information that about 150 CETPs had been established in the country, Planning Commission expressed to MoEF in March 2010 that of about 900 industrial clusters, only 1/6 of the effluent generated is treated.

Rapid industrialization is adversely impacting the environment globally. Pollution by inappropriate management of industrial wastewater is one of the major environmental problems in India as well, especially with burgeoning small scale industrial sector in the country.

In accordance with the Provision (8) of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is required to prepare a Consolidated Annual Review Report (CARR) on implementation of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 in the country and forward it to the Central G

Real Time Continuous Ambient Noise Monitoring has been conducted at 35 locations in seven cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bangalore and Hyderabad) since 2011. Ambient Noise Level Trend in these seven cities on the occasion of Deepawali 23/10/2014, 03/11/2013, 13/11/2012 and 26/10/2011 along with data are presented in this statistics. 14 locations have decreasing trend or no change in trend especially in Banglore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Marginal variation is observed at 21 locations in Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow in comparison to Deepawali, 2013.

Deepawali, the festival of lights is also synonyms as festival of crackers.

The water quality management is one of the many environmental problems in India. Increasing demand of water for human consumption, irrigation and growing industrial activities has impacted the water quality of rivers due to declining flows in rivers and depleting water levels of subsurface resources.