This document helps in identifying direct and indirect damages caused to environment due to anthropogenic activities and retroactive application of Environment Compensation (EC) charges.

This study ‘Polluted River Stretches for Restoration of Water Quality – 2022’ is a report based on the aforementioned periodic analysis of water quality data generated. To give a brief overview, of the 603 rivers assessed, there are 311 Polluted stretches in 279 rivers in 30 States & Union Territories.

The Central Pollution Control Board Theon 31st January 2022 has invited comments/suggestions from the public on the draft “Environmental Guidelines for Compressed Biogas Plant (CBG)/Bio-CNG Plants. The Byproduct of Anaerobic digestion of organic material is commonly referred to as ‘Biogas’.

Guidelines for Poultry farms were developed in the year 2015, which was applicable to poultry farms handling above 1.0 lac birds. As per CPCB classification of industrial sectors, ‘Poultry, Hatchery and Piggery’ are categorized into ‘Green’. In the matter of O.A. No.

New environmental guidelines on India for poultry farmers have indicated that small and medium poultry producers should take similar measures to their bigger counterparts to prevent environmental pollution.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidelines for environmental management of Dairy Farms and Gaushalas. Major environmental issues of Dairy farms and Gaushalas are related to disposal of dung and urinal wastewater. Poor handling & disposal of dung and wastewater causes water pollution & odour problem.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is monitoring ambient air quality and noise levels during Deepawali day festival from past many years to assess the status of air & noise pollution levels in environment caused by burning of crackers.

In this volume, and effort has been made to compile the Acts and Rules concerning protection and improvement of environment being implemented by the Environment Ministry/Departments as well as the Pollution Control Boards or the Pollution Control Committees at the Central, State and Union Territory levels.

In past 5 years since the last report on inventorisation of STPs was released in 2015, substantial sewage treatment capacities have been added. However, still a vast gap remains in sewage generation and treatment capacities.

CPCB carried out ambient air quality and noise level monitoring on selected pre-Deepawali day (09.11.2020) and on Deepawali day (14.11.2020) in Delhi like previous years. Ambient Air Quality was monitored at 40 locations (3 manual stations and 37 real-time stations).

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