Parliamentary report calls for saving the Central pollution control body It

Deepa H Ramakrishnan
NOT MANY TAKERS: A computerised vehicle emission checking centre in the city.

NEW DELHI: The motivation could have been global recession, strict enforcement of the law or even plain concern for the environment, but in the end Delhi made an effort to remain

Tropospheric NO2 concentrations derived from spaceborne measurements of Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) on board ERS 2 and Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography (SCIAMACHY) on board Envisat, respectively, for the time period of 1996

Hyderabad Sept. 16: Air pollution levels in the city have climbed further beyond the national ambient air quality standards.

Parisian pollution is nothing compared with that of Beijing or Mexico City. Yet Paris, with 11 million people crammed into a region just 20 kilometres across, is to take centre stage in a new research project on the impact of megacities on air pollution. The MEGAPOLI project, which starts next month, will focus on building regional air-pollution models for every city in the world with a population of more than five million. It encompasses 23 research organizations from 11 European countries, along with 24 collaborating partners outside Europe.

Central Pollution Control Board has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparation of nation-wide plans for control of air pollution under the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. For rational planning of pollution control strategies, scientific information is needed on nature, magnitude and adverse health effects of air pollution.

Under the provision of Air Act, 1981, Central Pollution Control Board has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparation of nation-wide plan for control of air pollution. Information on nature, magnitude and adverse health effects of air pollution is required for rational planning of pollution control strategies.

Mumbai, August 12 Environment Status Report says unfit water samples up by 37 pc; in peak hours, vehicles move at 5-8 km per hr, holding up ambulances
The grades on the city's annual environmental report card are slipping with drinking water getting more contaminated than last year, decibel levels shooting up and air showing high level of pollutants in some areas.

victoria hospital in Bangalore is the most polluted of all areas recently studied in several cities of Karnataka. The 2007-08 report of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (kspcb) described air pollution in the hospital area from

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