Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/11/2017 regarding ban on use of furnace oil and pet coke in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. Apex Court notes that pollution caused by pet coke and furnace oil is not a problem confined only to the NCR region but appears to be a problem faced by almost all the States and Union Territories in the country.

Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding the ban on use of furnace oil and pet coke in the States of U.P., Haryana and Rajasthan,17/11/2017.

A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar, said, “Any institution which does not comply, has to pay an environmental compensation of Rs. 5 lakh."

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 16/11/2017 regarding air pollution due to burning of agricultural residues. NGT directs NTPC to file complete details of its total demand of coal and how much agricultural residue either in the form of pellet or otherwise it can use, if not purely at least mixed with coal, in all the coal based Thermal Power Houses in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs. The Ministry of Urban Development & Others dated 16/11/2017 regarding installation of rainwater harvesting systems in all the schools and colleges (private or government) in NCT Delhi. NGT directs all the schools and colleges to install rainwater harvesting systems, if not already installed, within a period of two months from today at their own cost. Any institution which does not comply with these directions shall be liable to pay a environmental compensation of Rs.

The AQI had reached 486 on Thursday, the highest in several months.

EPCA observed that stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana is a contributory factor but not the only problem during winter.

NEW DELHI: Delhi government's plan to curb pollution by aerial sprinkling of water may have hit a roadblock with Pawan Hans informing the civil aviation ministry that it doesn't have the capacity t

NEW DELHI: Beside a hillock of dry earth near Azad Market, work is on to finish the much-delayed construction of Rani Jhansi Road flyover.

Smaller lungs mean poorer exercise capacity, and greater vulnerability to respiratory symptoms and diseases, says a recently released study

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