(Reuters) - German ministers, regional politicians and car executives have agreed a package of measures aimed at cutting inner-city air pollution and averting bans on diesel cars.

NEW DELHI: A Greenpeace East Asia analysis of air pollution levels in 360 Chinese cities has revealed that air quality in the coastal cities and Beijing has considerably improved in the last one ye

Euro III model buses have started plying Pokhara roads from today.

Integrated refinery expansion project gets environmental clearance

Kochi Refinery Ltd (KRL), which is embarking on big-ticket expansion plans in the southern state of Kerala, has received the crucial green clearance from the Union ministry of environment & forests last month. This will help the company to go ahead with the integrated refinery expansion project (IREP) and plan for downstream projects. Kochi Refinery, a unit of Bharat Petroleum Ltd (BPCL), currently has a refining capacity of 9.5 million metric tonne per annum (mmtpa ) to produce Euro-III and IV compliant auto-fuels and various other petroleum products.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has cleared Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s Kochi refinery expansion, paving the way for the facility here to become the largest public sector refinery in the country.

Completion of the Integrated Refinery Expansion Project will take the capacity of the refinery to 15.5 million tonnes a year from the current level of 9.5 million tonnes.

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the government to implement the Euro III vehicle emission standard.

The transport department has not allowed conversion of vehicles to LPG, a sure way of cleaning up the city air, for the past six months.

The public sector oil companies in the country are aware of their social responsibilities and are taking all steps to adopt eco-friendly production technologies and keep pollution to the minimum, a

As part of CAI-Asia's mission to promote better air quality and livable cities, CAI-Asia conducted an annual review of main events relevant to air quality, climate change and transport in Asia. The review, which started on 2008 and initially focused on sustainable transport, has now evolved to include air quality and climate events.

NEW DELHI: Environment-friendly Euro-IV quality petrol and diesel will be sold in seven more cities by March 31, government and industry officials said.