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Idols made up of only natural, bio-degradable, eco-friendly raw materials without any toxic, inorganic raw materials [such as traditional virtuous clay and mud as well as free from Plaster of Paris (PoP), plastic and thermocol (polystyrene)] should be encouraged, allowed and promoted and Idols made up of Plaster of Paris (PoP) shall be banned.

With reference to CPCB Head Office letter no A-21016/1/08-Mon/6039 dated September 2nd, 2019 Regional Directorate (Central), Central Pollution Control Board, Bhopal has conducted Ambient Air Quality monitoring in Bhopal city from 20.10.2019 to 04.11.2019 during Diwali for the parameters of PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and selected heavy metals in PM10

Like every year, CPCB has planned for air quality and noise level monitoring on selected pre-Deepawali day (21.10.2019) and on Deepawali day (27.10.2019) in Delhi. Ambient Noise was monitored at 16 locations (06 manual and 10 real-time noise monitoring). Ambient Air Quality was monitored at 37 operational Real-time monitoring stations.

The Bench said any licensed manufacturer might apply for requisite approval in accordance with the relevant rules and orders.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/04/2019 use of firecrackers in Thrissur Pooram festival in Kerala.

No pichkaris, no water balloons or bags, no gulal — in short, a dry Holi with no colours.

PATNA: Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) has appealed to the residents to avoid burning polythene bags, plastic sacks and other non-combustible items during Holika Dahan, which is a tradi

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/03/2019 regarding air pollution due to bursting of crackers and stubble burning.

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration will develop a state-wide strategy to control noise pollution, as exposure to high-levels of sound results in significant adverse health impacts, an offi

In compliance of Hon’ble Monitoring Committee constituted by Hon’ble NGT in the matter of O.A.