The glass industries in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district today came under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal which sought response from the Centre and Central Pollution Control Board (CPC

Industrialisation and urban growth in the Agra-Mathura region has endangered the world famous Taj Mahal and other historical monuments which are under constant threat from the ever increasing environmental pollution.

The six-lane expressway will cost Rs.9,500 crore

Within a week of the 165-km Noida-Agra Yamuna expressway becoming operational, another expressway, from Agra to Lucknow, has been proposed by the Samajwadi Party Government here. A presentation of the proposed 274-km Agra-Lucknow Greenfield Expressway was made before Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday.

A monitoring investigation has been carried out in selected areas of northern India, viz. Agra, Mathura, Firozabad and Bharatpur. It reveals that Noise Level Standards and Guidelines are notified in the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 are yet to be compiled at almost all areas, particularly during night hours.

A deep rumble, like the steady snores of a sleeping giant, envelops the factory. The temperature is nearly 75 degree celsius near the furnace, the surface temperature being around 300 degree celsius.

Heedless of the heat, men armed with steel rods, the tips glowing, walk to and fro thrusting the ends into the furnace, wrapping gleaming molten glass around the rods.