Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman K S Pannu in a press statement on Sunday claimed that following the stringent directions by the board that came with warnings of strict action in case

The Indian mining sector is a casualty of lack of a national mining policy and guidelines, which has prohibited a unified extraction, development, pricing and selling of the product in the domestic and export market across the producing states.

As the number of vehicles in the city continues to see a sharp rise, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to gather accurate data on the quality of air that Mumbaikars breathe. While the civic body earlier depended on three mobile vans that monitored the air quality at three major traffic junctions in the city, it will now invest in six automatic air monitoring systems.

The Delhi government failed to meet the deadline of shifting polluted industries from the national Capital. It was to be done by February 6 this year.

The Ganga has been given a new breath of fresh air. Or at least that's the plan. To save the river from further pollution, the city administration has clamped prohibitory orders on both banks of the Ganga under Section 144 of the CRPC. District Magistrate A.K. Upadhyaya says no one can use the banks "as dhobi ghats, to throw corpses and garbage or use soap while bathing".

The Centre on Wednesday announced that both industrial and residential areas will not have different standards for air quality norms. In a major move to bring down the air pollution levels, the Centre unveiled tougher new air quality norms. The revised guidelines have added five more hazardous chemicals in the list of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for monitoring.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has notified the Revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), 2009, which provide a legal framework for control of air pollution and protection of public health. The revised norms have come 15 years after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had notified the previously existing NAAQS in 1994.

Revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards 2009 released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. As per these norms, the residential & industrial areas will have the same standards. Includes limits for benzene, ozone, benzopyrene, arsenic, nickel and ammonia not covered in 1994.

A day after dropping its pursuit of rival Anglo American PLC, mining giant Xstrata PLC will turn its focus toward projects it already has in the pipeline, rather than seek new acquisitions, its chief executive said in an interview.

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