Question raised in Lok Sabha on Monitoring of Air Quality, 01/08/2017.

After analyzing the Environmental Status of 88 Industrial Clusters selected in the country, Central Pollution Control Board in consultation with the Ministry of Environment & Forests has identified 43 critically polluted industrial clusters based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI).

With a growing global population, the absolute numbers exposed to pollutants will increase unless urgent policies are implemented and actions taken on the ground. Pollution can have a particularly disproportionate and negative effect on the poor, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution due to Coal Production, 30/03/2017. Coal mining activities have some impact on environment around the local mining areas due to dust and water pollution.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Violation of Pollution Laws, 21/03/2017. The Ministry has notified industry specific effluent and emission norms under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

This paper offers a brief review of the green financial reforms that are likely to be most relevant to supporting infrastructure investing. The authors have consolidated data on various aspects of green investment in China to present a first snapshot of the combined progress in mobilizing green finance.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) estimates that the new environmental norms applicable to the coal-based power sector may require almost Rs 72,000 crore of investment by existing plants. While the estimated tariff increase is not material, raising this amount of funding from commercial banks would be challenging.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Kuldeep Singh Parihar Vs. State of M.P. & Others dated 23/122/106 regarding pollution norms to be adopted for restaurants of eating houses/dhabas, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

National Green Tribunal directs MPPCB to investigate with regard to the norms to be adopted for restaurants of eating houses/dhabas.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Emission from Thermal Power Plants, 29/11/2016. The Government has notified revised Standards for Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) on

The Department of Environment has finalised the draft of National Pollution Control Strategy and Action Plan. Nepal’s pollution levels demonstrate a significant need for further development of a well established and effectively operating pollution control monitoring system.