Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shree 1008 Raj Rajeshwari Vs Sunil Sharma & Ors. dated 02/12/2013 regarding illegal running of stone crushing units in Village Bilua, Tehsil Dabra, District

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/147-2013(CZ)(MApp)_2Dec2013.pdf

Previous Orders: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/e-orders.php?eid=5302

The smog that has enveloped the city for the last week is unusual admit met officials by surprise. “We generally see this kind of a weather situation in November.

Diwali is likely to push up toxicity in Kolkata's air to an unprecedented high early next month.

A pollution index is currently featuring four Indian cities in the 25 most polluted places in the world

Mumbai’s air quality has “improved marginally” from the past but still remains worryingly poor all year round, according to an annual environmental report.

Recent crop harvesting practices use mechanical harvesters in the rice and wheat farm system in India. These practices leave behind large quantities of crop residue in the field. However, there is no suitable method available for managing the crop residues. Crop residues / biomass burning are cheap and easiest method to dispose the leftover crop residues (wheat, rice, sugarcane etc.) after harvesting, for land clearing and pest control. Burning of crop residues is a common approach to eliminate waste after harvesting all over the world.

The holy town of Katra, which on an average witnesses the arrival of 35,000 pilgrims from across the country and abroad on a daily basis and over one crore of them every year, may soon have an air

The growing number of vehicles in the city may be proving to be a traffic hazard and causing shortage of parking space.

Tough Time For Those With Respiratory Disorders

Jaipur: Call it post-Diwali blues as number of people with respiratory problems queuing outside city hospitals saw a sharp rise over the last two days. The level of air pollution increased significantly during Diwali compared to previous year. At certain places, it was two times the figures recorded for 2011. According to the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) which measured the air quality at its monitoring stations, in almost every part of the city, except one place, the pollution level went up during the festival.

In order to assess the impact of the bursting of fire crackers and other predominating noise generating activities on the occasion of Diwali festival in the Jaipur City, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board has undertaken noise level monitoring at five commercial areas viz.