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MARGAO: In a bid to control air pollution in the port town of Vasco and Margao, the district authorities have outlined a 16-point program to check increasing air pollution in the two towns, with a suggestion to make pollution check compulsory for all vehicles entering the State.

The program was discussed at a meeting chaired by the District Magistrate, South N D Agarwal with representatives of petroleum companies and other agencies, including the RTO and civic bodies.

Study of refining capability requirements, corresponding capital investment requirements, and per-liter refining costs to transition to ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuel in India, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Diesel fumes cause lung cancer, the World Health Organisation declared Tuesday, and experts said they were more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke.

The WHO decision, the first to elevate diesel to the “known carcinogen” level, may eventually affect some American workers who are heavily exposed to exhaust. It is particularly relevant to poor countries, where trucks, generators, and farm and factory machinery routinely belch clouds of sooty smoke and fill the air with sulfurous particulates.

Around the same time the finance minister was reading out his Budget speech, Honda Motors was applying the final touches to its long-term diesel game plan for India, which will culminate in India e

Essar Oil, on Tuesday, said it has commissioned a unit that would produce Euro-V grade diesel at its Vadinar refinery in Gujarat.

The 4-million tonnes a year diesel hydrotreater unit-I (DHDT-I) “will upgrade diesel quality by treating the sour diesel streams and achieving reduction in sulphur as well as an improvement in the cetane index,” the company said in a statement.

The power and energy ministry has decided to reduce the sulphur content level to 500ppm (parts per million) in diesel by 2013 from its present level of 2500ppm.

The decision was made at a meeting with the state minister for power and energy, Mohammad Enamul Haque, in the chair, following a request from the environment and forests ministry.

At present, the highest sulphur content is 2500ppm i

Delhi will join a premier league of global cities on Thursday when the cleaner and greener ultra-low sulphur diesel is introduced, astep aimed at curbing vehicular pollution in the national capital. On Thursday, Delhi will also become one of the 13 cities in the country to introduce Bharat Stage-IV emission compliance for vehicles. PTI