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Central Pollution Control Board:
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India is a statutory organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Mo.E.F.C). It was established in 1974 under the Water Act, 1974. The CPCB is also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air Act, 1981. It serves as a field formation and also provides technical services to the Ministry of Environment and Forests under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. It Co-ordinates the activities of the State Pollution Control Boards by providing technical assistance and guidance and also resolves disputes among them. It is the apex organisation in country in the field of pollution control, as a technical wing of MoEFC. The board is led by its Chairperson appointed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet of the Government of India. The current acting chairman is Shri Shiv Das Meena and the Member Secretary is Dr. Prashant Gargava.

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Air quality deteriorates to 'severe' in parts of Delhi, layer of smog reduces visibility [Video]

Air quality deteriorates to 'severe' in parts of Delhi, layer of smog reduces visibility

The air quality of national capital is continuously deteriorating with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 420 in Jahangirpuri, in 'severe' category, as per Central..

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Cyclists face breathing problem amid rising pollution in Delhi [Video]

Cyclists face breathing problem amid rising pollution in Delhi

The air quality of national capital is continuously deteriorating with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 274 in ITO, in 'poor' category, as per Central Pollution..

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Delhi air quality remains 'very poor' amid rising pollutants [Video]

Delhi air quality remains 'very poor' amid rising pollutants

The air quality of national capital is continuously deteriorating with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 377 in Anand Vihar, in 'very poor' category, as per Central..

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Watch: Water sprinklers on roads as Delhi records worst air in 8 months [Video]

Watch: Water sprinklers on roads as Delhi records worst air in 8 months

Delhi's air quality deteriorated on Friday morning with several areas in the national capital recording 'severe' levels of pollution, according to authorities. The air quality index (AQI) on Friday was..

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Stubble burning's contribution in Delhi's air pollution keeps changing: CPCB [Video]

Stubble burning's contribution in Delhi's air pollution keeps changing: CPCB

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Chairperson, Shiv Das Meena said that contribution of stubble burning in air pollution of Delhi, dependent on meteorological and other factors. "Six percent..

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Meteorological conditions unfavourable in Delhi for dispersion of pollutants: CPCB [Video]

Meteorological conditions unfavourable in Delhi for dispersion of pollutants: CPCB

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on October 16 stated that meteorological conditions in Delhi have been "extremely unfavourable" for dispersion of pollutants since this September as compared..

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Javadekar says 'stubble burning contributes 4% of pollutants in Delhi,' Gopal Rai hits back [Video]

Javadekar says 'stubble burning contributes 4% of pollutants in Delhi,' Gopal Rai hits back

While addressing a press conference in the national capital on October 15, Delhi Environment Minister, Gopal Rai sharply reacted on comments by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar that..

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'Staying in denial won't help': Kejriwal on Javadekar's Delhi pollution claim [Video]

'Staying in denial won't help': Kejriwal on Javadekar's Delhi pollution claim

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off 50 CPCB inspection teams for field visits in Delhi-NCR on Thursday. The CPCB teams will keep a watch on pollution hot spots during the winter..

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Prakash Javadekar appeals Punjab Govt to take action against stubble burning [Video]

Prakash Javadekar appeals Punjab Govt to take action against stubble burning

In view of rising pollution, 50 teams of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be deployed for inspection in Delhi-NCR on October 15. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change..

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Delhi air pollution: '50 CPCB to be deployed for inspection in Delhi-NCR,' says Javadekar [Video]

Delhi air pollution: '50 CPCB to be deployed for inspection in Delhi-NCR,' says Javadekar

In view of deteriorating air quality, 50 teams of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be deployed for inspection in Delhi-NCR on October 15. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate..

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Delhi witnesses 'very poor' air quality [Video]

Delhi witnesses 'very poor' air quality

The air quality of national capital once again started to deteriorate as winter approaches. Air quality deteriorates in Delhi with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at..

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Delhi pollution: Anti-smog guns installed; air quality in ‘poor’ category [Video]

Delhi pollution: Anti-smog guns installed; air quality in ‘poor’ category

Pointing out that construction and demolition activities and open garbage dumping continue to be the major sources of air pollution in Delhi, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has written to..

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Cleaner Ganga: CPCB validates improvement in water quality, sees bigger change in river stretch in UP

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Delhi has best AQI ever, ‘good air’ day in 34 other cities

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NTPC, CPCB plan stations to monitor air quality in 13 cities


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Now, you can download old docs from CPCB website

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NGT directs CPCB to submit report on guidelines for emission from railway engines


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Supreme Court partially allows construction in Delhi from 6 AM to 6 PM

The decision came after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) told the apex court that the ban on construction activities in Delhi could be partially lifted.
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None of the river Ganga polluted stretches among the top 25 dirtiest patches, CPCB finds it cleaner than other rivers


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Close polluting units in 3 months: NGT

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Supreme Court asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal mining

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Strictly implement ban on import of plastic waste: NGT to CPCB

The NGT has directed the Central Pollution Control Board to strictly implement the ban on import of plastic waste in the country as it is hazardous for the environment. A bench headed by NGT..
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