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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 Ravi Shanker Prasad and the Member Secretary is Dr. Prashant Gargava.


NGT directs CPCB to recover Rs 71.62 lakh fine from Railways over air pollution

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

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday scientifically validated what have been visible on the ground in river Ganga during the lockdown period. India’s national river has, indeed,..
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Delhi has best AQI ever, ‘good air’ day in 34 other cities

With steep decline in traffic volumes, construction and industrial activity, India on Saturday recorded the best air quality in years, if not decades. The day’s average air quality index was in the..
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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

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has decided to make available scanned copies of all its old reports/documents whose soft copies are currently not available. These scanned copies can be..
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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

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to shut down polluting industries in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” areas across the..
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Supreme Court asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal mining

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on it by the NGT for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control..
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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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