Despite poor response to installation tender, PCB to go ahead with automatic air quality monitoring across Jammu & Kashmir

Despite poor response to installation tender, PCB to go ahead with automatic air quality monitoring across Jammu & Kashmir

SRINAGAR: There is a possibility that Continuous Automatic Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) may come up across Jammu and Kashmir with the Government of India (GoI) agreeing to the state authorities’ suggestion that the sanction be accorded to the lone bidder for installation of such devices in J&K. After receiving a poor response for this […]

Cow dung dumped on stream banks pollutes water in Shopian villages

Cow dung dumped on stream banks pollutes water in Shopian villages

Shopian: Heaps of cow dung lying on the banks of water bodies in Zainapora and Chitragam areas of Shopian district is creating an environmental mess . At Zainpora heaps of dung are lying near a primary health centre, roadsides and banks of Tongri nallah. The PHC is adjacent to a developing tourist park. Despite many […]

State pollution board fails to implement solid waste management rules

State pollution board fails to implement solid waste management rules

‘No case has been filed against violators’ Irshad Khan Srinagar: The J&K State Pollution Control Board (JKPCB), the enforcement agency for Solid Waste Management rules in the state has admittedly failed to implement relevant rules through local municipal bodies. Under the SWM Rules-2016, which superseded the earlier rules of 2002, the state pollution control boards […]

Srinagar tenth most polluted city in world: WHO

Srinagar tenth most polluted city in world: WHO

Srinagar: While the government many still boast of Kashmir’s fresh air for tourism promotion but its capital city Srinagar has been listed as the tenth most polluted city in the world in terms of air quality (PM 2.5 levels) by the WHO in its Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database. Among the 20 worst polluted […]

Govt revises pollution check rates for vehicles

Govt revises pollution check rates for vehicles

JAMMU: The Government Tuesday ordered the revision of rates for the issuance of Pollution under control certificate for the vehicles by the Pollution Checking Centres in the State. According to an order issued by the Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, M Raju, the new rate for issuance of pollution under control certificate for two-wheelers […]

CPCB closes 358 Grossly Polluting Industries

CPCB closes 358 Grossly Polluting Industries

69 GPI located in Jammu and Kashmir New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued closure directions to 358 non-complying Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) between December 2015 to April 2017, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Environment, Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Rajya Sabha said that according to […]

Lasjan tops pollution levels in Kashmir, confirms SPCB data

Lasjan tops pollution levels in Kashmir, confirms SPCB data

Wasfi Amin Srinagar: Barely 11 kilometers from the city Center Lal Chowk, Lasjan locality tops the list of most polluted areas of the valley in 2017, according to data compiled by the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB). The annual ”Air Quality Monitoring Report” of SPCB has shown that Lasjan had 360.37 micrograms/ cubic meter quality […]

Air quality improving in Srinagar but pollution still excessive

Air quality improving in Srinagar but pollution still excessive

Srinagar: The Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) installed at five locations in Srinagar by the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) have recorded decreasing air pollution levels in the past four months, though they still remain above normal levels. As per the data recorded at the five monitoring locations — Rajbagh, Hyderpora, Dalgate, Jehangir […]

‘Experts hired for procurement of machinery for cleaning Dal Lake’

‘Experts hired for procurement of machinery for cleaning Dal Lake’

Srinagar: The services of globally recognized experts have been taken for procuring machinery for cleaning Dal Lake, the High Court was informed by VC-LAWDA on Tuesday. Hearing the public interest litigation (PIL) on Dal Lake, the division bench comprising Justice Ramalingum Sudhakar and Justice MK Hanjura said, the decision with regard to procuring the machinery […]

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