Ganga, India, pollution, Coronavirus, Covid-19, industrial wastewater

Study: Reduction of heavy metal pollution during COVID-19 pandemic in the Ganga water

New Delhi, February 11, 2021: Efforts to minimize industrial wastewater can substantially reduce heavy metal pollution in the Ganga water in a short time span of a few months, a study carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown provided a team of scientists from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur a rare […]

Nitin Gadkari, Green Tax, pollution, India, old vehicles,

Green tax to be imposed on older vehicles soon

New Delhi, January 25, 2021: The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to levy a “Green Tax” on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. The proposal will now go to the states for consultation before it is formally notified. The main principles to be followed while levying the […]

Aerosols in Indo-Gangetic Plain have led to increased incidents of high rainfall in the Himalayan foothills

New Delhi, December 10, 2020: Scientists have found that aerosols like black carbon and dust, which makes the Indo-Gangetic Plain one of the most polluted regions of the world, have led to increased incidents of high rainfall events in the foothills of the Himalayan Region. The Indo-Gangetic Plainis located South and upwind of the Himalayan foothills. […]