Pollution in news on April 17

Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments around pollution

By DTE Staff
Published: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Amarnath no more a silence zone: SC overturns NGT order

To maintain the pristine nature around the Amarnath cave shrine and prevent avalanches, the National Green Tribunal had declared the shrine a silence zone. But the Supreme Court on Monday quashed the NGT order.

Maharashtra forms fourth committee for plastic ban

The state has formed another committee to look into the suggestions of plastic manufacturers on its production, use and recycling.

Multi-layered plastic to be phased out

The plastic covers, which, for example, are used to pack ready-to-eat food, will soon be phased out to curb pollution.

Production of vehicles with BS-VI engine will take time

Launching cars compliant with BS-VI norms is a huge engineering task and will take a lot of time to produce and introduce on Delhi's roads, say automobile manufacturers.

Air quality dips as farmers burn stubble in Gurgaon

Stubble burning has led to a three-fold increase in PM2.5 in the atmosphere in the last five days in Gurgaon.

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