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CPCB issued 4 show cause notices for violation of air pollution norms in Nov, Dec: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Show cause notices have been issued by the CPCB to four agencies for violation of air norms, Union of State for Mahesh told Parliament on Monday.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, he said the in its order dated November 26 has directed the Control Board (CPCB), State Control Boards (SPCBs) and authorities under Graded Response Action Plan to take immediate action for prosecution of the nodal agencies that are not taking the issue of seriously.

Show-cause notices have been issued by CPCB for prosecution to four agencies, the Northern Railways, the State Industrial and (DSIIDC) and the National Highways Authority of on November 12 and to the and the Government of National Capital Territory, Delhi, on December 3, said.

The also said Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (CAAQMS) data has indicated some improvement in air quality of in 2018 compared to 2017.

"There is increase in the number of 'Good' to 'Moderate' days to 159 from 152 in 2017, and reduction in the number of 'Poor' to 'Severe' days from 213 in 2017 to 206 in 2018. The annual average values of PM10 and PM2.5 have decreased to 243 g/m3and 115 g/m3in 2018 from 266 g/m3 and 124 g/m3 in 2017 respectively," he said.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 21:10 IST