User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Jun 28 2016 02:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Adulterated fuel polluting city air, says KSPCB chief 27.6.2016 deccanherald.com
The adulterated fuel used in vehicles is one of the prime reasons behind the air pollution in the city. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board chairman Lakshman told reporters on Monday that the Board and the Transport department carried out a random emission tests of 146 diesel and 522 petrol vehicles at five different locations in the city. Only 512 vehicles passed the test and rest could not meet the standards prescribed by the KSPCB. Plaints from diesel vehicles Almost all the drivers of the vehicles that failed the test blamed adulterated fuel for not meeting the KSPCB emission standards. "Most of the complaints are from diesel vehicles. Drivers said kerosene-mixed diesel is sold at the fuel stations," said Lakshman. Food and Civil Supplies Department will be asked to look into the complaint of adulterated fuel. Also, the KSPCB will collect fuel samples on its own and come out with a report soon, he added. Maximum complaints of higher carbon emission comes from Tata Indica taxis. He, however, gave ...
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Daily commuters warm up to carpooling 27.6.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Daily commuters warm up to carpooling
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They pay to know their PM- particulate matter 26.6.2016 TOI: All Headlines
They pay to know their PM- particulate matter
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40 per cent vehicles fail emission test 25.6.2016 Hindu: Cities
Vehicle pollution leads to increased concentration of pollutants in the air, which can aggravate allergies
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Water-scarce & unlivable: that's B'luru in 2020 24.6.2016 deccanherald.com
Four years from now, 93% of Bengaluru's landscape will be filled with paved surface or built-up area, resulting in a drastic decrease in open spaces and green cover. In short, the Garden City has a grim, water-scarce, unlivable and non-resilient future. That's the warning given in Bengaluru Vision 2020, a research paper published in this week's 'Current Science' magazine. The paper is authored by T V Ramachandra and Bharath H Aithal, scientists from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. It is a follow-up of their previous study, which Deccan Herald reported in May this year. The paper lists seven major implications of urbanisation on Bengaluru. "Bengaluru would witness 93% of urban cover and only 7% of open spaces and green cover in 2020. This would make the region GHG-rich, water-scarce, non-resilient and unlivable, depriving the city dwellers of clean air, water and environment," the study says. Bengaluru saw a whopping 1,005% concretisation or increase of paved ...
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Odd-even is headed Bengaluru’s way 24.6.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Dust and pollution are the bane of Bengalurean commuters and pedestrians. Now, in an attempt to crack down on the fog of smog enveloping the city, a weeklong drive to test emission levels was launched on Thursday. On the first day, more than 70 per cent of cargo vehicles failed the pollution test and were heavily penalised.
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Toyota Kirloskar sales to be flat this year on Delhi diesel vehicle ban 23.6.2016 Latest News
Vice-Chairman Vikram Kirloskar said that the company expects sales to be around 140,00 vehicles this year, the same as in 2015-16
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Get your vehicle checked for pollution 17.6.2016 Hindu: News
Special enforcement drive across city from June 21
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Hold your breath; lung cancer on rise in Bengaluru 9.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
Garbage, vehicle fumes exacting a terrible price in Bengaluru
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Hold your breath; lung cancer on rise in city 9.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
Garbage, vehicle fumes exacting a terrible price in Bengaluru
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Karnataka transport minister promotes electric vehicles 5.6.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy rode on a battery-driven bicycle on Sunday here to promote greater use of electric vehicles and mark the World Environment Day.
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Karnataka transport minister promotes electric vehicles 5.6.2016 New Kerala: Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 5 : Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy rode on a battery-driven bicycle on Sunday here to promote greater use of electric vehicles and mark the World Environment Day.
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Green crusaders sow seeds of change for a sustainable Bengaluru 5.6.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Green crusaders sow seeds of change for a sustainable Bengaluru
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Breezy rides to breathing easy, Metro a boon all the way 2.6.2016 deccanherald.com
Apart from providing a seamless ride for Bengaluru residents, the popular east-west corridor of Namma Metro has given another reason to cheer. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has reported that there is a significant reduction in air pollution in and around Victoria Road and Majestic. The KSPCB, which monitors the ambient air quality at two locations on the purple line, has pointed out that the Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM/PM10) values have decreased by 6% on Victoria Road (near MG Road) and 31% at city railway station. The report compares the air quality after underground stretch of the metro rail was inaugurated last month with that before the inauguration. The report pointed out that there is greater reduction in the amount of dust after the inauguration. Another reason for reduction in dust could be rainfall, it said. The KSPCB monitors air quality at 17 locations, including two continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations, in the city, under the National ...
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Cycle jatha planned for World Environment Day 2.6.2016 Hindu: News
The Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, in association with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, is celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5 and 6 at Kanteerava Indoor Stadi...
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Govt. submits data on pollution 1.6.2016 Hindu: Cities
The State government on Tuesday submitted details of air pollution in Bengaluru as well as vehicle density and number of diesel vehicles plying in the city as per the directives of the National Green ...
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NGT says no plan to extend ban on diesel vehicles to other cities 31.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
NGT gave three weeks' time to all states to furnish a report on pollution levels in their worst-affected cities.
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Don't ban diesel vehicles in other cities: Govt to NGT  30.5.2016 deccanherald.com
The Centre on Monday pleaded with the National Green Tribunal not to extend the ban on registration of diesel vehicles above 2,000 cc outside the National Capital Region. The NGT bench headed by chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar, however, rapped Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal for failing to provide exact data about the air quality and vehicle density in their cities. The panel gave them time till Tuesday to submit their response, including on the total number of vehicles, along with their bifurcation (diesel/petrol) and the total population in those cities, failing which bailable warrants would be issued against the respective chief secretaries. It also slammed the Central Pollution Control Board for failing to provide the requisite data in metropolises. The tribunal had taken note of air pollution in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Nagpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Pune. ...
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NGT to hold hearing on extending diesel car ban to 11 more cities: Report 30.5.2016 Most Popular
The 11 cities likely to see such a ban include Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad
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NGT’s diesel vehicle ban may extend to more cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru 30.5.2016 ET: Policy
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is set to consider, on Monday, whether to impose a ban on the sale of large diesel-powered vehicles in 11 more cities.
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