CPCB report on polluted cities

The report so alarmed the government that it banned new industries in 43 cities

GN Bureau | February 11, 2010


Spewing pollution: View of a steel plant
Spewing pollution: View of a steel plant

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has carried out an extensive survey of pollution in cities across the country. It lists out 43 cities which have a very high-level of pollution (scoring above 70 on a 100-point scale). When this report was presented a little over a month ago, the government immediately put a ban on setting up new industries in these cities until August 2010.

The report also lists out 32 other cities which are in the "seriously polluted" category and another 10 in "warning zones".

To know which are these cities, click at: www.cpcb.nic.in/upload/NewItems/NewItem_151_Final_Book1.pdf

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