Air quality

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  • Centre pushes cities to switch to electric public transportation

    Centre pushes cities to switch to electric public transportation

    The Centre has decided to give subsidy to state government departments and cities with a population of over one million to promote e-vehicles and improve air quality. City authorities can claim up to 60 per cent subsidy for electric buses.......

    November 17, 2017
  • Air quality still very poor, NGT defers decision on construction, odd-even exemptions

    Air quality still very poor, NGT defers decision on construction, odd-even exemptions

    Air quality in the National Capital Region on Thursday showed no improvement as the Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorated a "little" and remained in the "very poor" category even as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred its decision on ban......

    November 17, 2017
  • India’s gas chamber

    India’s gas chamber

    The quality of the air in the National Capital Region has assumed alarming proportions for the second year in succession. The action that has been initiated by the authorities has turned out to be too little, too late. It reaffirms......

    November 17, 2017
  • Four-fold hike in parking fee, ban on trucks rolled back

    Four-fold hike in parking fee, ban on trucks rolled back

    The four-fold hike in parking fee, aimed at to discourage private vehicles to ply on Delhi roads and force them to utilise public transport, and ban on construction activities, entry of trucks was rolled back on Thursday, according to Environment Pollution Control......

    November 16, 2017
  • Delhi air quality improves to 'very poor'; checks on trucks, constructions may go

    Delhi air quality improves to 'very poor'; checks on trucks, constructions may go

    Still suffering "very poor" air quality, the national capital on Wednesday saw improvement, with environment authorities considering revoking the "severe-plus" category restrictions imposed over the past week. The air quality of the national capital improved on Wednesday to "very poor"......

    November 16, 2017
  • Kejriwal to meet Khattar over pollution

    Kejriwal to meet Khattar over pollution

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal left for Haryana on Wednesday to meet Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and discuss the issue of stubble burning and air pollution. Kejriwal in a tweet said he along with Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain,......

    November 15, 2017
  • Air quality improves marginally, NGT rejects plea for odd-even exemptions

    Air quality improves marginally, NGT rejects plea for odd-even exemptions

    Air quality in the National Capital Region saw a marginal improvement from "severe plus" to "severe" on Tuesday while the National Green Tribunal turned down a Delhi government plea for exemptions from the odd-even traffic scheme. The Delhi government made......

    November 15, 2017
  • Air quality back to 'severe-plus'; Delhi seeks exemptions in odd-even scheme 'this year'

    Air quality back to 'severe-plus'; Delhi seeks exemptions in odd-even scheme 'this year'

    The air quality in Delhi-NCR was back to "severe-plus" or "emergency" category on Monday -- for the second time in past six days -- even as the Delhi government urged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to allow exemptions for women......

    November 14, 2017
  • Don't panic, air quality improving: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

    Don't panic, air quality improving: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

    As smog continued to envelop Delhi and NCR for the fifth day in row, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday urged the people not to panic stating that air quality has been improving over the last two days. The......

    November 11, 2017
  • Ministry calls for short-term measures to improve air quality

    Ministry calls for short-term measures to improve air quality

    The Union Environment Ministry on Friday held a meeting with the neighbouring states of Delhi and directed them to urgently implement short-term measures to improve the air quality of Delhi and NCR. During the meeting, chaired by Environment Secretary C.K.......

    November 10, 2017
  • All schools, colleges in Delhi to remain closed till Sunday: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

    All schools, colleges in Delhi to remain closed till Sunday: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

    All schools and colleges in the capital will remain shut till Sunday due to alarming levels of pollution, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday. Manish Sisodia, who is also Delhi Education Minister, wrote on Twitter saying, "Delhi's air......

    November 8, 2017
  • Delhi-NCR air quality dips again but better than last week's

    Delhi-NCR air quality dips again but better than last week's

    After a day's breather, the air quality of Delhi-NCR worsened again on Friday, owing to drop in temperature, rise in wind speed and increase in humidity. The air quality of Delhi-NCR is, however, still better than what it use to......

    November 4, 2017
  • Delhi-NCR air quality worsens as stubble burning peaks

    Delhi-NCR air quality worsens as stubble burning peaks

    Despite warnings from a green court and environmental authorities, stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana reached unprecedented levels to further deteriorate the air quality in the Delhi-National Capital Region on Wednesday. Dry and cold north-westerly winds blowing from Punjab and Haryana......

    October 25, 2017