NCR air quality

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  • Smog 'exposes'

    Smog 'exposes'

    Both literally and technically that caption would be self-contradictory, but reality suggests otherwise. For over a week the Capital has been in the midst of a health emergency and the various authorities that hold sway have failed to cast aside......

    November 15, 2017
  • SC seeks response from Centre, four states on plea to curb pollution

    SC seeks response from Centre, four states on plea to curb pollution

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh on a plea for taking immediate steps to curb rising air pollution in the national capital. The bench of Chief......

    November 13, 2017
  • Delhi government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

    Delhi government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

    The Delhi government on Friday said that it was in talks with state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans to aerially sprinkle water over the city to settle pollutants. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain tweeted: "Delhi govt is in talks with......

    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
  • NGT bans all construction activities in NCR till 14 Nov

    NGT bans all construction activities in NCR till 14 Nov

    The National Green Tribunal on Thursday banned all construction activities till November 14 in Delhi and the National Capital Region in a bid to control the worsening air quality. Industrial activities and entry of trucks in the city were also banned as......

    November 10, 2017
  • Noxious neglect

    Noxious neglect

    There is little “capital” to a city condemned to breathe putrid air as a result of the collective failure of elected governments, bureaucrats, expert panels ~ and even the judiciary to an extent ~ to mount a concerted exercise to......

    November 9, 2017
  • Schools shut, construction halted, advisories issued as Capital's air pollution turns 'severe plus'

    Schools shut, construction halted, advisories issued as Capital's air pollution turns 'severe plus'

    As the toxic smog engulfing the national capital worsened on Wednesday, the Delhi government directed all schools, government as well as private, to remain shut from tomorrow till Sunday, noting that the "air pollution has become unbearable" in the city. The state government......

    November 9, 2017
  • NCR air quality worsens to severe as stubble burning increases

    NCR air quality worsens to severe as stubble burning increases

    Delhi, and the NCR, saw considerable deterioration in the air quality on Tuesday, with pollution levels of Faridabad (Haryana), Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) placed under 'severe' category with index value worse than a day after Diwali. With north-westerly......

    October 31, 2017