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  • With AQI at 381, Delhi’s air quality nears ‘severe’ zone

    With AQI at 381, Delhi’s air quality nears ‘severe’ zone

    The news coming in from the National Capital Region, especially Ghaziabad and Greater Noida, is not encouraging either as the area has reported pollution levels in the "severe zone".

    December 2, 2020
  • Breathe clean for better health

    Breathe clean for better health

    Air impurities enter the respiratory system via inhalation, causing various health effects in all age groups.

    November 19, 2020
  • Kanpur boy develops air purifier robot

    Kanpur boy develops air purifier robot

    "With rising air pollution, I thought of building a robot that could purify the air in the environment and soak pollutants at the same time. We have installed a purifier within the device for this purpose," said Pranjal.

    November 11, 2020
  • Delhi’s environmental efforts may hold the key to clean air

    Delhi’s environmental efforts may hold the key to clean air

    In order to address the issue of stubble burning, which has been cited as a major cause of air pollution in Delhi, the Pusa Institute has been involved to come up with a solution that could be sprayed onto the stubble, turning the mass into organic fertilizer which will possibly discourage the farmers from burning their crops

    November 6, 2020
  • Clean Air Law

    Clean Air Law

    At the same time, by subsuming in a sense the powers of state governments and pollution control boards, it has accepted a substantial political risk, for it will no longer be possible to blame the problem on recalcitrant states, a common occurrence in recent years when governments in the territories in question have been led by different political parties.

    October 31, 2020
  • New law to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Rs 1 cr fine, 5-year jail

    New law to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Rs 1 cr fine, 5-year jail

    Earlier, this week Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, during the hearing of a PIL seeking ban on stubble burning, had informed the Supreme Court that the Centre will enact a law to combat the menace of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, and urged the court to keep its order of a one-man panel of former apex court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur in abeyance to monitor steps to contain stubble burning.

    October 29, 2020
  • Piecemeal approach will not clean air

    Piecemeal approach will not clean air

    India's legal and regulatory framework to tackle pollution tends to be reactionary in nature

    October 29, 2020
  • Air Quality of Delhi worsens, season’s worst air day recorded at AQI 304

    Air Quality of Delhi worsens, season’s worst air day recorded at AQI 304

    Out of the 36 pollution monitoring stations, theAQI in as many as 19 stations is in the 'very poor' category, 14 stations recorded the index in the 'poor' category, one recorded it in the 'moderate' category, and two were non-functional,  according to Central pollution Board's data.

    October 13, 2020
  • 1,791 stubble burning cases in Pb till 8 Oct

    1,791 stubble burning cases in Pb till 8 Oct

    These cases have been reported despite CM Capt Amarinder's appeal to Punjab farmers to ensure zero stubble burning as it could exacerbate the Covid crisis by aggravating air pollution

    October 11, 2020
  • Slow start

    Slow start

    While the Finance Minister had provided Rs 4,400 crore for fighting air pollution in the last Budget, the leadership role the Union government was expected to play has not been in evidence. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi are ruled by three different and often antagonistic political parties.

    October 7, 2020
  • Delhi air quality to worsen as stubble fires increase: SAFAR

    Delhi air quality to worsen as stubble fires increase: SAFAR

    Delhi’s overall air quality has been in the moderate category but is set to deteriorate further in the coming days, thanks to stubble burning, SAFAR warned on Monday. “A sharp increase in stubble burning fires observed yesterday (Sunday) around Punjab, Haryana, and neighboring border regions and boundary layer wind direction is favorable for transport… as …

    October 5, 2020
  • Danger Indoors

    Danger Indoors

    Indoor pollution is a grave and dangerous problem. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, indoor pollution is a major contributor to ill-health and premature mortality rates in India. About 4.3 million people die from exposure to household air pollution annually according to World Health Organization

    October 2, 2020
  • Air quality dips from ‘good’ to ‘moderate’ category in Delhi

    Air quality dips from ‘good’ to ‘moderate’ category in Delhi

    As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), PM 2.5 is docked at 56 while the PM 10 stood at 104 in the ‘moderate’ category.

    April 12, 2020
  • As lockdown leads to cleaner air, Himachal’s Dhauladhar visible from Jalandhar

    As lockdown leads to cleaner air, Himachal’s Dhauladhar visible from Jalandhar

    The reduction in air pollution has been observed world over as many factories, vehicles, flights stopped functioning to contain the deadly coronavirus.

    April 3, 2020
  • India’s 90 cities record minimal air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdown

    India’s 90 cities record minimal air pollution amid COVID-19 lockdown

    According to NASA scientists, the reduction in NO2 pollution was first apparent near Wuhan, but eventually spread across the world.

    March 29, 2020
  • Amid pandemic, Vidya Balan thanks coronavirus for curbing pollution

    Amid pandemic, Vidya Balan thanks coronavirus for curbing pollution

    According to the actress, it seems that the earth is using this opportunity to rejuvenate itself.

    March 25, 2020
  • Studies show air quality improving in countries locked down over Coronavirus

    Studies show air quality improving in countries locked down over Coronavirus

    Fei Liu, an air quality researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, noted the change in China, saying: 'This is the first time I have seen such a dramatic drop-off over such a wide area for a specific event.'

    March 22, 2020