Arre and The Indian Express investigate how Delhi breathes under a blanket of smog.
A few stories that look at key studies on Delhi’s air pollution, and how none of the warnings issued by environmental organisations and experts were acted upon.
According to the report, a complete ban on MSW burning can almost bring emissions from this source to zero and possibly see an improvement of 5-10 per cent in air quality.
Arguments at the Delhi’s Shahdara toll plaza caused a two-km long traffic snarl.
Chief Justice H L Dattu was responding to a submission from senior lawyer Harish Salve that he had to take a steroid for the first time last week to tackle breathing problems caused by pollution in the national capital.
Officials said the buildings were fined after an inspection by a team of the Building department of Shahdara (south zone).
The NDA government has in recent months reiterated its plan to advance the timelines for rolling out BS-VI fuel norms across the country by skipping a stage (BS-V) entirely.
The court also took note of the submission made by the report that the air quality was “poor” even though air purifiers had been installed in several of the courtrooms.
In her petition, Ghaziabad’s resident said, ban affected her as she owned a 2003 model Toyota Qualis to drive to hospital.
Manufacturers should strengthen their research and development activities to produce vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient.
Delhi traffic police has sent a requirement of around 2,000 such glasses in their first batch, tenders for which will be floated soon, a top official said.
At health camp, many complain of symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain in the chest and chronic cough.
We plan to introduce amendments this session, Environment Minister Javadekar says; he is optimistic about land bill too.
‘No fault of media but you should find out why only one embassy’s data being used,’ says Javadekar.
The “10-point action plan” given in the note was dismissed by the court as “ vague and general”.