According to a report prepared by CPCB in March last year, the cities of Varanasi and Faridabad are the most polluted in winters, with the air quality index regularly showing the severely polluted warning sign. Delhi is at number three, as per the report.
It would perhaps be wise to junk the perception that Delhi’s Lutyens’ zone with its wide tree-lined boulevards is less polluted than the city’s peripheral areas which are visibly dusty. A study has found PM1 ultrafine particulates in the Lodhi Road area.
“Every year, we present our data before Union Ministry of Environment and we will be doing the same this year as well. We have convinced them in the past and I am hopeful of being able to make our point even this year as well.”
If we compare the period April 15-25, the CPCB station at Punjabi Bagh recorded three “moderate days” last year and not a single moderate day this year
The Aam Aadmi Party’s strategy is a good one for some immediate relief. However, it must initiate action on all the other measures now.
The NGT has also directed the central and state government departments not to purchase any diesel vehicles.
Thakur supported the Delhi’s government’s decision to allow even and odd number cars to ply in Delhi on alternative days from January 1 in a bid to curb rising air pollution.
A study was conducted by the Chinese government after the 2008 Olympics when Beijing imposed rules barring cars from the central city, based on license plate number
As air pollution in Delhi soars, the government cannot afford to keep looking on.
Declining air quality levels in Delhi indicate the depth of the challenge that still lies ahead.
The average PM 2.5 levels in Delhi, during September, spiked from 54 µg/m3 in 2011 to 88 µg/m3 in 2015.
The “10-point action plan” given in the note was dismissed by the court as “ vague and general”.
Amicus curiae Kailash Vasdev told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that “over 100,000 trees” were felled by the Public Works Department and Delhi Metro between 2006 and 2010 in the national capital and the Delhi government had not placed post-2009 data on tree felling and development projects in the public domain. Also Read: How many […]
Team finds some marble stones discoloured, rampant illegal parking in area
While violation of approved conditions is rampant, enforcement of environmental laws is abysmally poor.