Delhi Pollution

Every winter Delhi comes under the grip of severe pollution thanks to a host of factors from Diwali crackers to extensive crop stubble burning in nearby states. In fact, over the past few years Delhi has been among the most polluted cities in the world with PM 2.5 and PM10 levels many times over permissible limits. In 2016, the city is witnessing one of the worst periods of pollution ever recorded in the city.
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Delhi-Meerut, Eastern Peripheral Expressway to be inaugurated by PM Modi: All you need to know

Delhi-Meerut Eastern Peripheral Expressway inauguration: All you need to know

Delhi-Meerut, Eastern Peripheral Expressways: The twin projects happen to be one of India’s most ambitious road network initiatives in recent times. Delhi-Meerut Expressway is expected to cut down the travel time between the two cities to 60 minutes.

Pune: Experts say draft national clean air programme meaningless

An air of gloom

That 14 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world are in India points to a public health emergency.

7,000 buses booked for flouting pollution norms in Delhi

7,000 buses booked for flouting pollution norms in Delhi

The enforcement wing of the Transport Department carries out regular checks of pollution standards of the buses coming to Delhi from neighbouring states. Buses not having valid PUC certificates are challaned, the minister said.

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SC pulls up Delhi govt for callous approach on encroachment, pollution issues

The bench said it will consider all the reports during further hearing of the matter on April 2

Government issues dust deadline: March 31 or face suspension

On January 25, the ministry notified an amendment to the environment protection rules making it mandatory for all projects that require clearance to implement dust mitigation measures.

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Benzene levels spike in parts of capital: CPCB data

The annual prescribed standard of the highly volatile compound — mainly a product of vehicle exhaust, fuel vapour and burning of wood — is 5 µg/m3, as per the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), 2009.

The project, along with other research and innovation projects, will be on display at the institute’s Open Day, to be held on April 21. (File)

Delhi Pollution dipped this winter, but only just, reveals data

The improvement has been attributed to the action taken on the ground to control pollution. EPCA also decided to lift the very poor to severe air quality restriction under the Graded Response Action Plan for Delhi-NCR.

Delhi and Centre tie up for cleaner air

15 days, 70 teams: Delhi and Centre tie up for cleaner air

The 15-day ‘Clean Air for Delhi’ awareness campaign will see 70 teams of five members each fan out into every Assembly constituency. The teams will monitor sources of pollution and penalise polluters.

Union Budget 20018: In his budget speech, Arun Jaitley highlighted the issue of stubble buring and announced a special scheme for farmers

Union Budget 2018: To end stubble-burning and fight pollution, a scheme for farmers

Though Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not spell out specifics of the scheme in the Union Budget 2018, official sources said the Centre was likely to offer a 50% subsidy on equipment required to be installed.

The project, along with other research and innovation projects, will be on display at the institute’s Open Day, to be held on April 21. (File)

Delhi pollution: Scheme to support ways to manage crop residue, but Budget smokey on allocation

Repeated attempts have been made to encourage farmers to switch to non-polluting technology that can help manage paddy stubble, however, it is a cost that is impossible for small farmers to take on without state support.

The project, along with other research and innovation projects, will be on display at the institute’s Open Day, to be held on April 21. (File)

NO2 level rises in Delhi despite fall in diesel consumption

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the fall in the levels of PM has also got to do with the fact that the AAP government, “unlike its neighbouring counterparts”, sincerely enforced measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

The project, along with other research and innovation projects, will be on display at the institute’s Open Day, to be held on April 21. (File)

No significant respiratory difference before, after Diwali: Pollution board

The affidavit stated that the “air quality did worsen during Diwali and symptoms of… increased coughing, relatively more hospital visits, increased noise levels and high metal levels in urine do reflect adverse impact of firecracker bursting”.

Delhi Pollution: Former environment secretary slams AAP govt’s move to scrap BRT corridor

A senior Bureaucrat said the city needs around 11,000 buses as against the existing fleet which is barely 5,000. In this context, scrapping the BRT corridor was akin to “throwing the baby out with the bathwater”.

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Kejriwal govt had a busy time as Delhi breathed uneasy

The 2017 also saw the ruling AAP change its strategy of directly attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi after multiple poll reverses and instead focused its charge on the BJP as a whole.

ASEAN Summit soon, pollution body calls for immediate steps

EPCA chairperson Bhure Lal has asked Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to intensify ground-level action to tackle the severely polluted air.