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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‘Some simple, inexpensive steps will get you cleaner air’

The company Thomas Talhelm started, ‘SmartAir’, has since sold over 30,000 DIY air purifiers within China, and has shipped to India and Mongolia.

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Air quality of Delhi showed improvement this year: Govt

“We are preparing a list of good deeds that people can take up to curb pollution,” Harsh Vardhan said. He said the effort of any person doing at least one good task that helps in curbing pollution would be encouraged.

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Worsening congestion, spiralling pollution choke Delhi: Study

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), based on a month-long study, said the average traffic speed on 13 major arterial roads remains 50-60 per cent lower than the designed speed and up to 48 per cent lower than the regulated speed.

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NGT refuses to entertain toddler’s plea against ‘noisy’ school over lack of sufficient evidence

21-month-old baby, her mother and grandmother alleged that the running of the school in North Delhi created safety hazards, caused traffic congestion and endangered the safety of the residents of the locality and caused air and noise pollution. The plea also said that the vehicles of the school caused pollution.

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Delhi to get 20 more air quality monitoring stations by October

The new stations will monitor eight parameters –ultrafine particulates PM 2.5, PM 10 and sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, benzene, ammonia and ozone

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Mexico’s Via Verde shows path for Indian cities to tackle pollution

Project ‘Via Verde’ which means ‘green way’ is a citizen-led initiative that aims to fight pollution, beautify the cityscape and reduce the stress levels of motorists. Can something like this be done in Indian metropolises?

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Regions around Delhi contribute to its pollution: Expert

Andre Prevot, expert in aerosol at Switzerland’s Paul Scherrer Institute says burning of crop stubble in the neighboring states causes pollution in Delhi.

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SC asks Centre about ‘disaster management plan’ to tackle alarming air pollution level

The Solicitor General said unregulated “commercialisation” and “industrialisation” of Delhi was one of the reasons for the present situation.

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Delhi not the most polluted city, Chandrapur in Maharashtra has the worst air quality

Although Delhi’s air pollution has hit alarming rates, Delhi is not the most polluted city in India.

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Amid worsening air quality, Delhi govt issues health advisory for public

The advisory states that all place with ‘high pollution levels’ must be avoided.

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Ban on crackers, deregistration of old diesel vehicles: Delhi govt’s measures to tackle pollution

The Delhi Lieutenant Government Najeeb Jung has directed agencies to ensure that immediate measures are taken to ensure the steps taken to mitigate Air Pollution in Delhi are strictly implemented.

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Delhi pollution: What famous monuments look like in the smog

Delhi pollution: Here’s how some of the famous monuments of Delhi looked like after the smog blanket.

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Delhi pollution: Supreme Court to hear plea on alarming air pollution in NCR

The apex court was also given the report by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority for NCR on the state of air pollution in the national capital territory.

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Delhi pollution: Indian Medical Association asks Delhiites to stay indoors

The Centre will convene an emergency meeting of Environment Ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to tackle the alarming level of pollution in Delhi.

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Delhi pollution: Wait till Wednesday for clear sky, says Met Department

The forecast comes after poor visibility of less than 500 metres during 21 hours on Saturday and Sunday due to fog and smog, according to the IMD website.