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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 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.

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

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.

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

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).

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

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”.

Office of Profit case: Disqualified AAP MLAs withdraw plea challenging EC in Delhi HC

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.

Again, Delhi-NCR reel under 'hazardous' air quality

Again, Delhi-NCR reel under ‘hazardous’ air quality

At 1:00 pm on Thursday, the AQI was registered to be 403 in New Delhi, 476 in Agra, 437 in Lucknow, 343 in Gurugram and 473 in Varanasi.

Anti-smog gun trials begin in Delhi

To shoot down air pollution, anti-smog gun trials begin at Delhi’s Anand Vihar

Anti-smog gun is a device that sprays atomised water into the atmosphere to reduce air pollution

Clear skies, for a change, as pollution dips in Delhi

According to the SAFAR forecast, the air quality might reach the very poor category again on Thursday and Friday as a dip in wind speed is expected.

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Delhi pollution: Air will be worse today, tomorrow

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) advisory says that exposure to very poor air quality for a prolonged period can cause respiratory illnesses.

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Fewer bad air days in Delhi this year, data shows

According to SAFAR, the next two days could see a drop in air quality.

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Delhi air pollution on rise as wind speed falls

The Air Quality Index (AQI), calculated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), was 352 on a scale of 500

Delhi HC dismisses Kejriwal's plea to strike down Jaitley's reply

Delhi metro fare hike: CM Arvind Kejriwal says hike led to congestion, pollution

AAP Delhi convener Gopal Rai also said the fares were hiked without taking into account the impact it would have on people.