The company Thomas Talhelm started, ‘SmartAir’, has since sold over 30,000 DIY air purifiers within China, and has shipped to India and Mongolia.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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?
Andre Prevot, expert in aerosol at Switzerland’s Paul Scherrer Institute says burning of crop stubble in the neighboring states causes pollution in Delhi.
The Solicitor General said unregulated “commercialisation” and “industrialisation” of Delhi was one of the reasons for the present situation.
Although Delhi’s air pollution has hit alarming rates, Delhi is not the most polluted city in India.
The advisory states that all place with ‘high pollution levels’ must be avoided.
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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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.
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.
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.