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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In Delhi’s air, a political crisis

The city will need to be reinvented, which calls for identifying people who care for its future and who don’t mind carrying on with duties of despair

Delhi half-marathon race came under controversies due to critical pollution levels in the city.

Delhi half marathon: Pollution will not affect race, says Linford Christie

Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Linford Christie believes Delhi pollution will not affect half-marathon race on Sunday.

EPCA pulls up Delhi govt on pollution

The pollution watchdog also said there was no need to implement the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme, in response to Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot’s letter urging the body to implement it in Delhi-NCR

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Diplomats’ concerns on bad air make way to MEA

The Indian Express recently reported that the Costa Rican envoy had developed respiratory illness due to the pollution and had to head to Bengaluru

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Vehicles not the main source of pollution, causes are different: Maruti Suzuki chairman RC Bhargava

“The main problem in the north India is the PM2.5 particulate matter as they are very small and can cause serious health problems. We need to identify the sources of PM2.5 particulate matter,” RC Bhargava said

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Hardik Patel takes poetic dig at PM Modi, BJP over alleged sex CDs

Three videos purportedly showing PAAS leader Hardik Patel in the company of women have gone viral in the recent days.

NGT allows truck to enter Delhi

NGT lifts ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, allows trucks to enter city

The green panel, however, refused to lift its ban on industrial activities causing pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region region.

Smog pollution in Delhi

Delhi smog: Gulf dust storm had a bigger role than stubble burning

Delhi smog: The study says that the dust storm was responsible for 40 per cent of the pollution on November 8, when the average air quality index was 478, indicating “severe” levels of pollution.

Dipping air quality in Delhi have forced kids to wear mask

Delhi air pollution: Trucks enter city as LG lifts ban; pollution spike likely on Saturday

The EPCA separately wrote to the chief secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana informing them that hot mix plants can now be allowed to operate.

Delhi was engulfed in a blanket of smog

Delhi pollution update: EPCA lifts ban on entry of trucks, NGT to review air quality report tomorrow

While the air quality was recorded as poor on Thursday, research organisations suggest that smoggy conditions are going to persist for a long time. Delhi government has asked NCR to participate in GRAP measures including odd-even scheme.

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Delhi MLAs tie protective mask on Mahatma Gandhi’s statue

The MLAs said that it was ‘shocking’ that the Arvind Kejriwal government collected Rs 787 crore of environment cess but spent only Rs 93 lakh out of it.

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Delhi HC allows Half Marathon to go as planned

The organisers of the Half Marathon submitted before the Delhi High Court that they have put in a refund policy for those runners who want to opt out and there are measures in place to deal with medical emergencies.

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Battling pollution in Delhi, Govt advances rollout of BS-VI fuel

Indian Oil Corp Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Singh said refining configuration would be in position to start supplying the higher grade in New Delhi from April 1.

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Malnutrition, pollution taking the biggest toll Delhi: New study

In Delhi, non-communicable diseases comprised 61.2% of the total disease burden. The top causes were ischaemic heart disease (9.6%), iron deficiency anaemia (3.4%), COPD (3.4%) and diabetes (3.2%).

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Delhi Pollution: ITO comes to standstill as firemen give the road a shower from above

The move came after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered that a patch of road in the capital be sprinkled with water from a high-rise, and a ‘before’ and ‘after’ analysis of pollution levels in the area be conducted.