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Indians could live up to three years more if there's a 25% reduction in air pollution

India has set itself a challenging task by launching the National Clear Air Programme in its 'war against pollution'. The history of other countries, however, suggests that it can be done.

NREGA may provide way to tackle crop burning, says chief ministers’ panel

The sub-group of chief ministers headed by former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was formed to look at ways to converge the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) with agricultural policy.

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An inside problem

Household air pollution is the invisible factor increasing ambient air pollution

Air pollution and climate change are global threats in 2019: WHO

This year, the United Nations Climate Summit in September will aim to strengthen climate action and ambition worldwide. Even if all the commitments made by countries for the Paris Agreement are achieved, the world is still on a course to warm by more than 3°C this century.

Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

The government said Britain would become the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on World Health Organization recommendations regarding people's exposure to particulate matter.

Centre sets target to cut PM2.5, PM10 concentration by 20-30% in five years

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) said it was “collaborative and participatory in nature” but will not be “legally binding on states”.

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National Clean Air Programme to combat pollution launched, to be rolled out in 102 cities

The National Clean Air Programme aims to reduce the concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 by 20-30 per cent over the 2017 annual average levels by 2014.

Delhi's air quality severe, fire cracker or vehicular pollution could result in deterioration: CPCB

The apex court had in October directed that bursting of crackers on Diwali and other festivals be limited to two hours and only "green firecrackers" be sold in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Air pollution: 5 Ayurvedic remedies to help your child build immunity

Children, more than adults, tend to have a sensitive respiratory system and exhibit symptoms like coughing, sneezing, wheezing, itches, rashes and shortness of breath, almost immediately when exposed to hazardous levels of pollutants in the air. There are two things that we can do to manage the impact of these pollutants—one is to improve immunity in children and second is improving the quality of air at home.

3 breathing exercises children can practise to cope with air pollution

“Air pollution is stunting our children’s brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected,” said Dr Maria Neira, the WHO director of public health and environment at a global conference on air pollution and health, held in Geneva. A report published by the World Health Organization reveals that India witnessed the deaths of 60,987 children under the age of five years in the year 2016.

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Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels

More than 200 expressways were closed and residents were advised to stay indoors as China grappled with the worst smog of the year, ahead of the Paris climate meet on Monday (November 30).

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How much traffic the KMP Expressway, inaugurated by PM Modi, will cut: News in Numbers

The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway is expected to help decongest the roads of Delhi and hence help cut down some of the pollution in the national capital. Here’s how much decongestion it is expected to lead to.

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Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

How pollution killed over 1 lakh children in 2016: News in Numbers

Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has sai

Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

Some good news for the people of Delhi. A slew of measures taken by multiple agencies on the city’s air pollution problem seem to have actually produced a slight respite. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.

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