Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

Air Quality Index


Minimum temp to drop to 11°C, AQI stays ‘moderate’

November 15, 2022 7:56 am

The maximum temperature was recorded at 23.9 degrees Celsius, with the minimum temperature settling around the 15.1 degrees Celsius mark.

For solutions to Delhi's bad air problem, we need to look at governments, and voters, not courts

November 12, 2022 9:47 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: Pollution is a governance issue — one that has long been neglected by the political class, despite contributing to our truncated life spans. This, coupled with the fact that pollution, despite its health and economic consequences, is not a priority issue for most voters, makes it a deadly compact of mutual apathy.

City air quality remains in ‘poor’ category

November 13, 2022 3:20 pm

Mazagaon showed the worse AQI level of 328 (very poor), followed by 301 in Malad, 252 in Colaba, 232 in Borivli and BKC, 221 in Chembur and 168 in Andheri. Worli had the best AQI of 108 while Bhandup in the eastern suburbs had an AQI of 118.

UT air quality slips to ‘poor’; farm fires to blame?

November 09, 2022 7:36 am

The highest AQI level, of poor category, was reported near Sector 53 where one of the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) to monitor the current AQI level was installed

Atmospheric scientist, Professor, IIT Kanpur: Strengthen pollution regulators, get more staff, train them in tech and back up with stringent norms

November 07, 2022 7:04 am

Dr Sachchida Nand Tripathi talks about the ‘low hanging fruits’ approach to managing air pollution, wind patterns which magnify the impact of stubble burning, crop diversification and a realistic AQI assessment for Delhi. The session was moderated by Amitabh Sinha, Resident Editor, Pune

Delhi remains under smog blanket as air quality index moves to 'very poor'

November 05, 2022 9:13 am

However, the air quality index in Delhi has improved slightly from that of Friday when the national capital saw itself in the 'severe' category.

A North India problem, says Kejriwal, asks Centre to act

November 05, 2022 1:33 am

Kejriwal also announced that his government is considering implementing the “odd-even” vehicle rationing scheme. Apart from this, the government has announced work from home for 50% of government employees and staggered timings for its departments.

In capital, 586 teams deployed to monitor construction ban

October 31, 2022 7:22 am

The share of farm stubble burning in PM 2.5 concentration, however, rose to 26% from 21% a day ago. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall contribution of PM 2.5 was around 54%.

Delhi: Most monitoring stations record 'very poor' 24-hour average AQI

October 24, 2022 11:48 am

The prominent pollutant at most of these monitoring stations was PM2.5. PM2.5 comprises small particles of 2.5 micrometers or less.

Amid spike in Punjab farm fires, Haryana’s air quality dips to poor

October 18, 2022 7:25 am

Data from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute showed a spike in the incidents of stubble burning in Punjab. The agrarian state reported 169 farm fires on Saturday, 206 on Sunday and 403 on Monday.


Delhi pollution: AQI remains in 'severe' category

November 03, 2019 9:25 am

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category Saturday and stood at 480 at 8 am, according to data by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).


Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.