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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Air Quality Index


Improving ease of living: Tandurust Punjab mission reduces air pollution by a third

December 09, 2019 6:50 am

The transformation started in 2017 when the Punjab Pollution Control Board started working on getting the furnaces to switch over to side hood suction system with bag filter house, an air pollution control device.

SC on pollution: Better finish people in one go than force them to live in gas chamber

November 25, 2019 9:08 pm

"You can’t let people die like this. Delhi is near suffocating. Because you aren't able to implement measures, doesn't mean people in Delhi-NCR should die and suffer from cancer," the Supreme Court told the Punjab Chief Secretary.

Explained: How brick kilns contribute to rising pollution

November 18, 2019 8:58 am

On Friday, the NGT had passed an order in Utkarsha Panwar versus CPCB that 7,000 brick kilns including those with new zig-zag technology in the NCR must be closed till the end of February 2020, or till pollution level comes down.

Odd-even scheme road test: Did the initiative help bring down air pollution

November 18, 2019 6:49 am

The third edition of the Delhi government’s odd-even scheme ended on Friday — the same day the Supreme Court sought to know how effective it really is.

Four-day spell of severe pollution ends — for now: A ‘very poor’ sigh of relief for capital

November 17, 2019 8:50 am

Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the main reason behind the improvement was a change in wind direction and speed.

Air quality ‘severe’ for second day in a row in Delhi-NCR

November 15, 2019 3:46 am

The Centre’s air quality monitoring agency SAFAR said under the present meteorological conditions, impact of stubble burning emissions on PM2.5 in Delhi Thursday increased to over 30%.

Air pollution is hazardous for animals too: Here's how to save them from toxic air

November 14, 2019 3:18 pm

Air pollution also increases risk of acute cardiovascular events and development of coronary artery disease.

Stubble resistance

November 11, 2019 4:50 am

Persuading farmers to give up stubble burning requires reaching out to them on multiple fronts, not just with cash incentives.

Delhi air quality improves to 'poor' overall, still 'severe' in some places

November 06, 2019 9:44 am

The air quality at certain places remained in 'severe' or 'very poor' category. At Chandni Chowk, the SAFAR data showed the PM 2.5 at 399 and PM 10 at 449 which comes under 'very poor' and 'severe' categories, respectively.

Life expectancy in Bihar down by 6.9 years due to bad air: Study

November 05, 2019 12:56 pm

While Patna has been under constant media glare for its poor air quality, nine district headquarters including Sheohar, Bhojpur, Buxar, Gopalganj, Siwan, Muzaffarpur and Vaishali have worse air quality than Patna, according to the AQLI.


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

October 23, 2018 3:20 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.