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Lockdown impact in Mumbai: Sharp drop in nitrogen dioxide, benzene

May 02, 2020 10:07 am

The study has compared hourly pollutant concentration in pre-lockdown period with during the lockdown. The peak hourly value of NO2 during the pre-lockdown period was almost five times the peak value observed during the lockdown period

Delhi: Rain, strong winds push pollutants away, air now in ‘satisfactory’ range

November 30, 2019 10:41 am

The city’s average air quality index (AQI) was 84 Friday. The AQI last reached ‘satisfactory’ levels on October 5, when it was 98, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Delhi’s air quality 'very poor': Here's how to protect your child from pollution

November 05, 2019 10:09 am

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution has 'a vast and terrible impact on child health and survival'.

Farm fire fumes now hit home: Punjab air quality turns poor, Haryana’s severe

November 02, 2019 8:49 am

Farmers in the two agrarian states continue to set paddy residue afire despite a ban on this practice. An Indian Express team witnessed a number of farm fires in Fatehabad, Tohana and Jakhal of Haryana and Sangrur of Punjab.

There's got to be enough politicians who care about air quality: Shashi Tharoor

September 05, 2019 7:43 pm

"My colleagues may not disagree with me when I say that none of us has actually experienced an issue where voters are going to vote or not vote for us because of our stand on air quality," the Congress leader said.

System to measure air quality using satellite data launched in Bengaluru

July 31, 2019 8:33 pm

The two-year UK-India joint initiative is expected to provide Indian and UK stakeholders opportunities to test interventions related to air quality and Electric Vehicle (EV) integration.

Varanasi's air quality 'deteriorating', Delhi victim 'negligence'

April 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Delhi is ranked sixth on the list and there has been "laziness" on part of its elected caretakers in tackling air pollution in the city, the 'Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019' report, released by Climate Trends, said.

Delhi's air quality significantly improves, settles in 'poor' category: authorities

January 14, 2019 10:24 pm

"The wind speed is unusually faster for this time of the year and improving the air quality rapidly. The AQI is predicted to remain in 'poor' category tomorrow and then to start increasing slowly from January 16 for next two days but to remain in the lower range of very poor," the SAFAR said.

Avoid outdoor activities, minimize use of pvt vehicles: CPCB warns

October 27, 2018 3:55 pm

The task force said that at the beginning of November the situation may further deteriorate on account of localised emissions during festivals and regional contribution due to stubble burning.

Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor', firefighting continues at Bhalswa landfill

October 25, 2018 3:48 pm

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".