Follow Us:
Friday, December 04, 2020



Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'poor' zone

November 28, 2020 1:36 pm

Stronger winds and a drastic reduction in the contribution of stubble burning were two major reasons for cleaner skies over Delhi on Friday. But the winds slowed down at night allowing the pollutants to accumulate.

With 2,035 incidents, Amritsar breaks 5-year stubble burning record

October 30, 2020 1:31 pm

Maximum stubble fires in the state this season have been recorded in Tarn Taran (3,561). But despite this, AQI in Punjab’s cities stays between ‘poor’ and ‘moderate’.

Delhi AQI better than 10 NCR towns: Data

October 23, 2020 12:30 pm

High levels of air pollution is witnessed every year in Delhi-NCR from October until around February, as a result of local sources of emissions, stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, and unfavourable meteorological conditions such as low wind speed and low temperatures.

Two days of rainfall clears smog layer over Mumbai, air quality back to ‘good’

October 17, 2020 6:45 am

Meanwhile, after heavy rainfall across the state, no extreme weather events have been predicted for the next five days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast of “light rain” across the state for the next five days.

Mumbai: Air pollution remains above permissible limits

September 26, 2020 11:16 am

The study, conducted between April 2019 to March 2020, considered data from nine air quality monitoring stations under the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to analyse air quality.

Lockdown impact: Mumbai airport saw sharpest decline in pollution

September 05, 2020 10:24 am

The average AQI (air quality index) recorded at the international airport during the pre-lockdown period was 153.05, which falls in the “moderate” category. The average AQI recorded at the station during lockdown was 54.41, falling in the “satisfactory” category.

Air quality study in 6 smart cities finds no logic in some projects

August 30, 2020 6:17 am

As per the findings of the study, all cities have fitted air sensors under the mission, “but there is no clarity on how the data generated by these is and will be used by the city.”

Day after Nisarga, Mumbai records cleanest air this year

June 05, 2020 3:28 am

The concentration of PM 2.5 – tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter that can enter deep into the lungs and even the bloodstream – was recorded recorded at 17 on Thursday evening.

Air quality plunges to 'severe'; Here's how to protect yourself from smog

October 30, 2019 12:04 pm

Smog, that appears as a thick haze with a brownish tint, is mostly caused by high concentrations of nitrogen oxides.

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

January 30, 2019 8:03 am

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.


50 shades of grey: How capital is choking under 'severe' air quality for 5 days now

November 09, 2020 8:01 pm

The blanket of smog over Delhi thickened on Monday, reducing visibility in parts of the city to just 400 metres as the air quality remained "severe" for the fifth consecutive day.


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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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.