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Delhi: System predicts 4 hotspots that may see pollution spike in October

Praising its in-house “bi-weekly forecasting system”, Professor (Dr) Mukesh Khare of IIT-Delhi said the tool can predict “what is going to happen”, “where action should be taken”, and “the major source” of pollution in a particular hotspot.

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 for thought

National Capital Region requires a roadmap to tackle pollution throughout the year, not knee-jerk bans.

Central Pollution Control Board writes to Noida District Magistrate over unauthorised firecracker sale

The Supreme Court had in a recent ruling allowed people to burst firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm only on Diwali and other festivals. But despite the court order, certain places recorded violations wherein firecrackers were burnt before and after the set time frame.

Dumping of muck into Bhagirathi: NGT directs NHIDCL to deposit Rs 2 crore with CPCB

NGT also directed NHIDCL to conduct soil survey in respect of stability of soil and the geology structure of the areas before undertaking such projects.

CPCB issues guidelines for public to lodge complaints on air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The complaints can be posted on the official page of the CPCB on Facebook and Twitter, filed through its official website or the Sameer app developed by it.


CPCB App shows ambient air quality in Punjab better than Delhi

As per the data available on Sameer App of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Jalandhar recorded worst Air Quality Index (AQI) at 186 in Punjab, followed by Ludhiana at 184 on Monday.

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

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.

Action taken on pollution remains dismal, open storage of construction material biggest culprit

For the period between September 15 and October 15 — for each of the cities of Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad — the apex pollution monitoring body has assigned an incidence score and an action taken score.

Delhi records year's best quality of air on Tuesday: Authorities

An official of the Central Pollution Control Board said rains in the last few days washed away pollutants from the air which led to the quality of air improving.