Schools in Delhi-NCR to remain shut for next two days due to spike in pollution levels

The national capital continues to reel under heavy pollution today as the noxious smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather pushed the situation in the region towards "emergency" zone for the third time in the last 15 days.

Stubble burning: 3,000 farm fires and counting...

Higher than last year; pollution control board says contributing 7% to Delhi’s PM levels but figure will reach 17% today.


NGT directs Delhi govt to deposit Rs 25 crore with CPCB for failing to curb pollution in city

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the AAP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore and the apex pollution monitoring body to ensure that there is no further lapse in this regard.

Ganga's faecal coliform level 3-12 times permissible limit in most inter-state boundaries: CPCB

Faecal coliform (FC) bacteria, such as E.coli, are found in excreta that contaminates water through untreated sewerage. The higher the level the higher the presence of disease-causing pathogen in water.

Prosecute govt officials for not acting on air pollution complaints: SC to CPCB

The court said this on a day when monitoring stations in the national capital recorded air quality in the "very poor" category.

Delhi air quality turns 'severe' for first time this season

Meanwhile, the issue of stubble burning and air pollution in Delhi took a political turn on Monday as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP-led central and Haryana government and Congress-led Punjab government for the worsening air quality in Delhi.


Supreme Court: Allow people to flag pollution online

The bench took note of concerns expressed by amicus curiae Arajita Singh, that there was no proper forum where the public could highlight instances of pollution and bring it to the notice of authorities.

Delhi continues to grapple with 'very poor' air quality, CPCB suggests stringent measures

Amid grim situation, the CPCB has suggested several stringent measures which include the closure of all construction activities that generate dust pollution between November 1 and 10.

Delhi: To combat pollution, CPCB mapping areas where PM 10, 2.5 is highest

According to officials, the ‘Wind Augmentation and Air Purifying Units (WAYU)’ will be placed at ITO, Anand Vihar, Wazirpur, Shadipur and Bhikaji Cama Place, in preparation for the winter months which usually sees deteriorating air quality each year.

Draft emission norms for diesel locomotives in 2 weeks, says CPCB

The CPCB's interim report, titled "Exhaust Emission Benchmarks for Diesel Locomotives on Indian Railways", aims to fix standards and protocols for the sector to achieve the targets submitted by India under the Paris climate change agreement.