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Delhi air pollution


Summer action plan to curb pollution in Delhi to kick off on Tuesday

April 12, 2022 7:26 am

The ‘summer action plan’ to mitigate air pollution from April to September will begin on Tuesday. It is being rolled out in a manner that is similar to the winter action plan that was in place last winter to deal with sources of air pollution.

Surge in pollution during 2nd wave lockdown: Study

April 11, 2022 9:34 am

Instances of high PM2.5 levels coincided with high mortality counts when cases surged in the city, noted the study, which was recently published in ‘Chemosphere’, an international journal that publishes work on chemicals in the environment.

Delhi: Local and regional sources more responsible for air pollution in winter than stubble burning, reveals study

March 31, 2022 11:08 am

Among cities in the National Capital Region (NCR), Delhi recorded the most “severe” air days this season (25 days), followed by Ghaziabad (16 days).

Focus on health, ramping up Ujjwala scheme: Suggestions to curb NCR's air pollution problem

March 08, 2022 9:31 am

The session, during which the Minister interacted with representatives of NGOs, was part of a two-day ‘Dialogue towards Clean Air’ organised by the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Biomass burning to blame for Delhi haze, study finds

December 16, 2021 10:45 am

Post-monsoon (end of October to around mid-November) haze was largely affected by biomass burning particles likely from “agricultural residue burning emissions in the upwind states of Delhi”, the study notes.

Analysis finds nitrogen dioxide levels perilously high in capital

December 15, 2021 8:09 am

The NCAP tracker has found that at 15 out of 40 monitoring sites in Delhi, the NO2 daily average has been above 80 micrograms per cubic meter for the month of November.

Approach Air Quality Commission for relaxations in pollution curbs in Delhi: SC

December 10, 2021 11:03 pm

The Commission, meanwhile, informed the court that pursuant to its directions, it has asked states in the National Capital Region to “immediately” close all industries which have not shifted to piped natural gas (PNG) or other cleaner fuels till December 12 subject to further review.

Regardless of income, all Delhi homes breathing poor air: Study

December 09, 2021 7:33 am

🔴 In households, both in the high and low socio-economic strata, PM2.5 levels were 20 times more than the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, noted the study by Michael Greenstone, Kenneth Lee and Harshil Sahai.

After light rain in Delhi, improvement in air quality

December 08, 2021 2:14 am

Delhi’s 24-hour average AQI stood at 255 on Tuesday, in the ‘poor’ category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). On Tuesday, the AQI had improved as opposed to a figure of 322 on Monday, and 305 on Sunday.

Fresh air has become a luxury in Delhi

December 07, 2021 7:41 am

🔴 Ashok Gulati writes: Centre and states must work together to tackle the pollution in the National Capital Region


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.

Delhi air pollution: Top five air purifiers you can purchase right now from Mi Air Purifier 2C to Dyson Pure Cool Link

November 05, 2019 9:47 pm

Delhi air pollution: Here's a list of the best air purifiers you can purchase right now, ranging from Rs 6,499 to Rs 29,900.

Odd-even rule kicks in as pollution level in Delhi remains severe

November 05, 2019 7:18 am

Air quality in Delhi-NCR remained in the “severe” category” for the seventh consecutive day on Monday even as odd-even traffic scheme came into effect in the morning.

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).

LOVE in times of SMOG: Delhi photographer's mask-themed couple photo shoot goes viral

December 01, 2017 10:42 am

Delhi-based photographer, Ashish Pareek woke up to murky skies and was perturbed. So with a couple he decided to capture their love aganist the backdrop of iconic location but with a mask, he take on city pollution and recent Delhi smog.

Delhi wakes up to thick smog, little visibility; IMA, CM Kejriwal press panic button

November 07, 2017 3:57 pm

Delhi is in ‘public health emergency state’, declared IMA. IMA president Dr K K Aggarwal requested people to avoid stepping out and asked schools to remain closed. Describing the city as a “gas chamber”, the CM has requested Education Minister Manish Sisodia to consider closing schools for a few days


The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.