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Delhi air pollution


Delhi: AQI to improve slightly today, cold wave to ring in the new year

December 28, 2020 2:25 pm

Moisture laden winds from the northeast direction were increasing the concentration of pollutants in the air, experts said, but from Monday the wind direction would change and bring some improvement.

‘Crop burning season over, why is Delhi air still bad?’

December 07, 2020 4:56 am

On a single day this November, the contribution peaked to 42% and remained above 15% on 12 days, which could be the result of a higher number of stubble burning cases in Punjab this year.

Stubble burning season over but pollution in capital still serious, take action, says Javadekar

December 05, 2020 11:57 am

Calm winds and low temperatures, along with local and regional emissions, has turned Delhi-NCR’s air quality index (AQI) to very poor since November 30. Share of PM2.5 levels from stubble burning in Delhi’s air was 1% on Friday and has been below 7% since November 23.

Stubble burning has stopped but Delhi's air pollution situation remains serious: Javadekar

December 04, 2020 5:25 pm

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued a notice to the Delhi government to take strict and swift action on the complaints forwarded to it about activities causing pollution in Delhi-National Capital Region.

Pollution: DDC signs MoU with think tank

December 04, 2020 11:25 am

Vidhi will also help the DDC in analysing various directions passed by the courts and authorities on air pollution in the region, the Delhi government statement said.

Stubble burning, crackers on Diwali and dip in mercury made Delhi's air quality worse than last November

December 01, 2020 11:15 am

Delhi also recorded nine severe air quality days this past month — highest since November 2016, when there were 10. Last November, there were seven such days.

Delhi's air quality 'poor', likely to improve

November 20, 2020 1:16 pm

The city's air quality index was 292 at 10 am. Its 24-hour average AQI was 283 on Thursday, 211 on Wednesday and 171 on Tuesday.

Delhi govt should collect clean air tax and pay farmers to change farming practice

November 18, 2020 8:43 am

Delhi’s air isn’t only a matter for its residents; it also reflects the image of the country.

CPCB orders closure of hot mix plants, stone crushers in Delhi-NCR till Nov 17

November 11, 2020 6:11 pm

In case of any violation, strict action such as imposition of penalty and a temporary stoppage of construction activities should be taken against the violators, the CPCB order read.

Delhi air quality slips back into 'very poor' category

November 11, 2020 3:18 pm

The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 388 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 476 on Tuesday.


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.