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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Delhi Pollution

Every winter Delhi comes under the grip of severe pollution thanks to a host of factors from Diwali crackers to extensive crop stubble burning in nearby states. In fact, over the past few years Delhi has been among the most polluted cities in the world with PM 2.5 and PM10 levels many times over permissible limits. In 2016, the city is witnessing one of the worst periods of pollution ever recorded in the city.


In coming months, project to assess what makes capital air so polluted

February 14, 2021 1:28 am

A new project to identify sources of pollution in real time is scheduled to be tabled before the Delhi Cabinet soon for clearance. It received Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s approval last Tuesday.

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

February 04, 2021 2:03 pm

Arvind Kejriwal said his government will hire only electric vehicles for various purposes in the next six weeks.

Some good news: Annual concentration of Particulate Matter in air down since 2016

February 04, 2021 8:31 am

The affidavit also listed efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to prevent and control stubble burning.

IIT-Kanpur submits proposal for study on real-time air pollution sources in the city

January 30, 2021 11:41 pm

The proposal by IIT-Kanpur was cleared by the chairman of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) this week and has been sent to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s office for approval, Delhi government officials said.

Delhi govt to take a call on real-time pollution study

December 21, 2020 4:13 am

Sources of pollution in the capital have been identified in previous studies by institutions including IIT-Kanpur, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Central Pollution Control Board.

Calm winds, high moisture pushes Delhi's AQI to "severe"

December 06, 2020 10:17 am

Meteorological factors such as calm winds and low temperatures reduce the mixing depth, or the vertical height available in the atmosphere for pollutants to disperse.

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

December 04, 2020 2:00 pm

"Delhi government and all agencies concerned should swing into action as stubble burning has stopped now," Javadekar said.

Farm fires down but Delhi’s air quality set to turn ‘very poor’

November 29, 2020 10:50 am

In the past two days, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) had improved significantly, reaching moderate on Friday from severe on Wednesday, owing to strong winds which flushed out pollutants.

Delhi: Cold wave prevails for 2 days straight as min temp drops to 6.7° C

November 25, 2020 3:00 pm

The IMD's criteria to declare a cold wave in the plains is that the minimum temperature should be 10 degrees or lower and the departure from normal temperature 4.5 degrees or less for two days.

Regime of subsidies is the main reason why there is stubble in the first place

November 23, 2020 8:41 am

The irony of agricultural pollution is that taxpayers are essentially paying for it through a system of subsidies that actually motivates the very behaviours that drive the agricultural emissions that they breathe.


Delhi pollution level enters 'severe plus', health emergency declared in capital

November 01, 2019 4:03 pm

The Delhi government on Friday decided to shut all schools till November 5 after a Supreme Court mandated panel declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR region in the wake of rising level of pollution.

Bangladesh cricketers wear masks during training against Delhi's pollution

November 01, 2019 2:28 pm

The national capital's air quality is in "severe" category right now and Bangladesh players were seen wearing masks during a training session at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

Delhi air quality breaches ‘hazardous’ category a day after Diwali — see photos

November 10, 2018 7:52 am

Delhi Pollution: The air quality in Anand Vihar and areas around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium recorded 999 AQI and Chanakyapuri 459, exposing people to major health risks

Delhi pollution: When firemen showered water from building at ITO to curb smog

November 16, 2017 2:31 pm

Delhi pollution: Firemen in the capital sprayed water from a DDA building at ITO which took passersby and commuters by surprise!

Explained in 5 pictures: SC order on diesel SUVs, luxury cars in Delhi

December 16, 2015 3:54 pm

The Supreme Court banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and cars having engines beyond 2000 cc in Delhi and NCR from March 1, next year.


Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Some good news for the people of Delhi. A slew of measures taken by multiple agencies on the city’s air pollution problem seem to have actually produced a slight respite. See more:

Amount spent on Odd-Even went in vain: BJP

January 21, 2016 5:46 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Thursday said despite spending Rs 20 crore on implementation of the Odd-Even formula, there was no significant decrease in Delhi’s pollution. Udit added that the scheme was not wrong, but the results were unproductive. He further said that the amount spent belongs to the common man of Delhi, and therefore it should have been used productively.