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.

Delhi Pollution News

Air quality to turn ‘severe’, EPCA tells NCR states to control pollution

Taking heed of the warning, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) Monday wrote to chief secretaries of all four NCR states to step up surveillance and enforcement to control local sources of pollution and crop residue burning.

Delhi: ‘Pollution measures in place for 15 more days’

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Secretary, C K Mishra, Monday held a high-level meeting with officials of multiple ministries and neighbouring states, wherein the Centre decided to continue with “stringent measures” to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR.


Gautam Gambhir cites 'contractual obligation' after skipping parliamentary meeting on Delhi pollution

"I had signed the contract in January and I joined politics in April. Due to contractual obligation, I had to go for the commentary. On 11th November I received the mail and on the same day, I had informed them the reason for not attending the meeting, Gautam Gambhir said.

At Delhi's first oxygen bar, breathe in 'pure air' for Rs 300

Founded by Aryavir Kumar and Margarita Kuritsyana, Delhi’s first-ever Oxygen bar 'Oxy Pure' offers just what we need, a breath of fresh air.

Sustainable living is happening, but not at the rate we expect: Dia Mirza

Mirza, who was in Delhi recently as part of an interactive session with school children from environmental groups Cuckoo about Nature and #FridaysforFuture, spoke about children and the environment.

Air quality in Delhi had raised concerns in Kathmandu: Nepal judge

Justice Ajay Tewari, a judge in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who was co-chairing the event, also said, “More comprehensive and regional cooperation will help much more and have a greater effort if we work together. Efforts would get exponentially stronger.”


Strong wind, sunlight improves air quality in Delhi

Sunlight also helped increase the atmospheric mixing layer height which further helped release pollutants trapped closer to the surface, IMD officials said.

Odd-even scheme road test: Did the initiative help bring down air pollution

The third edition of the Delhi government’s odd-even scheme ended on Friday — the same day the Supreme Court sought to know how effective it really is.

'Missing' Gautam Gambhir posters spotted in Delhi after MP skips pollution meet

"Have you seen him? He was spotted last having jalebis at the Indore cricket stadium. The entire Delhi is looking for him," the poster read.

Weather forecast today Highlights: Delhi's air quality remains 'severe' today

Weather forecast Today Highlights: At Lodhi Road, PM2.5 level is 599 and PM10 is 521, while in Chandni Chowk it is 440 and 419, respectively. In adjoining areas of Noida, PM2.5 is 471 and PM10 is 500.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

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:

Delhi Clears Up After 10 Days Of Smog

The first thing that the Central and Delhi governments should own up to regarding the air pollution crisis is that everyone was forewarned and cannot pretend to be taken unawares. This “winter of our discontent” is the season when, as temperatures dip, pollutants hover around the surface of the city and do not waft upwards. […]


Full documentary | Death By Breath: An Arre-Indian Express Original

With the second phase of the government’s odd-even scheme having come to an end in Delhi, is it too little too late? Arre and The Indian Express investigate how Delhi breathes under a blanket of smog.  

Amount spent on Odd-Even went in vain: BJP

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.