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

Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' due to unfavourable weather conditions

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 343.

Delhi's air quality 'very poor', deteriorating due to local pollutants: authorities

According to SAFAR, the air quality is very poor in Delhi and at present there is "insignificant intrusion from outside of Delhi".

Delhi's air quality poor, CPCB issues notices to SDMC, EDMC for inaction

In its notice to SDMC, the CPCB said that out of 866 complaints received by citizens and teams deployed by the pollution watchdog, only 200 have been resolved, 334 complaints are being investigated and 332 were not yet attended.

Delhi's air quality 'very poor', to worsen over weekend

In NCR, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida recorded 'very poor' air quality while Gurgaon recorded moderate air quality, the CPCB data said.

Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' due to unfavourable meteorological conditions

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has come out with a list of nearly six lakh diesel and petrol vehicles that are over 10-years-old and will not be allowed to ply in Haryana.

New policy favours e-vehicles, taxes ones run on petrol, diesel

Other highlights include the proposal to allow electric two-wheeler taxis to provide last-mile connectivity, cashback for passengers using e-autos of up to Rs 10 per trip.

Delhi: Absence of sewer lines in 1,500 unauthorised colonies major reason of pollution in Yamuna

A committee overseeing the cleaning of the river has directed authorities to come up with a plan for preventing pollution from these sources and for proper disposal of faecal sludge and other wastes.

'Unusual improvement' in Delhi's air quality, but still in 'poor' category

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 232 - which falls in the 'poor' category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).

Ex-scientist slams EPCA chief’s idea to ban pvt vehicles

Speaking at JNU, Moitra said there was enough data available with scientists to know what could bring down pollution in the city, but that there was a problem at the level of “implementation”.

New index quantifies how air pollution cuts life expectancy

India and China, which make up 36% of the world’s population, account for 73% of all years of life lost due to particulate pollution.

Delhi Pollution Videos

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:

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.


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