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

NGT directs Delhi govt to deposit Rs 25 crore with CPCB for failing to curb pollution in city

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the AAP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore and the apex pollution monitoring body to ensure that there is no further lapse in this regard.

Change in winds takes Delhi's air quality from moderate to severe; situation could improve today

At 4 pm on Sunday, Delhi's air was moderately polluted, with the air quality index value reading at 171. On Monday, this reading was 426.


1,048 violations seen in February: Pollution watchdog

On Thursday, Delhi’s air quality was recorded as poor, with an AQI value of 266. This was a deterioration from the moderate air quality the capital witnessed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Delhi air pollution today: Despite rain in January, AQI touches 'very poor' range

The air quality in the capital saw little improvement as compared to Friday, which recorded the AQI value as 310, falling under the 'very poor' category.

Delhi govt partners with Washington University for joint study on air quality evaluation

The MoU aims at the joint study to be undertaken by the Washington University and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee for the real-time source apportionment with special reference to PM2.5, and analysis of elemental, organic carbon and 72 inorganic elements.

Delhi shivers as rains bring temperature down; heavy snowfall in J&K, Himachal

Over 320 trains were cancelled and 129 were partially cancelled on the first Sunday of 2019 as visibility dropped due to the fog in the capital. Flight operations have not been affected. 


Entry of trucks into Delhi banned for 24 hours from Friday night

The decision has been taken in view of the severe pollution level in the national capital for over 31 hours.

Delhi shivers at 3.8 degrees Celsius, air quality drops to 'severe'

According to IMD, the cold wave condition is likely to continue for the next 2-3 days.

Delhi's air quality severe, fire cracker or vehicular pollution could result in deterioration: CPCB

The apex court had in October directed that bursting of crackers on Diwali and other festivals be limited to two hours and only "green firecrackers" be sold in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Delhi's air quality slightly improves, may turn 'severe' again

The Central Pollution Control Board data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) at the 'very poor' level of 394, while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) showed an AQI of 372, which falls in the 'very poor' category.

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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.