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 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.


Low visibility disrupts flight operations at Delhi airport for two hours

Three international and one domestic flight were diverted so far while arrivals have not been stopped, the official added.

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries in hotspots, bans construction activities for 3 days

The concerned agencies have also been asked to ensure strict action against illegal industries, intensify ground action and make all efforts to control polluting activities, particularly waste burning.

Delhi: Pollution level severe for third consecutive day

On Monday, 32 areas of the national capital recorded 'severe' air quality while five areas recorded very poor air quality, according to the CPCB.

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

The overall air quality index (AQI) of the city stood at 408, which falls in the 'severe' category, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed.

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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:


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.