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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.


Nitrogen dioxide levels fell by more than 70% during COVID-19 lockdown in New Delhi: UN

July 28, 2020 1:40 pm

The UN Secretary-General's Policy Brief on 'COVID-19 in an Urban World' said that with an estimated 90 per cent of all reported COVID-19 cases, urban areas have become the epicentre of the pandemic. It also pointed out that several new scientific studies suggest that poor air quality is correlated with higher COVID-19 mortality rates.

Delhi's air quality dipped even in lockdown; here's why

April 17, 2020 9:46 am

The overall AQI stood at 150, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) latest data. SAFAR also added that the air quality is likely to improve from tonight.

Delhi sees cleanest March air in 5 years

April 01, 2020 1:50 am

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Delhi, said the total rainfall recorded in the city in March was 109.6mm — an all-time high for the month since counting began in 1901.

Real-time data will help pinpoint sources of Delhi pollution, says Rai

February 21, 2020 2:13 am

Environment Minister Gopal Rai Thursday said the government will “move forward” towards getting real-time data after experts from the University of Washington in St Louis, US, who have been studying air pollution sources in the capital for a year, submit their findings.

Local pollutants major contributor to Delhi's foul air: Study

January 11, 2020 11:51 am

A recent study that gathered four years of pollution data from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh suggested that local sources of pollution such as traffic, construction and domestic heating has contributed to the pollution in Delhi NCR.

Delhi: 2019 saw more ‘good’ air days than 2018; ‘Policy, enforcement helped’

January 04, 2020 2:22 am

While the number of ‘good, satisfactory and moderate’ air quality days increased from 159 to 182, the number of ‘poor, very poor and severe’ days decreased from 206 to 183 in 2019.

Delhi: Despite intense cold wave, December AQI better than 2018

January 02, 2020 2:40 am

Data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), analysed by The Indian Express, shows there were also higher number of ‘moderate’ and ‘poor’ air quality days in December 2019 compared to the December before that.

Will make Delhi pollution-free in next five years: Arvind Kejriwal

December 30, 2019 9:34 pm

Addressing his third town hall meeting at Durgapuri chowk in West Jyothi Nagar, Kejriwal said his government took a number of steps to tackle pollution and managed to reduce it by 25 per cent.

To cut vehicular pollution by 2024, Delhi govt shifts focus to e-vehicles

December 24, 2019 2:29 am

A quick rollout of 5,000 e-autos and getting online commerce companies to press more battery-operated bikes into service are the immediate objectives that the Delhi government seeks to achieve through its electric vehicle policy, which was cleared Monday.

Thick fog engulfs Delhi, air quality severe

December 21, 2019 2:44 pm

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 17 degrees Celsius on Saturday. At least 17 trains were running late in the morning, while many flights were delayed or diverted due to the dense fog.


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.