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: ‘62% of stubble pollution from 11 districts in Punjab & Haryana’

The districts that need to be prioritised, as per the assessment, in Punjab are Amritsar, Firozpur, Ludhiana, Faridkot (village Kot Kapura), Bathinda, Mansa (village Joga), Patiala and Sangrur (villages Longwal, Bhadaur, Sehna). In Haryana, the districts are Kaithal, Hisar and Sirsa.

Clearing the air

Odd-even policy is no magic bullet to tackle pollution. But it is sure to trigger a conversation about Delhi’s environment


CM Kejriwal takes aim at pollution with laser show, environment marshals and masks

Discussions are expected over the next few days to decide how these masks will be distributed, officials said.

Odd-even vehicle scheme from Nov 4 to 15 in Delhi, says Kejriwal

Odd-Even Rule in Delhi 2019 Starting date: The odd-even vehicle rationing will return to the national capital between November 4 and 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

Not needed: Gadkari on Kejriwal's odd-even plan to check pollution

"No, I don't think it is needed. The Ring Road we have built has significantly reduced pollution in the city and our planned schemes will free Delhi of pollution in the next two years," Gadkari was quoted as saying by ANI.

Delhi CM exchanges notes on crop burning with envoy from Iran

Officials said the two discussed the similarities between Tehran and Delhi at the meeting, which was also attended by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain.


Delhi: Pollution checking centres come up at 37 bus depots

As per official data, from an average of 15,000 applications per day, the number of applications has risen to 45,000. There are 941 PUC (pollution under control) centres in Delhi.

Delhi pollution: Kejriwal invokes neighbours, experts say that may not tell full story

On Friday, however, as Delhi recorded an Air Quality Index value of 90 (satisfactory), the value was 85 in Ghaziabad and 66 in Gurgaon.

Delhi: Staff shortage impacting fieldwork to regulate pollution, admits official

Bharati Chaturvedi, founder and director of Chintan, said monitoring capacity should be increased in coal belts and other regions of the country to determine if they are as polluted as the capital.

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.

Delhi Pollution Photos

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.

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:

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.