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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.


Summer action plan to curb pollution to be rolled out from April to Sept: Delhi Environment Minister

April 04, 2022 8:14 pm

"We discussed with experts and different departments… for the success of the winter action plan, we need a summer action plan also. From April to September, we will take immediate and long-term steps to reduce pollution,” Environment Minister Rai said at a press conference Monday.

Delhi’s air quality in Feb was cleanest for the month since 2017

March 01, 2022 11:23 am

The city even recorded a day of ‘satisfactory’ air quality, when the AQI was between 51 and 100. This was due to strong winds and rainfall brought about by a western disturbance.

SC asks air quality commission to find permanent solution for Delhi pollution

December 16, 2021 1:57 pm

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana directed that the suggestions received should be considered by an expert group constituted by the Commission.

Cold day in the capital, remembering 2001 Parliament attack victims: Delhi in photos

December 13, 2021 7:18 pm

CRPF personnel pay homage to those who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack, on the 20th anniversary, at Parliament House.

How Delhi is leading the charge in electric vehicle adoption

December 14, 2021 7:26 am

🔴 Jasmine Shah writes: Demand generation schemes and targeted incentives are behind the success of its EV policy.

Pollution: SC takes note of 'slight' improvement in air quality, permits panel to decide on easing curbs

December 10, 2021 2:02 pm

🔴 The commission had said that a 5-member enforcement task force has been set up to contain air pollution in Delhi and NCR and 40 squads would monitor the implementation of measures suggested by it to deal with pollution.

Delhi schools closed again amid increase in air pollution levels

December 03, 2021 9:21 am

The class 10, 12 board exams will continue as scheduled and teaching-learning activities will be conducted online

Delhi parents urge CM Kejriwal, LG to reopen schools

November 24, 2021 2:24 pm

In their letter, they have stated that the fact that schools had been functioning at 50% capacity in a hybrid mode will allow parental choice and address public health concerns on vehicular pollution.

Delhi air quality improves from 'very poor' to 'poor' due to wind

November 23, 2021 4:56 pm

The AQI on Monday stood at 311, in the lower end of the ‘very poor’ category. On Tuesday morning, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium monitoring station, the AQI was 274, while it was 271 at Mandir Marg, 291 at R K Puram, and 293 at Sonia Vihar.

Slight improvement in AQI: Govt lifts construction ban, to take call on school reopening tomorrow

November 23, 2021 9:28 am

Delhi’s 24-hour average AQI was recorded as 311 on Monday, down from 349 on Sunday, but still in the very poor category.


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.