November 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Stronger winds and a drastic reduction in the contribution of stubble burning were two major reasons for cleaner skies over Delhi on Friday. But the winds slowed down at night allowing the pollutants to accumulate.
November 01, 2020 8:18 am
With the Centre now bringing in a new ordinance for the setting up of a Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas, a body that will see the EPCA getting dissolved, Mehta says the battle against air pollution lacks not laws or committees, but political will.
September 24, 2020 8:37 am
While the reduction in PM2.5 levels shows a 16 per cent improvement due to the lockdown regionally, the improvement in air quality was far higher in cities as compared to the rest of the country.
July 29, 2020 2:13 am
While Delhiites stand to gain 9.4 years if PM 2.5 concentration drops to 10 micrograms per cubic metre — the WHO standard —Kolkata residents would gain almost nine years, the report stated.
May 08, 2020 1:32 pm
We are witnessing clean air, water and liveable cities that we have demanded for so long precisely because we have been shut away.
April 08, 2020 9:31 pm
With lockdown in place, here's how the world's top five polluted cities fare in air quality index
February 02, 2020 2:24 pm
The CMO has issued fresh notices to the owners of these 73 private hospital to set up the treatment plants within 15 days, failing which registration of these hospitals would not be renewed.
December 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Installed just below the kitchen sink, the appliance allows any type of raw or cooked food — wet or dry — including vegetables with tough skins, egg shells and bones, to be disposed of in minutes.
November 17, 2019 7:15 am
National Ganga Bill to be introduced in Winter Session of Parliament.
November 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Pollution in Delhi has hit record-breaking levels and a farming method, known as stubble burning, was a major contributor. DW's Catherine Davison went to the countryside to check out what's being done to stop this trend.
October 20, 2017 5:34 pm
A day after Diwali, Delhiites experienced a comparatively better air quality than what it was last year. However, the level of pollution recorded in several parts of the capital exceeded 15 times the acceptable limits on Friday.
May 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Photographer Shannon Dermody reimagined what the princesses would go through if they were living in today's times.
June 22, 2020 6:09 pm
June 22, 2020 6:11 pm
At the inauguration of the Kundli-Manesar expressway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacks Congress. The grand old party responds by calling it a publicity stunt in election season.
June 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.
June 22, 2020 6:13 pm
The Supreme Court has put a partial ban on firecrackers and asked central and state pollution boards to monitor air quality a week before and after Diwali. Here’s what the court said.
June 22, 2020 6:13 pm
his month, we sit down with Anumita Roychowdhury, the Executive Director of Centre for Science and environment to understand the impact of pollution from vehicles on the street.
June 22, 2020 6:18 pm
February 15, 2016 4:32 pm
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.
February 13, 2016 2:57 pm
February 08, 2016 10:41 am
Greater Noida (UP), Feb 08 (ANI): Reacting on the APP Government’s ‘Odd-Even’ formula, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday said people had to face inconvenience because of the scheme. He added though there was less traffic on the road, but the level of pollution saw no difference. He further said that the hybrid and CNG vehicles should be used by people but the prices of these vehicles should be customer-friendly.
January 11, 2016 2:07 pm
Chhindwara, Jan 11 (ANI): The District Judge, Additional District Judge (ADJ), Collector and SDM in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, on Monday rode bicycles to their offices as an attempt to curb pollution. District and Sessions Judge AJ Khan said that all the judges have decided to cycle to the court once a week. He added that the Bar Association is also included in this initiative. Khan urged the people, especially students, to use bicycles instead of other motor vehicles. Additional District Judge (ADJ) Deepesh Tiwari stated that all the judges and employees have taken a resolution to ride bicycles to respective offices every Saturday. Tiwari further said that this initiative would send a good message to the public.