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Pollution levels in lockdown months above permissible limits in Delhi, Lucknow; increased in Mumbai: Study

June 25, 2021 10:25 am

Kolkata was the only city in the study that showed improvement in the air quality in these months from 2019 to 2021.

Air pollution on rise in Indian cities: study

April 29, 2021 1:58 pm

The researchers speculated that increases in PM2.5 and NO2 in India reflect increasing vehicle ownership, industrialisation and the limited effect of air pollution policies to date

Underutilisation of Environmental Relief Fund defeats the “Polluter Pays” principle

January 11, 2021 7:07 pm

In the nearly 30 years of its existence, it has become doubtful if the Fund has been achieving its purpose as accounts of underutilisation and indifference by the authorities keep surfacing.

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'poor' zone

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.

Enough laws to tackle pollution, political will lacking: experts

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.

CPCB analysis finds drastic fall in air pollution levels during lockdown

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.

Delhi, Kolkata people will add 9 yrs to life if air pollution checked: report

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.

Rediscovering sustainable development through a Covid-19 lockdown lens

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.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, world's top 5 polluted cities breathe clean air

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

Don’t renew registration of 73 private hospitals: UP pollution panel

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.


Diwali 2017: Firecracker ban goes up in smoke, Delhi wakes up to blanket of smog

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.

Disney princesses struggle with sexual abuse and drug overdose in this thought-provoking photo series

May 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Photographer Shannon Dermody re​imagine​d​ what the princesses would go through if they were living in today's times.


PM Modi inaugurates Kundli-Manesar expressway, Congress calls in unsafe

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.

The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

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.

Supreme Court puts a partial ban on firecrackers just before Diwali

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.

UNBOXING: What pollution from vehicles is doing to our city and our body

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.

Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

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.

‘Odd-Even’ scheme could not control pollution: Vadra

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.

Judges and Govt. officials ride bicycles to curb pollution

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.