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Clearing the Air

The Great Smog of India begins by clearly calling out the apathy, making all of us complicit in its severe ill effects to human health, quality of life, economic growth, and India’s soft power.

Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years: Study

Concentrations in Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi are substantially higher, and the impact on life expectancy exceeds six years.


Smog: How it affects the eye

Every year, after Diwali, people in the Capital are engulfed in a thick cloud of smog. We spoke to people and doctors in the city to find out how smog affects the eye and if it could be prevented at all.

Thick haze engulfs Delhi, air quality remains severe

On Tuesday, the level of PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) and PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres) in Delhi was recorded at 238 and 399 respectively.

Surviving the smog: A Delhi dad shares his 6-point plan

"We got a mask for a few thousand rupees the first year. It didn’t fit. Three years later, it just about fits and we now just have to convince our child to wear it."

Delhi's air quality nosedives towards 'very poor' category

On Tuesday, Anand Vihar recorded an AQI of 381, Dwarka Sector 8 registered AQI of 373, ITO recorded 296 and Jahangirpuri recorded an AQI of 321, according to CPCB data.


In war against smog, China plans to replace polluting diesel trucks with modern ones

The policy would come into effect in 2020 and would be implemented in the smoggiest northern regions of the country. However, it was not clear when the ministries would make their final decision

No mechanism to compile data on 'Pollution Under Control' certificates: CIC

On January 18 this year, an RTI applicant Deepak Juneja had sought from the transport department information about the number of PUC certificates issued for different class of vehicles in Delhi.

Odd-even, vehicle ban no solution to pollution menace: Gadkari

The road and transport minister also called for concerted efforts in the direction of environment-friendly transportation and biofuel production from farm waste like paddy stubble

India-Pakistan smog doesn't recognise boundaries

Amarinder Singh's silence to the tweet sent to him by the Pakistan Punjab government is not surprising. Our leaderships make pious statements about co-operating to resolve the “real issues” but in reality, we are more comfortable wearing the armour of old hostilities.

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Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.