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Thick blanket of smog engulfs city; Deonar fire, air pollution and mercury drop blamed
VIRAT A SINGH
DNA India , Friday, January 29, 2016

Even as various parts of the city seemed to have been engulfed in a thick blanket of smog on Thursday, weather experts claimed that the reason for it varied from fire at Deonar dumping ground to high ...More


HC seeks reply of Maha, MPCB and others on odd-even rule PIL
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, January 29, 2016

The Bombay High Court today asked the MaharashtraGovernment, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), state Ministry of Environment and 3 others to file their response to a petition seeking introdu ...More


Odd-even plan: Mumbai situation equally bad, says Bombay HC
The Indian Express , Friday, January 29, 2016

The situation in Mumbai is equally bad, observed the Bombay High Court Thursday while deciding to examine if Delhi’s odd-even driving policy could be implemented in the city. The HC said it wants to a ...More


‘Care for Air’ campaign for reducing air pollution in Patna
Pranava Kumar Chaudhary
The Times of India , Friday, January 29, 2016

PATNA: Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) on Thursday launched 'Care for Air' campaign for reducing pollution in Patna to help improve ambient air quality. The campaign urges Bihar g ...More


GSPCB to ask 2 big companies to reduce coal handling capacity
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, January 29, 2016

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) today decided to order two major companies operating at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to reduce their coal handling capacity by 25 per cent for failing to con ...More


After Gurgaon and Delhi, Gzb to go car-free
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 29, 2016

After Gurgaon and Delhi, Ghaziabad is all set to go car-free for the first time on February 10. The Ghaziabad Residents’ Welfare Association Federation (GRWAF) met the district administration on Thur ...More


Has odd-even policy worked in Delhi, HC asks
The Hindu , Friday, January 29, 2016

The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought to know whether the odd-even policy for traffic management, experimented with in Delhi, will work in Mumbai if implemented. Under this policy introduced on a ...More


Air quality in smoking zones worse than outside
TEENA THACKER
The Asian Age , Friday, January 29, 2016

Even as the government claimed that the recent odd-even plan brought down pollution and proposed to bring it back, here is something to gulp down. A new research has indicated that the air quality ins ...More


HC asks Delhi govt to consider plea to bring back odd-even plan
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked the government to treat as representation a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to reintroduce the odd-even scheme in the capital through awareness campaig ...More


Centre seeks report from KSPCB on pollution in City
Bosky Khanna
Deccan Herald , Thursday, January 28, 2016

In the wake of the increasing pollution levels in the City, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, has written to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), seeking details ...More


Rs 5,000 fine being mulled for polluting trucks entering Delhi
PTI
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 28, 2016

NEW DELHI: Delhi government is planning to impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on any polluting trucks entering the national capital. Health Minister Satyendar Jain today held a review of the steps being taken ...More


‘Want odd-even car system in the city’
Vijay Singh
The Times of India , Thursday, January 28, 2016

NAVI MUMBAI: City based activists have urged CM DevendraFadnavis to consider implementing odd-even traffic formula of Delhi in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mumbai, to curb the rising air pollution. "I recen ...More


Delhi HC asks AAP government to treat plea on odd¬even scheme as representation
PTI
The Economic Times , Thursday, January 28, 2016

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court today directed the AAP government to treat a plea seeking re-introduction of odd¬even vehicular scheme through proper awareness campaign as a representation, saying it had ...More


Govt to impose stiff penalty on polluting trucks
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Delhi: Delhi government has announced that it will impose a stiff penalty on polluting trucks entering the capital. It will also strictly monitor construction projects and fine those not adhering ...More


Masks don’t shield us against foul air
Aparajita Ray
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BANGALURU: For SarmilaKarmakar, wearing a dupatta is not just a style statement; it comes handy as a protective gear whenever she steps out. The threat of inhaling dust prompts her to create a balacla ...More


Smog blankets Rajpath lawns on Republic Day
PTI
DNA India , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Delhi's day out at the Rajpath lawns to celebrate the 67th Republic Day was veiled by its characteristic smog and 'very poor' air quality. The average levels of PM 2.5 and PM 10, fine respirable part ...More


No respite from pollution on Republic Day as levels spike across city
The Indian Express , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Air quality levels dipped from early morning on Republic Day, with particulate matter levels shooting up across air quality monitoring stations. At least four AQI stations recorded severe levels of ai ...More


Air pollution exposure increases premature birth risk
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Washington: Mothers-to-be, take note! Exposure to high levels of small particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of premature birth, a new study has found. Researchers at the US Ci ...More


Odd-even will work only if implemented in entire NCR: Pollution watchdog
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The odd-even road rationing formula tried out for a fortnight in Delhi could have a visible impact on air quality if similar experiments were carried out in the entire national capital region (NCR), a ...More


Prioritise pollution control, govt told
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Karnataka High Court judge Justice N K Patil on Tuesday took note of the increasing water and air pollution and said that it should be the priority of the government to ensure clean drinking water and ...More


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