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Odd-even formula not a sustainable solution
PP Sangal
The Financial Express , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared Delhi as the most polluted city in the world. Undoubtedly, it is so, as the data on various parameters of air quality index (AQI)—particulate matt ...More


How to pinpoint Delhi's air-pollution sources
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Delhi is at a crossroads in its approach to air pollution. Since the capital topped the World Health Organization’slist of most-polluted cities, the public has focused its attention on the issue and t ...More


City’s air quality worsens as temperature dips
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

MUMBAI: Pollution levels in the city slipped back into the 'poor' category as minimum temperatures dipped on Tuesday. The chill returned to the city after a long gap as the minimum temperature dropped ...More


Most Chinese cities fail air quality standards in 2015: Greenpeace
AFP
The Economic Times , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BEIJING: Nearly 300 Chinese cities failed to meet national standards for air quality last year, Greenpeace said Wednesday, despite marginal improvements in some of the worst¬hit areas. China's cities ...More


Why getting a reliable picture of Delhi's air pollution is difficult
Business Standard , Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This winter, Delhi’s government and the judiciary have implemented several policies aimed at cutting Delhi’s air pollution. The just-concluded odd-even scheme in the city required motorists to find al ...More


Odd-even a way of life
SunitaNarain
Business Standard , Monday, January 18, 2016

Earlier this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even car-rationing scheme of the Delhi government. Their arguments were that ...More


Schools, varsity switch to solar energy to save on power bills
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 18, 2016

In an attempt to dodge Haryana’s sky-rocketing power tariff, many private schools and universities in Gurgaon are installing solar generation plants in their campus. Suncity World School, Scottish Hi ...More


Air pollution became worse during odd-even days, claims online portal
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 18, 2016

The odd-even plan of the Delhi government may have reduced congestion on the Capital’s roads with the AAP government celebrating the “success” of its odd-even scheme on Sunday but data shows the city’ ...More


Odd-even over, pollution levels see marginal rise
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, January 18, 2016

Gurgaon: Air pollution increased slightly on Saturday in the city, even though the concentration of smog was less as compared to the past three days. The PM2.5 has been recorded at 115.25 g/m³ (mic ...More


Air pollution now a public global health emergency: WHO
PrasunSonwalkar
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 18, 2016

New data on deadly levels of air pollution in cities across the globe are scheduled to be released soon by the World Health Organisation (WHO), whose top public health expert has already called it a g ...More


Direct emission from cars down by 30-40 percent during odd-even days: CSE
IANS
Business Standard , Sunday, January 17, 2016

The fortnight-long odd-even campaign aimed at battling air pollution in Delhi which ended on Friday night brought down direct emissions of pollutants from cars by 30 to 40 percent, says leading enviro ...More


Is Hyd's air safe? nobody knows!
Amrita Didyala
The Times of India , Sunday, January 17, 2016

HYDERABAD: Is Hyderabad's air safe to breathe? Maybe, maybe not. Courtesy the complete disparity in air quality data provided by different monitoring stations, there is absolutely no clarity on just h ...More


Will an app a day keep air pollution away?
SnehalRebello
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, January 17, 2016

Growing concerns over the air quality in metros such as Delhi and Mumbai have led to a surge in mobile apps that keep users updated on the latest pollution levels and health warnings. In the past one ...More


Oddly, city sees no major change in pollution
Deccan Herald , Sunday, January 17, 2016

It was the hazardous air that Delhi breathes which warranted the radical odd-even plan for 15 days. While experts believe that restricting the number of vehicles on roads certainly helps in curbing ...More


Odd-even rule for cars in Mumbai too? May be
DNA India , Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Bombay High Court on Friday issued notices to the state government, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and Regional Transport Office (RTO), asking ...More


CPCC data: Pollution level dipped in Mohali
The Indian Express , Saturday, January 16, 2016

With the Chandigarh Administration restricting diesel autorickshaws from Panchkula and Mohali from entering the city, the latter has witnessed a dip in level of air pollution, according to data gather ...More


Odd-even beneficial, claims Teri
The Asian Age , Saturday, January 16, 2016

As the “odd-even” pilot scheme drew to a close on Friday, a policy research organisation termed it as “beneficial” and said it can be used as a measure for reducing congestion and pollution specifical ...More


Odd-even: Pass, but no distinction
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Saturday, January 16, 2016

The odd-even scheme ended on Friday with different air monitoring agencies reporting a range of impacts on air quality. All seem to agree that it had several direct and indirect benefits, and some eve ...More


Sigh of relief: Pollutants in air drop to ‘moderate’ levels
The Times of India , Saturday, January 16, 2016

MUMBAI: Air pollution levels in the city dropped to "moderate" levels on Friday, showed the real-time data recorded by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The overall A ...More


Everyone should ensure there is no air pollution in Delhi: NGT
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, January 16, 2016

Everyone living in the national capital should ensure that they do not cause air pollution, the National Green Tribunal said while dismissing a builder’s plea challenging the penalty imposed on him fo ...More


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