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Delhi government says vehicle pollution down 30%, experts divided
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, January 08, 2016

NEW DELHI: Delhi's transport minister Gopal Rai claimed on Thursday that levels of PM 2.5, primarily caused by vehicular pollution, had come down by 25-30%. "Yesterday, the levels recorded at 18 locat ...More


Quality of air in Mumbai on Thursday worst since day after Diwali
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 08, 2016

Air quality levels in the city on Thursday was the worst since November 12, the day after Diwali. Mumbai recorded an air quality index (AQI) – a pollution measuring indicator - of 312 which falls unde ...More


Why the rest of India needs the odd-even formula
BaharDutt
Live Mint , Friday, January 08, 2016

It’s a great start to a year when a green issue becomes a public issue. What environmentalists have been harping on for years has finally caught the attention of the politicians, the common man/woman ...More


'Pollution is down, we will tell HC'
Deccan Herald , Friday, January 08, 2016

The car rationing plan is reducing PM2.5 pollutants during the day almost every day, said Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday, making a case for the continuation of the odd-even scheme for full 1 ...More


Beijing imposed $28 mn in pollution fines last year: Xinhua
The Indian Express , Friday, January 08, 2016

Beijing’s environmental watchdog levied fines totalling about 183 million yuan ($27.76 million) for violations of pollution laws in the Chinese capital last year, the state news agency Xinhua said on ...More


'Odd-even' has reduced PM 2.5 levels in city: Delhi Govt
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, January 08, 2016

The most prominent pollutant in Delhi's air, PM 2.5, has "come down" by around 25 per cent as compared to December's figures, Delhi government said today attributing the "drop" to the prevailing odd-e ...More


Traffic policy working, pollution levels down, odd-even to go on until Jan 15: Gopal Rai
The Indian Express , Friday, January 08, 2016

Pollution levels of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 across Delhi showed a “consistent declining trend” due to the implementation of the odd-even rule, the Delhi government said Thursday. The government’s ...More


Delhi government says vehicle pollution down 30%, experts divided
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, January 08, 2016

NEW DELHI: Delhi's transport minister Gopal Rai claimed on Thursday that levels of PM 2.5, primarily caused by vehicular pollution, had come down by 25-30%. "Yesterday, the levels recorded at 18 locat ...More


Air pollution down in last two years: KalyanDombivliCorporation
Naveeta Singh
DNA India , Friday, January 08, 2016

In its environment report for 2014-2015, the KalyanDombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) announced that the air pollution level has gone down in the last two years. However, the civic body's claim has ...More


Air pollution high, but noodd-even formula in Patna
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, January 08, 2016

Patna: Despite air pollution level in the state capital being almost equal to that of the national capital, adopting Delhi's one-week-old odd-even traffic formula to reduce pollution level in Patna is ...More


Odd-even scheme: City to follow Delhi’s footsteps?
The Asian Age , Friday, January 08, 2016

Even as the Delhi high court has expressed doubts over the state government’s odd-even scheme currently being tested in the capital, the Maharashtra government said it would consider implementing the ...More


Why market solutions are not attempted
AMITABH KUNDU
Business Line , Friday, January 08, 2016

Delhi is sharply divided into camps in support of and against the odd-even formula for cars. The division is sharper than that based on ownership of odd and even number cars, since there are household ...More


Odd-even formula: Will AAP's plan sustain for 15 days?
India Today , Friday, January 08, 2016

Although the government plans to impose the odd-even formula for 15 days altogether, the Delhi High Court has asked the AamAadmi Party (AAP) government to consider if the policy can be limited to just ...More


Beijing polluters fined 183 mn yuan in 2015
IANS
Business Standard , Friday, January 08, 2016

Beijing's environmental watchdog meted out fines totalling 183 million yuan ($27.9 million) during 2015 for violation of pollution laws, the media reported on Friday. Amid an intensified campaign to ...More


How climate inaction can turn a health hazard
K SRINATH REDDY
The Hindu , Friday, January 08, 2016

If extreme weather events impact directly, rise in vector-borne diseases and mental health issues are the indirect consequences Before the Paris accord on climate protection, health was not a noted c ...More


Both cars and two-wheelers need to be brought under odd-even, says CSE
Sarika Malhotra
Business Today , Thursday, January 07, 2016

VivekChattopadhyaya, Programme Manager, Air Pollution Control Unit at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), talks to BT's Sarika Malhotra about Delhi's odd-even drive to combat pollution. BT: ...More


An app that keeps track of air pollution
IANS
The Hindu , Thursday, January 07, 2016

Helpchat launches a ‘pollution metre’ feature Helpchat, one of India’s biggest personal assistant apps, has launched a new ‘pollution metre’ feature that monitors the air in the surrounding environme ...More


NGT seeks data on air quality from other states
The Indian Express , Thursday, January 07, 2016

Expanding the scope of the ongoing case on air pollution, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Wednesday directed various state governments to submit data on air quality by next month. Noting that the Su ...More


Delhi off limits, National Green Tribunal shifts focus to tier-II cities
India Today , Thursday, January 07, 2016

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday said it will now consider reducing pollution in prominent tier II cities. It will not touch Delhi as Supreme Court is seized of the matter. Restrained b ...More


Guidelines bite the dust, city losing pollution fight
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, January 07, 2016

Gurgaon: As Delhi focuses on the odd-even trial to clean up its air, it's time for NCR cities like Gurgaon to take decisive steps against the other major pollutant. Dust. Fighting air pollution is ...More


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