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Shortcuts to Check Pollution Are No Alternative to Better Urban Planning
Yogesh Vajpeyi
The New Indian Express , Sunday, December 20, 2015

The slew of orders issued by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to curb high pollution levels in the national capital, coming close on the heels of the AAP government’s proposed restriction on entry of c ...More


In Times of Pollution, Watchdog Remains Headless
The New Indian Express , Sunday, December 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: Even as there is a hue and cry over rising pollution in Delhi, the post of chief of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been lying vacant for nearly four years as the Ministry of ...More


Clampdown on diesel cars now extends to NCR
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, December 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: The clampdown on diesel vehicles, and other measures ordered by the Supreme Court to tackle air pollution in the capital, will now extend to the entire NCR as well. The SC-mandated Envir ...More


Iran closes capital's schools due to air pollution
AFP
Business Standard , Sunday, December 20, 2015

Iran is to close schools for two days in Tehran, state media said today, following air pollution three times the acceptable level that has blanketed the city in smog. Air quality in Iran's capital ...More


Delhi: ‘Very poor’ air quality forecast for weekend
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, December 19, 2015

Delhi’s air quality is once again in the category of ‘very poor’ and is likely to stay that way over the weekend amidst a spike in pollutants after an almost week-long moderate phase when a steady fal ...More


Pedestrians bear the brunt of air pollution
MOHIT M. RAO
The Hindu , Saturday, December 19, 2015

And the levels may be more than you think because pollution is being measured by machines fixed on rooftops In a city where vehicles rule the roost, the healthiest mode of commuting – walking – is al ...More


Concrete steps taken to tackle air pollution: Prakash Javadekar
PTI
The Times of India , Saturday, December 19, 2015

NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of air quality plunging into 'severe' category across Delhi, the government today said that it has taken concrete measures including ban on burning of wastes to tackle the p ...More


Alarmed by Delhi air quality, Bengal trebles monitoring units
Joydeep Thakur
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, December 19, 2015

The state pollution control board is set to triple the number of air quality monitoring stations across the state from January 1, 2016, to keep track of the rising pollution levels. “We will be incre ...More


Delhi govt turns to aamaadmi to fight war on pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Delhi: The next time you see a vehicle belching out toxic smoke in the city, you may be able to get it challaned. One of the highlights of the Delhi government's 13-point agenda to deal with air p ...More


Beijing issues second red alert for heavy air pollution
IANS
The Hindu , Saturday, December 19, 2015

Beijing has issued its second red alert for air pollution in December as a new bout of smog is forecast to hit the capital from Saturday to Tuesday. The red alert, the most serious level, will last f ...More


Odd-even puzzle: Is Delhi prepared to improve its air?
DebarghyaSanyal
Business Standard , Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Supreme Court on Wednesday doubled the environment compensation charge for loaded commercial vehicles entering Delhi and imposed a blanket ban on registration of diesel vehicles of and above 2,000 ...More


HC wants state to look at Delhi model to check pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, December 19, 2015

BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court on Friday asked the state government to check whether it can follow the New Delhi model which has banned diesel vehicles to avoid increasing air pollution levels, i ...More


Emissions in Delhi could rise up to 19 times by 2020
Aditya Dev
The Times of India , Saturday, December 19, 2015

AGRA: An eight-year study, from 2008-2015, conducted by the IIT-Roorkee, University of Minnesota in the US and University of Surrey, UK, has shown that emissions from vehicles in Delhi have increased ...More


Auto makers seek clear policy after Delhi diesel ban
Aditi Shah
Live Mint , Friday, December 18, 2015

Mumbai: India’s auto makers and dealers on Thursday called for a clear, national policy to combat air pollution, after a crackdown on diesel cars and trucks in New Delhi, which campaigners have vowed ...More


Petrol vs diesel: The emissions and cleanliness match-up
Amitabh Sinha
The Indian Express , Friday, December 18, 2015

The focus of the Supreme Court’s pollution orders is diesel vehicles. A primer on the origins, chemical composition and environment-friendliness of the two auto fuels: Same raw material Both petrol ...More


PWD projects fined for pollution
The Hindu , Friday, December 18, 2015

Polluters big and small, from individuals burning leaves to massive construction sites producing dust, have become the targets of an ongoing crackdown by the Delhi Government and municipal corporation ...More


Diesel pollutes more, but its challenging to implement ban
The Hindu , Friday, December 18, 2015

BinduShajanPerappadan, DaminiNath and Ashok Kumar give you a lowdown on why air quality in the Capital is likely to improve Diesel cars emit five times more harmful particulate matter than petrol car ...More


Don’t have car pollution certificate in Delhi? You may be fined Rs 5,000
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 18, 2015

Driving in smog-hit Delhi without a valid pollution-under-control (PUC) certificate may soon cost you Rs 5,000. In yet another move towards cleaning the city’s notoriously toxic air, the AAP governme ...More


Municipal corporations lax against open burning of waste, says Delhi govt
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, December 18, 2015

The Delhi government today pulled up the BJP-ruled municipal corporations for their “poor” showing in preventing open burning of waste and in acting against violators of dust pollution norms in the ci ...More


Delhi's transport sector 3 times more polluting than Mumbai's
Business Standard , Friday, December 18, 2015

Delhi’s transport sector produces six times as much greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as that of Kolkata’s, five times as much as Ahmedabad’s and three times as much as Greater Mumbai and Chennai, accord ...More


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