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For clean air, use market-based tools
R VENKATESAN
Business Standard , Thursday, December 24, 2015

Administrative fiat is certainly not the best option in the absence of accurate data on vehicular pollution During the late 1990s, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) worked with six coun ...More


HP submits affidavit to NGT, wants more vehicles plying Rohtang Pass
Gaurav Bisht
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 24, 2015

Himachal Pradesh government recently submitted an affidavit to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), urging it to allow entry of more vehicles to Rohtang Pass — the gateway to tribal Lahaul and Spiti dis ...More


Kolkata dropped from air quality index
KrishnenduBandyopadhyay
The Times of India , Thursday, December 24, 2015

KOLKATA: The city has been dropped from the air quality index (AQI) carried out by the environment ministry due to an inefficient system and alleged non-cooperation from the West Bengal Pollution Cont ...More


Delhi air pollution: Govt readies plan, but won’t target powerful transport industry
Reuters
The Financial Express , Thursday, December 24, 2015

Government is devising a plan to combat smog in the capital New Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, two senior officials said, but it is stopping short of targeting the powerful transport industry. ...More


Only 36 of 13,000 cabs in Gurgaon use CNG, experts concerned
Snehil Sinha
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 24, 2015

In a city where app-based taxis and cab fleets are the lifeline for lakhs of commuters, less than 1% of the vehicles run on CNG. Of the total 13,207 cabs registered in Gurgaon, only 36 use compresse ...More


Auto sector loses speed as pollution debate takes centrestage
PTI
The Times of India , Thursday, December 24, 2015

NEW DELHI: Driving smooth on a slow but steady recovery path, the automotive industry came to a screeching halt as the year 2015 entered its last lap -- thanks to a raging debate on pollution control. ...More


CSIR's proposal to combat Delhi's pollution
JACOB KOSHY
The Hindu , Thursday, December 24, 2015

The research lab claims their idea will be more effective that Delhi's proposed odd-even licence-plate policing. A mid-week work-from-home, rather than licence-plate policing, may be the solution to ...More


Delhi records highest air pollution levels in 2015
Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Thursday, December 24, 2015

New Delhi: Wednesday saw the highest level of air pollution in Delhi this year, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), which operates under the ministry o ...More


New Delhi is about to find out how hard it is to have clean air
Anindya Upadhyay
Live Mint , Thursday, December 24, 2015

New Delhi: New Delhi resident Lizu Matta, 29, is unsure how she’s going to commute to work in the new year with the start of traffic controls aimed at benching half the Indian capital’s 2.8 million pr ...More


Gas guzzlers under pollution glare
Piyush Kumar Tripathi
The Telegraph , Thursday, December 24, 2015

The affluent may not be able to go around in their SUVs or high-powered bikes, as the state government is contemplating banning registration and movement of SUVs of capacity of 2,000cc and above and t ...More


CSIR suggests alternative plan to curb pollution in Delhi
Kalyan Ray
Deccan Herald , Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Central government research institute on Wednesday has come out with an idea of having a work and schooling-from-home strategy to reduce vehicular traffic on Delhi roads and asked Chief Minister Arv ...More


Will Delhi’s odd-even rule to control air pollution work?
Live Mint , Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Delhi government’s proposal to bar private vehicles with registration numbers ending in odd and even numbers on alternate days from 1 January is being actively discussed at water coolers, in livin ...More


'Not just lungs, other parts too bearing brunt'
DurgeshNandanJha
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Delhi: AIIMS has endorsed a concern raised by medical practitioners for months - increased air pollution in Delhi is affecting not just our lungs but almost every part of the body. In a joint s ...More


2016 wish list: Cycle tracks, pavements one can walk on
Sharad Kohli
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GURGAON: In light of the Supreme Court order directing diesel vehicles to convert to CNG or face banishment from the roads, it's as good a time as any to take stock of what has been achieved by Gurgao ...More


2016 wish list: Cycle tracks, pavements one can walk on
Sharad Kohli
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GURGAON: In light of the Supreme Court order directing diesel vehicles to convert to CNG or face banishment from the roads, it's as good a time as any to take stock of what has been achieved by Gurgao ...More


First time in 18 years, study begins on air quality and disease
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As the Delhi government gets ready to implement a series of measures to tackle air pollution, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is set to lead the first large-scale study in nearly 1 ...More


Lack of equipments hampering Gurgaon Police's car free day
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As Gurgaon observed 14th car free day today, the city's police faced several odds, including the lack of equipments to monitor pollution level, in making the drive a success. With each car free da ...More


Auto sector loses speed as pollution takes centrestage
PTI
Business Line , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Driving smooth on a slow but steady recovery path, the automotive industry came to a screeching halt as the year 2015 entered its last lap —— thanks to a raging debate on pollution control. The secto ...More


Delhi air pollution: PM 2.5 reading outside Narendra Modi's house
Anjana Kashyap
India Today , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to think twice before he steps out in the open every morning at his official residence 7, RCR with his yoga mat. That's because the biggest threat to Modi comes not ...More


Air quality in Delhi plunges to 'very poor' level
PTI
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 23, 2015

NEW DELHI: Air quality in Delhi plunged to the 'very poor' level with real-time readings of PM 2.5, the tiniest and most damaging of all the particulate matters, breaching the 'severe' category in are ...More


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