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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NGT orders inspection of waste-to-energy plants in Delhi
PTI
The Times of India , Friday, December 18, 2015

NEW DELHI: Concerned over delay in the operationalizing the waste-to-energy plants in capital, the National Green Tribunal today constituted a "high-powered team" to inspect these plants while directi ...More


The 10 steps aimed at curbing rising air pollution levels in Delhi
The Indian Express , Thursday, December 17, 2015

Over the past month, there have been repeated calls from environmentalists and activists for drastic measures on part of the administration to clean the toxic air in Delhi, considered the world’s most ...More


In Delhi, just waiting to inhale
V. SUDARSHAN
The Hindu , Thursday, December 17, 2015

Even if Batman made it past the Delhi border, his Batmask would need to incorporate a heavy-duty air filter — one that keeps out very fine particulate matter — over his nostrils Eighty. That’s how ma ...More


Sun and wind clear the ari, but only a bit
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Delhi: Almost coinciding with the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on dealing with air pollution in Delhi, the skies in the city cleared up making way for a sunny Wednesday. Very unusual for the c ...More


Killer pollution
IANS
The Hindu , Thursday, December 17, 2015

Air pollution, which is one of the top ten killers in the world and fifth leading cause of death in India, is responsible for about 10,000 to 30,000 deaths annually in Delhi, a report by the Centre fo ...More


Toxic city but no one cares
The Telegraph , Thursday, December 17, 2015

If Delhi is polluted, so is Patna. But if there's hope for a better tomorrow for Delhi, any such prospect eludes Patna. The Supreme Court on Wednesday prohibited registration of high-end diesel SUVs ...More


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