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Smoke from burnt waste hits walkers
Sameera Kapoor Munshi
The Times of India , Sunday, November 08, 2015

NAVI MUMBAI: For a civic body that claims to be pro-environment, it has come as a surprise for the residents living next to Wonders Park in Nerul that disposal method of green waste is far from eco-fr ...More


Pollution in Delhi during Diwali: The harmful pollutants and their result on human lives
India Today , Sunday, November 08, 2015

One of the most loved festivals in India, Diwali, is just around the corner and each of us have dived into the spirit of Diwali. From cleaning homes to buying new clothes, from taking a walk in the mu ...More


Green bench orders pollution fee for trucks entering Delhi
Business Standard , Sunday, November 08, 2015

All commercial vehicles entering Delhi must pay an environmental compensation charge in addition to toll tax, the National Green Tribunal ruled on Wednesday. The tribunal ordered the compensation b ...More


Don't Convert Diwali into a 'Festival of Smoke': Kejriwal
PTI
The New Indian Express , Sunday, November 08, 2015

NEW DELHI: The "acute problem" of air pollution which the city is struggling with may assume "dangerous proportions" during Diwali, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said urging people not to convert the ...More


Rail platforms to get mobile toilets
Vishwas Kothari,
The Times of India , Friday, November 06, 2015

PUNE: The western region bench of the National Green Tribunal in Pune has directed the railway ministry to install mobile toilet units on platforms of all the stations handling over 25,000 commuters d ...More


Next Diwali could be less noisy
Damini Nath
The Hindu , Friday, November 06, 2015

State government’s Environment Department is considering a move to lower the permissible level of sound emitted by firecrackers. Delhiites may celebrate a less noisy Diwali next year with the State g ...More


Intensify crackdown on waste burning, civic agencies told
Air Pollution
The Hindu , Thursday, November 05, 2015

With the Capital’s air quality taking a hit this week, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday directed the agencies concerned to intensify the crackdown on burning of waste. Mr. Hussai ...More


NGT directs Delhi, 4 adjacent states to ban crop
Narendra Pratap Singh
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 05, 2015

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday issued directions to ban the practice of crop burning in Delhi and four neighbouring states. While observing that the practice was having an adverse impact on air ...More


Toxic air in Delhi exposes India’s environment struggle
Rajesh Kumar Singh, Debjit Chakraborty, Anindya Upadhyay
Live Mint , Thursday, November 05, 2015

The air pollution meter buzzed and spat out a stunning result: levels of PM2.5—tiny, toxic particles that lead to respiratory diseases—were 27 times the safe limit near the Parliament in New Delhi on ...More


Govt, green panels to meet today so Delhi can breathe
The Indian Express , Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Delhi government has convened a meeting of all concerned departments and organisations on Wednesday for control of air pollution. In the meeting, the department of environment will review measures in ...More


School receives green Diwali lessons
The Times of India , Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Chandigarh: A week-long 'Green Diwali' campaign was launched in city schools on Monday to raise their awareness and knowledge about the ill-effects of bursting crackers during Diwali. The campaign was ...More


Legal hitch hinders green tax on commercial vehicles entering Delhi
Mamuni Das
The Hindu Business Line , Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Authorities in Delhi failed to implement a Supreme Court order to collect a green tax from commercial vehicles entering the Capital, raising questions over a plan to clear the city’s air and ease tr ...More


Ban on Chinese crackers to help celebrate a green Diwali
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 02, 2015

With the ban of the central government on import of Chinese crackers this year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has all reasons to believe that Diwali this year would be less noisy and with ...More


Toxic thrills: This yr, Diwali crackers have high levels of lethal chemicals
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, November 02, 2015

MUMBAI: Some commonly available fire crackers this Diwali, and also round the year, have high levels of dangerous chemicals like mercury, lead and sulphur, a recent chemical content test conducted by ...More


Toxic trucks get free run in Delhi despite SC order
Sneha Agrawal
India Today , Monday, November 02, 2015

Even as the day to start collection of pollution tax in accordance with the Supreme Court order from commercial vehicles entering Delhi approached, MCD toll operators decided to keep the process on ho ...More


Alarm bells for severe pollution go off in Delhi
Baishali Adak
India Today , Monday, November 02, 2015

Delhi on Sunday recorded its first 'severe' Air Quality Index this winter, further emphasising the need for emergency measures to bring down air pollution. The Capital was the only city in India to s ...More


Smog envelopes NCR, air quality falls as Punjab farmers burn paddy
Amit Bhattacharya
The Times of India , Monday, November 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: Uncontrolled burning of paddy stubbles by Punjab farmers appears to be again putting the health of residents in the National Capital Region at risk, with Delhi's air quality falling sharply ...More


Delhi starts ‘pollution toll’ for trucks
AFP
Live Mint , Monday, November 02, 2015

New Delhi: Delhi on Sunday introduced a toll for all trucks and commercial vehicles in an attempt to improve air quality in the world’s most polluted capital ahead of Diwali celebrations. Trucks are ...More


Air quality getting worse by the year
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, November 01, 2015

NEW DELHI: Data released recently by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR) under the ministry of earth sciences shows the air quality in September has steadily worsened since ...More


HC turns TOI report on noise pollution into PIL
Manka Behl
The Times of India , Sunday, November 01, 2015

Nagpur: Taking note of TOI's report on nuisance of noise pollution in the city due to activities at construction sites, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has asked its registry to file a suo mot ...More


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