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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


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


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


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


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


Most polluted city in the world, Delhi suffers from a toxic blend, says UK study
The Indian Express , Sunday, November 01, 2015

A new study on air pollution in Delhi by a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has found the city suffers from a “toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy so ...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


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


Being landlocked makes Delhi's air pollution worse: Study
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, October 31, 2015

The fine particle pollution rates in Delhi are ten times higher than that of Chennai, which has ten times more cars but is coastally located, says a new study that suggests a combination of factors, ...More


Delhi most polluted city in the world: Here’s what makes this megacity so toxic
ANI
The Indian Express , Saturday, October 31, 2015

A team of researchers has uncovered the underlying causes of Delhi’s air pollution problems. They assessed how Delhi’s landscape, weather, energy consumption culture, and growing urban population co ...More


'Toxic cocktail' makes Delhi world's most polluted city
PTI
The Times of India , Saturday, October 31, 2015

LONDON: Delhi, the world's most polluted city, suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution, scie ...More


Surprise drives at construction sites to check air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, October 30, 2015

The Delhi government has empowered its SDMs and tehsildars to carry out suprise inspections of construction sites and recommend penalty against violators of laid down norms to tackle air pollution. ...More


Garbage disposal system in a mess in Bijnor
Harveer Dabas
The Times of India , Friday, October 30, 2015

Bijnor: At a time when the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is pitching for cleanliness under the Swachh Bharat mission, the Bijnor city administration is neglecting garbagemanagement under its ...More


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