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India's growing air pollution problem: Why legal intervention alone is the only way for a solution now
First Post , Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The UK Supreme Court strongly indicted the British government last year for failing to curb air pollution in their country. Their concern focussed on how air pollution was causing 29,000 early deaths ...More


Pollution control board sets up teams to check open waste burning
Ipsita Pati
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) on Monday formed two teams to check waste burning in the city. Burning of waste in the open has often been blamed for rising air pollution levels in G ...More


50% of buses from other states fail pollution test
Sidharatha Roy
The Times of India , Wednesday, October 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: Nearly half of the roadways buses coming from other states to Delhi cause severe air pollution, a special drive by Delhi government's transport department to check pollution revealed. Th ...More


Pollution alert in Punjab: Senior citizens, children advised not to go out
PTI
The Financial Express , Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Concerned over the increase in air pollution level, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today issued an advisory, asking senior citizens and children to avoid going out in the open for few days. ...More


16 Per Cent Of All Deaths Due To Pollution: Report
Pune Mirror , Monday, October 23, 2017

“This is the first global analysis of the impacts of pollution – air, water, soil, occupational – together as well as exploring the economic costs and the social injustice of pollution,” says Bruce La ...More


To save Delhiites from disease and death caused by air pollution, this is what must be done
The Financial Express , Monday, October 23, 2017

Winter is coming and Delhiites have started experiencing the menace of pollution – it gets worse as the year nears its end. Notably, ambient air pollution is responsible for 3,283 premature deaths eve ...More


People breathed clean air this Diwali: CECB
The Hitavada , Monday, October 23, 2017

NOT just air, level of noise pollution in major cities of Chhattisgarh including state capital Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg and steel city Bhilai had come down considerably on Diwali night, in comparison to ...More


SC cracker ban brought respite, but a lot needs to be done
Shashi Shekhar
Live Mint , Monday, October 23, 2017

The residents of Delhi and the national capital region are used to bursting crackers from Dhanteras onwards. But it didn’t happen this year. Did the ban on the sale of crackers diminish their fervour? ...More


Responsibility of clean air lies with all: Assocham
IANS
Sify Finance , Monday, October 23, 2017

New Delhi: Expressing concern over poor implementation of the Supreme Court ban on the sale of fire crackers in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), industry chamber Assocham on Saturday said ensu ...More


Pollution panel to get cracking on Rs5,000 fine for garbage burning
Joydeep Thakur, Ritam Halder and Vibha Sharma
The Hindustan Times , Monday, October 23, 2017

You might have to shell out R 5,000 if officials from the civic agencies or pollution control bodies catch you burning garbage, the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution Control Authority has ...More


Pollution Spikes In Delhi Amid Warnings Of No Relief In Sight
NDTV , Friday, October 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: Air pollution in Delhi worsened again today and officials warned of little relief in sight from the smog, which has even caused an airline to cancel flights to the world's most polluted ca ...More


Delhi govt to formulate emergency action plan to combat air pollution
Millennium Post , Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NEW DELHI: With Diwali knocking at its door, the Delhi government is likely to form an emergency action plan to deal with air pollution in the Capital. This plan would include stopping of constructi ...More


No plan to ban firecrackers in Maharashtra: Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam
Anuradha Mascarenhas
The Indian Express , Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A day after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region, state Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam tweeted that he would consult Chief Minister Devendra Fa ...More


Mumbai breathes cleanest-ever air on Monday since 2015
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Uniform rainfall across the city in the past two days led to the city recording its cleanest air day on Monday since June 2015, when air quality monitoring and forecasting began in Mumbai. The air ...More


Crack down on PUC fitness units: Pollution body
NYOOOZ , Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) — a Supreme Court (SC)-mandated body to monitor air pollution in the city — has directed the Transport Department of the Delhi gover ...More


SC flip-flops on firecracker ban as no credible study done on its environmental impact
The Economic Times , Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NEW DELHI: The petition seeking ban on firecrackers in NCR has been pending in the Supreme Court since 2015 but the court's approach had been inconsistent on the issue. The first order to ban its sale ...More


Doctors laud cracker sale ban, traders upset
The Telegraph , Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Delhi, Oct. 9: Doctors hailed the Supreme Court directive today that bans the sale of firecrackers in Delhi until past Diwali as a measure to protect people from air pollution, but traders said th ...More


Crack down on PUC fitness units: Pollution body
VATSALA SHRANGI
DNA India , Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) — a Supreme Court (SC)-mandated body to monitor air pollution in the city — has directed the Transport Department of the Delhi gover ...More


Firecracker ban hailed even as Delhi's air turns 'very poor'
PTI
Press Trust of India , Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Delhi, Oct 9 (PTI) Diwali fireworks had lit up the skyline of Delhi on the night of October 30 last year, but darkness had descended the morning after as a dense blanket of smog turned the city in ...More


Supreme Court bats for silent Diwali, bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 November
First Post , Monday, October 09, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday banned the sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-National Capital Region during the upcoming festive season of Diwali, according to several media reports. The ban on sale of f ...More


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