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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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ggn authorities gear up for post Diwali pollution woes
Millennium Post , Monday, October 09, 2017

GURUGRAM: The district authorities in Gurugram are expected to face a tough time, as residents of the Millennium City are not expected to give up their firecrackers. Even as a plea was made by Distr ...More


Street plays sensitise people to celebrate a green Diwali
The Times of India , Monday, October 09, 2017

Trichy: "Vedigalai Kuraippom, Chedigalai Valarpom" (Let's reduce crackers and grow plants), a novel initiative aimed at bringing down the noise and air pollution this Diwali, a city based environmenta ...More


Delhi air pollution: Checking trucks to controlling stubble burning, little change on the ground
Aniruddha Ghosal
The Indian Express , Monday, October 09, 2017

A little past midnight at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Thursday, a police officer walks to a truck with ‘India is Great’ painted behind it, and asks, “Pataake toh nahi hain?” The driver shakes his he ...More


Air pollution in Delhi: Have things really changed?
The Financial Express , Monday, October 09, 2017

The Supreme Court in the year 2015 and 2016 had issued the orders to not allow trucks in Delhi which are not destined for the city. Taking the cognizance of the rising air pollution in the national ca ...More


Five factories in Ghazaibad flout air quality norms, face action
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, October 09, 2017

GHAZIABAD: The UP Pollution Control Board(UPPCB) has initiated action against five factories in Ghaziabad, which were found to be violating air quality standards during a survey undertaken last month. ...More


Speak up Delhi: Will it be a firecracker-free Diwali in Capital this year?
DNA India , Monday, October 09, 2017

Diwali, the festival of lights is round the corner and so is the fear of pollution in the capital. The cracker ban might have been imposed by the Supreme Court last year, but that did not dampen the ...More


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