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Verdict corner: Will simply banning old cars in Delhi reduce pollution?
Indu Bha
The Financial Express , Thursday, May 07, 2015

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) decision to ban 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the national capital has dealt a severe blow to almost all the stakeholders, be it private owners, the enforcement agen ...More


Environment ministry passes buck on vehicle emissions
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, May 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has submitted to National Green Tribunal (NGT) that its role in curbing vehicular emissions is "limited" and confined to framing of ai ...More


MoEF's role in curbing vehicular emission 'limited', NGT told
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has told the National Green Tribunal that its role regarding curbing of vehicular emissions is "limited" and confined to framing of air ...More


Govt to increase air quality monitoring stations in Delhi
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Delhi: The environment ministry on Tuesday said that it will increase the number of air quality monitoring stations across Delhi to 31 from 21 in a bid to gain a more comprehensive picture of air ...More


Clean up Kolkata air to make it inviting: US diplomat
Subhro Niyogi
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

KOLKATA: A senior American diplomat has cautioned that Indian cities, including Kolkata and Delhi, may have difficulty in retaining and attracting talent if they do not clean up the air. Speakin ...More


‘Old vehicles are key polluters’
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

BENGALURU: Environmentalists and doctors assert that old vehicles are the major contributor to pollution. But the absence of a total ban on vehicles more than 15 years old that ply on Bengaluru roads ...More


Air pollution soars in Mysuru city
SHANKAR BENNUR
The Hindu , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

One of the prime reasons for this is unrestrained emission from vehicles Alarm bells have started ringing over the increasing levels of air pollution in Mysuru, which was considered one of the leas ...More


NGT order: Fines slapped for burning waste in the open
Naveed Iqbal
The Indian Express , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has begun issuing challans for burning of garbage in the open. The move follows an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), directing corporations, authoriti ...More


Concern over Pollution in Angul-Talcher Belt
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

ANGUL:People living in the Angul-Talcher industrial belt, who are at the receiving end of pollution by industries, have resented lack of action by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) agai ...More


Air pollution puts kids at allergy risk
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, says a study. The sensitivity to allergens is associated wit ...More


Polluting vehicles go scot-free as Chennai with one test centre for 1L vehicles
Karthikeyan Hemalatha
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Bay of Bengal may flush out Chennai's air pollutants, but activists say the city needs a sea change in its approach to curb emission from vehicles. Tamil Nadu is woefully lacking in mechanisms to ...More


Air pollution: Plea in NGT seeks RORO service for vehicles
The Indian Express , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A plea was moved in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) by road transport experts seeking the introduction of “roll-on roll-off” (RORO) service for commercial vehicles older than 10 years. The plea also ...More


Air Pollution: Plea suggests train ride for old trucks
PTI
The Asian Age , Wednesday, May 06, 2015

To curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR, a plea was moved in the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday seeking introduction of RORO (roll-on roll-off) service for commercial vehicles which are more than 10 ye ...More


Air pollution takes toll on GenY
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

KOLKATA: The city's polluted air — largely a result of fume-spewing vehicles — has been taking a heavy toll on children. Around 35% of them, aged between eight and 14 years, suffer from poor lung heal ...More


Air Pollution Decreasing Our Life Span
Papiya Bhattacharya
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

BENGALURU:Experts say air pollution is cutting short our life span and adversely affecting our health. Dr Nagendra Prasad Komerla of the Bangalore Allergy Centre said, “Air pollution causes both acut ...More


Air pollution triggers asthma in urban India: Experts
ANI
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Higher levels of air pollution in urban India poses a threat to a large population of adults and children, exposing them to pulmonary diseases, like asthma, medical experts have warned ahead of World ...More


40% of Delhi schoolkids fail lung capacity test: Study
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NEW DELHI: More than a third of schoolchildren in four big cities of India suffer from reduced lung capacity, with Delhi showing the worst results, claims a new study whose results could be pointing t ...More


Clean up Kolkata air to make it inviting: US diplomat
Subhro Niyogi
The Economic Times , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

KOLKATA: A senior American diplomat has cautioned that Indian cities, including Kolkata and Delhi, may have difficulty in retaining and attracting talent if they do not clean up the air. Speaking t ...More


Bangalore ranks second in the list of cities with highest air pollution levels in India
YM Reddy
DNA India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Bangalore has ranked second in the list of most polluted cities in India as far as air pollution is concerned, as per a survey. The Garden City has 14% of school-going children suffering because of ai ...More


No regular data update for Delhi air quality index
Jayashree Nandi & Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar's recent remark as to why people aren't referring to the national Air Quality Index (AQI) and instead depending on "one embassy's" data had take ...More


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