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Congress leaders take Metro to save environment
The Asian Age , Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Delhi Congress, led by its president Ajay Maken, on Friday observed the environment day as the “public transport day” by taking a Metro ride from the Rajiv Chowk Metro station in Connaught Place t ...More


Elite India and the foreign correspondent
Dipankar De Sarkar
Live Mint , Friday, June 05, 2015

When American academic Katherine Mayo wrote a rant about India and Indians in her book Mother India back in the 1920s, Mahatma Gandhidescribed it as “the report of a drain inspector sent out with the ...More


Another Environment Day, yet air quality levels worsen across cities
AnuradhaMascarenhas
The Indian Express , Friday, June 05, 2015

Needless delays in executing projects have led to the worsening of air quality across several cities in the country and a new draft audit inspection report shows that the purpose of setting up conti ...More


Vehicular emissions increase air pollution in city: Experts
Priyangi Agarwal
The Times of India , Friday, June 05, 2015

BAREILLY: The increase in number of vehicles plying on city roads has led to exceptionally high concentrations of air pollutants in Bareilly. Residents are now, more than ever, at a risk of respirator ...More


World Environment Day: 13 out of world's top 20 polluted cities in India, only three in China
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 05, 2015

India may be lagging behind China on several economic indicators but when it comes to environmental degradation, the country has definitely outsmarted its giant neighbour. Of the world’s top 20 pol ...More


Air pollution chokes city’s lungs
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, June 05, 2015

AGRA: Pollution levels at Bodla and Nanuhai industrial area was three to four times higher than the prescribed limit in the month of May, according to the state's pollution watchdog. The eye-wat ...More


Deadline for cleaner fuel across India moved up: Prakash Javadekar
TNN
The Economic Times , Friday, June 05, 2015

NEW DELHI: Here's some good news on World Environment Day. The quality of fuel which often determines the level of toxic auto emissions will improve sooner than we thought. For a city like Delhi, chok ...More


Air pollution worsens heart disease: Studies
TNN
The Economic Times , Friday, June 05, 2015

Breathing in polluted air is injurious to your heart. Growing evidence suggests thatmicroscopic particulate matter (PM) comprising construction dust and vehicular exhaust could, in this regard, be the ...More


Mumbai sees a rise in TB cases on poor air quality
TaneaBandyopadhyay
DNA India , Friday, June 05, 2015

Mumbai is seeing a rise in tuberculosis (TB), thanks to the city's poor air quality. A stretch of road in Sion, in particular, gives reason for worry. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has foun ...More


Now, pollution by cement & thermal plants just a click away
AnkurSirothia
The Times of India , Friday, June 05, 2015

BHOPAL: Monitoring of pollution by firms in Madhya Pradesh will not be through physical verification anymore. It will now be done just by click of a mouse from Bhopal. MP Pollution Control Board (MPPC ...More


Pollution control board issues fresh guidelines to industry units
Subhash Mishra
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 05, 2015

The Jharkhand Pollution Control Board (JPCB) issued fresh guidelines on Thursday to industrial units in the state to ensure zero level discharge of water and air pollution. Official sources said the ...More


Not just pollution: NYT journo was fleeing a reeking, stinking country
Padma Rao Sundarji
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, June 04, 2015

Being a foreign correspondent in New Delhi is hard. A decent house? Only Lutyens, or the diplomatic zone will do. (The rent is a small matter: In addition to a ‘hardship posting allowance’, the public ...More


Hyderabad air not fit for inhaling
SudiptaSengupta
The Times of India , Thursday, June 04, 2015

HYDERABAD: At a time when the national capital is under fire for its rapidly escalating air pollution levels, it turns out, the 'atmosphere' back home isn't very pleasant either. A steady increase ...More


Urban forestry scheme to combat climate change
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, June 04, 2015

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry will launch an urban forestry scheme on June 6 which will involve afforesting degraded forest lands in and around 200 cities. On the occasion of World Environment D ...More


Green cover drive: Govt to launch ‘urban forests’ scheme to mark World Environment Day
Business Line , Thursday, June 04, 2015

Cricketers to participate in countrywide sapling plantation drive NEW DELHI, JUNE 3: The government will launch a scheme to create ‘urban forests’ by planting trees in forest land lying vacant or ...More


Air pollution in Delhi: Expert suggests measure to reduce air toxicity over Delhi
ANI
The Financial Express , Thursday, June 04, 2015

Dr B Sengupta, an environmental scientist and former member secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board on Wednesday enumerated factors that cause pollution in the air and suggested measures to r ...More


Central PSU's commit to fund 70 pollution monitoring stations
Nikhil M Ghanekar
DNA India , Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The National Air Quality Index (NAQI), one of the few major achievements of the environment ministry in NDA's first year, has received a timely financial boost, at a time when questions were raised ab ...More


Kicking off a movement to conserving environment!
MankaBehl
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 03, 2015

NAGPUR: Ever thought football can bring about a change in environment protection? Well, here is a second to none chance for kids to learn all about environment conservation and sustainable development ...More


Air purifier sales surge on rising pollution worries
Arnab Dutta
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The media’s increasing attention on a surge in air pollution in urban centres, as well as courtroom battles on related issues, have indirectly led to an increase in air purifier sales in India. Sinc ...More


Foul air hems in people with breathing problems
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 03, 2015

NEW DELHI: As the city's air goes from bad to unbreathable, expats can talk about returning home, but for people heavily invested here—native-born Delhiites and others who have built up their careers ...More


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