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Plan ways to improve Mumbaiís air quality: Centre tells state
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, April 09, 2015

Following the launch of the national air quality index by the Prime Minister on Monday, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has been directed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) ...More


Death by Breath: Metro helps but
Pritha Chatterjee , Sumegha Gulati
The Indian Express , Thursday, April 09, 2015

In the seven years that Delhi frittered away the gains of the CNG order, the one major public transport intervention has been the Metro which, as it goes to newer areas in the National Capital Region ...More


Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution
India Today , Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's a first and necessary step, they say, in accessing the tens of billions of dollars it will cost to provide cleaner cookers worldwide for some 2.8 billion people still using firewood, kerosene or ...More


Saving tigers caught in the headlights
NEHA SINHA
The Hindu , Thursday, April 09, 2015

Any decision to expand roadways must take into account the shrinking wildlife spaces. On April 6, a unique State Environment and Forest Ministersí conference took place in New Delhi, the first of its ...More


Air quality index
Air Pollution
The Hindu , Thursday, April 09, 2015

While it is great that the government has initiated a National Air Quality Index, it is also paramount that India makes haste in implementing preventive measures as well. The average man in urban Indi ...More


Thermal plants pollute air, water in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Deccan Chronicle , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

HYDERABAD: Most government thermal power plants in Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh have been continuously violating basic environmental standards and polluting natural resources including air, grou ...More


Centre to announce time-bound plan to cut pollution levels in NCR
Urmi Goswami
The Economic Times , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Centre is likely to announce on April 13 a time-bound plan to cut pollutionlevels in the national capital region. With worsening air quality, particularly that of cities like Delhi, ...More


Smokescreen of the official kind: PM Modi's speech on environment
Darryl D'Monte
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Like the pall of dust that recently enveloped parts of western India, having wafted its way from the Arabian Gulf, the rhetoric that the Prime Minister indulged in at the state environment and forest ...More


Green tribunal bans diesel vehicles over 10 years old in Delhi
Amrit Raj, Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday banned diesel vehicles that are over 10 years old from the Indian capital and its surrounding areas, moving to curb hazardous automobile emissio ...More


Sahibabad units polluting Delhi too: UPPCB official
Lalit Kuma
The Times of India , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

GHAZIABAD: Smoke billowing out of the chimneys of the industrial units in the Sahibabad Site IV industrial area are not only triggering respiratory problems in trans-Hindon colonies of Ghaziabad, but ...More


Two-day Gulf dust storm makes Mumbai most polluted city in India
Malathy Iyer & Vinamrata Borwankar
The Economic Times , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

MUMBAI: Mumbai has trounced Delhi as India's most polluted city on two consecutive days starting Sunday. The US embassy's air quality index (AQI) readings for the area around its embassy in New De ...More


Delhi govt asks Centre to make laws to curb air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Facing a tough challenge to curb rising pollution in the city,Delhi government has asked the Centre to make strict provisions in law to impose hefty penalty on vehicles more than 15 years old entering ...More


How Delhi became a dumping ground for construction waste
Shivani Singh
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In Delhi, no matter what time of the year, rain is always welcome. It cleanses the air of pollutants and makes the dust settle on the ground. It has been part of the Delhi legend. Every summer, the h ...More


Introduction of air quality index marred by glitches
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a national air quality index (NAQI) that will rate the quality of air people are breathing in 10 cities in real time. The index will cove ...More


Government to come out with rules to tackle hazards posed by construction waste
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Environment Ministry has decided to come out with rules to deal with the health hazards posed by the waste generated from construction of various infrastructure projects. Union Envi ...More


Rules on construction waste in 15 days: Minister
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Centre is to come up within 15 days with rules and guidelines for handling construction waste and dust, one of the major causes of air pollution in the cities. Announcing this at a ...More


India's first Air Quality Index launched; will monitor pollution levels across country
PTI
DNA India , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI) for monitoring the quality of air in major urban centres across the country on a real-time basis and enhancing publ ...More


Need common parameter for checking pollution in Delhi: State
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Concerned over the increasing pollution levels in the national capital, Delhi government today told the Centre that there should be a common parameter for curbing pollution in Delhi-NCR. At a meet ...More


Choking India gets air quality index
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a national Air Quality Index(AQI), India on Monday joined a global league of nations which includes US, France, China and Mexico that have implem ...More


Modi launches air quality index, wants change in lifestyle to save environment
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Launching the first national air quality index in New Delhi on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India's contribution to the pollution level in the world was one of the lowest and urged the co ...More


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