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Clean Air Integral to Public Health in Cities
Air Pollution
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The government has done well to launch a national air quality index in Delhi. It is a reflection of the determination of the political leadership of the country to do something to clean the air. The n ...More


Express Impact: Will bring in rules to regulate dust from construction activity, says Javadekar
The Indian Express , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Taking note of The Indian Express article on the effects of construction on air pollution in Delhi, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the government will bring in, within the next ...More


Air pollution leads to stroke- related narrowing of neck arteries
ANI
DNA India , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A new study has examined that air pollution levels are linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes. According to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre, found tha ...More


Need Common Parameter for Checking Pollution in Delhi: State Government to Centre
PTI
The New Indian Express , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: 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. A ...More


‘Need common parameters to check pollution’
PTI
The Hindu , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Concerned over increasing pollution levels in the national Capital, Delhi government on Monday told the Centre that there should be a common parameter for curbing pollution in Delhi-NCR. At a meeting ...More


Narendra Modi blames changing lifestyles for India’s rising pollution
Associated Press
The Financial Express , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India’s economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the country some of the world’s dirti ...More


2-day Gulf dust storm makes Mumbai India’s most polluted
Malathy Iyer & Vinamrata Borwankar
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 07, 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 Del ...More


Centre launches National Air Quality Index to monitor polluted air
India Today , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Acting on global concerns about the worsening quality of air, the Environment Ministry on Monday launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI). The index, which is hosted on the Central Pollution Cont ...More


Govt. moves to clear the air
JAYANT SRIRAM
The Hindu , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Index to provide data on level of pollutants in 10 cities across India Amid growing concerns over deteriorating air quality in India’s major cities, the government on Monday launched the National Air ...More


Now, a live and online guide to city’s air pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

CHENNAI: With the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change launching an online national air quality index (AQI), important parameters like particle pollution (PM 2.5) levels, sulphur ...More


Delhi’s neighbours told to file reports
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 07, 2015

NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with his counterparts in the states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Monday and asked them to prepare a joint report on tac ...More


Must lead global campaign on climate change, it’s in our DNA: Modi
The Indian Express , Monday, April 06, 2015

Conserving nature is an important aspect of the Indian tradition, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi who added that we have no right to exploit it. Death by Breath: Read this Express series on Delhi’s ...More


Smoke from cashew nut units poses health threat
R. ARIVANANTHAM
The Hindu , Monday, April 06, 2015

Many do not have chimneys above 60 feet as per regulations Many cashew nut processing units in Kanyakumari district pose a serious health threat to the local people as they throw to the winds environ ...More


Gulf storm to worsen air quality in city, Mumbai: IITM forecast
Anuradha Mascarenhas
The Indian Express , Monday, April 06, 2015

Pune and Mumbai got a temporary respite from air pollution last week due to thundershowers and gusty winds which swept away the tiny particle pollution and both cities witnessed several “good” days. ...More


2.8 million vehicles in Delhi over 15 years old but only a thousand found
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Monday, April 06, 2015

Phasing out Delhi’s aging vehicles, one of the biggest contributors to the city’s toxic air, is proving difficult as records have not been updated and there is very little information to go by. On pa ...More


Noida air quality worse than Delhi’s during winter
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 06, 2015

NEW DELHI: Air quality in Noida this winter seems to have been even worse than Delhi's. It recorded 33% 'severe' days and 46% 'poor' days, compared to 7% severe and 58% poor days in 2013-14. System ...More


War on air pollution: Raahgiri pedals from Gurgaon to CP
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, April 06, 2015

GURGAON: On an unusually cool April morning, around 150 cyclists set out from DLF Galleria market for a 36km ride to the centre of Delhi. The purpose of this cyclothon was to raise awareness of the ha ...More


Narendra Modi to launch air quality index amid questions over funding
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, April 06, 2015

New Delhi: A National Air Quality Index (NAQI) will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, giving people access to real-time information of the quality of air they are breathing. H ...More


Death by Breath: Construction destruction
Aniruddha Ghosal , Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Monday, April 06, 2015

4 pm, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon: Had it not been April, the poor visibility would had been mistaken for winter fog. But this thick cover is a dust cloud, billowing from construction sites on either si ...More


Narendra Modi to launch air quality index amid questions over funding
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, April 06, 2015

New Delhi: A National Air Quality Index (NAQI) will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, giving people access to real-time information of the quality of air they are breathing. How ...More


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