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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


Air pollution: Time to take corrective action like imposing congestion tax
The Hindustan Times , Monday, April 06, 2015

From ill-equipped public hospitals to shortage of doctors, India’s public health system is in a comatose state, so much so that even tackling common diseases often seems like a challenge. Not surprisi ...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


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


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


Air pollution: Time to take corrective action like imposing congestion tax
The Hindustan Times , Monday, April 06, 2015

From ill-equipped public hospitals to shortage of doctors, India’s public health system is in a comatose state, so much so that even tackling common diseases often seems like a challenge. Not surprisi ...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


Death by Breath: What’s happening to Delhi air will have you gasping for breath
The Indian Express , Sunday, April 05, 2015

An exhaustive investigation by the Indian Express reveals that in spite of numerous studies and alarm bells ringing at repeated intervals, political inaction and the administration’s apathy has turned ...More


Delhi pollution: Authorities asked to list 15-yr-old vehicles
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Sunday, April 05, 2015

In efforts to improve air quality in the national capital, Delhigovernment has asked transport authorities to prepare a comprehensive realistic data on private vehicles which are 15 or more years old. ...More


Govt takes stock of air quality, seeks report on vehicle ban
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, April 05, 2015

Delhi chief secretary KK Sharma has directed all officials to work in a time-bound manner on the action plan meant to improve air quality in the Capital. In a meeting with all the secretaries and hea ...More


Dealing with pollution in our cities
Dinesh Mohan
Business Standard , Sunday, April 05, 2015

In the past few months air pollution in Delhi has become a major concern once again. Last December the National Green Tribunal issued orders that overloaded trucks should not be permitted in Delhi, ve ...More


Government seeks database of city’s old vehicles
The Asian Age , Sunday, April 05, 2015

Amid growing concerns over deteriorating air quality in the capital, the Delhi government has directed the departments concerned to submit compliance of the National Green Tribunal orders in time and ...More


Wet spell brings down air pollution
IANS
The Hindu , Sunday, April 05, 2015

The unseasonal wet spell, while giving the people of Delhi a respite from the heat, had another bonus — bringing down pollution levels in the city ranked the most polluted by the World Health Organiza ...More


Pollution in cities: Is dirty air the price of growing affluence
Urmi A Goswami
The Economic Times , Saturday, April 04, 2015

You're not stuck in traffic - you are the traffic.' That's a slogan that surfaces on social media now and then, makes everyone chuckle and disappears. But it's the truth. Can you remember the last ...More


Dust to dust: Non-stop construction chokes Delhi, adds to city's pollution woes
Darpan Singh
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, April 04, 2015

Toxic fumes from vehicles is not the only killer in the Capital. Delhiites are also choking on tonnes of dust that mixes with the air every day. So much so that the Union ministry of environment and ...More


Delhi govt plans to initiate crackdown on waste burning
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Saturday, April 04, 2015

NEW DELHI: It may be long before air quality in the city improves. The new AAP government is just starting to negotiate with the Centre and neighbouring states to draw out yet another action plan for ...More


Minister tells Centre pollution knows no borders, NCR-wide action needed
The Indian Express , Thursday, April 02, 2015

While outlining measures to make Delhi’s air more breathable, the Delhi government has, however, told the Centre that the factors leading to alarming pollution levels in the city do not stem from the ...More


Checking air pollution should be priority for all: Delhi government
PTI
DNA India , Thursday, April 02, 2015

Asked by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to check air pollution in the national capital, Delhi government on Wednesday said that combating the environmental menace should be a priority for all concer ...More


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