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Lethal mix of fickle weather, pollution
Ruchira Talapatra
Deccan Herald , Friday, April 17, 2015

Reena Rawal and Hitendra Jham, both Bangalore residents came to Delhi a few weeks back. Within this time of their sojourn both had to rush to a Gurga¬on-based doctor to get themselves checked for res ...More


Study shows air pollution in Kaushambi 'alarmingly high'
Ayaskant Das
The Times of India , Friday, April 17, 2015

GHAZIABAD: Air pollution in Kaushambi is alarmingly high, according to a study by the UP Pollution Control Board's (UPPCB). The level of suspended particulate matter (SPM), released by local factories ...More


Air pollution: it’s time to prosecute BBMP officials, says court
The Hindu , Friday, April 17, 2015

Stating that it is now time to prosecute officials of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for failing to take steps to check air pollution, the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday asked BBMP ...More


1 lakh trees chopped over 8 years for Metro, PWD projects in Delhi
Abhinav Garg
The Times of India , Thursday, April 16, 2015

NEW DELHI: Over one lakh trees were cut during 2006-2014 to make way for Delhi Metro and PWD projects, bringing down the city's green cover to 10% from the minimum desired level of 33%, a Delhi high c ...More


Pollution check for Mumbai: What you can do to clear the air around you?
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, April 16, 2015

Air pollution is among the biggest health risks in the world, says the World Health Organisation. Though the problem needs government and community intervention on an emergency footing, Mumbaiites hav ...More


The buck stops where?
T S R Subramanian
The Indian Express , Thursday, April 16, 2015

The past fortnight has seen two notable events: the high intensity campaign mounted by The Indian Express, highlighting the alarming air pollution levels in Indian cities; and the consultation by the ...More


Construction adding to pollution woes
Lawrence Milton
The Times of India , Thursday, April 16, 2015

MYSURU: The air quality is deteriorating in Heritage City, all because of higher vehicle emission, road dust, burning of garbage, construction and dwindling green cover. There is a considerable ri ...More


Air pollution in Mumbai: ‘My son can’t play with his friends’
Nidhi Chandak
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Borivli resident Parth Rander, 4, rarely goes out to play with children his age, as he is always at the risk of an asthma attack, triggered by pollutants in the environment. Rander was diagnosed wi ...More


'Rising air pollution affecting festival of rays'
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, April 15, 2015

KOLHAPUR: Veteran scientist R V Bhosale has claimed that environmental changes and increasing air pollution might be the major obstacles to the festival of rays at the Mahalaxmi temple. During the ...More


Air pollution comes with a price tag in Mumbai
Priyanka Vora
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Air pollution extracts a heavy price – both in terms of health and money. A study published by the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) in 2011 put a price tag on air pollution in Mumbai. Pu ...More


Ban on old diesel vehicles may not be enough to clean up Delhi air
Jayashree Nandi
The Economic Times , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW DELHI: Banning old diesel vehicles may not be enough to address severe air pollution in Delhi. Other countries have been imposing higher taxes, excise duties and registration costs to discourage p ...More


3-month action plan to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR
PTI
The Financial Express , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Measures including strict action against visibly polluting vehicles and automatic identification of overloaded vehicles at the borders, are part of a three-month actionplan devised today to deal with ...More


NCR states draw up action plan to tackle air pollution
Vishwa Mohan
The Economic Times , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday joined the long battle for improving the Capital's notoriously bad air quality by getting Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to commit to a three-month actio ...More


Haryana’s fix for Delhi’s air: BS-IV vehicles only
Pritha Chatterjee
The Indian Express , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Days after the National Green Tribunal order for a cleaner Delhi, Haryana has come up with a measure aimed at curbing vehicle pollution in its districts within the National Capital Region. These 11 di ...More


Ban on diesel vehicles: NGT stays order for two weeks
PTI
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The National Green Tribunal, NGT, on Monday stayed for two weeks its order to ban diesel vehicles, heavy or light, plying in the capital for more than 10 years. "There shall be no impounding of veh ...More


What’s making Mumbai gasp for air? Answer: Construction, vehicular emission, road work
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

For the past few years, residents of buildings surrounding a bakery at Bhalerao Marg, between Girgaum and Charni Road, have been choked by thick black smoke from the wood-burning ovens, which are used ...More


Mumbai air quality: 'City residents are dying younger because of inaction’
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Philip Earis, working for the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, moved to Mumbai in June 2013 and has been interacting with scientists all over India since then. Earis, who has been investigating v ...More


Green Tribunal stays order on old diesel vehicles
Mayank Agarwal
Live Mint , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday stayed its last week’s order banning diesel vehicles over 10 years old from plying the roads of Delhi and its environs, a move prompted by its ...More


Environmental pollution and India's competitiveness
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Walking down most streets in any major city in India, one notices pollution in one form or another. The air most times causes a burning sensation, or if that is missing, one can at least see empty col ...More


Not enough data to check Mumbai’s air quality
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In Mumbai’s fight against air pollution, environmentalists and scientists are of the opinion that data released by the Maharashtra government bodies is not specific enough to denote how ‘good’ or ‘bad ...More


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