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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: 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Letter war breaks out over city’s polluted air
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, April 02, 2015

At a time when people are choking due to the rising pollution in the city, the Delhi government and the Centre are on a collision course. A day after Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar blam ...More


Air pollution worsens as governments sit on action plans
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, April 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: The national capital's poor air quality may be killing silently and slowly, but successive governments, irrespective of which political party headed them, have seemed in no hurry to act. ...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


Delhi can't cut air pollution alone
TNN
The Times of India. , Thursday, April 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: A day after Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar slammed the Delhi government for not submitting an action plan to counter air pollution, the AAP government sent the Centre a rebutt ...More


Centre urged to act on air pollution
Deccan Herald , Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Delhi government has written to the Centre on Wednesday regarding increasing air pollution in the capital in the last three years. Delhi environment minister Asim Ahmed Khan wrote to Union Env ...More


Checking air pollution should be the priority for all, says Khan
PTI
The Hindu , Thursday, April 02, 2015

Delhi’s Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan said on Wednesday said that combating environmental menace should be a priority for all concerned and must not become a subject of political wrangling. Mr. ...More


Landmark study lies buried: How Delhi’s poisonous air is damaging its children for life
Pritha Chatterjee , Aniruddha Ghosal
The Indian Express , Thursday, April 02, 2015

It doesn’t get bigger than this, in size, scale and rigour — scientists from one of India’s top cancer institutes tracked 11,000 schoolchildren in Delhi for three years. They were drawn from 36 school ...More


Air pollution worsens as governments sit on action plans
Jayashree Nandi
The Economic Times , Thursday, April 02, 2015

NEW DELHI: The national capital's poor air quality may be killing silently and slowly, but successive governments, irrespective of which political party headed them, have seemed in no hurry to act. Th ...More


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