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50% of Gurugram’s shared auto fleet can’t ply as NGT refuses to change order
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Friday, September 15, 2017

GURUGRAM: Over 50% of the city's diesel autos should go off the roads, after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday rejected the Centre's plea seeking modification of its ban on diesel vehicles ...More


Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030
IANS
Zee News , Thursday, September 14, 2017

Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed. According to the study, hotter t ...More


Supreme Court lifts ban on sale of fire crackers, favours graded approach
PTI
Money Control , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Supreme Court today temporarily lifted its earlier order suspending the permanent licences for sale of fire crackers in the national capital region, saying a complete ban would be an "extreme step ...More


Supreme Court 'disturbed' by Central Pollution Control Board not studying fire crackers' impact
PTI
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today took the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to task for not conducting any study on the harmful effects of materials used in the manufacture of fire crackers des ...More


Air pollution: SC lifts ban on firecrackers sale in Delhi for now, caps licences
Scroll. In , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted its ban on the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region for the time being, but said only 500 temporary licences will be issued before Dussehra and Diwal ...More


Supreme Court pulls up pollution board, Delhi govt over firecrackers
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ahead of Diwali, the Supreme Court Tuesday came out with a series of directions regulating the sale and use of fireworks in Delhi-NCR, saying that the health of the people is “more important”. Disposi ...More


‘Delhi govt lethargic about air pollution’
Krishnadas Rajagopal
The Hindu , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SC pulls up govt over ‘mere paperwork’ The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Delhi government was being “lethargic” about taking proactive steps to counter air pollution. It said the government has ...More


20k Kg of Plastic Bags Seized; Challans Issued
The Pioneer , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

More than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi as part of the ongoing operations to effectively implement the plastic ban in ...More


How indoor air pollution is leading to stunted growth in India’s children
Anca Balietti and Prateek Mittal
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Worldwide, as many as 4.3 million people die each year due to indoor air pollution. The conversation on air quality, however, has been focused largely on outdoor air pollution. As researchers at Evide ...More


SC caps number of fireworks sale licences in Delhi at 500
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Asserting that school children should be encouraged to refrain from bursting firecrackers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed police not to grant more than 500 temporary licences for retail sale of ...More


Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution
Amit Anand Choudhary
The Times of India , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on th ...More


Air pollution can be dangerous in eco-friendly homes, study suggests
ANI
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Air pollution can create problems even in eco-friendly buildings. According to a recent study, it is seen that these pollutants come from-- chemicals leaching out of building materials and the person ...More


Delhi: More than 20,000 kg of plastic carry bags seized after recently imposed ban
ANI
Business Standard , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

More than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi as a part of the ongoing operations to effectively implement the plastic ban i ...More


20,000 kg plastic carry bags seized
Millennium Post , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI: Acting on the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT), more than 20,000 kilograms of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) have been seized by various agencies across Delhi. The t ...More


Air quality drop due to higher temperatures: MPCB officials
The Indian Express , Wednesday, September 13, 2017

After witnessing a significant drop in the air quality of Mumbai on Monday, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) officials explained it as a result of higher temperatures. “The temperatures were ...More


Air pollution in Delhi: Breathing capital’s deadly air is robbing you of 6 years of life
Malavika Vyawahare
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It is well documented that poor air quality impacts health, for the first time the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute (EPI) has developed an Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) to measure by ho ...More


WHO air-quality norms can help Indians live 4 yrs, Delhiites 9 yrs, more
Mukta Patil
Business Standard , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) air quality standards, its people could live about four years longer on average, the Air Quality-Life Index ...More


Malad, Andheri, BKC and Mazgaon have max pollutants in air: Study
Richa Pinto
The Times of India , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tracking Mumbai's pollution levels can be tricky given the fact that it's a windswept coastal city where the air is regularly cleared out by a seaborne breeze. According to data from the BMC's Envi ...More


Cleaner air will extend life by 4 yrs
Nikhil M Ghanekar
DNA India , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Indians could live about four years longer on an average or more than 4.7 billion life years combined if it complies with the World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality standards, a new study on im ...More


Air pollution: Here is how life of people in India can be extended by 4 years
The Financial Express , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The average life of an Indian could be extended by four years or even more if India is able to reduce air pollution to comply with the World Health Organisation’s standards. The average life expecta ...More


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