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Going green with Diwali
Chaya Unnikrishnan
DNA India , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With everybody out to celebrate Diwali we ask TV actors how they are planning to celebrate the festival of lights in an eco-friendly way... Sneha Wagh Diyas will be a part of my home decor. I avoid ...More


Have a blast, minus noise
A.S.R.P. MUKESH
The Telegraph , Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Decibel-daring Ranchi, time to desist from a noisy Diwali. The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) will be all ears on Thursday, October 23, with portable readers at seven points of antic ...More


PPCB gears up to monitor pollution on Diwali night
Jatinder Kohli
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

With the festival of lights just two days away and sounds of fireworks having already begun in the city, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is gearing up to monitor the air and noise pollution ...More


Ban on bursting crackers in public places this Diwali
Somendra Sharma, Mustafa Plumber
DNA India , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mumbai police have prohibited citizens from bursting fire crackers in public places including the streets this Diwali, as it exposes residents and commuters to noise, air pollution and the risk of ...More


It's time to work out Clean Air Action Plan
Ajai Sreevatsan
The Hindu , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chennai’s noise profile on a normal day is comparable to Deepavali day levels in the other major towns of the State. With increasing urbanisation, they’re fast catching up. Every year, in the run-up ...More


Thane adds a ‘green’ glow to light up Diwali celebrations
Freny Fernandes
The Times of India , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THANE: The go-green mantra has caught up with city residents and shopkeepers alike this Diwali. Even though Chinese lamps are lighter on the pocket, shops selling Diwali items are stacked up with r ...More


Diwali brings air pollution scare in Indore
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Indore, which is known for high air pollution, is likely to witness further high on Diwali day because of pollutants emitting from lighting of crackers. Official data of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Contr ...More


Polluting Chinese crackers flood Kolkata
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, October 20, 2014

KOLKATA: City police have prepared a list of 93 fireworks that failed to keep their noise level within 90-decibel limits in random tests conducted by it. The police have claimed to have already carrie ...More


Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon
AFP
Business Standard , Monday, October 20, 2014

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon today, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level. Organisers rejected cal ...More


Despite HC diktat, KSPCB has no plans for safer Deepavali
Bosky Khanna
Deccan Herald , Monday, October 20, 2014

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) hasn’t put in place any special plans to check pollution during the Deepavali despite being ordered by the High Court to take stringent measures to ...More


Ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Deepavali
Sharanya CR
The Times of India , Monday, October 20, 2014

Deepavali is all about bursting crackers, binging on sweets and savouries and not to miss, shopping. With the markets in the city abuzz with festive fervour, the spirit of Deepavali should be cele ...More


No Diwali crackers, no lung cancer, say Delhi doctors
Bindu Shajan Perappadan
The Hindu , Monday, October 20, 2014

A large number of doctors in Delhi this year are appealing for a cracker-free Diwali. Advocating ‘No Diwali crackers, no lung cancer’ for the city this festival season, Dr. Niranjan Naik, senior Oncol ...More


Sound and fury
Business Standard , Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dr Harsh Vardhan’s call for a silent Diwali could be seen as a well-publicised expression of civic concern from a prominent citizen. As such, it is welcome. But Dr Vardhan is also the health and famil ...More


India launches national air quality index
ANI
DNA India , Sunday, October 19, 2014

India has launched a new air quality index to help citizens understand complex pollution data and its implications for their health, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. A World Health Or ...More


Environment ministry launches national air quality index
Business Standard , Saturday, October 18, 2014

Concerned about the rising air pollution level in cities, the environment ministry on Friday launched a tool for people to measure air quality in their vicinity. Environment minister Prakash Javadekar ...More


Now, Govt gets serious about cleaner air
Business Line , Saturday, October 18, 2014

Launches a more broad-based air quality index that will cover 66 cities in 5 years New Delhi, October 17: Indian cities have been receiving considerable bad press across the globe for poor air p ...More


CSE welcomes launch of air quality index
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Friday welcomed the release of the national Air Quality Index (AQI) by Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar here. "CSE h ...More


Geo-mapping to speed up green approvals
Vishwa Mohan & Sidhartha
The Times of India , Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW DELHI: The Centre's ongoing efforts to streamline green clearance process for industrial, infrastructure, mining and power projects will soon get another boost with the environment ministry plan ...More


Cities to put figure on air pollution
The Telegraph , Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Delhi, Oct. 17: Pollution monitoring authorities in cities across India may release single, easy-to-interpret numbers and associated colour codes to indicate their air quality through a set of sof ...More


Government launches new measure to check toxic levels in our air
India Today , Saturday, October 18, 2014

The government on Friday launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI) scheme to ensure mass participation in measures to tackle rising air pollution in cities. The programme, to be implemented by th ...More


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