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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Indians could live four years longer if air meets WHO norms
Sowmiya Ashok
The Indian Express , Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Indians could live four years longer on average, if India is able to reduce air pollution to comply with the World Health Organisation’s standards, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) tool ...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


New sensors to measure pollution real-time
P Oppili
The Times of India , Monday, September 11, 2017

Chennai: Researchers at IIT Madras are planning to install low-cost sensors at different locations across the city for in-situ and in real-time monitoring of air pollution. Associate professor of c ...More


Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Urges State Governments to Initate Necessary Action to Manage Air Pollution
India Educationdiary. Com , Thursday, September 07, 2017

New Delhi: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has called upon State Governments of Delhi-NCR region, to initiate all necessary actions on a war footing for ...More


Harsh Vardhan urges neighbouring states to help tackle Delhi pollution
NYOOOZ , Thursday, September 07, 2017

Environment minister, Harsh Vardhan, met senior officials from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi to receive a briefing on the actions taken to tackle air pollution on Tuesday. On top ...More


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