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Air quality of Delhi showed improvement this year: Environment and Forests minister Harsh Vardhan
PTI
The Financial Express , Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Air quality of Delhi saw an improvement during the first half of this year as compared to the same period last year, according to Environment and Forests Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Air Quality Index ...More


Metro Matters: Plant as many saplings but only the survivors count
Shivani Singh
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, August 01, 2017

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” One can’t say that the ancient Chinese wisdom is entirely lost on Delhi’s government agencies. While chopping down thousa ...More


Pollution in Delhi: Harsh Vardhan says air quality improving, fewer ‘very poor’ days this year
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Delhi’s air quality is gradually improving compared to what it was in the first half of 2016, Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The minister said that accord ...More


Pune breathes heavy as air gets dirty, noise increases
AnuradhaMascarenhas
The Indian Express , Tuesday, August 01, 2017

At Chest Research Foundation, director Dr Sundeep Salvi is amazed at how Pune has changed drastically and for the worse. “Even in the late ‘90s, most people rode bicycles and took pride that we were t ...More


Air quality of Delhi showed improvement this year: Govt
PTI
Press Trust of India , Tuesday, August 01, 2017

New Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) Air quality of Delhi saw an improvement during the first half of this year as compared to the same period last year, according to Environment and Forests Minister Harsh Vardhan ...More


Delhi’s dust pollution back to Commonwealth Games days
Joydeep Thakur
The Hindustan Times , Monday, July 31, 2017

Bad old days are back in Delhi. Dust pollution, the cause of many pulmonary diseases, hit the peak again in 2016, after a lull of five years, in the capital. According to the Central Pollution Contro ...More


Govt to fix rules for disposing of road dust to curb air pollution in Delhi
Joydeep Thakur
The Hindustan Times , Monday, July 31, 2017

The state environment department is drawing up a plan to properly dispose of tonnes of road dust that is collected by mechanical sweepers every day. The city has more than a dozen mechanical sweepers ...More


Delhi's dust pollution back to Commonwealth Games days
NYOOOZ , Monday, July 31, 2017

Bad old days are back in Delhi. Dust pollution, the cause of many pulmonary diseases, hit the peak again in 2016, after a lull of five years, in the capital. According to the Central Pollution Control ...More


Environment report raises alarm over noise, air and river pollution
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 31, 2017

PUNE: Noise, river and air pollution are high in the city and the situation is worsening, observations for the last five years have shown. The Environment Status Report said streams are polluted an ...More


SC seeks clarity on pollution from crackers
The Hindu , Monday, July 31, 2017

Industries have to adhere to safety standards, says court The Supreme Court has pointed out a lack of clarity on the pollutive impact of explosive substances used in firecrackers and ordered official ...More


Delhi doctor to find how bad air hurts lungs
Jayashree Nand
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: In about seven years, Indians would know to what extent air pollution may be impacting their lung function. Dr Anurag Agrawal, principal scientist at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrat ...More


Cement factories wrap Kashmir industrial hub in toxic cloud
Umar Mushtaq
Kashmir Reader , Monday, July 24, 2017

Khrew, Khanmoh: Non-compliance from cement factories and lack of a proper environmental audit has left the inhabitants of Kashmir’s twin industrial hubs, Khrew and Khanmoh, vulnerable to life-threaten ...More


Air Quality Report: Bandra, Sion Choke, Airoli Breathes Easy
Linah Baliga
Mumbai Mirror , Monday, July 24, 2017

High levels of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides in 2 areas that see severe congestion People living near Bandra's Kherwadi and Sion Hospital intersections are at a greater risk of developing hea ...More


21 years after industrial ban, Agra still among India's worst polluted cities
Siraj Qureshi
India Today , Friday, July 21, 2017

Although the Taj Trapezium Zone Authority (TTZA) has placed over two dozen restrictions on industries in Agra to protect the Taj Mahal from pollution, but most of these restrictions remain more on pap ...More


Soon, industries could buy and sell PM 2.5 emission permits
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Friday, July 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog is zeroing in on a "cap and trade" scheme to control air pollution from industries. This will involve a market for industries to buy and sell permits that allow them to emit a ce ...More


Now, flags to warn of pollution
DNA India , Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday launched the school flag programme to spread awareness about air quality in city and in specific areas. The launch coincided with the reopening of s ...More


NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships
PTI
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NEW DELHI: A plea alleging rising air pollution by diesel-run ships in the Indian territorial waters yesterday prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek replies from the Centre and others. A ben ...More


Green tribunal raps Delhi govt over rising garbage dumps
NYOOOZ , Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Monday rapped the Delhi government over the lack of proper infrastructure to deal with decaying garbage at landfills. Delhi generates around 14,000 tonnes of garbage eve ...More


Andrew Yule to boost pollution control business to double revenue in 4 years
Sovon Manna
The Times of India , Tuesday, July 18, 2017

KOLKATA : Andrew Yule & Company Ltd (AYCL) has revived two of its erstwhile successful business verticals — industrial air pollution control and water treatment — to double its topline value in four y ...More


Green tribunal raps Delhi govt over rising garbage dumps
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The National Green Tribunal on Monday rapped the Delhi government over the lack of proper infrastructure to deal with decaying garbage at landfills. Delhi generates around 14,000 tonnes of garbage ev ...More


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