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Framework for tackling air pollution to be unveiled in Jan
PTI
Live Mint , Monday, December 26, 2016

New Delhi: The centre’s graded response system to tackle air pollution, which proposes emergency measures such as odd-even car rationing scheme and closing schools based on the intensity of the situat ...More


China smog war moves to courts with range of crimes to widen
Reuters
The Hindustan Times , Monday, December 26, 2016

China’s courts will widen the range of offences that constitute “environmental crimes” to make it easier to take legal action against polluters, a senior judiciary official told a news briefing on Mon ...More


Indoor, not outdoor, pollution is the silent killer stalking you
Mike Pandey
The New Indian Express , Sunday, December 25, 2016

Air pollution has become a major health hazard, killing more than 6.5 million people across the world every year. According to WHO, over 1.5 million people in India lose their lives to air pollution. ...More


Rs 25,000 penalty for burning waste in open
The Navhind Times , Sunday, December 25, 2016

PANAJI: The local bodies and environment protection agencies in the state will now have to keep a check on the waste being dumped along roads and impose a fine of Rs 25,000 against people, who are fou ...More


China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger
AFP
The Times of India , Thursday, December 22, 2016

SHIJIAZHUANG: China 'ssmoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to chi ...More


Must plan to stop pollution: IICT scientist
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, December 22, 2016

HYDERABAD: The state government is not 'removing' pollution, but `moving' pollution from one place to another, said Babu Rao, (retd) chief scientist, IICT.He was speaking at an event, `Water and Air P ...More


Delhi students design car to fight pollution
THE ASIAN AGE , Thursday, December 22, 2016

New Delhi: With the air quality dipping and the national capital in perpetual pollution crisis, two Delhi students have come up with the concept of a “self-sustainable” car that runs using electromagn ...More


‘No random odd-even’: Pollution top agenda in meet on NCR
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Growing air pollution level in the city was the top agenda of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) meeting on Tuesday as it reviewed measures being taken by the four member states and Pu ...More


Air pollution: NGT directs setting up of monitoring panels
PTI
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

National Green Tribunal on Thursday passed a slew of directions including setting up of centralised and state level monitoring committees to prepare action plans to combat pollution and asking four no ...More


What are states doing to fight bad air?
TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Raising concern over the poor air quality in Delhi and its adjoining area, the NCR Planning Board on Tuesday asked its member states Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan -to submit their action ...More


NCPRB directs Delhi, adjoining states to submit plans to control air pollution
PTI
The Economic Times , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NEW DELHI: With poor air quality in the national capital becoming a cause of concern, NCRPB, an urban planning body for the NCR, today directed Delhi and adjoining states to submit action plans to con ...More


Government to roll out 500 CNG buses to check pollution
Joel Joseph
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

GURUGRAM: After being reprimanded by the NGT for failing to take adequate measures to contain the growing air pollution, the state government has finally decided that all the 500 buses, part of the pr ...More


Industry's top choice of fuel cheap but deadly
TNN
The Economic Times , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NEW DELHI: The national capital region (NCR) may be one of the most polluted regions in the country but many industries located here are still running on an extremely polluting fuel-furnace oil. A ...More


Northern States told to raise forest cover to 20%
Business Line , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

National Capital Region Planning Board asks 5 States to submit action plan NEW DELHI, DEC 20: The dwindling forest cover in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan has provoked the National Ca ...More


Odd-even scheme only after adequate preparations: Delhi govt
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Delhi government today made it clear that the third phase of odd-even scheme will only happen in the city with prior adequate preparations and awareness to the people as Transport Minister Satyend ...More


NCPRB directs Delhi, adjoining states to submit plans to control air pollution
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

With poor air quality in the national capital becoming a cause of concern, NCRPB, an urban planning body for the NCR, today directed Delhi and adjoining states to submit action plans to control air po ...More


Weather helps but govt apathy ensures poor air quality
VATSALA SHRANGI
DNA India , Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Though the weather is lending a helping hand, the air quality in the Capital has remained in the “very poor” category. The Delhi-NCR has some respite from the dense fog cover till Christmas eve but th ...More


'Hordes of people in Beijing fleeing to escape pollution'
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Hordes of residents of China's capital are "fleeing" to south in pursuit of cleaner air after the year's worst smog prompted authorities to issue a national "red alert", according to a media report. ...More


Rising pollution: PM’s constituency Varanasi leaves Delhi behind
Millennium Post , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi is more polluted than his workplace Delhi. According to the data released by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCP) for the week Dece ...More


Air pollution in northern Chinese city surpasses WHO guideline by 100 times
Air Pollution, WHO, Health
Reuters , Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the ...More


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