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Industries in residential areas adding to pollution, EPCA tells Delhi government
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NEW DELHI: Industries in residential or 'non-conforming areas' of Delhi are contributing to air pollution, members of Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) told the Del ...More


Air pollution a health hazard here, dumping ground fires, bio-medical waste units major contributors
Arita Sarkar
The Indian Express , Tuesday, January 24, 2017

RESIDENTS of M East ward are regulars at clinics for recurring episodes of respiratory problems owing to the air pollution caused by one of Asia’s largest garbage dumping sites. The largest chunk of t ...More


UK experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution risks
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Indian and British experts are joining hands on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi, which affect some 46 million people in and around the country's capital ...More


UK experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution risks
PTI
The Economic Times , Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LONDON: Indian and British experts are joining hands on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi, which affect some 46 million people in and around the country's ...More


Despite PUC paper, polluting vehicles in NCR will lose permits
VATSALA SHRANGI
DNA India , Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Under the newly-implemented Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to tackle pollution in the Capital, visibly polluting commercial vehicles in Delhi’s neighbouring states will end up losing their permits ...More


Gurgaon residents face dust pollution as dumping of rubble goes on unchecked
IpsitaPati
The Hindustan Times , Monday, January 23, 2017

At a time when the level of air pollution continues to remain dangerously high in the city, the dumping of waste from construction and demolition sites is going unchecked across Gurgaon. The building ...More


Fog fuels spike in Gurgaon’s air pollution level
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, January 23, 2017

GURGAON: Air pollution shot up to 'unhealthy' level on Sunday as the mercury took a slight dip and fog covered large parts of the city, hiding the sun. The minimum temperature on Sunday was recorded a ...More


Bad air brings down migratory bird count in Sultanpur
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, January 23, 2017

GURGAON: Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, a popular destination for winter migratory birds, welcomed more species of winged visitors this year as compared to the last two years, but the bird count remained l ...More


HSPCB lists steps, but fails to ensure clean air
Shilpy Arora
The Times of India , Monday, January 23, 2017

GURUGRAM: Officials of Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) have submitted a report on Tuesday to the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), on work done in Gurgaon to control air po ...More


Burning waste harms Ghansoli mangroves
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, January 22, 2017

NAVI MUMBAI: Many residents have noticed that some conservancy staff are burningthe collected dry waste next to a patch of mangroves at Ghansoli, jeopardizing the green belt and causing air pollution. ...More


Traffic police face the brunt of rising air pollution
The Hindu , Sunday, January 22, 2017

The city’s traffic police, faced with the task of managing over 65 lakh vehicles, is facing the brunt of rising air pollution. The result is an uptick in instances of lung-related problems among traff ...More


Chinese city to ban straw burning to reduce pollution
PTI
Deccan Chronicle , Sunday, January 22, 2017

Beijing: Outdoor burning of straw will be banned from March this year in China's northern Tianjin Municipality in a bid to reduce air pollution. Although many local governments forbid straw burning, ...More


Stopping vehicular pollution is toughest: Bhure Lal, chairperson of EPCA
Mallica Joshi
The Indian Express , Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Union Environment Ministry notified the Graded Response Action Plan to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR last week. Each state government, which has districts in NCR, has a crucial role to play in ...More


Air pollution action plan comes into force
Damini Nath
The Hindu , Saturday, January 21, 2017

Delhi could see strict air pollution-control measures, including a hike in parking charges and differential fares to encourage use of public transport in off-peak hours, as the graded response action ...More


Air pollution causes 95% premature deaths in Mumbai and Delhi: Study
The Hindustan Times , Friday, January 20, 2017

Deaths due to air pollution in Mumbai and Delhi have doubled over the last 25 years, and together with chronic bronchitis, it accounts for 95% of premature deaths in two of India’s biggest cities, fou ...More


Novel solar-powered bicycle to combat air pollution
PTI
The Times of India , Friday, January 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: In an effort to reduce air pollution due to vehicular emissions in the country, scientists have designed a new solar-assisted bicycle that may prove to be a low-cost, eco-friendly alternati ...More


'Air pollution caused 80k premature deaths in Mumbai, Delhi in 2015'
VinamrataBorwankar
The Times of India , Friday, January 20, 2017

Air pollution contributed to 80,665 premature deaths of adults over 30 in Mumbai and Delhi in 2015, a two-fold jump from 1995, according to a new study at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. ...More


Banning jallikattu is not the answer
Kumar Shakti Shekhar
India Today , Friday, January 20, 2017

Diwali, the festival of lights, was about lighting diyas and other lights. Then the firecrackers came and we suddenly have a lot of noise and air pollution. Did we ban Diwali? No, we began a movement ...More


Next odd-even in Gurgaon, time running out to fix public transport
TNN
The Times of India , Friday, January 20, 2017

Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad will all have to implement the odd-even formula for private vehicles whenever it's rolled out next after the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authorit ...More


Deadly Cities: 81,000 Killed Because of Air Pollution in 2015
The Quint , Friday, January 20, 2017

Air pollution-related death tolls in Delhi and Mumbai are on the rise. In 2015, an estimated 80,665 adults over 30 years of age died prematurely due to exposure to PM10, pollution particles we inhale ...More


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