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Dia appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Friday, December 01, 2017

Actor-activist Dia Mirza has been appointed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India. The 35-year-old actor has been recognised by the United Nations for her contribution to environment cons ...More


Rs. 2000 Crore Road Map to End Stubble Burning Submitted In Supreme Court
NDTV , Friday, December 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: A Rs. 2,000-crore road map to end stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana suggests that the government must provide equipment to farmers for free instead of subsidies, and the cost be recove ...More


Dia Mirza Is Now UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India
NDTV , Friday, December 01, 2017

Actor-activist Dia Mirza has been appointed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India. The 35-year-old actor has been recognised by the United Nations for her contribution to environment conserva ...More


Court tells Delhi govt to set ‘measurable targets’ to mitigate air pollution in Delhi
Aditi Singh
Live Mint , Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Delhi: Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to formulate “measurable targets” to mitigate air pollution in the state in a time-bound manner. Consequences should be borne by ...More


Lesson in curbing air pollution: Experts say Delhi could learn from China, Mexico
Reuters
Deccan Chronicle , Thursday, November 30, 2017

Kuala Lampur: Delhi must adopt anti-pollution steps taken by other megacities like Beijing and Mexico City if the national capital is to get serious about tackling its annual smog crisis, experts sa ...More


Delhi Pollution: Why Divert Environment Funds For Bus Purchase, High Court Asks AAP Govt
PTI
Outlook , Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Delhi High Court has expressed its displeasure over the AAP government's proposal to buy 500 electric buses utilising Rs 400 crore from environment compensation charge (ECC) fund. The court sai ...More


Why use environment funds to buy electric buses, HC asks Delhi govt
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the city government's proposal to use Rs 400 crore out of the Rs 700 crore Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) fund to purchase 500 electric buses. "W ...More


Environment friendly alternative for burning crop-residue
Web India 123 , Thursday, November 30, 2017

An Italy-based multinational company has come out with technical solutions to provide environment friendly alternative to burning crop-residue and stubble.Addressing a news conference here on Wednesda ...More


Air Quality In Delhi Improves From Severe To Very Poor, Yet A Major Concern
Sky Metweather , Thursday, November 30, 2017

Air pollution is considered to be the most hazardous crises that the national capital has been experiencing for the past many years. This year was no different, however, the weather condition was not ...More


Delhi High Court raps state for proposal to use green fund to buy e-bus
DNA India , Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the AAP government after the latter informed it that it has proposed to buy 500 electric buses worth Rs 400 crore using the Rs 700 crore green ce ...More


Why Divert Green Funds For Buying Buses, Court Asks Delhi Government
NDTV , Thursday, November 30, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Delhi government's proposal to use Rs. 400 crore out of the Rs. 700 crore Environment Compensation Charge fund to buy 500 electric buses. ...More


We are what we breathe. Delhi must not stop fighting smog
Shweta Punj
Daily O , Thursday, November 30, 2017

State capitals across the world have taken the challenge to fight pollution on war footing and that’s the only way to do it. Last week in Singapore, as I walked to the Lee Kuan Yew campus in the hear ...More


Chhattisgarh bans six major cities from bursting crackers in Dec, Jan
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, November 30, 2017

Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) on Wednesday banned crackers in six major cities, including capital Raipur, for two months during winter as a part of its initiative to control air p ...More


Delhi pollution back in 'very poor' category, officials say PM level increasing
NYOOOZ , Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pollution levels in Delhi were back in the ‘very poor’ category during the morning hours on Wednesday with air quality index (AQI) — a measure of the level of pollutants — reading 303 at 8.30am. The A ...More


Chhattisgarh bans crackers in six major cities for two months during winter
PTI
First Post , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) on Tuesday banned crackers in six major cities, including capital Raipur, for two months during winter as a part of its initiative to control ...More


Indians willing to pay $220b to avoid pollution mortality
Deccan Herald , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

India's estimated cost of health impact due to air pollution is a staggering $220 billion (Rs 1417k crore) - one of the highest in the world, said a new UN report. In South and South-East Asia, India ...More


Delhi: Environment secretary's statement on pollution sparks debates on multiplicity of authorities
Kangkan Acharyya
First Post , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A recent statement made by the environment secretary has struck a debate among environmentalists. It is viewed as an irresponsible statement by some and others see it as a pertinent issue of multiplic ...More


Delhi: Environment secretary's statement on pollution sparks debates on multiplicity of authorities
Kangkan Acharyya
First Post , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A recent statement made by the environment secretary has struck a debate among environmentalists. It is viewed as an irresponsible statement by some and others see it as a pertinent issue of multiplic ...More


India loses billions to air pollution: UN
The Hindu , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

High-level political commitment stressed India had the highest share of welfare costs (or a loss of income from labour), of about $220 billion (about ₹1.4 trillion), in South and South-East Asi ...More


Delhi can learn from megacities like Beijing, Mexico City to clear toxic smog
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Delhi must adopt anti-pollution steps taken by other megacities like Beijing and Mexico City if the Indian metropolis is to get serious about tackling its annual smog crisis, experts say. A toxic clo ...More


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