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Severe air quality to worsen health crisis: Experts
SHASHI BHUSHAN
The Asian Age , Friday, November 04, 2016

Even after four days of Diwali, the national capital’s air quality continued to be in “severe” category, with many residents complaining of respiratory problems and watery eyes. Prolonged exposure to ...More


‘Severe’ air prompts DM to look at shutting schools
Vinod Rajput
The Hindustan Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

In view of the worsening air quality in the last six days, Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate NP Singh has sought the opinion of the chief medical officer and all private school principals on the i ...More


Delhi facing worst smog in 17 years: Centre for Science and Environment
PTI
The Indian Express , Friday, November 04, 2016

The national capital is facing the worst smog in 17 years, a green body said on Thusday while asking the Delhi government to issue health alerts and convey that children should stay indoors as there i ...More


Environmental agency urges schools in Delhi to declare holidays till smog clears
Harish V Nair
India Today , Friday, November 04, 2016

With children bearing the brunt of the heavy smog that has engulfed the city in the last few days and the situation expected to persist for another three days, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) ...More


Diwali effect: India's air quality among world's worst
Air Pollution, Health
Sify News , Friday, November 04, 2016

Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India's air quality was among the world's worst and between 40% and 100% worse in five north Indian cities than at the same time the preceding year, according to globa ...More


Crop burning real reason for pollution: Delhi govt
PTI
The Economic Times , Friday, November 04, 2016

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government today flagged crop burning in Punjab and Haryana as one of the major factors contributing to the rising air pollution in the national capital and said it peaks during t ...More


Delhi smog: Delhi govt may file status report before NGT today
ApurvaVishwanath
Live Mint , Friday, November 04, 2016

New Delhi: While air pollution levels continue to affect Delhi, the Supreme Court is yet to intervene on the issue, unlike last year when it came up with a series of interim orders. So far, only the ...More


Acknowledging damaging air pollution, health ministry acts against chronic lung disease
Scroll. In , Thursday, November 03, 2016

After taking stock of heightened air pollution across the country and its considerable impact on health of residents, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to act against chronic obstr ...More


Delhi’s anti-pollution plans are at best piecemeal
Uddalok Bhattacharya
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Just as the response to dengue and chikungunya comes around the time the diseases acquire the shape of an epidemic, pollution-fighting measures too, it seems, wait until the air becomes heavy with tox ...More


Post-Diwali, Varanasi air quality hits dangerous levels
Economylead , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Air pollution in Varanasi reached dangerous levels during the festival of Diwali, a report said on Wednesday. A research on Varanasi’s post-Diwali air quality was conducted by the Care4Air Campaign o ...More


Delhi shrouded in smog for third day in a row, air quality ‘severe’
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 03, 2016

THREE DAYS after Diwali, the capital’s air quality continued to be in the “severe” category despite experts predicting that it would improve to “very poor” by Wednesday. According to the System of Ai ...More


Delhi’s air pollution bad, other cities not far behind: Pollution watchdog
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, November 03, 2016

As Delhi chokes on bad air, the national pollution watchdog’s data shows the rise in particulate matter pollution in Indian cities has been higher than major metros across the globe, leading to rise i ...More


Smog covers Thane as pollution level doubles in five days
Freny Fernandes
The Times of India , Thursday, November 03, 2016

THANE: A foul-smelling smog appears to have blanketed Thane as the air pollution index has doubled in the last five days during Diwali celebrations, according to data compiled by the civic air quality ...More


Thick smog covers Delhi on fourth consecutive day, pollution levels remain hazardous
The Indian Express , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Visibility remained extremely low in New Delhi and NCR on Thursday morning as smog engulfed the city for the fourth consecutive day. The pollution levels, or concentration of particulate matter in the ...More


Pollution in Delhi: North India's air quality among world's worse over Diwali weekend
First Post , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India’s air quality was among the world’s worst and between 40% and 100% worse in five north Indian cities than at the same time the preceding year, according to globa ...More


British court rules government failing to tackle air pollution
Reuters , Thursday, November 03, 2016

UK government measures to tackle air pollution still don't comply with European Union legislation to improve air quality and meet nitrogen dioxide limits, Britain's High Court ruled on Wednesday. Nit ...More


Health ministry to release declaration on mitigating impacts of air pollution
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Thursday, November 03, 2016

NEW DELHI: The union health ministry will soon be releasing a "New Delhi declaration on mitigating effects of air pollution" which will give time bound action points to other ministries to address var ...More


Deepavali saw marginal rise in pollution levels
The Hindu , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Inrease in PM10 levels in S.G. Halli, Mysuru Road, Central Silk Board, Whitefield Industrial Area, Yelahanka, Kajisonnenahalli, Yeshwantpur, Victoria Hospital; KHB Industrial Area in Yelahanka saw the ...More


Strict measures to curb air pollution
Deccan Herald , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Taking tough decision to fight air pollution, the Delhi government has decided to accept public complaints against polluting construction sites on WhatsApp and the Swacch Delhi mobile applications. ...More


Govt unveils roadmap to tackle air pollution
The Hindu , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Sisodia holds emergency meeting; measures include vacuum cleaning of roads, sprinkling water on streets, and monitoring construction sites for dust pollution As various agencies termed the Capital’s ...More


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