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Delhi pollution: Government’s decision to shut schools meets with mixed response
The Indian Express , Monday, November 07, 2016

WITH THE Delhi government ordering the closing of all private and government schools for three days as an immediate measure to tackle severe air pollution in the capital, the decision received a mixed ...More


Delhi pollution: Preparations underway for odd-even scheme, says Satyendra Jain
The Indian Express , Monday, November 07, 2016

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain Monday said preparations were underway for the return of odd-even scheme, which could be implemented in case the air quality deteriorates further in the city. “Pre ...More


Supreme Court to hear petitions on Delhi pollution crisis tomorrow
Bhadra Sinha
The Hindustan Times , Monday, November 07, 2016

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday petitions on the air pollution crisis in Delhi amid mounting concern over a thick blanket of haze enveloping the city for a week. The top court asked the advoca ...More


Pollution protesters outline clear strategy to lift haze
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, November 06, 2016

GURUGRAM: Wearing masks on a Saturday morning that looked more like dusk, 300 citizens hit the roads of Gurgaon to protest against general indifference to the causes of pollution and create awareness ...More


Delhi smog: Rise in asthma, allergy, breathlessness cases
PTI
The Financial Express , Sunday, November 06, 2016

Cases of severe breathlessness, asthma and allergy have sharply risen in Delhi as the city remains blanketed in thick layer of toxic air due to the worst smog in 17 years. Doctors and experts say tha ...More


Delhi air pollution: Visibility down to 200 metres due to heavy smog
IANS
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, November 06, 2016

Heavy smog in the national capital plummeted visibility to 200 metres early on Sunday as the city recorded a minimum temperature of 13.5 degree celsius, a notch above the season’s average. “Visibilit ...More


Air pollution: Visibility drops to 200 metres in Noida, Ghaziabad Ashni Dhaor
The Hindustan Times , Sunday, November 06, 2016

Visibility in various areas of Noida and Ghaziabad stayed low on Saturday morning, slowing traffic at various intersections. According to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), visibi ...More


Air pollution touches alarming level in Rajasthan
TNN
The Times of India , Sunday, November 06, 2016

JAIPUR: Sriganganagar, Kota and Bundi districts have the highest density of air pollutants in the state as per the latest satellite data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in Delhi ...More


Delhi air pollution: Almost 1,700 schools to remain shut on Saturday
IANS
Business Standard , Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nearly 1,700 primary schools under the three municipal corporations in Delhi have been ordered to shut down on Saturday due to high air pollution levels in Delhi, an official said on Friday. About ...More


Delhi-NCR air pollution reach alarming levels, but no advisory, emergency plan from govt
First Post , Saturday, November 05, 2016

- Delhi’s Air Quality Index is at 500+ (hazardous stage). - The level of particulate matter is at 955 umg/m3 which is 16 times higher than the permissible limit. - Delhi is facing the worst smog in ...More


Mumbai: Night temperature drops 4 degrees below normal, pollution up
Badri Chatterjee
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, November 05, 2016

A drop in city night temperature, which was 4 degrees Celsius below normal on Friday morning, increased pollution levels in Mumbai. While the pollutant measuring indicator – air quality index (AQI) ...More


Delhi air pollution: MCD schools to remain closed tomorrow
The Indian Express , Saturday, November 05, 2016

After private schools, the MCD schools in Delhi have also decided to close down on Saturday as thick smog continues to cover the national capital. On Thursday, private schools in Delhi-NCR have inform ...More


Shock, burns as birds bear pollution brunt
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, November 05, 2016

GURGAON: Rising air pollution in Gurgaon is not only affecting human health, but it's also having a huge impact on the birds too. And this year, the city's bird hospitals and animal welfare organisati ...More


Delhi pollution spike: Arvind Kejriwal blames stubble burning
Dhrubo Jyoti
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, November 05, 2016

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted on Friday that air pollution in the city had spiked but appeared reluctant to clamp a ban on firecrackers seen as responsible for smog and haze blanketing ...More


Startups show ways to fight air pollution
Sanghamitra Kar
The Economic Times , Saturday, November 05, 2016

35-year old Jay Kannaiyan founder of Delhi-based Smart Air, habitually does his morning walks and exercises late afternoons between 3-5pm and not during the most commonly prescribed early morning hour ...More


MoEF ‘recycles’ year-old measures on pollution
NIKHIL M GHANEKAR
DNA India , Saturday, November 05, 2016

In a sign that the Centre’s directions on tackling Delhi’s hazardous air-quality have mostly remained on paper, the union environment ministry on Friday issued largely the same set of directions that ...More


Delhi air pollution: Unlike Beijing, India unable to remove old cars from roads
Moushumi Das Gupta
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, November 05, 2016

Beijing managed to remove 3.4 lakh ageing vehicles — that are over 10-year-old — from its road this year by providing monetary incentives to their owners to replace them with new ones. The move result ...More


Delhi pollution: Air quality ‘severe’ in several areas. Check out HT’s index 
The Hindustan Times , Saturday, November 05, 2016

The hazardous smog engulfing the national capital since Diwali lingered on Friday, as the overall air quality oscillated between ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ categories. The 24-hour-average of PM 2.5 was ...More


10 months wasted: 42-point plan to curb pollution goes up in smog
TNN
The Times of India , Saturday, November 05, 2016

NEW DELHI: Faced with unrelenting pollution, Delhi has agreed to consider giving funds to neighbouring states to incentivize them to reduce straw burning. The practice of stubble burning is seen as a ...More


Kejriwal asks DPCC if experts can be engaged to check pollution
PTI
The Hindu , Saturday, November 05, 2016

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed “strong displeasure” at the steps taken by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to deal with the city’s alarming air pollution and directed i ...More


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