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Indoor air pollution contains 2-5 % more pollutants, says survey
IANS
Business Standard , Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indoor air contains two to five times more concentration of pollutants than outdoor air, and in some cases, the numbers are found to exceed 100 fold, said a recent survey. According to the survey, 47 ...More


Indoor air poses greater health risks, say experts
The Hans India , Thursday, June 30, 2016

Leading experts and environmental organizations throughout the world echo the grave concerns of toxic air quality in households and its toll on health of people. Indoor air pollution is one of the mos ...More


Household fuels major source of Beijing smog: study
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as a source of smog in China, according to a new study which found that the government could dramatically improve air quality with more attention to an ove ...More


Comprehensive mobility: BMC plan lists odd-even to curb pollution
VishwasWaghmode , Arita Sarkar
The Indian Express , Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In its final report on the Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has retained some controversial suggestions on how to curb vehicular and air pollution, inclu ...More


Adulterated fuel polluting city air, says KSPCB chief
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The adulterated fuel used in vehicles is one of the prime reasons behind the air pollution in the city. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board chairman Lakshman told reporters on Monday that the B ...More


Nearly 1.59 million premature deaths per year in India linked to air pollution: IEA
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Delhi: An estimated 6.5 million premature deaths in the world are linked to air pollution every year with more than half of them being reported from China and India together. India alone contribut ...More


Study sounds pollution death alert - In the air
The Telegraph , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Delhi, June 27: India's annual toll of premature deaths from air pollution is likely to rise to 1.7 million over the next two decades despite planned initiatives to lower power sector and transpor ...More


Premature deaths to rise due to air pollution by 2040
PTI
The Indian Express , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The number premature deaths due to outdoor air pollution is projected to rise, mainly in developing Asia including India, from 3 million at present to 4.5 million by 2040 if energy sector fails to tak ...More


Air pollution to kill millions more without energy policy change: IEA
Reuters , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. Around 6.5 mil ...More


‘Breathing toxic air is akin to passive smoking’
ParthShastri
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

AHMEDABAD: Polluted air can be as dangerous as passive smoking warned medical experts at a public seminar held on Sunday at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA). Air heavy with particulate matter - ...More


1.6 million premature deaths in India linked to air pollution
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An estimated 6.5 million pre mature deaths in the world are linked to air pollution every year with more than half of them being reported from China and India together. India alone contributes 1.59 mi ...More


Key study links air pollution to over six million deaths
STANLEY REED
The Hindu , Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A sobering report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency says air pollution has become a major public health crisis leading to around 6.5 million deaths each year, with “many of its roo ...More


Millions to die of air pollution without change in policy: IEA
Reuters
The Indian Express , Monday, June 27, 2016

Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. Around 6.5 mil ...More


Government introduces CNG kits for two-wheelers in Delhi
DECCAN CHRONICLE , Saturday, June 25, 2016

A joint decision by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the Ministry of Environment will now make way for the introduction of CNG kits for two wheelers in the National Capital. The decision c ...More


Chhattisgarh: Ban on commercial vehicles over 10-12 years old to curb pollution
PTI
DNA India , Saturday, June 25, 2016

In a bid to check air pollution, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to impose a ban on commercial vehicles like buses older than 12 years and trucks and auto-rickshaws which have been running for ...More


Union Government launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG
Jagran Josh , Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Union Government on 23 June 2016 launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in New Delhi. The first of its kind programme was launched by Dharmendr ...More


Union Government launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG
Jagran Josh , Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Union Government on 23 June 2016 launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in New Delhi. The first of its kind programme was launched by Dharmendr ...More


Govt launches pilot for CNG-fuelled 2-wheelers
Sudheer Pal Singh
Business Standard , Friday, June 24, 2016

India on Thursday launched a pilot project aimed at introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel for two-wheelers. The pilot, launched by Petroleum MinisterDharmendra Pradhan and Environment Minis ...More


Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash Javadekar
PTI
The Asian Age , Friday, June 24, 2016

In the environment ministry we have made emission norms more stringent practically for all industries. Pune: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the ban on diesel cars and ...More


Pilot project for CNG-run two wheelers launched in Delhi
Mayank Aggarwal; Gireesh Chandra Prasad
Live Mint , Friday, June 24, 2016

New Delhi: Scooters and motorcycles that run on non-polluting natural gas could be on India’s roads one day, if a pilot project involving 10 such two-wheelers launched on Thursday proves successful. ...More


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