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Union budget fails to recognise climate change
AKSHEEV THAKUR
Deccan Chronicle , Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BENGALURU: The announcement of the Union Budget on February 1 has upset the environmentalists. The reason is not that Bengaluru was not allotted funds for the rejuvenation of lakes or to tackle air po ...More


Hope to cut air pollution in 100 cities by 50 per cent in next 5 years, says Harsh Vardhan
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The environment ministry hopes to bring down air pollution in around 100 non-attainment cities by 50 per cent in the next five years under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), Union minister Harsh ...More


NEERI designs improved cooking stoves to fight air pollution in rural households
Anuradha Mascarenhas
The Indian Express , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

With increasing evidence that inefficient traditional chullahs — cooking stoves — in rural households are the largest source of indoor air pollution, scientists at the Nagpur-based National Environmen ...More


‘War room’ at CPCB to monitor Delhi pollution
PTI
The Asian Age , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

New Delhi: The environment ministry said on Tuesday that it will set up a “war room” in the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) premises to monitor the daily progress of efforts to mitigate the air ...More


50,000 vehicles fined for adding to bad air
Sidharatha Roy
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

NEW DELHI: While 2017 saw Delhi battling severe air pollution, the transport department responded to the crisis by cracking down on vehicular pollution on a war footing. Track the pollution level in ...More


What urban waste has to do with global warming
Isher Judge Ahluwalia , Utkarsh Patel
The Indian Express , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

In these columns, we have been presenting the public health implications of different aspects of solid waste management activities in Indian cities. Today we spell out how such improvement will also r ...More


Harsh Vardhan reviews Clean Air Campaign in Delhi
ANI
ANI NEWS , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

New Delhi [India], Feb.6 (ANI): Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today reviewed the preparations for the two-week long drill to contain air pollution in Delhi, with off ...More


Counterview: The listing of Indian cities with good air quality is based on bad data interpretation
Dharmesh Shah
Scroll. In , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

As a public policy and environmental researcher, I often spend a good part of my working day understanding data and numbers, particularly on air quality, in order to decipher trends and impacts. The m ...More


Will buy 2,000 buses, launch tree plantation drive to check pollution: Arvind Kejriwal
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The Delhi government will procure 2,000 buses for public transport this year and start a large scale tree plantation drive as part of efforts to reduce air pollution in the national capital, Chief Min ...More


Air Quality Index touches 271: City’s air quality dips to ‘very poor’ levels, unlikely to improve soon
The Indian Express , Wednesday, February 07, 2018

MUMBAI’S SKIES were covered in a thick haze on Tuesday. The air quality dipped to ‘very poor’ on the day, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) touching 271 — worst level to be recorded in the city this ye ...More


Delhi plans its first ‘green’ budget to tackle bad air
Ambika Pandit
The Times of India , Monday, February 05, 2018

NEW DELHI: With alarmingly high pollution levels in the capital raising serious health concerns, the Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to come up with a multi-department action plan in the 2018-1 ...More


Delhi govt planning its first green budget
Damini Nath
The Hindu , Monday, February 05, 2018

Send proposals on how to curb air pollution, Sisodia tells heads of departments Proposals that could lead to a reduction in air pollution and generate revenue for environment-friendly initiatives wil ...More


Delhi government begins preparations for first ‘green Budget’
Scroll. In , Monday, February 05, 2018

The Delhi government is working on a multi-department action plan to tackle the high levels of pollution in the region, The Times of Indiareported on Monday. The proposal will be incorporated in the 2 ...More


Air quality in Chennai 'unhealthy', levels of toxic metal 55 per cent higher than in 2017: Study
IANS
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 05, 2018

CHENNAI: Air quality in the coastal city of Chennai in the past two months was consistently poor with all the samples designated as at least 'unhealthy' as per US standards, an international expert sa ...More


Delhi air pollution: Particulate matter isn’t your only worry
Jayashree Nandi
The Times of India , Monday, February 05, 2018

NEW DELHI: An experimental station being run by the Central Pollution Control Board to monitor some toxic trace gases shows the capital's air doesn't just have very high particulate matter levels, but ...More


Budget 2018 not 'populous', Delhi pollution scheme lacks substance: SANDRAP
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Union Budget 2018-19 has left the environment sector in the lurch as it is "neither populous nor helping 'Ease of Doing' business", with the government's special scheme to combat air pollution bei ...More


Dust mitigation plan must for firms
Jacob Koshy
The Hindu , Saturday, February 03, 2018

Non-compliance of norms could lead to penalty The Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for companies seeking environment clearance to ensure that they put in place a dust mitigation plan. The ...More


Air quality in Telangana worse, Andhra Pradesh is better off
Indulekha Arakkal
Deccan Chronicle , Saturday, February 03, 2018

HYDERABAD: Nearly 580 million people in 280 cities do not have access to the air quality data of their cities, says the second Airpocalypse report released by Greenpeace recently, leaving them clueles ...More


No mention of national plan to tackle air pollution in budget: Green activists
The Asian Age , Saturday, February 03, 2018

Mumbai: While the Union Budget 2018-19 has dealt with the problem of air pollution in Delhi, environmentalists have claimed that it has no mention of any national-level action plan to curb pollution i ...More


UP pollution watchdog sends notice to NTPC Dadri
Millennium Post , Saturday, February 03, 2018

Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has issued a notice to NTPC plant at Dadri for allegedly causing air pollution due to ash spreading in the area from the ash mound ca ...More


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