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Noting that ambient air pollution alone may cost India more than USD 0.5 trillion per year, the study said it is causing hundreds of millions of people in the country to lead shorter and sicker lives.
Jhatkaa team has started sending out pieces of the 'lungs' in a package to decision-makers, in a bid to open their eyes to the grisly air-pollution situation.
Whitefield Rising on Friday urged KSPCB to install a calibrated continuous ambient air quality monitoring station at Graphite India Ltd junction.
The worsening air pollution at Anand Rao Circle following increase in high-rise buildings, prompted the board to install the first air quality monitoring station there in 1983.
Poor planning and lack of awareness campaigns among public and last-mile connectivity play spoilsport
Thoothukudi is termed one of the Non-attainment cities by Ministry of Environment primarily on the basis of excess PM10 under the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program.
But after a dust storm from Oman, the air quality index slipped to 'poor' category, an official with the Central Pollution Control Board said.
Delhiites breathed "good" quality air for the first time this year.
Currently, the project is focused on Whitefield with a target of 10 air quality monitors.
The dispersion of pollutants has become faster after the local winds picked up speed, which in turn has rapidly decreased the pollution level and improved air quality.
As the national capital region struggles with a severe dust pollution, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had yesterday ordered stoppage of all civil construction activities across the city till Sunday.
According to the Met department, wind speed reaching up to 35 kmph is predicted for today in Delhi.
The CPCB data showed that the PM10 (particles with diameter less than 10mm) level was beyond "severe" at 778 in Delhi-NCR area and 824 in Delhi particularly.
For over a month now, these vans with monitoring equipments fitted inside, have been idly stationed at the entrance of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board office on Church street.
The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, the United Kingdom and three other EU countries to court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.