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But the index has regularly topped 150 this month, which is considered a health threat to the general population. A reading over 300 is seen as hazardous.
A drastic increase in number of people suffering from pulmonological diseases reported.
The National Green Tribunal last month directed the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to install display boards at a gap of 100 km to indicate whether the water was fit for bathing or drinking.
The Centre told the bench that the diesel vehicles will have orange stickers pasted on their windshield while petrol and CNG vehicles will have blue stickers.
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.
If India were to achieve its own air quality standards, life expectancy would increase by more than one year on an average, says the 16-page report.
On Friday, a team of Agriculture department, led by Assistant Agriculture Officer Pradosh Behera, had visited the spot and collected samples from roots and leaves of the affected trees.
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.
Compliance Reporting Protocols were developed to track discharge of pollutants from firms.
Whitefield Rising on Friday urged KSPCB to install a calibrated continuous ambient air quality monitoring station at Graphite India Ltd junction.
In Delhi, more than 12,800 trees have been cut in the last three years for various government projects, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh informed Rajya Sabha today.
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.
The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a directive to a pharma company based in Kancheepuram district to shut down operations with immediate effect as it failed to comply with regulatory provi
Children as young as 6 months suffer from severe allergic conditions, due to rising level of pollutants, say pulmonologists
The Tamil Nadu government is expected to submit a reply defending its position against the action taken against Sterlite.