Air pollution killed 1.7 million Indians, accounting for nearly 18% of total deaths in 2019, and resulted in an economic loss of Rs 2.6 lakh crore, nearly 1.4% of GDP, a comprehensive report of the disease burden attributable to air pollution and its economic impact has revealed.
The national capital’s air quality was recorded in ‘severe’ category on Sunday as stubble fires continued to be reported in Punjab and nearby regions.
Delhi Chief Minister #ArvindKejriwal on Monday said that the ‘problem’ of stubble burning can be turned into an ‘opportunity’ within one year if all concerned governments work on war footing to achieve that.
The #Delhi air quality on October 12 turned 'hazardous' at several places with the beginning of stubble burning.
With 91 percent humidity, absence of wind and the pollution from Bhogi bonfires along with other usual sources, smog hit Chennai on January 14.
On November 21, BJP MP Vijay Goel took a shot at the AAP government for the poor quality of air and water in the city.
Oxy Pure - an oxygen bar in Saket, Delhi is offering pure oxygen in seven different aromas.
The Air Quality Index in Chennai remains unhealthy in most parts of the city as of November 8.
Velachery, Ramapuram, Manali, Kodungaiyur, Anna Nagar, Chennai Airport clocked pollution levels as high as 341, while Delhi stood at 254.
An action plan to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region was enforced on October 15 as the region’s overall air quality slipped to “very poor” levels.
Kumbh Mela is the time when the river Ganges witnesses a dramatic increase in pollution levels, most of which can be attributed to bathing and open defecation by the devotees.
As air quality worsens in Delhi, the Delhi police has put a ban on the entry of heavy and medium goods vehicles in the city from 11 pm on November 8.
As India celebrates Diwali this week, Delhiites share their plans for the 'Festival of Lights'. Will they be bursting 'Green Firecrackers'? Let's find out.