Air Quality

Delhi air quality: So far, so good

According to the central body, the days of “poor” and “severe” days, between January 1 and March 31, reduced to 55 in 2023 from 77 in 2017.

published on : 1st April 2023

Delhi receives highest single-day rain in March: IMD

The city recorded a minimum temperature of 15.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the IMD said.

published on : 25th March 2023

Many Brahmapurams waiting to explode if we don’t learn to manage waste

India is a country of 140 crore people, but it has failed to get the basics right when it comes to waste management. Kochi’s Brahmapuram waste treatment plant disaster is a case in point.

published on : 19th March 2023

Graded Response Action Plan on pollution only on paper: CREA

Between October 1, 2022, and February 15, 2023, 26 cities reported PM2.5 levels as being in the ‘severe+’ category, 38 cities in the ‘severe’ category, and 78 cities in the ‘very poor’ category.

published on : 16th March 2023

Hyderabad most polluted south Indian city, says report

The annual PM2.5 level in Hyderabad went up from 39.4 μg/m3 in 2021 to 42.4 μg/m3 in 2022, which exceeds the WHO’s guidelines by over 10 times.

published on : 15th March 2023

Kerala govt to install air quality monitoring devices at hospitals in Kochi after Brahmapuram crisis

State Health Minister Veena George said installing the air quality monitoring devices will help identify the possibility of people getting sick due to the worsening air quality.

published on : 12th March 2023

Haldwani cleanest city in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh worst

However, it will be even more challenging to prevent air quality from deteriorating due to forest fires and rising heat in the coming two-three months.

published on : 12th March 2023

Health department opens 24-hour control rooms in Kochi

The Medical College Hospital has also set up a separate unit for those affected by the poor air quality in Kochi.

published on : 10th March 2023

One week on, Kochi still gasping for breath as fumes from Brahmapuram plant continues

The toxic air has left hundreds complaining of severe health issues, and experts are sounding the alert. 

published on : 9th March 2023

Telangana takes steps to improve air quality in Hyderabad

Special Chief Secy reviews implementation of TSPCB action plan to curb pollution

published on : 21st February 2023

Even Parliament has acknowledged Delhi's air quality has improved: Kejriwal

The number of 'good', 'satisfactory' and 'moderate' air quality days increased to 197 in 2021 as compared to 108 in 2016.

published on : 5th February 2023

Delhi's minimum temperature at 9 degree Celsius, air quality poor

The air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 233 at 9 am, which is in the poor category.

published on : 4th February 2023

Delhi government launches ‘Supersite’ to monitor air quality

The government launched the EV Policy to reduce pollution, bought thousands of new e-buses, increased green cover to 23.6 percent, and ran the ‘Red Light On Gaadi Off’ campaign.

published on : 31st January 2023

Chilly winds bring mercury down, Delhi city’s AQI improves to ‘poor’

The minimum temperature was recorded at 10.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The relative humidity at 8:30 am was recorded at 100 percent.

published on : 31st January 2023

Air quality panel rolls back GRAP 3rd stage actions in Delhi

The CAQM also said that deterioration of the air quality in the severe category is not expected in the coming days. 

published on : 16th January 2023

Anti-pollution curbs under GRAP stage 3 lifted in Delhi as AQI improves

The decision was taken after the sub-committee of GRAP noted that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi marginally improved from the level of 353 on January 14 to 213 on January 15.

published on : 15th January 2023

Ahead of Bhogi, AQI worsens, yellow alert issued in Chennai

The officials said multiple monitoring teams have been formed to ensure the burning of waste materials such as old rubber products, plastics, tyres, tubes, etc. is stopped.

published on : 14th January 2023

Kolkata Diary: Air quality worse than ever in West Bengal

The pandemic-induced restrictions had kept the air pollution level in check last winter.

published on : 13th January 2023

Frequent construction bans in Delhi hitting business

The Confederation of All India Traders also said that the constant imposition of GRAP is affecting the economic activities and impacting the business operations.

published on : 9th January 2023

Curbs lifted as Delhi's air quality improves

The weather predictions too did not suggest any adverse impact in dispersal of pollutants from the city’s air, according to the GRAP sub-committee which reviewed the pollution status in the day.

published on : 5th January 2023
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