Air Quality

Coal-fired brick kilns cannot be allowed to operate in NCR during severe pollution: NGT

The tribunal had earlier rejected a plea to allow brick kilns running on 'Zig-Zag' technology in NCR saying their operation will have a disastrous effect on the air quality.

published on : 18th February 2021

Air quality ‘very poor’ in, Noida, ‘poor’ in Gurugram

Pollutants PM2.5 and PM10 also remained in the air of the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). 

published on : 11th February 2021

Air quality 'very poor' in Ghaziabad, Noida; 'poor' in Gurugram, Faridabad

According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

published on : 30th January 2021

Minimum temperature, air quality dips in Delhi; dense fog envelops city

At 8:30 am, the minimum temperatures in Palam and Safdarjung were reported at 4.6 degrees Celsius and 3.2 degrees Celsius respectively by the India Meteorological Department.

published on : 13th January 2021

Delhi's air quality remains in 'moderate' category on Tuesday

Rainfall at Delhi observed during in the last 24 hours was 4.7 mm at Safdarjung observatory following by Palam 12.0 mm, Lodhi Road 4.8mm, Ridge 6.2mm and Ayanagar 8.9mm.

published on : 5th January 2021

Strong winds improve national capital’s air quality to ‘moderate’

A government forecasting agency said the air quality is likely to improve further to the “satisfactory” category.

published on : 5th January 2021

'Moderate' air in Ghaziabad, Greater Noida after 37 days; Gurgaon records 'satisfactory' AQI

Gurgaon and Faridabad last had a ‘moderate' air day on December 15, Noida on December 14, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad on November 27, official figures from corresponding dates showed.

published on : 4th January 2021

'Breathing here is injurious to your health' book review: Confronting the silent scourge

Hardly anyone seems to care about the slow poisoning of an entire population, but the author of this compelling work does

published on : 3rd January 2021

Air quality dips to ‘severe’ in most NCR cities, Gurugram ‘very poor’

Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad have four stations each, while Gurgaon has three and Greater Noida two, according to the app.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Air quality 'very poor' in Delhi and surrounding areas, CPCB calls for compliance with guidelines

As per the IMD, the ventilation conditions are likely to slow down in Delhi causing poor dispersion of pollutants, due to which the air quality is predicted to remain ‘very poor’.

published on : 1st January 2021

Did India treat its natural resources well this year? NGT's 2020 amid pandemic ​

The year also saw the tribunal taking unprecedented stand on banning use of firecrackers during festive period in NCR and in those cities where air quality fell in poor category.

published on : 30th December 2020

No entry for commercial vehicles in national capital sans RFID tags from January 1

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system was setup at 13 toll plazas in the national capital to control vehicular pollution from commercial vehicles entering the city.

published on : 30th December 2020

Air quality improves to ‘poor’ in NCR with favourable wind speed conditions

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe. 

published on : 29th December 2020

Air quality improves to ‘very poor’ in Delhi-NCR

The air quality is expected to improve marginally by Sunday as wind speed picks up under the influence of the western disturbance, according to the weather department.

published on : 26th December 2020

Air quality improves to 'very poor' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon

Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10, though, remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the CPCB.

published on : 25th December 2020
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