Air Quality Management

SC directs Air Quality Commission to work on permanent solution for pollution in Delhi-NCR

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of a report filed by the commission which informed it that a decision to lift the ban on certain industries has been taken.

published on : 16th December 2021

Pollution woes: NCR states directed to shut industries flouting norms

Over 25,000 vehicles booked and 15,324 trucks stopped for not following directions, capital’s air quality index improves slightly to ‘poor’

published on : 8th December 2021

Emergency steps cured Delhi air: Survey

Scientists have attributed the reduction in air pollution to the restrictions on polluting activities such as construction, thermal power plants and truck movement in the NCR.

published on : 24th November 2021

Delhi pollution: Kejriwal government calls high-level meeting as air quality remains poor

The CAQM late Tuesday night directed that schools, colleges and educational institutions in the National Capital Region will remain closed until further orders, allowing only online mode of education.

published on : 17th November 2021

Delhi-NCR pollution: Schools, colleges to remain closed; thermal plants, construction activities not permitted

Trucks carrying non-essential items have been banned from entering Delhi till Sunday in a bid to contain the spiralling air pollution levels.

published on : 17th November 2021

Delhi, Haryana put construction work, industries on halt to curb pollution

Delhi and Haryana have suggested temporary shutdown of all industries in the region to curb the surge in air pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns.

published on : 17th November 2021

Delhi-NCR pollution: Panel holds meeting with adjoining states after SC's intervention

The virtual meeting is being attended by Chief Secretaries, other officials of states, and environment bodies such as the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

published on : 16th November 2021

Consider closure of schools, construction activities: Air quality panel to Haryana, Rajasthan and UP

The Delhi government announced closure of physical classes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions for a week from November 15.

published on : 14th November 2021

Delhi air pollution: Panel slaps Rs 3 crore against construction sites

The commission has deployed teams in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to inspect construction and demolition sites for any violations.

published on : 21st October 2021

‘Winter action plan requires synergy’: Centre on tackling Delhi pollution

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said Pusa bio-decomposer would be given to farmers in Haryana free of cost for one lakh acre of land and in Delhi.

published on : 24th September 2021

Pollution panel bring directive out for keeping air clean for north Indian states

Environmental experts have identified dust on roads and construction sites also as one of the major causes of air pollution.

published on : 23rd September 2021

Delhi air pollution: Eleven plants told to innovate fuel usage

The commission said it conducted extensive stakeholders’ consultations with NTPC Limited and other state and private power plant operators on the potential use of paddy stubble.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Stubble burning: Central commission directs 11 thermal plants around Delhi to co-fire biomass pellets

Ex-situ utilisation of paddy straw is an important strategy amongst various means of prevention and control of paddy straw burning, the panel said.

published on : 21st September 2021

Adopt ISRO's model to estimate stubble burning: CAQM to Delhi, neighbouring states

The commission stressed over the need to develop and implement a standardised methodology across NCR for the monitoring of fire events at a meeting with ISR held in December last year.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Government plans to introduce 17 bills in Monsoon session, including three to replace ordinances

Once a session starts an ordinance has to be passed as a bill within 42 days or six weeks, else it lapses.

published on : 14th July 2021