Air Quality Management

AQI severe, ban on vehicle movement may come back

The Commission for Air Quality Management called an emergency meeting on Monday after the city’s air pollution level deteriorated to the ‘severe’ category.

published on : 20th December 2022

Construction ban back in Delhi-NCR as AQI slips to severe category

A senior government official said the transport department will review the prevailing weather conditions and AQI forecasts before taking the call.

published on : 7th December 2022

Delhi: No need for Stage-3 curbs on vehicles, says air quality panel 

The sub-committee for invoking anti-pollution curbs under GRAP held a meeting on Wednesday to review the air quality situation and the progress of the actions implemented in the region.

published on : 19th November 2022

Construction curbs lifted as AQI improves in Delhi

Govt also removes ban on BS-III petrol and BS-IV diesel vehicles.

published on : 15th November 2022

AI, drones to study emissions, pollution hotspots in Delhi

Headed by CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, the tool will count vehicles by uploading the CCTV footage on cloud platform, officials said.

published on : 11th November 2022

Delhi pollution: ‘Anti-smog guns a must at construction sites’

The panel noted that these sites are a major and consistent source of air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

published on : 8th November 2022

Farm fires reduced by over 50 per cent this year: Commission for Air Quality

Paddy straw burning in adjoining states is among the major contributors to air quality deterioration in the Delhi NCR area.

published on : 18th October 2022

Delhi CM Kejriwal unveils 15-point Winter Action Plan

Kejriwal said that teams would be set up to check garbage burning, dust and vehicular emission to curb air pollution in the city.

published on : 1st October 2022

Delhi forest department asks city's green agencies to 'specify' sites to plant new saplings

While the CAQM had put the target for Delhi at 32 lakh saplings for this year, the government already announced a plantation target of 35 lakh saplings for the year.

published on : 14th September 2022

Environment min Gopal Rai to chair meeting on winter action plan, discuss ways to curb pollution

The action plan will focus on stubble management, dust pollution, vehicular emission, open burning of garbage, industrial pollution, green war room and pollution hotspots among other things.

published on : 5th September 2022

Many NCR towns still to notify list of approved fuels: CAQM

The policy mandates phasing out coal and other dirty fuels in a time-bound manner to curb air pollution, a major share of which comes from industrial emissions.

published on : 18th July 2022

Ban on diesel-run private cars in Delhi when air turns toxic, first for city under new pollution curbs

The new policy provides for these measures to kick-in based on the early warning pollution forecasting system. 

published on : 14th July 2022

CAQM revamps plan to check air pollution in Delhi-NCR; ban on BS-IV vehicles if AQI breaches 450-mark

The revised plan, which is part of a new policy formulated by CAQM to abate air pollution in Delhi-NCR, focuses on proactive implementation of the curbs based on forecasts.

published on : 13th July 2022

Adopt standard list of approved fuels: Commission for Air Quality Management

The list of fuels approved by the CAQM include petrol, diesel, hydrogen/methane, natural gas, Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and electricity.

published on : 25th June 2022

Delhi asks haryana to send only BS VI-compliant buses from october

The letter said the National Green Tribunal has already directed that diesel vehicles more than 10 years old will not be allowed to ply in the NCR. 

published on : 23rd June 2022

Air quality panel bans use of coal in Delhi-NCR from 2023

Around 1.7 million tonnes of coal is used annually in industrial applications in NCR, with about 1.4 million tonnes being consumed in six major industrial districts alone.

published on : 8th June 2022

Government asks DPCC to act on projects not updating dust control status

The self-assessment portal was launched on October 7 last year as it was difficult to monitor compliance with dust pollution control norms at all construction and demolition sites manually.

published on : 28th May 2022

MCDs told to strictly follow rules to check dust pollution in Delhi-NCR

Civic agencies have informed that out of the total road length of around 18,540 km in Delhi, 5,085 km has been identified for mechanical sweeping, the CAQM said.

published on : 8th April 2022

Number of ‘bad air’ days decreasing, claims CAQM

The steps include cracking down on polluting industries, diesel generator (DG) sets, dust management at construction sites, clamping down on polluting vehicles and regulating steps taken by state govt

published on : 8th March 2022