Karnataka will have its first government-certified vehicle scrapping centre, call it a “slaughterhouse”, at Devanahalli near Bengaluru.
Alleging several mines are functioning in violation of rules residents of villages like K Eraiyur, Kalpadi and Chettikulam complain of dust pollution from the movement of hundreds of heavy vehicles.
The body gave the example of Karol Bagh where over 2,200 saplings were planted in an area of 500 square meters.
Rai said that every year a tree plantation campaign is being conducted to increase the green belt and to reduce pollution.
Goyal emphasised the importance of hotspot-specific actions alongside the broader airshed approach to combatting pollution effectively.
Explaining the technology, Prof Diwakar said many factors are contributing to air pollution in the city.
The report underlines the high price of LPG cylinders coupled with the fact that they need to be paid for in one go, making it unaffordable for people from low-income households.
Data shows that green spaces in the city breathed better air in July going from an AQI of 155 in February, ICRISAT’s value came down to 44 in July.
Around 716 million of the world’s lowest income people (living on less than $1.90 per day) live in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution.
Air pollution is largely considered an urban problem though data shows both cities and villages are equally polluting.
As a result, rural areas don’t get the attention they deserve, leading to huge disparity in mitigation policy and resource allocations.
The NGT had on 5 May this year directed the Raipur collector (representative) to submit an action taken report on its order or the reasons for non-compliance thereof.
Decades of research have shown that air pollution increases the amount and seriousness of lung and heart disease and other health problems.
One of the key highlights of the study is that the air pollution levels were uniform in both rural and urban settings, which shows that particulate matter doesn’t have boundaries.
The NGT was hearing a petition claiming failure of the authorities concerned to control air pollution in and around premier healthcare institutions.
The etymology of the phrase smog is of comparatively recent vintage. It was coined in 1905 by H.A. Des Voeux, a health official, to define ‘atmospheric conditions’ in British towns.
Last year, nine of the 10 cities with the highest annual average of fine particulate matter were in Asia — including six in India, according to air quality company IQAir.
A new survey shows that the majority of Delhi-NCR households believe that Aam Aadmi Party-ruled Delhi and Punjab governments are not taking action to address toxic air issues.