Delhi Air Pollution

Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor' due to slow winds; Dip in stubble burning

Stubble burning, which accounted for 12 percent of Delhi's PM 2.5 pollution on Sunday, contributed six percent on Monday.

published on : 23rd November 2020

70 lakh litres of water sprinkled in 36 days in Delhi's pollution hotspots

The drive began on October 17 following orders from the Delhi government to check the dust pollution in the national capital, Delhi Fire Service officials said.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category ahead of Diwali festivities

On November 11, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed hope that the newly-constituted Commission for Air Quality would reduce pollution in Delhi.

published on : 13th November 2020

'Red light on, Gaadi Off' till November 30: Environment Minister reminds Delhiites, extends campaign

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the AAP government has decided to extend the ‘Red light on, Gaadi Off’ campaign to curb vehicular pollution till November 30.

published on : 12th November 2020

Incentivising farmers 'can solve' the problem of Delhi's yearly air pollution woes

Environmentalists say there are many solutions to end stubble burning, but lack of implementation sees the same problem repeat every year.

published on : 12th November 2020

Pollution check: Panel proposes work from home, travel curbs in Delhi

The members of Commission headed by formed Delhi cheif secretary MM Kutty reviewed air quality scenario in National Capital Region and adjoining areas.

published on : 10th November 2020

13 per cent increase in COVID infections in Delhi due to air pollution; masks, air purifiers may not be enough: IMA

Stating that N-95 masks and air purifiers may not provide full time protection,  the doctors' body stressed on the implementation of long-term measures to bring down pollution levels.

published on : 7th November 2020

Former Delhi chief secretary to chair air quality panel

Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy Resources Institute, and Ashish Dhawan of the Air Pollution Action Group have been appointed as representatives of NGOs. 

published on : 7th November 2020

Stubble burning share in Delhi's pollution soars to 42 per cent, season's highest

Experts said that raging farm fires and a fall in the wind speed and temperatures pushed air quality in Delhi-NCR to the worst levels in around a year on Thursday.

published on : 5th November 2020

COVID situation worsening in Delhi due to air pollution, avoid bursting crackers: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said that he along with his cabinet ministers will perform 'Lakshmi Puja' at 7:39 pm at some place and urged Delhiiites to join them from their homes by watching it on television.

published on : 5th November 2020

At 40 per cent, stubble burning contribution in Delhi's pollution soars to season's high

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said 3,216 farm fires were spotted over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday.

published on : 1st November 2020

AQI in Delhi to see significant improvement in next two days, says SAFAR

A significant improvement is likely in the national capital’s air quality over the next two days due to favourable wind speed, a central government air quality monitoring agency said on Friday.

published on : 31st October 2020

CM Kejriwal launches 'Green Delhi' app to redress pollution complaints

The chief minister said the government wants to involve everyone in the fight against pollution as 'no big change can take place without the support of people'.

published on : 29th October 2020

Centre bring ordinance to check air pollution in Delhi/NCR

The 26-member commission, which will be headquartered in Delhi, will be headed by a Chairperson, not below the level of secretary, appointed by the central government.

published on : 29th October 2020

EPCA suggests action plan for air pollution control in coming years

Implementation of SC directions on the agreed 2022 schedule for thermal power plant emission standards will be needed to control air pollution in the coming years.

published on : 28th October 2020
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