Delhi Air Pollution
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Delhi most polluted city in India in 2022: Report

The top four cities with the highest PM2.5 are Delhi and NCR cities and the top nine are from across the Indo-Gangetic plains, the data showed.

published on : 10th January 2023
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Centre's air quality panel lifts curbs imposed in Delhi-NCR under GRAP stage 3 

According to the India Meteorological Department and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, the air quality index is not likely to slip into the 'severe' category in the next few days.

published on : 7th December 2022
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Delhi govt to reopen primary classes from Nov 9, revokes work-from-home order

The 24-hour average air quality index of Delhi improved from 447 on Friday to 381 on Saturday and further to 339 on Sunday.

published on : 7th November 2022
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Delhi pollution: Action plan measures ineffective, ban on diesel light vehicles 'late', experts say

Shutting down schools under the action plan is nothing new; this happens every year, so why didn't the Kejriwal government re-work their vacation schedules, asked an environmentalist.

published on : 4th November 2022
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Delhi air pollution: SC agrees to hear 'worsening' AQI plea on November 10 

“AQI level has risen due to stubble burning, Delhi has never seen AQI of 500. We can’t walk freely in this. Stubble burning has increased in Punjab. Secretaries must be called,” Jha told the bench. 

published on : 4th November 2022
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NHRC summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh over air pollution

The NHRC stated that notwithstanding several directions of the Supreme Court, the National Green Tribunal and other authorities, the air quality in Delhi-NCR has not seen required improvement.

published on : 4th November 2022
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Anti-pollution curbs: Kejriwal announces closure of primary schools in Delhi

The Delhi CM announced from Saturday onwards, outdoor activities for classes above fifth standard will be suspended and that they were mulling over implementing the odd even vehicle scheme.

published on : 4th November 2022
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Delhi air pollution: Patients with breathing issues bear the brunt

People suffering from cough, shortness of breath & asthma rush to OPDs as eye-stinging smog blankets Delhi   

published on : 4th November 2022
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Stubble burning: Centre to offer financial assistance for torrefaction, pelletisation plants

Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major reason behind the alarming spike in air pollution levels in the national capital in October and November.

published on : 14th October 2022
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Delhi government plans 15-point fight against air pollution

This year’s Winter Action Plan is based on 15 focus points including- stubble and garbage burning, vehicular and dust pollution, hotspots, smog tower, dialogues with centre and neighbouring states.

published on : 26th August 2022
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Killer air: 106 deaths per lakh population in Delhi attributable to PM2.5 pollution, says report

In 2019, Delhi recorded an annual average PM2.5 concentration of 110 micrograms per cubic metre, the highest among the most populous cities in the world.

published on : 17th August 2022
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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
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Use of coal as fuel in Delhi-NCR to be phased out by year-end

The aim is to cut down emissions and reduce air pollution in the area, which is the most polluted during the winter months.

published on : 9th June 2022
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Delhi government moves NGT for modification of odd-even scheme order

The NGT had on November 11 given a conditional nod to the AAP government's decision to implement the odd-even car rationing scheme for five days from November 13.

published on : 13th November 2017