Delhi Air Quality

Delhi air quality now ‘moderate’, thanks to rain and strong winds

Citizens of Delhi found some relief from the ongoing air pollution on Tuesday as the air quality improved significantly to the ‘moderate’ category.

published on : 18th November 2020

WATCH | Air quality slips into 'severe' category in Delhi post-Diwali despite cracker ban

This came as many burst firecrackers in violation of the complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the national capital by the Delhi government and the National Green Tribunal.

published on : 15th November 2020

Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category after six-day 'severe' streak

An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe', while the AQI above 500 falls in the severe plus category.

published on : 11th 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

Farm fire share in Delhi's pollution 40 per cent, but Opposition in denial: Minister Gopal Rai

He said the Delhi government has been doing everything possible to curb biomass burning, and vehicular and dust pollution.

published on : 2nd November 2020

Delhi's air quality improves due to high wind speed but still 'poor'

Last year, the stubble contribution to Delhi's pollution had peaked to 44 percent on November 1, according to SAFAR data.

published on : 2nd November 2020

Smog from Punjab’s stubble burning unlikely to impact Delhi’s air: Experts 

The inference by researchers at the Department of Climate Change and Agriculture Meteorology is based on the wind speed in Punjab during October and November between 2017 and 2019. 

published on : 31st 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

Delhi's air quality poor, stubble contribution in pollution may increase

A senior scientist at the India Meteorological Department said the maximum wind speed was 10 kilometers per hour on Friday.

published on : 17th October 2020

Delhi's air quality hits 'very poor' level, first time this season

A ventilation index lower than 6000 sqm/second, with average wind speed less than 10 kmph, is unfavourable for dispersion of pollutants.

published on : 13th October 2020

Delhi's air quality turns 'poor', first time since June 29

The city recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 215, which falls in the 'poor' category. It was 178 on Tuesday.

published on : 7th October 2020

Get ready to choke on Delhi's toxic air

Last year at the peak of pollution, only 44 per cent of Delhi’s PM 2.5 load was attributed to stubble burning in the neighbouring Punjab and Haryana.

published on : 28th September 2020

Delhi's air quality predicted to turn 'poor' by September 30: SAFAR

Farm fires have begun in Amritsar, Punjab, and neighbouring border regions and are likely to influence the city's air quality, it said.

published on : 25th September 2020

Delhi NCR air quality to improve over next two days: Health Minister

The air quality over Delhi national capital region (NCR) will remain satisfactory on Wednesday, said Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

published on : 15th July 2020

Delhi's air quality improves to 'good' category amid lockdown

According to SAFAR, rainfall under the influence of western disturbances has contributed to AQI betterment along with reduced emissions.

published on : 29th March 2020
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