Delhi Pollution

Anti-pollution curbs under GRAP stage 3 lifted in Delhi as AQI improves

The decision was taken after the sub-committee of GRAP noted that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi marginally improved from the level of 353 on January 14 to 213 on January 15.

published on : 15th January 2023

Pollution up, construction ban back in Delhi-NCR

The CAQM has decided to implement all actions envisaged under GRAP’s Stage-III with immediate effect to prevent further deterioration in air quality.

published on : 31st December 2022

Kejriwal holds review meet with IITs, TERI on pollution control

The study consists of a supersite with state-of-the-art air analysers and a mobile air quality monitoring system, which will measure the level of various substances in the air above Delhi.

published on : 24th December 2022

Delhi city govt forms 611 teams to stop open burning

Govt move comes as Delhi pollution touches ‘very poor category’

published on : 21st December 2022

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

BJP alleges AAP failed to curb pollution, smoke towers stopped working

The opposition also demanded concrete steps to control the situation saying that the L-G should intervene in the matter.

published on : 20th December 2022

Demand for air purifiers grows 1.4x times in November over last year: Flipkart

Air purifiers are witnessing three times more demand in November than in the previous months on the platform. Delhi and Gurugram alone contributed to 50 per cent of demand in November.

published on : 12th 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 Police issue over 5,000 fines for violation of transport curbs

Owners of vehicles found plying in violation of the rule would be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act, which could invite a fine of Rs 20,000.

published on : 13th November 2022

Farm fires and Delhi's pollution: Stop villainising the farmer

It is not as if Punjab farmers don't know how harmful it is to put fire to paddy stubbles. They know their families are the first ones to be smothered by pollution. How come they seem helpless then?

published on : 13th November 2022

Curbs on vehicles to stay until November 13 in Delhi

Commission for Air Quality Management says it will review the situation on Friday to decide on various measures

published on : 11th November 2022

Union Minister Lekhi lashes out at CM Kejriwal for pollution crisis

Lekhi said that the people of the city gave nearly Rs 1,286.93 crore as environment cess to the Kejriwal government but where is that money.

published on : 10th November 2022

Delhi pollution: Finally, air quality better, yet stays ‘poor’ 

The 24-hour average AQI calculated at 260 by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which is a drop of 112 points from 372 noted on Tuesday.

published on : 10th November 2022

Restrictions on vehicles to stay until November 13 in Delhi

Govt also decides to reopen primary classes from Nov 9 & revoke order asking 50% of its staff to work from home in view of better AQI

published on : 8th November 2022

Divert trucks on expressways to prevent jams: Delhi Environment Minister to UP, Haryana

With pollution levels in the national capital worsening, the Centre’s air quality panel had on Thursday banned the entry of trucks other than electric and CNG ones into Delhi.

published on : 6th November 2022

Toxic Delhi air: Parents differ over shutting city schools

Several parents have supported the proposal to shut down schools in Delhi amid worsening air quality while others have opposed it, fearing another hit to studies already impacted by the Covid-19. 

published on : 4th November 2022

Breather for eateries, hotels: Delhi L-G sets up panel to ease licensing processes to boost night economy

The move will provide a fillip to the hospitality sector and make way for dining till late hours and on terraces, they added. 

published on : 1st November 2022

Delhi city air improves to ‘very poor’ from ‘severe’

Pollution levels likely to stay the same as stubble burning share in AQI rises to 26%

published on : 31st October 2022

Delhi pollution: City gains via wind, fewer crackers 

Many factors bring pollution down a few notches post-Diwali, yet AQI remains ‘very poor’

published on : 27th October 2022

If you don’t have solution, then quit: BJP to Kejriwal on Delhi pollution

BJP MP and former Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari said the city’s air quality index (AQI) levels were worse before Diwali and it improved after the festival, showing that Diwali is not to be blamed.

published on : 27th October 2022
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