Delhi air pollution

IITs to give more teeth to pollution forecast

The project aims at identifying the real-time impact of various sources of pollution like vehicles, stubble burning, and dust among others based on which government can take control measures

published on : 16th February 2022

Air pollution, COVID: Delhi continues to fight major health issues with little gains

Stubble burning, rampant firecracker bursting on Diwali and unfavourable meteorological conditions in the early phase of winters turned the city into a gas chamber again.

published on : 31st December 2021

Delhiites brace for chill and fog at year-end

With the year’s last rain over, the mercury is set to drop further, while the city may see moderate to dense fog over the coming week, said weather officials. 

published on : 30th December 2021

No respite from toxic air for Delhi residents

Calm winds, emissions from NCR contribute to pollution load; situation likely to remain unchanged on Dec 24.

published on : 24th December 2021

Delhi's AQI remains severe, improvement likely by Dec 27 after rain 

Air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘severe’ zone for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, as winds remained calm, allowing little or no ventilation.

published on : 23rd December 2021

Delhi's air quality turns severe as winds die down

The AQI over the past 20 days has mostly been in ‘very poor’ zone, only occasionally improving to poor for a brief period.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Several schools reopen in Delhi for classes 6 to 12, some decide to begin from January 3

CAQM allowed the authorities in the Delhi-NCR to resume physical classes for students of class 6 and above, colleges and other educational institutions with immediate effect.

published on : 20th December 2021

Ban partially lifted on construction in Delhi

“Since the current AQI is within ‘very poor’, it would not be advisable to allow operations at all C&D sites. Based on the air quality forecast, the decision will be reviewed further,” the CAQM said.

published on : 18th December 2021

With air quality worse than Delhi, Ghaziabad most polluted city in north India: Data

In its most polluted week, Ghaziabad recorded an average PM 2.5 level of 360 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), while the annual average level stood at 110 ug/m3, the highest in north India.

published on : 17th December 2021

Supreme Court satisfied with steps to combat toxic air in NCR

Ban on medical, dairy & textile industries lifted, but restrictions on construction activities remain until further notice

published on : 17th December 2021

'Smog doesn't spare even smaller towns in winter'

This means even smaller cities with lower annual average levels record pollution levels as bad as or even worse than Delhi’s.

published on : 17th December 2021

Fog prediction system for check and balance of air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The system can predict probability of dense fog cover, when air quality reduces to less than 200 metres and up to 50 metres.

published on : 17th December 2021

SC directs Air Quality Commission to work on permanent solution for pollution in Delhi-NCR

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of a report filed by the commission which informed it that a decision to lift the ban on certain industries has been taken.

published on : 16th December 2021

Restrictions have helped control pollution in Delhi-NCR but not significantly

Absence of strong western disturbance has resulted in less dispersal of pollutants: Experts

published on : 16th December 2021

Delhi's air quality index reaches upper end of very poor zone

Pollution levels expected to remain same until at least Dec 17 when winds may pick up  

published on : 15th December 2021
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