Delhi pollution

Pollution played key role in high severity of third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi: Kejriwal to PM

Delhi recorded 4,454 fresh COVID-19 cases and a positivity rate of 11.94 per cent on Monday, while 121 more fatalities pushed the death toll due to the disease to 8,512 in the city.

published on : 24th November 2020

Act against CMs of Punjab, Haryana for Delhi pollution: Environment Committee

At a time when Covid-19 cases are steeply rising, the toxic air is aiding the spike making the situation worse, the AAP-led Delhi government had said earlier.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Zero oxygen level at 7 out of 9 Yamuna ghats in Delhi

The biological oxygen demand (BOD), which should be 3 milligrams per litre or less, was as high as 45 mg/l at some places, the readings show.

published on : 21st November 2020

Delhi’s AQI ‘poor’, no major change in 3-4 days

The AQI is again going to improve to the moderate category by Friday owing to favourable wind speed.

published on : 19th November 2020

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

Around 70 per cent people didn't burn firecrackers on Diwali: Delhi minister Gopal Rai

The Delhi government had on November 5 banned the sale and use of all kinds of firecrackers in the city till November 30.

published on : 16th November 2020

Rain, gusty winds bring pollution levels down in Delhi-NCR

Delhi's air quality index improved to 300 at 9 am, which falls in the poor category, from 467 around the same time on Sunday.

published on : 16th November 2020

Delayed ban on firecrackers in Delhi led to failure: Officials

Officials said that mere police action is not enough, and residents should pledge to comply with the restrictions as it is for the public good.

published on : 16th November 2020

Air Quality Index 'severe' in Delhi as crackers ban goes up in smoke

The Central Pollution Control Board, in a special report, said almost all pollutants reported higher values on Diwali day this year as compared to 2019. 

published on : 16th 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 Pollution Control Committee seals two units for frothing in Yamuna

The primary reason behind the formation of the toxic foam is high phosphate content in the wastewater because of detergents used in dyeing industries, dhobi ghats and households.

published on : 14th November 2020

Delhi’s AQI might slip to 'severe' category again post Diwali

As per officials from the IMD, Delhi’s air quality can get worse if there are additional emissions from firecrackers and traffic.

published on : 14th November 2020

Pusa bio-decomposer: AAP government to approach central body

Kejriwal said that he wanted to appeal to the SC the Central government, and states — Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) and all other agencies to act on resolving the problem.

published on : 14th November 2020

Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir inaugurates first-of-its-kind air purifier

The cricketer-turned-politician also questioned the ban imposed by the government on firecrackers in the city.

published on : 13th November 2020

Fresh onset of western disturbance likely to  improve Delhi’s air quality

V K Soni, the head of the IM D’s environmental research centre, said calm winds and firecrackers emissions may push the air quality to the “severe” zone on Diwali night.

published on : 13th November 2020
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