Delhi is the 10th-most polluted city in India, it was at the eighth spot a year ago.
The APPCB has instructed all the departments to submit reports regularly mentioning the steps taken to curb environmental pollution.
Apart from raw sewage and garbage, spread of water hyacinth on the surface is adding to the woes. The once pristine lake now resembles a swamp. Revival plan still remains undone
Despite rains, the pollution levels in the national capital increased slightly as the overall air quality index stood at 281 at 4 pm, up from 218 on Wednesday.
But PM2.5 levels in Beijing are still four times higher than those recommended by the World Health Organization.
With 91 per cent humidity, absence of wind and the pollution from Bhogi bonfires along with other usual sources, smog hit the city on Tuesday morning.
Srinivasan Edamana has filed a petition in the High Court against the illegal burning of dry leaves along with plastic in Cheranalloor panchayat
While all precautions are being taken by the board, the move comes after the National Green Tribunal’s order to draft a plan.
Researchers said that inhaling pollutants smaller than PM 2.5 leads to bone mass loss through oxidative stress and inflammation.
According to the study, the weather during the winter months - particularly reduced precipitation and low wind speeds - is also thought to play a significant role in raising pollutant levels.
The report submitted to the NGT reveals that cotton ginning and seed processing units dumped acidic effluents in agricultural fields and open plots of Gadwal without facing any consequences.
The NIA on Wednesday named 11 Tamil Nadu residents in its charge sheet for their involvement in Ansarullah case.
The water adjoining Marine Drive, a popular hangout spot for the city’s residents, is not a fresh water body but a sewage pool.
Environment experts claim that light pollution affects the day and night life cycle of human beings and animals, and nocturnal life of both animals and birds.
The study analysed the association between air pollution and bone health in over 3,700 people from 28 villages outside the city of Hyderabad.