Pollution

Feeling of Déjà vu as the year nears end

The winter has set in with the chilly winds but one can’t be complaining. Thank the good God for having sent those winds to Delhi to clear it of the poisonous air.

published on : 27th December 2021

Rain likely in Delhi, may end bad air spell 

The city’s air quality stayed in the ‘severe’ range for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, the longest bad air spell the city has seen in a go this month since 2019.

published on : 26th December 2021

High humidity keeps Delhi's air quality index in 'severe' zone

Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the government will not compromise on pollution and will take necessary action if air quality in the city keeps deteriorating.

published on : 25th December 2021

Cannot compromise on pollution, will take action if AQI deteriorates: Delhi minister Gopal Rai

The authorities withdrew the emergency measures in view of a continuous improvement in the air pollution situation, he said.

published on : 24th 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

Gaza's old battery pileups pose risk to health, environment

The most pressing threat, he said, is that “the batteries break and ooze liquid that includes sulfuric acid and leaks into the soil and then the water aquifer.”

published on : 22nd 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

Smog hugs Bengaluru, thanks to dust from roads

A senior BBMP official said that since most of the roads are potholed or cut open, mechanical sweepers cannot be used.

published on : 20th December 2021

Corruption rampant in Kerala State Pollution Control Board, says vigilance

The vigilance team, which raided the residence of senior engineer Josemon in Kollam, found that he had amassed huge wealth while serving as an engineer in Idukki and other district offices.

published on : 19th 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

Delhi government imposes Rs 1crore fine on construction body for violating norm

Environment minister Gopal Rai said that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) issued a notice to the NBCC to shut the Netaji Subhash Nagar site, with immediate effect. 

published on : 18th December 2021

Schools in Delhi welcome decision to allow resumption of physical classes for classes 6 and above

The panel said it received a large number of representations, arguing the 'compelling necessity' to open the schools and educational institutions.

published on : 17th 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
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