Smog

Localised solutions the only way to tackle pollution 

If one travels through the cities in the Gangetic plains during winters, it is a scene straight out of an apocalypse film. The wheat and paddy fields lay covered in a dim haze.

published on : 20th November 2022

Air quality remains in 'severe' category in Delhi 

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, 24 of the 37 monitoring stations recorded the AQI in the 'severe' category around 11 am.

published on : 5th November 2022

Delhi air quality still 'severe', patients complaining of respiratory illness surge at hospital OPDs

Doctors in Delhi emphasised that normal masks do not protect people properly from particulate matter (PM2.5), and reccommended wearing an N95 mask with a valve/filter.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Delhi wakes up to thick smog, air quality index dips to 'severe'

An AQI range beteen 0 to 100 is considered as good, while from 100 to 200 it is termed moderate and from 200 to 300 it is poor. AQI ranging from 300 to 400 it is said to be very poor.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Stubble burning back to haunt Delhi-NCR

Satellite data shows red dots indicating farm fires in northwest region, including in Pakistan

published on : 29th September 2022

Install modified anti-smog guns atop 125 high-rises to curb dust pollution: L-G to officials

Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena directed officials on Wednesday to install modified anti-smog guns atop 125 building across the capital to control dust pollution.

published on : 29th September 2022

Tankers, anti-smog guns clean up twin towers’ dust

While Emerald Court would take one more day to be cleaned, the work at ATS Village could extend up to seven days due to more rubble and dust on the premises, according to officials.

published on : 30th August 2022

Delhi government plans 15-point fight against air pollution

This year’s Winter Action Plan is based on 15 focus points including- stubble and garbage burning, vehicular and dust pollution, hotspots, smog tower, dialogues with centre and neighbouring states.

published on : 26th August 2022

Government advances BS-VI fuel roll out in Delhi to April 2018 in bid to cut pollution

Vehicular emissions, as well as illegal crop burning in the farm states surrounding New Delhi, have caused air quality to deteriorate dramatically, prompting calls for tough action.

published on : 15th November 2017

SC to hear fresh plea today to curb rising pollution in Delhi-NCR; NGT says no review plea on odd-even scheme filed

The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.

published on : 13th November 2017

Foggy Monday morning in Delhi, 69 trains delayed

At least 69 trains were delayed, 22 rescheduled and eight trains were cancelled due to the shallow fog in northern India.

published on : 13th November 2017

Rain may bring some respite from smog soon in Delhi

After a relative respite on Saturday, the national capital was enveloped in a thick blanket of smog on Sunday due to high levels of humidity.

published on : 13th November 2017

After a brief respite, Delhi gets engulfed by thick smog

According to a MeT department official, the minimum temperature fell to 13 degree Celcius, one degree below the season’s average. The weatherman also predicted the rain on November 14 or 15.

published on : 12th November 2017

Air quality remains ‘severe’ in Delhi, NCR on Sunday

Dense smog continued to enshroud Delhi and the National Capital Region on Sunday, with pollution level remaining in the ‘severe’ category.

published on : 12th November 2017

NGT gives green signal to Delhi's odd-even scheme to curb air pollution; no exemptions to VVIPs, women

No exemption will be granted to women, two-wheelers or VVIPs, announced a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.

published on : 11th November 2017

Delhi's pollution level still ‘severe’

Meanwhile, 64 trains are running late, 14 rescheduled and two have been cancelled in view of the thick smog hung over the city.

published on : 11th November 2017

Now smog over Chandigarh; pollution levels soar 341 per cent higher than annual average

Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee's member secretary P J S Dadwal said this is the first time that Chandigarh has pollution of such levels.

published on : 10th November 2017

Delhi air pollution: Four lakh old four-wheelers will be seized in NCR

According to the department, 10-year-old diesel vehicles and 15-year-old petrol vehicles will be seized in the NCR districts.

published on : 10th November 2017

AAP says Punjab stubble burning is not causing Delhi smog, but industrial and vehicle pollution

The Aam Aadmi Party said the smog in Delhi is not due to stubble burning in Punjab, but is being caused by industrial and vehicle pollution.

published on : 10th November 2017

Air pollution: Punjab CM requests PM Modi to convene meeting for CMs of affected states

Singh has also again sought compensation from the PM for farmers for crop residue management to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning.

published on : 10th November 2017
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