air quality

‘Winter action plan requires synergy’: Centre on tackling Delhi pollution

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said Pusa bio-decomposer would be given to farmers in Haryana free of cost for one lakh acre of land and in Delhi.

published on : 24th September 2021

Pollution panel bring directive out for keeping air clean for north Indian states

Environmental experts have identified dust on roads and construction sites also as one of the major causes of air pollution.

published on : 23rd September 2021

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

The U.N. health agency released its revised guidance as climate change is a leading topic at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Delhi air pollution: Eleven plants told to innovate fuel usage

The commission said it conducted extensive stakeholders’ consultations with NTPC Limited and other state and private power plant operators on the potential use of paddy stubble.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Stubble burning: Central commission directs 11 thermal plants around Delhi to co-fire biomass pellets

Ex-situ utilisation of paddy straw is an important strategy amongst various means of prevention and control of paddy straw burning, the panel said.

published on : 21st September 2021

Air pollution shortens average Indian life expectancy by 5.9 years: Report

Delhi residents lose 9.7 years of their lives due to pollution while those in UP lose 9.5 years, according to the findings.

published on : 1st September 2021

Air pollution could cut life expectancy by nine years in North India; in Maharashtra, MP by additional 2.5 years: Study

In 2019, India's average particulate matter concentration was 70.3 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3 ), the highest in the world and seven times the World Health Organisation's guideline of 10 µg/m3.

published on : 1st September 2021

Adopt ISRO's model to estimate stubble burning: CAQM to Delhi, neighbouring states

The commission stressed over the need to develop and implement a standardised methodology across NCR for the monitoring of fire events at a meeting with ISR held in December last year.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Chennai air quality poor for fourth year in a row, poses serious health risk, says study

The authors also reveal that the sampling results indicate lapses on the part of regulatory agencies to control emissions from the sources

published on : 26th July 2021

New study to assess Kochi’s air quality

Following the direction from the State Pollution Control Board (PCB), the Ernakulam unit of PCB will conduct a year-long study to identify the sources and extent of air pollution in Kochi.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Government plans to introduce 17 bills in Monsoon session, including three to replace ordinances

Once a session starts an ordinance has to be passed as a bill within 42 days or six weeks, else it lapses.

published on : 14th July 2021

Vijayawada civic body to install 16 air quality monitoring sensors

The installation of sensors and other beautification works worth Rs 31 crore to be taken up in the first phase of the project to improve the city’s air quality.

published on : 29th June 2021

10-unit rise in PM2.5 causes 7 hospital admissions with respiratory disease a week in Delhi: Study

It showed that 'an increase of 10 units of PM 2.5 leads to 7.09 new cumulative respiratory admissions per week, keeping other factors constant'.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Back-to-back rains improve Hyderabad's Air Quality Index

According to data from the Telangana State Pollution Control Board, the city's Air Quality Index is being recorded in 'good category' since the last few days.

published on : 6th May 2021

Windy, pleasant weather in Delhi, minimum temp 19.5 degree Celsius

The air quality of the city was ‘poor’ with an index value of 203 at 9.05 pm, showed realtime data of the Central Pollution Control Board.

published on : 21st April 2021
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