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Not Just Crackers, Delhi Environment Minister Blames 'Farm Fires' For Thick Smog Day After Diwali

Not Just Crackers, Delhi Environment Minister Blames 'Farm Fires' For Thick Smog Day After Diwali

According to Environment Minister Gopal Rai, Delhi's base pollution has remained the same. Only two factors have been added, firecrackers and stubble burning.

05 November 2021
Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.

24 September 2021

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

Arvind Kejriwal Inaugurates Delhi's First Smog Tower: All You Need To Know

Arvind Kejriwal Inaugurates Delhi's First Smog Tower: All You Need To Know

Built at a cost of Rs 22 crore, the smog tower can improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km.

23 August 2021

Burning Plastic Could Be Causing Visibility Reduction Over Delhi: IIT Madras Study

The researchers noted that during the winter season, most of the Indo Gangetic Plain invariably is engulfed in a dense fog and haze.

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27 December 2020
Say No To Alcohol, Yes To Fruits: IMD Warns Of 'Severe' Cold Wave In North India

Say No To Alcohol, Yes To Fruits: IMD Warns Of 'Severe' Cold Wave In North India

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan are expected to experience a dip in temperatures from December 28


07 December 2020
Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi, Low Visibility Expected To Cause Flight Delays

Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi, Low Visibility Expected To Cause Flight Delays

This is the first time that visibility has dropped to 'zero' in the national capital this winter season.


04 December 2020
Karnataka Likely To Impose Curbs On New Year Celebrations Ahead Of Second Covid-19 Wave

Karnataka Likely To Impose Curbs On New Year Celebrations Ahead Of Second Covid-19 Wave

Health Minister K Sudhakar along with officials today held a meeting with TAC members on their advisory/recommendations to control the second wave.


04 December 2020
Delhi's Air Pollution Remains High Despite No Stubble Burning: Prakash Javadekar

Delhi's Air Pollution Remains High Despite No Stubble Burning: Prakash Javadekar

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a notice to Delhi government over other polluting activities like improper waste disposal being carried in the...


02 December 2020
Ahead Of New Year Celebrations, NGT Puts A Ban On Sale, Use Of Firecrackers

Ahead Of New Year Celebrations, NGT Puts A Ban On Sale, Use Of Firecrackers

Green crackers can be used on Christmas and New Year only for 35 minutes at midnight in NCR and neighbouring areas with decent air quality.


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25 November 2020
Punjab Sees Steep Rise In Stubble Burning This Year, Downward Trend In Haryana

Punjab Sees Steep Rise In Stubble Burning This Year, Downward Trend In Haryana

Annual crop residue burning incidents lead to air pollution, with Punjab and Haryana contributing to Delhi's hazardous AQI.


15 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Back To 'Severe'; Diwali Firecrackers Add To Misery

Delhi's Air Quality Back To 'Severe'; Diwali Firecrackers Add To Misery

A layer of haze lingered over Delhi-NCR at night as people continued bursting firecrackers despite a ban.


14 November 2020
Delhi’s Air Quality Turns ‘Severe’

Delhi’s Air Quality Turns ‘Severe’

High levels of PM10 and PM2.5 particles are expected to be present in the atmosphere between 1 am and 6 am, officials said.


11 November 2020
Delhi’s 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' Campaign For Rest Of the Year

Delhi’s 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' Campaign For Rest Of the Year

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had launched the campaign in October to curb rising air pollution.


11 November 2020
Delhi Air Quality Slips Back To 'Very Poor' From 'Severe' Category

Delhi Air Quality Slips Back To 'Very Poor' From 'Severe' Category

The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 388 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 476 on Tuesday.


10 November 2020
Air Quality On Brink Of 'Emergency', Delhi Wakes Up To A Grey Morning

Air Quality On Brink Of 'Emergency', Delhi Wakes Up To A Grey Morning

The smog reduced the visibility to merely 300 meters in the morning affecting traffic


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16 October 2020
Pollution Levels Rise In Delhi

Pollution Levels Rise In Delhi

The national capital's air quality was recorded in the “poor” category on Wednesday morning, even as the air quality levels dipped slightly.


15 November 2019
Delhi Struggles To Breathe

Delhi Struggles To Breathe

A thick layer of toxic smog engulfed Delhi as the pollution level continued to remain in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. Levels...


04 November 2019
'Crop Stubble Burning Must Stop Immediately': SC Tells Punjab, Haryana, UP

'Crop Stubble Burning Must Stop Immediately': SC Tells Punjab, Haryana, UP

The Supreme Court said that Delhi is choking every year and observed that no one is taking action to tackle the situation effectively.


05 November 2019
Odd-Even Rule Begins In Delhi

Odd-Even Rule Begins In Delhi

The odd-even road rationing scheme, an anti-pollution measure, started in Delhi. Under the scheme, apart from exempted categories, non-transport four-wheeled...


02 November 2019
Foul Air Is Internal Security Threat, Delhi Smog Needs Surgical Strike

Foul Air Is Internal Security Threat, Delhi Smog Needs Surgical Strike

Perhaps it is time to state the increasingly obvious: threats to the environment and public health are a matter of internal security. We need to look beyond.


02 November 2019
Delhi Smog Is Man-Made. It’s Time Policy Makers Stop Blame Game And Act

Delhi Smog Is Man-Made. It’s Time Policy Makers Stop Blame Game And Act

To tackle air pollution, the centre and states will have to work jointly and quickly. Human lungs don’t understand nuances of federalism and partisan...


13 September 2019
'No Need For Odd-Even Rule in Delhi': Gadkari Assures Pollution-Free City In 2 years

'No Need For Odd-Even Rule in Delhi': Gadkari Assures Pollution-Free City In 2 years

'Now there is no such need of odd-even scheme because the new ring road we have built is helping reduce pollution in Delhi to a certain extent,' said Gadkari


14 November 2018
Delhi Air Quality Remains Severe; Environment Body Lifts Ban On Trucks Entry

Delhi Air Quality Remains Severe; Environment Body Lifts Ban On Trucks Entry

Authorities said rains in some parts of the national capital have made the air heavier and increased pollution.


12 November 2018
Delhi-NCR Air Quality Still Toxic, Improvement Likely After Three Days

Delhi-NCR Air Quality Still Toxic, Improvement Likely After Three Days

On Monday, the national capital saw variable winds with dry and cold north-westerly in the noon which improved the air quality.


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