AIR POLLUTION

  • Lack of green cover makes Delhi vulnerable to air pollution Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi, which was once considered the 'Garden city', is now known as the world's most polluted city. Air pollution in the city is likely to be 60 times higher than the safe levels. Senior advocate Kailash Vasdev has filed a series of reports highlighting the ruthless felling...
  • No measures to guard traffic personnel against toxic air despite high pollution levels 3 days ago

    Despite high pollution levels in our cities there are hardly any measures to guard the traffic police personnel against the toxic air on the road. ...
  • NGT notice to states,Union Territories on vehicular pollution 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Friday sought the response from all states and Union Territories (UTs) seeking the status on steps take to prevent air pollution caused by vehicles. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the chief secretaries of all states and UTs...
  • Delhi resident shares ideas to improve air quality in homes, offices 4 days ago

    With rising air pollution levels in Delhi a big concern for residents, a citizen journalist Kamal Meattle shares his ideas on how to improve air quality in homes and offices. ...
  • Cases of respiratory problems increasing in Chennai due to rising pollution levels 6 days ago

    Chennai's air pollution levels appear to be moderate compared to cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru but health experts say that the number of people with respiratory problems has increased over the years. The Air Quality Index launched by Prime Minister shows that the sulphur dioxide levels in some parts...
  • NTPC Badarpur power plant a major contributor to Delhi's pollution 1 week ago

    Sitting on the edge of the national capital - National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) Badarpur power plant is one of the most polluting units in Delhi. While it generates electricity for the city, the plant has also been pumping a cocktail of toxic gases in the air threatening lives in...
  • Is the governmnent doing enough to combat air pollution? 1 week ago

    The government is only concerned about making policies in relation to the pollution, only for the metropolitan cities which is a lacunae for the small cities, however NGT is playing the major role in the reformation. ...
  • Leave to Delhi to save children from fatal lungs disorders, advise doctors April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: While Delhi has been ranked as the worst polluted city in the world by the World health Organisation, 13 other Indian cities have also made it to the list. The air quality in the city and the country is also affecting the health of children. Many like seven...
  • 100 vehicles impounded in Delhi after NGT ban on old diesel cars April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday impounded around 100 vehicles in compliance with the National Green Tribunal's order putting a ban on plying of diesel-run vehicles of more than 10 years old in the national capital. "Ninety-six vehicles were impounded in compliance with NGT order till 4 pm today. Full scale...
  • National Green Tribunal bans diesel vehicles older than 10 years in Delhi April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant step to improve ambient air quality, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday held that all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old will not be permitted to ply in Delhi. Noting that diesel is prime source of air pollution in Delhi, the Tribunal...
  • National Green Tribunal halts ongoing construction in Noida April 7, 2015

    In a significant step to improve ambient air quality, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday halted ongoing construction in some areas of Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The Tribunal also directed crackdown on old diesel vehicles over 10 years old. ...
  • PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index, says India one of the least polluting countries April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first national air quality index on Monday. Speaking at the event, he claimed that India's contribution to the pollution level in the world is one of the lowest. "We have given a perception to rest of the...
  • Modi to launch India's first national air quality index today but no action planned on use of data yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In the government's fight against air pollution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday take the crucial step of launching the first national air quality index. The index will inform the public about the level of pollution in the air on a daily basis in real-time. The Air...
  • Delhi pollution: Authorities asked to list 15-year-old vehicles April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In efforts to improve air quality in the national capital, Delhi government has asked transport authorities to prepare a comprehensive realistic data on private vehicles which are 15 or more years old. At a meeting held to discuss measures to control air pollution, Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma...
  • Sunrise, music, or the highly toxic air pollution in Delhi; what takes your breath away? April 2, 2015

    This Green Peace India video brings into focus the stark difference between the figurative and the literal meaning of the question 'what takes your breath away?'While on one end people talk about the various thing that make their heart beat and what makes them feel happy, there are also the...
  • Air pollution may cause anxiety, stroke March 25, 2015

    London: Air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke, particularly in developing countries, finds a new study, while another study links pollution to anxiety. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, a team of researchers from Edinburgh University looked at the association between short-term air pollution exposure and stroke-related hospital...
  • High Court to hear plea on increasing air pollution in Delhi March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps to control increasing air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, however, declined to give an urgent hearing on...
  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi March 2, 2015

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers March 2, 2015

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • Ashamed that John Kerry had to point out about pollution in Delhi: CSE Director February 27, 2015

    Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. "The government needs to monitor the air we breathe," said Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). ...
  • Delhi will be the new world capital of pollution, 66 crore Indians will die 3 years younger: Report February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that more than half of India's population lives in places with such polluted air that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. According to the World...
  • High air pollution cuts most Indian lives by 3 years February 21, 2015

    Chicago: India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens, reducing most Indian lives by over three years, a new study has said. Over half of India's population - 660 million people - live in areas...
  • Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study by CSE February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing levels of air pollution, according to a new data. However, underground Metro rail protects from the high level of pollution, says data prepared by the Centre...
  • US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India February 19, 2015

    Washington: After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution. The initiative announced on Wednesday by the State Department and...
  • A new app that forecasts air pollution in Delhi, Pune February 18, 2015

    Pune: India's earth sciences ministry has launched the country's first air quality mobile application to provide the forecast for air quality and corresponding health advisories in real time. The service is presently for Delhi and Pune. Available on Android at present, SAFAR-AIR will provide current and one to three day forecast...
  • Air quality inside Delhi schools 4 times the safety limits in India: Greenpeace February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major revelation, a survey by Greenpeace conducted inside five prominent schools across Delhi found that the air quality there is extremely unhealthy. The survey claimed that the particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) levels were found to be four times the safety limits prescribed in India and 10...
  • PM2.5 level in Delhi 10 times more than WHO limits: Greenpeace February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In an alarming news about the quality of air in Delhi, a survey has found the deadly PM2.5 levels in the national capital was 10 times higher than the safety limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Air quality monitoring survey conducted by Greenpeace inside five prominent schools...
  • Air pollution in Delhi alarming, HC calls for pollution map February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of "alarming" levels of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government's geospatial authority to provide a detailed pollution map of the city since 2010. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said that air pollution...
  • Pollution a top concern for Delhiites in Assembly elections January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With elections around the corner, one of the biggest concern of Delhiites is pollution in the city. The air pollution is skyrocketing, noise pollution is on the rise and the Yamuna remains filthy despite thousands of crores being spent to clean it. A WHO study released in May 2014...
  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme pollution in Delhi November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who...