The measure suggested by the Commission for Air Quality Management are a step in the right direction but greater participation by citizens and strict enforcement are the key to its success, they have said
The analysis of the CPCB data for March-June period found that in Delhi, the key pollution ingredients, PM2.5 and PM 10, were higher this summer compared to 2021
The Lt Governor, who is also the chairperson of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), flagged this in a post on his official Twitter handle.
In an effort to reduce traffic pollution, the Delhi government has issued an order prohibiting the entry of medium and heavy cargo vehicles in the national capital from November to February, authorities said on Thursday.
If the Delhi government is serious about phasing out diesel-based vehicles, and the proposed four-month ban is the beginning of such a move, it must look at the Shanghai model to quell the unrest first by ensuring just transition
Particulate pollution has a more devastating impact on life expectancy than communicable diseases. According to the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago's (EPIC) Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) report, Indians, on an average, are losing five years of life expectancy due to air pollution.
Chronic air pollution cuts average global life expectancy by more than two years per person, a study published on Tuesday showed, an impact comparable to that of smoking and far worse than HIV/AIDS or terrorism.
The latest directive from the Commission for Air Quality Management is a step in the right direction, but for it to be effective it cannot have double standards and give a free pass to thermal power plants
The ban will come into effect from October 1, 2022 for regions where PNG infrastructure and supply is already available and from January 1, 2023 for regions where the PNG supply is still not available
The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has issued an invitation for research and project proposals to develop technology interventions to improve air quality in Delhi-NCR.
The study, published last week in the journal Science Advances, shows rapid degradation in air quality and increases in urban exposure to air pollutants which are hazardous to health.
The major sources of air pollution in India include vehicular emissions, power generation, industrial waste, biomass combustion for cooking, the construction sector, and episodic events like crop burning.
In 2021, none of the cities in India met the prescribed World Health Organization air quality standards of 5 micrograms per cubic meter, stated the World Air Quality Report 2021, prepared by Swiss organization IQAir and released globally on Tuesday.
Data collated by green think-tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), and represented in its "State of India’s Environment Report", showed that 6.67 million people died due to air pollution in the world.
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The General Administration Department (GAD) has recently procured 12 electric vehicles to be used by ministers and top officials of the Delhi government.
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"The policy will effectively help us ensure that polluting vehicles do not ply in Delhi and residents can enjoy cleaner air," Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
Both in terms of PM2.5 and PM10 pollution levels, Visakhapatnam stands first while Hyderabad at second, making them the major polluted city in South India.
According to the SAMEER, the CPCB’s air quality monitoring application, Mumbai’s AQI was 271 in the afternoon, while Delhi recorded AQI 235.
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As per the Delhi government mandate, aggregators and delivery services would have to ensure that 10 percent of all new two-wheelers and five percent of all new four-wheelers are electric vehicles in the next three months.
Three years have passed since the National Clean Air Programme was launched by the Centre, yet none of the 132 non-attainment cities have completed their carrying capacity studies – an assessment of the region’s ability to accumulate and disperse emissions while maintaining breathable air quality, a CREA study has found.
Scientists at Nainital’s ARIES found that western-central region, some parts of northern India and remote Himalaya saw an increase of ozone and other toxic gases
Vehicle emissions account for around 40 percent of the city’s air pollution.