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  • Pollution watchdog directs Delhi authorities to ban sale, use of firecrackers during New Year celebrations Dec 23, 2020 10:03 PM IST

    Pollution watchdog directs Delhi authorities to ban sale, use of firecrackers during New Year celebrations

    The CPCB also announced that hot mix plants and stone crusher units in Delhi and the National Capital Region will remain closed all the time till Jan 2, 2021.

  • Air Quality Commission directs switching over of all industries in Delhi to PNG Dec 22, 2020 03:43 PM IST

    Air Quality Commission directs switching over of all industries in Delhi to PNG

    The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas reviewed the progress of switching over of industries operating in Delhi to PNG during a meeting, which was attended by representatives of the city government, the GAIL and the Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

  • Apprise about steps taken so far by Commission for Air Quality Management: SC to Centre Dec 14, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    Apprise about steps taken so far by Commission for Air Quality Management: SC to Centre

    A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was told by Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, that the government is readying a comprehensive affidavit to be filed in the apex court in the matter.

  • Delhi's air quality very poor, likely to improve Dec 06, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality very poor, likely to improve

    Air pollution in the neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad (AQI 430), Greater Noida (404) and Noida (404) remained in the severe zone.

  • Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' Dec 05, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

    Air pollution in the neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad (AQI 446), Greater Noida (401) and Noida (406) also entered the "severe” zone.

  • Worried about rising air pollution? These indoor plants will help you breathe clean air at home Dec 01, 2020 07:07 PM IST

    Worried about rising air pollution? These indoor plants will help you breathe clean air at home

    Delhi’s air quality remained very poor and is predicted to turn severe due to unfavorable meteorological conditions. As winter smog chokes north India, here are some low-maintenance plants that can help you breathe easy at home while they make home a more welcome place.

  • Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' Dec 01, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor'

    The city’s air quality index (AQI) was 346 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 318 on Monday and 268 on Sunday.

  • Delhi's air quality turns 'very poor' Nov 30, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality turns 'very poor'

    The city’s air quality index (AQI) was 307. The 24-hour average AQI was 268 on Sunday. It was 231 on Saturday, 137 on Friday, 302 on Thursday and 413 on Wednesday.

  • Strong winds give Delhi cleaner air to breathe Nov 27, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Strong winds give Delhi cleaner air to breathe

    The city’s air quality index (AQI), which was 302 at 4 pm on Thursday, improved to 131 by 9 am on Friday.

  • Diwali 2020: Delhi Police receives over 2,000 PCR calls about bursting of crackers Nov 15, 2020 11:19 PM IST

    Diwali 2020: Delhi Police receives over 2,000 PCR calls about bursting of crackers

    According to data shared by the Delhi Police, 1,206 cases including kalandras (formal notices) were registered in connection with the sale and use of firecrackers on Diwali night.

  • Delhi air pollution: Quality worst in 4 years on day after Diwali, crosses 'emergency' threshold Nov 15, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Delhi air pollution: Quality worst in 4 years on day after Diwali, crosses 'emergency' threshold

    The city recorded an overall AQI of 414 on November 14. It had soared to 454 by 10 pm. On Sunday, the 24-hour average AQI stood at 435 at 4 pm, which was the worst on the day after Diwali in the last four years.

  • Rains bring much-needed relief to air pollution situation in New Delhi Nov 15, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Rains bring much-needed relief to air pollution situation in New Delhi

    A day after Diwali, Delhi's air quality become ‘severe’ owing to a combination of stubble burning and firecrackers burst during the celebration in violation of a ban. The rainfall comes as expected by the Meteorological Department.

  • Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali Nov 14, 2020 05:44 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali

    The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said, "Even a small increase in local additional emissions is likely to have significant deterioration impact on Sunday and Monday."

  • Delhi can't breathe! Why air in India's capital worsens during winters Nov 14, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    Delhi can't breathe! Why air in India's capital worsens during winters

    Over the last month, the Air Quality Index (AQI) has climbed dangerously high in the northern regions of the country, especially in New Delhi, where it is on the brink of 'emergency' level.

  • Delhi's air quality 'very poor', likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali Nov 12, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality 'very poor', likely to enter 'severe' category on Diwali

    The city recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 314. It was 344 on Wednesday and 476 on Tuesday. Delhi witnessed six "severe" air days on the trot from November 4 to November 9, according to Central Pollution Control Board data.

  • Delhi's air quality 'severe' for 5th day in a row, quick relief unlikely Nov 09, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    Delhi's air quality 'severe' for 5th day in a row, quick relief unlikely

    Government agencies and experts said calm wind was exacerbating the effect of stubble burning and a "quick recovery" is not possible unless the number of farm fires reduces drastically.

  • In Pictures: Air quality worsens in Delhi, raises fears of spike in COVID-19 cases Nov 09, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    In Pictures: Air quality worsens in Delhi, raises fears of spike in COVID-19 cases

    A thick quilt of smog lingered over the Indian capital and its suburbs, fed by smoke from raging agricultural fires that health experts worry could worsen the city’s fight against the coronavirus.

  • Diwali dampener: Delhi Police cancels all temporary licences issues for selling firecrackers Nov 08, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Diwali dampener: Delhi Police cancels all temporary licences issues for selling firecrackers

    Office of the Joint Commissioner of Police has directed all its DCPs to treat all the temporary licences for bursting and selling firecrackers as cancelled

  • Biogas plant could be key to lower stubble burning, better air quality: Prakash Javadekar Nov 07, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    Biogas plant could be key to lower stubble burning, better air quality: Prakash Javadekar

    The Union Minister stated that the biogas demonstration plant which produces compressed biogas from biomass will help combat air pollution in Delhi and North India.

  • It's time to take out bicycles & stop using cars, says Supreme Court Oct 29, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    It's time to take out bicycles & stop using cars, says Supreme Court

    A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said that some experts have informed that stubble burning is not the only source of pollution.

  • Several areas in Delhi record 'severe' pollution Oct 23, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    Several areas in Delhi record 'severe' pollution

    According to SAFAR, extremely calm surface wind conditions prevail over the Delhi region and are forecast to continue for two days.

  • Explained | Why North India should avoid the deadly cocktail of air pollution and COVID-19 Oct 22, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Explained | Why North India should avoid the deadly cocktail of air pollution and COVID-19

    In this edition of the Explained series, Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains how air pollution can make the COVID-19 caseload worse

  • Implementing odd-even scheme will be 'last weapon' to fight air pollution: Gopal Rai Oct 19, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Implementing odd-even scheme will be 'last weapon' to fight air pollution: Gopal Rai

    The odd-even scheme is a road rationing plan under which odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.

  • Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning Oct 15, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning

    The 50 CPCB teams will make extensive field visits from October 15 to February 28 next year and focus on hot spots where air pollution is aggravated, the environment ministry said. They will visit Delhi and NCR towns Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonepat in Haryana; and Bhiwadi, Alwar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

  • Taking action against all violators of pollution norms, be it PWD or MCDs: Gopal Rai Oct 14, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Taking action against all violators of pollution norms, be it PWD or MCDs: Gopal Rai

    The minister said the issue of pollution is related to people’s health and all agencies are equally responsible for its prevention and control.

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