Scientists calculated that pollution levels for the year will end up between 4% and 7% lower than 2019. That's the biggest annual drop in carbon emissions since World War II.
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The industry is hopeful that if old vehicles go out of the system, it will help reduce pollution, as well as help, induce demand for new vehicles.
Out of the 103 cities where air quality was recorded, 23 registered 'good' air quality while 65 others recorded satisfactory air quality, according to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board.
When governments rebuild their economy, it is likely that clean energy may take a backseat.
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In fact, price of the precious metal has trebled over three years, toppling even gold off the top spot in terms of monetary value.
Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK noted that given the dominance of local sources, efforts to control pollution are needed throughout the year, not just during winters, when the problem reaches its peak.
The study has blamed plastic industries located near the shore and increased tourism activities for the pollution.
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It is reassuring to see that when politicians have forsaken the people, the courts in India, including the Supreme Court, have taken up the cudgels.
The panel discussed specific measures to curb air pollution, including artificial rain and finding viable alternatives uses of paddy stubble in neighbouring states such as Haryana and Punjab
Since Delhi-NCR’s pollution problems will not reduce demand for inner-city housing, adjoining (sometimes less polluted) areas will not benefit from pollution-induced outward migration.
The scheme concluded on November 15 with Kejriwal saying it could be extended if required. He had said that a final decision on extension will be taken on Monday.
However, there was a respite on late Sunday evening as the AQI dropped to 198, which falls under "moderate" category.
Environment Secretary CK Mishra will chair the meeting, which will be attended by chief secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Individuals, organisations and utilities who own or service the building and any other infrastructure in the national capital region (NCR) cities and towns may be penalised 5-10 percent of the project cost for not being able to comply with the ambient air quality standard, says the report.
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi at 8.40 am stood at 412 against an AQI of 467 at 10 am on November 15. The AQI in Faridabad was 427, Ghaziabad 424, Greater Noida 377, Noida 411 and Gurgaon 420.
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According to sources, members present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development were upset with those absent and plan to raise the issue with the Speaker.
The marathon, 'Run for Children', was organised on a day when the air quality in Delhi was in the 'severe' category
Under the Smart Cities Mission, there are currently 160 projects in 60 cities for creating green corridors, development and innovative use of open spaces
The Dwarka Sector 8 air monitoring centre recorded an air quality index of 496 and Nehru Nagar and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 492
The schools in Delhi will be closed on November 14 and November 15
SAFAR, the government's air quality monitor, has said pollution levels in the Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the "severe plus" or "emergency" category on November 13