Citizens across the country come together for #CleanAirEveryday

To spread the message of driving one less day every week to control vehicular pollution, citizens gathered together to pledge for #CleanAirEveryday. A rally was organized in Delhi in Connaught Place where citizens spread this message to encourage individual actions to help control air pollution. The campaign #NoCarSundays encourages citizens to ditch their cars once […]

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How #NoCarSundays will help

Each passing year metropolitan cities such as New Delhi pile up on masks due to the rampant pollution problem that comes around Diwali and January, but what about the rest of the year? Do the residents get to breathe fresh air or even barely safe air? No, we do not, because the problem does not […]

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Solutions to air pollution: One action at a time

Some old fashioned things like fresh air and clear skies are hard to beat. A friend once told me that I was very lucky to be still enjoying the fresh air and clear blue sky. This stayed with me because what I was taking for granted, was a luxury for her. Clean air is a […]

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Reducing your transportation footprint

I am born and brought up in Bangalore. A city called the garden city, a peaceful city with lovely weather. Now, it has also come to be known for its traffic, long commute hours, and traffic jams. Delhi among other things is known for its poor air quality and smog’s in winters. Major cities of […]

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Converting stubble into eco-friendly pots

Air pollution has now been embedded in the lives of every Delhiite. The record-breaking pollution levels have impacted the lives of every new-born to the 80-year-old asthmatic. According to a report released by the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute, if pollution levels in the capital adhered to the World Health Organization (WHO) standards, a […]

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How are vehicles on the road affecting us?

Relax, sit back, take a moment, and think about the air we are breathing. The human race needs a lot of calm in their lives to process because we are trapped in a world full of chaos and who created this chaos I am sure I don’t have to say it out loud. We utilize […]

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Ensure strict compliance of firecracker ban on Christmas, New Year: CPCB

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed pollution watchdogs of Delhi and three other states to ensure strict compliance of the ban on sale and use of firecrackers during Christmas and New Year. In an order, CPCB Chairman Shiv Das Meena also directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the pollution control boards […]

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Have a solution to Punjab’s air pollution? Take part in this competition!

Air pollution is one of the most pressing issues in India. According to a latest report, the economic loss due to premature deaths and morbidity from air pollution was ₹ 2,60,000 crore, or 1.4 per cent of the GDP in India in 2019. While often major metropolitan cities’ air quality is discussed, smaller cities are too affected […]

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India suffered $36.8 billion loss in 2019 due to air pollution: Study

Air pollution caused over 16.7 lakh deaths in India in 2019 causing economic losses of nearly $36.8 billion (Rs 2,71,446 crore), according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The study, conducted by researchers from AIIMS, ICMR, and IIT-Delhi and titled ‘Global Burden of Disease Study, 2019’, measured the economic impact of air pollution, both indoor […]

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Accelerating action against air pollution in Patna

Wearing a mask may be a new experience for someone but it is a common ordeal for North Indians hailing either from Delhi or Patna. Yes, that’s right we didn’t wear masks to protect ourselves from flu or virus. We wear it to protect us from dirty air. We can clearly see a thick layer […]

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Surge in coronavirus cases, a reminder of the adverse impacts of air pollution on our health

Barely weeks after a fire at Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill took firemen nearly 36 hours to control, a fire broke out at the city’s Bhalswa landfill a few days back. Amid concerns of rising Coronavirus cases in the backdrop of Delhi’s poor air quality, air quality levels in parts of the city dipped to ‘severe’ levels […]

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Clean Air 365- a real possibility for India

What concrete steps can we take individually and collectively to clean out air?

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‘Individual actions can keep air pollution in control’

“Roses are red, violets are blue, bad hair days are okay, but bad air days will screw you.”- Abhijit Naskar Climate change is real. Deforestation is real. Air pollution is real. My young sister always struggles to breathe in this polluted air of Delhi, especially during winters, and has recently been diagnosed with asthma. Not […]

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Air pollution contributed to a 9-year-old’s death, inquest finds

9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah is now the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death. Philip Barlow, the inner south London coroner, made this legal history. He said, “Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death in February 2013 was caused by acute respiratory failure, severe asthma and air pollution exposure.” Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m (82ft) […]

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How do the harmful pollutants from vehicles affect you?

Air pollution affects everyone around us. I mean, come on, it’s something we have been reading on and on for so many years. Especially, in Delhi and NCR. I used to live in Gurugram for my higher studies but the amount of pollution forced me to leave the city. I feel Delhi and NCR’s pollution […]

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