Vehicular emissions, major source of air pollution in Mumbai

A few days ago, I came across this news about the artificial lungs installed at Khargar in Mumbai that became black in a day because of all the pollution! One day?! I have lived in Mumbai since my childhood and what I am sure of is Mumbai needs to take air pollution more seriously now. […]

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What is affecting the air quality in Punjab?

India has one of the most severe air pollution in the world. 21 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India, according to the World Air Quality Report 2019 compiled by IQAir Air Visual. Though states like New Delhi and Mumbai are battling a tough fight against air pollution, many other states stand […]

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Carzilla ramp-walk to demand sustainable mobility in Delhi

The lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent slow resumption of transportation and related services have called for an introspection and the need for an overhaul of transportation systems. Globally various cities have initiated efforts to embrace a ‘new normal’ for transport, focusing on including pedestrian and cycling facilities in their transportation systems. […]

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‘Cycling and walking for better health and less pollution’

There are many sources of air pollution, out of which vehicular emissions stand at one of the top spots as we may observe billions of vehicles on the road billows the smoke out of their exhaust pipe. When cars burn gasoline, they emit pollutants that escape into the air. Some of the major pollutants that […]

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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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Citizens protest against govt’s plan to build Waste-To-Energy plant in the Aravallis

Vehicular emissions, major source of air pollution in Mumbai

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