All you need to know about the ‘Green Delhi’ App

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Green Delhi’ mobile application using which citizens can bring pollution causing activities to the Government’s notice. The Chief Minister said the Government wants to involve everyone in the fight against pollution as no big change can take place without the support of people . Here’s how the ‘Green Delhi’ […]

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Centre issues ordinance to form new commission to manage air pollution in Delhi-NCR

The union environment ministry has published “The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Area Ordinance” to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR. As per the ‘Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance 2020’, the body will be chaired by a government official of the rank […]

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In New Delhi, winters are here and there’s smog on the horizon

As lockdown measures continue to be eased, air pollution levels in Delhi have risen once again. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has slipped into the ‘very poor’ category in parts of Delhi and the NCR region. During the prolonged lockdown that started on March 25th in wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi witnessed a dramatic […]

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‘Delhi is choking every year’

Air pollution has always been a big problem for Delhiites. If you closely follow Indian news channels, you might have recently come across Delhi’s rising air pollution. Delhi is one of the most heavily polluted cities in India. In November 2019, the Government of Delhi declared public health emergency as air in the environment was […]

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Air pollution linked with 15% COVID-19 deaths worldwide: Study

About 15% of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 may be linked to long-term exposure to air pollution, according to a latest study. Researchers, including those from Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, found that in Europe the proportion of COVID-19 deaths linked to air pollution was about 19 per cent, in North America it was 17 per cent, […]

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Centre promises to create a comprehensive law to tackle air pollution and stubble burning

The Supreme Court has suspended the appointment of former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur to a one-man committee to monitor stubble burning after the Centre gave an assurance that it will create a permanent body through legislation to battle air pollution and stubble burning in Delhi and its neighboring states. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Court […]

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Delhi Pollution: Air quality worsens after Dussehra

Air pollution in the national capital which is already high, worsened after Dusshera due to the burning of fire crackers and burning of effigies of the mythological demon king Ravana. On Monday morning i.e the next day after Dusshera, the air quality index in Anand Vihar area was 399, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). […]

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Masks over Masks- Deteriorating Air Quality

October is back with cloud of smoke. The repetitive cycle of pollution has began as the air quality continues to decrease. We must as vigilant citizens help to break this visious cycle.

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Post COVID-19: Back to grey skies?

Just last year mid December my friend had just arrived from Switzerland. The first thing she said to me was ” Aanchal you must take a trip there. The sky is soo blue and everything looks bright and colourful. The air is soo clean.” I felt bad that why can’t we have the same here. […]

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How has the administration followed up with the Yamuna Crisis?

The Yamuna, the largest tributary of River Ganga which once was a perennial river, now flows fragmented in drier seasons. The minimal E-flow and heavy pollution have not only affected the river’s natural ecosystem but also the human communities associated. With no sign of urgency amongst the public to remediate the river, the situation is […]

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India is facing an ‘Airpostrophic’ dilemma

Air pollution is a silent killer, causing over 7 million deaths every year globally due to poor outdoor and indoor air quality. India being home to one of the 8th wonder’s of the world, some of the country’s well-known landmarks are often hidden with a blanket of smog, with the smog the beauty of the […]

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Air pollution contributed to 6.67 million deaths worldwide in 2019: Report

A comprehensive analysis of air pollution’s global impact on newborns finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 116,000 Indian infants in their first month of life in 2019,  according to a  new global study, State of Global Air 2020 (SoGA).   The State of Global Air presents a […]

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COVID-19 and air pollution: What could be worse?

Winters are on its way and so is air pollution in Delhi NCR. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi’s air quality index was worse than in the same period in 2018 and 2019. Not only in India but in all the countries affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been widely established that […]

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Directed DPCC to impose fine of Rs 1 crore on North MCD for burning garbage: Gopal Rai

Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai on Friday (16th October) found negligence of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on the main road of Baba Vidya Pati Marg in Kirari area in the North West Part of Delhi during a surprise inspection. Garbage burning was taking place beside the main road since morning. Shri Gopal Rai said […]

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Breakthrough in Stubble burning: SC appoints one man committee to monitor it

The Supreme Court has appointed a One Man Committee of Justice (Retd.) Madan B. Lokur to monitor and take steps to prevent stubble burning in the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. This was in response to a petition filed by a 3rd-year law student, Aman Banka, and a Class XII student, Aditya Dubey […]

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All you need to know about the ‘Green Delhi’ App

Unnecessary felling of trees for electric lines work