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Dust Control & Management Cells set up in the National Capital region

CPCB, State PCBs/ DPCC and all the concerned agencies to regularly monitor and enforce the identified dust mitigation measures. Steps are being taken by the Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) to effectively tackle dust pollution emanating from roads and open areas across the National Capital Region […]

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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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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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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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A portrait on the air India breathes

The severe increase in the cumulative spread of pollutants had a multi-pronged effect; from heart diseases to stunted mental growth

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How aviation emissions impact air quality

The capital city Delhi which has a vivid and rich heritage, imbibed with the world’s most cherished monuments, is distinctive of its culture which has assimilated in itself many influences brought with the passage of time. Delhi which has been known for its spatial beauty, rich heritage has now been labeled as the most polluted […]

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World EV Day 2020: Focusing on Clean Mobility

The world is celebrating its first ever ‘World EV Day’ today (September 9) with a focus on clean vehicles. Speaking at a webinar, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “I believe that more the public transport, lesser the pollution. I use an electric two-wheeler and we bring our household goods using that vehicle. I urge […]

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How can citizens help reduce air pollution post-COVID lockdown

India is subjected to poor air quality and atmospheric pollution, mainly due to emissions from vehicles, industry, brick kilns, coal-based power plants, and crop residue burning. As we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, there is an opportunity to set ourselves on the path towards addressing the issue of air pollution. In fact, COVID-19 has made air pollution a top concern worldwide.

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Air pollution shortens life expectancy by 5.2 years in India: Study

Air pollution has shortened the average Indian life expectancy by 5.2 years, according to data released by air quality life index (AQLI), a tool developed by the Energy Policy Institute of The University of Chicago (EPIC). The report named as Annual report on Air Quality Life Index has revealed many parameters on life expectancy related […]

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Will clean air sustain past the COVID Crisis?

The journey into the year 2020 definitely has been a rough ride for the whole world due to the prevalence of the global health crisis. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as global healthcare, social, and economic calamity, it has brought a healing dose for the repairment of nature. Some of its splendid impacts on […]

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Lockdown helped achieve 95% of NCAP target:Study

The coronavirus lockdown helped achieve 95% of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) targets for 2024 in just 74 days in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, according to a CarbonCopy and Respirer Living Sciences analysis of CPCB AQI data. In a bid to improve the air quality, the National Clean Air Programme was proposed in […]

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In 5 countries, majority citizens want stricter laws to improve air quality: Report

At least two-thirds of citizens in five countries have said they support stricter laws to tackle air pollution, according to a new YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the Clean Air Fund.  According to a new survey, the majority of Indians think living in an area with high air pollution increases the risk of “catching […]

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Delhi witnesses spike in air pollution as India enters lockdown 4.0

After almost two months of clean air and blue skies, Delhi has entered the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown with air quality index (AQI) above the 200 mark. The level of Particulate Matter (PM) with diameters of 2.5 and 10 microns, which are too small to be filtered out of the body, stood at […]

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Cleaner air could bring down pollution deaths by 6.5 lakh in India: Study

If the low levels air pollution reached during the lockdown period are maintained, India’s annual death toll could reduce by 6.5 lakh, says a study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and two Chinese universities, Fudan University in Shanghai and Shenzhen Polytechnic. As India went into the world’s biggest lockdown to combat the […]

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