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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates smog tower in Connaught place

As Delhi gears up for the air pollution season, the city installed its first smog tower in Connaught Place.  The smog tower has been installed months before the crop burning season, when pollution levels in Delhi rise cross the hazardous mark. The Delhi government will study the impact of the smog tower on pollution and […]

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Letter written to the Chairman of CAQM highlighting deteriorating air quality in Delhi

Environmentalists Aditya Dubey and Aman Banka have written a letter to the Chairman Commission for Air Quality Management Dr. M.M. Kutty on the deteriorating air quality in New Delhi. After the ordinance of the Commission on Air Quality Management (CAQM) lapsed, an application was moved before the Supreme Court in January this year by student […]

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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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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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Winter is at the peak, so is the pollution

Air pollution is a global concern. In recent years, India has been the centre of attention, when it comes to the deteriorating air quality in winter. As winter arrives every year the air quality deteriorates. Not just Delhi, but almost all the cities start choking as a result of smog. Winter in north India is […]

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‘Delhi is choking every year’: What can be done?

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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Dealing with air pollution which doesn’t adhere to geographical boundaries

Have you ever heard your grand father or father saying that there’s not really fresh and breathable air present anymore and that they missed those pure air days. Well , Air pollution and its harmful effect is not fiction anymore or something going to happen in near future. It is happening right now and we all are equally suffering making our body more vulnerable to the diseases like covid-19.

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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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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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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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