Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
13 Oct 2020
Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season
The air quality in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) dipped to "very poor" on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March.
17 Aug 2020
Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report
In the last couple of weeks, India faced a double whammy with floods adding to woes of a coronavirus-battered country. As many as 11 states were adversely affected by floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, and 868 people lost their lives, a flood situation report made by MHA's Disaster Management Division said.
02 Jan 2019
Conditions unfavorable for pollutant dispersion, Delhi's air turns 'severe' today
Delhi's air quality turned severe today due to adverse meteorological conditions that remained unfavorable for dispersion of pollutants.
24 Dec 2018
Delhi's pollution level remains 'severe' for third consecutive day
Pollution in Delhi remained in the severe level for the third consecutive day, as wind speed and other meteorological factors remained "highly unfavorable" for dispersion of pollutants today, according to authorities.
22 Dec 2018
With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'
Delhi's air quality deteriorated to severe category today as a cover of smog surrounded the national capital and prevented dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.
12 Dec 2018
Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes
Thick haze engulfed Delhi today as air quality in the national capital remained severe for the third consecutive day with mild rains further adding to pollution woes, authorities said.
27 Nov 2018
As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital
A thick haze engulfed Delhi as the air quality deteriorated, authorities said today, adding eight areas of the national capital recorded severe pollution level.
22 Nov 2018
After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'
Delhi's air quality showed a slight improvement yesterday due to increased wind speed and settled in the poor category, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said.
16 Nov 2018
After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'
After a brief respite, Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to 'very poor' category today as the dispersion of pollutants slowed down.
11 Nov 2018
Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions
Delhi's air quality remained in the "severe" category today owing to unfavorable weather conditions and a significant increase in contribution from stubble burning, authorities said.
10 Nov 2018
Delhi's air quality improves from 'severe' to 'very poor'
Days after Delhi witnessed 'severe' air quality post-Diwali, its air quality improved today to 'very poor' category, after local pollutants "reduced significantly" and the contribution from stubble burning remained "marginal" due to wind speed, authorities said.
01 Nov 2018
Delhi: EPCA urges halting private transport for 10 days
With the national capital's air quality poised to enter the 'severe' category on Thursday, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has urged residents to refrain from using private transport for the first 10 days of November.
30 Oct 2018
Delhi's air-quality turns 'severe' for the first time this season
For the first time this season, Delhi's air quality turned "severe" today.
11 Mar 2018
Pollution hits dangerous levels in Srinagar during winters: Study
In a surprising find, a study has revealed that pollution in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar hits dangerous levels during winter months as the air carries five times more tiny particulate matter than the permissible limit, with the experts terming it a worrying development.
04 Mar 2017
Acid rain increasing due to pollution
India's Meteorological Department and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology have stated that increasing levels of atmospheric pollution in India have led to acidification of rains.
19 Feb 2017
2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution
A study published in the medical journal The Lancet, said that over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution. This equates to an average of two deaths a minute.
18 Feb 2017
WHO report on pollution in India alarming
Report titled 'State of Global Air 2017' claimed that 1 million deaths in 2015 in India were attributable to pollution.
15 Feb 2017
Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths
India has fared second worst in the world in the total number of deaths attributed to air pollution. Only China has worse statistics than India.
13 Feb 2017
Election Commission goes hi-tech to increase voter turnout
The State Election Commission has tied up with Facebook, which will send messages to voters across the state on polling-day.
04 Dec 2016
Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China
A report released by Greenpeace states that 1.6 million people in India and China died due to pollution caused by fossil fuels in 2015.