Articles about Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' for first time this season

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.

Floods killed 868 people in 11 states: Government report

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.

Conditions unfavorable for pollutant dispersion, Delhi's air turns 'severe' today

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.

Delhi's pollution level remains 'severe' for third consecutive day

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.

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

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.

Delhi's air-quality remains 'severe', mild rain adds to pollution woes

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.

As air quality deteriorates, thick haze engulfs the national capital

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.

After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'

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.

After short relief, Delhi's air-quality slips to 'very poor'

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.

Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavourable weather conditions

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.

Delhi's air quality improves from 'severe' to 'very poor'

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.

Delhi: EPCA urges halting private transport for 10 days

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.

Delhi's air-quality turns 'severe' for the first time this season

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.

Pollution hits dangerous levels in Srinagar during winters: Study

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.

Acid rain increasing due to pollution

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.

2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

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.

WHO report on pollution in India alarming

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.

Indian tops global ozone pollution deaths

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.

Election Commission goes hi-tech to increase voter turnout

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.

Greenpeace: 1.6 million pollution deaths in India, China

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.