Articles about Anumita Roychowdhury

A phrase Indians have become used to since the turn of the century is the ‘air quality index’. Many cities in India have been facing degradation of the quality of air. Various sections of society have expressed their reservations about the degrading quality of air, including the judiciary. There have been many campaigns to address this issue, governmental and otherwise. One of the most popular campaigns to improve air quality has been the ‘Right to Clean Air’ campaign led by Anumita Roychowdhury. Roychowdhury has been at the forefront of various environmental issues. Her focus has been on development and urbanization that is sustainable in the long term. Executive Director of Research and Advocacy at Center of Science and Environment, Anumita has played an instrumental role in bringing substantial changes like improving emission standards in vehicles, replacing diesel in public transport in Delhi with natural gas, etc. Roychowdhury has contributed to improving air quality in urban areas not just in India but also internationally. In 2017, she won the Haagen Smit Clean Air Award by the California Air Resources Board.

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

17 Oct 2019

India
Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

A committee of Delhi government and civic officials has formulated a new plan, under which parking a private car in popular areas of the capital such as Connaught Place (CP) could cost you Rs. 1,000 for a 10-hour workday.

United Airlines suspends flights as Delhi struggles to breathe

12 Nov 2017

India
United Airlines suspends flights as Delhi struggles to breathe

US-based United Airlines has suspended flights to New Delhi due to its "poor air quality". It has "waiver policies in place for customers who are travelling to/from/through Delhi".

Delhi: Parking to get costlier; L-G Baijal reviews draft policy

28 Sep 2017

Delhi
Delhi: Parking to get costlier; L-G Baijal reviews draft policy

Parking is going to be a pricey affair in Delhi as the government is set to notify new rules, hiking the fees.

Delhiites to pay more for parking in peak-hours from October

19 Sep 2017

Delhi
Delhiites to pay more for parking in peak-hours from October

People in Delhi would need to pay more for parking in peak hours from next month at commercial centers and even near their houses.

Jagga Jasoos' actress found dead in Gurugram apartment

19 Jul 2017

Delhi
Jagga Jasoos' actress found dead in Gurugram apartment

Assamese singer-actor Bidisha Bezbaruah, who was recently seen 'Jagga Jasoos', was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a dupatta tied around her neck in her Gurugram apartment.

Diwali 2016 pushes Delhi's air pollution limits

01 Nov 2016

India
Diwali 2016 pushes Delhi's air pollution limits

According to experts, the level of pollution created by this year's Diwali caused several poisonous gases to cross the danger mark.

CPCB study finds 41 Indian cities with poor air quality

19 Aug 2016

India
CPCB study finds 41 Indian cities with poor air quality

A survey conducted across Indian cities by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) brings to light the alarmingly poor quality of air amongst a large number of cities in the country.