Central Pollution Control Board
14 Nov 2020
Delhi's air quality could turn 'severe' on Diwali night
Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' on Saturday morning and is likely to turn 'severe' by night due to calm winds and emissions from firecrackers, government agencies reported.
29 Oct 2020
Delhi's air quality worsens to 'severe'; thick smog envelops capital
The air quality in Delhi fell into the 'severe' category on Thursday as residents awoke to a thick smog blanketing the national capital.
05 Oct 2020
Fighting air pollution amid coronavirus: Kejriwal's government prepares seven-point-plan
With the winter months fast approaching, the quality of air in Delhi has started deteriorating forcing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal, to move into action.
01 Sep 2020
Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years
On Tuesday morning, Delhi's air quality improved to the "good" category, following favorable wind speed and good rainfall during the last month.
23 Aug 2020
Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue
Delhi's air quality may improve to 'good' this week as the national capital has received heavy rainfall this monsoon.
14 Feb 2020
Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?
Recently, the Mumbai Police introduced a scheme to discipline reckless honkers at traffic signals: 'Honk More, Wait More'.
20 Dec 2019
Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted
Early Friday morning, Delhi's air quality fell to 'severe' as weather conditions made the environment conducive to trapping pollutants.
07 Dec 2019
BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills
On Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar delivered an appalling statement, claiming no Indian study has established a direct link between pollution and a reduced lifespan.
25 Nov 2019
Better kill Delhiites with explosives, end suffering: SC on #DelhiPollution
On Monday, the Supreme Court pulled up the Central and Delhi governments for not taking action against the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.
18 Nov 2019
Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal
On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there is no need to extend the odd-even road rationing scheme for now as the air in the national capital has started clearing up.
05 Nov 2019
Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures
The situation in Delhi/NCR has invited criticism for governments, and rightly so. As residents are gasping for fresh air, they want authorities to take swift action.
04 Nov 2019
As pollution breaks records, odd-even scheme starts in Delhi today
Delhi is dealing with a grave situation with residents looking towards governments, both Centre and State, to give them a reprieve from air pollution.
03 Nov 2019
Delhi smog: Concerns over India versus Bangladesh T20I rise
The first T20I between India and Bangladesh is set to take place Delhi today.
17 Jul 2019
IIT-Delhi working on projects to track, monitor air pollution levels
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi is developing a slew of solutions at its Center of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) for tracking and reducing the air pollution levels in the city.
17 Jan 2019
NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest
On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered German car manufacturer Volkswagen to deposit Rs. 100cr with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by 5pm tomorrow, as reparations for the 2015 emissions scandal.
12 Jan 2019
Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite
Delhi's air quality was recorded in the severe category today due to reduced wind speed even as authorities have forecast rainfall in the next couple of days.
07 Jan 2019
Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'
Delhi recorded its lowest pollution levels this year today after rains washed away the pollutants and cleansed the air, but the air quality still remained in the very poor category, the authorities said.
06 Jan 2019
Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi
Delhi recorded its lowest pollution level of the year today after a spell of rain but the air quality remained in the very poor category.
05 Jan 2019
Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'
Delhi's air quality deteriorated again to the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions after showing a slight improvement yesterday.
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.
01 Jan 2019
Delhi records 'severe' air quality for the third consecutive day
For the third consecutive day, the air quality in the national capital was in the severe category today.
01 Jan 2019
#NewYearsEve: Delhiites burst firecrackers throwing SC-order out of the window
Even as the national capital continued its battle with toxic air, several instances of firecracker bursting, before and after the time limit fixed by the apex court, were observed in Delhi-NCR during New Year celebrations.
30 Dec 2018
Attention, Delhiites! City's air quality slips into 'severe' category
Delhi's air quality slipped into the severe category today due to unfavorable meteorological conditions slowing down dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.
29 Dec 2018
'Ensure implementation of SC order on fire crackers on NY'
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the Delhi Police to ensure the apex court order on burning firecrackers is complied with on New Year.
24 Dec 2018
Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days
The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) today imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view the national capital's severe air quality.
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.
23 Dec 2018
Attention Delhiites! City's AQI worsens, CPCB suggests minimum outdoor exposure
A Central Pollution Control Board-led task force has advised people to minimize outdoor exposure for the next three to five days and avoid using private vehicles, with Delhi's air quality slipping to the severe category.
22 Dec 2018
Ganga clean at just 1 out of 39 locations: CPCB
Only one out of 39 locations through which the Ganga river flows had clean water in the post-monsoon period this year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said in its latest study.
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.
03 Dec 2018
#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution
At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.
02 Dec 2018
Delhi's air quality deteriorates, slips to 'very poor' category
Delhi's air quality deteriorated again today and slipped into very poor category due to local pollutants as authorities predicted further increase in pollution level.
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.
21 Nov 2018
Delhi's overall air-quality 'very poor', some areas record 'severe' pollution
Delhi's overall air quality remained in the 'very poor' category today, while pollution levels in some areas touched 'severe' levels due to low wind speed, authorities said.
20 Nov 2018
Delhi: Artificial-rain likely this week to clear air of pollutants
In the wake of rising pollution level in Delhi, authorities might seed clouds to induce artificial rain this week to wash away toxic pollutants in the air.
19 Nov 2018
Delhi continues to choke, air quality remains 'very poor'
Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category due to slow wind speed and high humidity today, authorities 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.
14 Nov 2018
IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance
In an unprecedented approach to tackling pollution in India, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur, had earlier announced plans to wash away Delhi's toxic air using artificial rains.
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.