Delhi Air Pollution: News

28 Sep 2023

Air Pollution

Delhi-NCR residents worried as diesel generator ban to kick in

The upcoming ban on diesel generators (DG) in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), set to take effect from October 1, has left residents and apartment representatives worried about the financial and logistical challenges.

10 Jan 2023

Delhi Government

Delhi bans BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars: Here's why

The Delhi government has banned BS3 petrol and BS4 diesel cars from plying in the national capital due to worsening air pollution.

09 Jan 2023


Cold wave: Dense fog engulfs North India, rail movement disrupted

There seems to be no respite from the biting cold for North Indian plains as "very dense fog" covered the region, while the air quality in Delhi worsened on Monday.

17 Nov 2022


Delhi's air quality improves, Noida reels under 'very poor' AQI

Following weeks of hazardous air quality in Delhi, the capital city recorded a significant improvement on Tuesday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 221 (poor) against 309 (very poor) on Monday.

15 Nov 2022


Delhi air pollution: AQI improves from 'very poor' to 'poor'

In what can be described as a slight relief for Delhiites, the air quality in the national capital has improved to "poor" from the "very poor" category.

14 Nov 2022


Delhi: AQI improves; BS-4 diesel, BS-3 petrol vehicles ban lifted

As Delhi's air quality index (AQI) has slightly improved, authorities in the national capital have reportedly decided to lift the ban on BS-3 petrol and BS-4 diesel vehicles from Monday.

13 Nov 2022


Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category

Air quality in Delhi stayed in "very poor" category on Sunday as people woke up again to a thick blanket of smog covering the sky.

12 Nov 2022


Air pollution hits India's medical tourism sector, makes patients apprehensive

International patients are reportedly voicing "apprehensions" when coming to India, particularly visiting medical centers based in north India, amid the deteriorating air quality.

09 Nov 2022


Primary schools reopen as Delhi remains under thick smog blanket

Delhi's air quality again deteriorated on Wednesday as Delhiites woke up to a thick smog-covered morning with people gasping for fresh air.

07 Nov 2022


Delhi AQI improves slightly, decision on reopening schools, offices today

In a marginal respite from air pollution, Delhiites witnessed slight improvement, with the air quality index (AQI) declining to 326 in the "very poor" category at 7:00 am on Monday.

05 Nov 2022

Air Quality Index

At 431, Delhi-NCR's air quality remains 'severe' for third day

Delhi-NCR's air quality dipped to the "severe" category for the third day in a row on Saturday.

04 Nov 2022


Primary schools shut in Delhi from tomorrow as pollution worsens

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday held the excessive stubble burning in Punjab responsible for the worsening air quality in the national capital region (NCR) over the last few days.

03 Nov 2022


Delhi AQI severe at 426, NCPCR suggests closing of schools

Smog shrouded Delhi as the air quality in the national capital region plummeted to 'severe' — the worst bracket on the scale on Thursday.

27 Oct 2022


Delhi's air quality poor post Diwali; respiratory illness, allergies spike

Despite being enveloped in smog, the air quality in Delhi NCR improved to 'poor' on Wednesday after dropping to the 'very poor' category after Diwali.

28 Jun 2022


Delhi government makes PUC certificate mandatory, automatic challans at home

In an effort to reduce pollution, the Delhi government has directed vehicle owners to obtain valid pollution under control certificates (PUCC) to avoid strict fines.

14 Jun 2022


India's air pollution reducing 5 years of life expectancy: Study

Air pollution emerged as the greatest threat to human health in India, decreasing life expectancy by five years, said the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago's Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) released on Tuesday.

18 Feb 2022


Delhi's ban on diesel generator sets lifted as AQI improves

The central government's expert panel on air quality has decided to lift the ban on the use of diesel generator sets in the national capital region (NCR), including Delhi, with immediate effect.

24 Jan 2022


Delhi sees highest-ever rainfall in 122 years in January

Delhi has recorded 88.2 millimeters of rain in January so far, the highest ever for the month in 122 years.

09 Jan 2022


Delhi's air quality improves to 'satisfactory' as rain lashes capital

The air quality index of Delhi on Sunday improved to "satisfactory" from "moderate" due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the national capital region and adjoining areas for the last two days.

14 Dec 2021


Air quality slips to 'very poor' in Delhi and Noida

The air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) degraded to "very poor" on Tuesday.

10 Dec 2021


Pollution: Supreme Court asks panel to decide on relaxing curbs

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) to take a decision on relaxing restrictions imposed over the air pollution crisis in Delhi.

02 Dec 2021


Delhi shuts schools till further orders over air pollution

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said all schools in the city will be closed from Friday until further orders due to severe air pollution.

17 Nov 2021


Schools, colleges in Delhi closed until further notice: CAQM

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on Tuesday said all schools and colleges in Delhi and neighboring cities should be closed until further notice.

13 Nov 2021


3 Indian cities among world's most polluted; Delhi tops list

As many as three cities from India feature on the list of 10 most polluted cities around the world.

05 Nov 2021


Delhi air quality turns severe day after Diwali

Delhi's air quality plunged into the severe category the morning after Diwali.

22 Sep 2021


Delhi receives moderate rain today; will set new monsoon record

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Delhi on Wednesday, forecasting moderate rainfall in parts of the city.

21 Aug 2021


Delhi sees heavy rain today; Traffic Police issues advisory

People in Delhi today woke up to heavy rain showers, bringing respite from the sultry weather seen for the past several days.

18 Feb 2021

Greenpeace India

PM2.5 pollution killed 54,000 people in Delhi last year: Study

Air pollution caused by hazardous PM2.5 fine particulate matter led to the death of 54,000 people in Delhi last year where pollution levels remained almost six times above the prescribed WHO limits, according to a new study.

After Delhi smog problem, cyclonic storm Maha clouds Rajkot T20I

The T20I series between India and Bangladesh seems to be bothered by environmental issues.

04 Nov 2019


As Delhi chokes, try these anti-pollution masks to stay safe

Since Diwali night, Delhi NCR has become a literal gas chamber.

Farmers can't kill others for livelihood: SC on Delhi's air-pollution

Delhi's air pollution has made it uninhabitable, sickened even the healthy ones, and spelled doom for children.

Bangladesh cricketers wear masks to battle Delhi smog: Details here

The Bangladesh cricket team was spotted wearing masks during an outdoor training session at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Day after Diwali, air-quality in Delhi slips to "very poor"

On the morning after Delhi residents celebrated Diwali with much pomp and show, the air quality in the national capital deteriorated and was recorded at "very poor".

17 Oct 2017


Delhi Air Pollution: Diesel generators banned; cars may be next!

As Delhi continues to reach dangerously high air pollution levels, diesel generators have been banned, under the new Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) enforced today to combat pollution.