Pollution in Delhi

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In Delhi, air-quality might slip from 'severe' to 'emergency' today

13 Nov 2019

In Delhi, air-quality might slip from 'severe' to 'emergency' today

After a slight relief last week, air pollution returned to Delhi to choke residents. Courtesy stubble burning, which hasn't stopped despite Supreme Court's orders, the air quality slipped to severe on Wednesday, and could further deteriorate to "emergency".

Ignoring SC's warning, stubble burning continues in Punjab, Haryana

06 Nov 2019

Ignoring SC's warning, stubble burning continues in Punjab, Haryana

This week, the Supreme Court finally noticed Delhi's sickening situation and slammed farmers for only thinking about themselves.

Pakistan may have released poisonous gas to pollute air: BJP-leader

06 Nov 2019

Pakistan may have released poisonous gas to pollute air: BJP-leader

Delhi/NCR and adjoining areas are choking, and governments should, of course, take immediate steps to provide relief to residents.

Delhi Air Emergency: PMO holds second meeting to discuss measures

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.

Delhi air quality becomes severe: How to protect your children

02 Nov 2019

Delhi air quality becomes severe: How to protect your children

Once again, in November this year, the air quality in Delhi slipped into the dreaded 'very poor' category. In some areas of the city, it has even entered the 'severe' category.

Team India to train indoors ahead of Delhi T20I: Report

30 Oct 2019

Team India to train indoors ahead of Delhi T20I: Report

The Indian cricket team could train indoors in order to avoid the pollution in Delhi that has reached an extreme level post Diwali.

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

28 Oct 2019

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".

Delhi's post-Diwali air pollution an issue ahead of first T20I

27 Oct 2019

Delhi's post-Diwali air pollution an issue ahead of first T20I

The air pollution in the national capital region is a cause of concern for years.

#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

27 Oct 2019

#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

Today it's Diwali, and one sees excitement and smiles all around.

Acne: What to eat, what not to eat?

16 Mar 2019

Acne: What to eat, what not to eat?

Hands down the most common skin problem out there is of acne. It reportedly affects at least 85% of the world population at some point of time or the other.

NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit

01 Feb 2019

NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) over its report on a factory allegedly causing pollution in Delhi's Wazirpur area, terming it a "fixed match".

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

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.

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

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.

Delhi's air quality worsens again, turns 'severe'

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.

#HealthBytes: Tips to stay safe from the winter smog

04 Jan 2019

#HealthBytes: Tips to stay safe from the winter smog

As if the hazardous air quality wasn't enough, the winter season makes life even worse for urban Indians, due to the formation of smog, a thick layer of harmful pollutants that engulfs the air.

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.

Attention, Delhiites! City's air quality slips into 'severe' category

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.

Delhi-NCR: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days

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.

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.

Attention Delhiites! City's AQI worsens, CPCB suggests minimum outdoor exposure

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.

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.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

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.

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, slips to 'very poor' category

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.

Delhi's overall air-quality 'very poor', some areas record 'severe' pollution

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.

Smog engulfs Delhi as SC-order on crackers flouted, air-quality 'hazardous'

08 Nov 2018

Smog engulfs Delhi as SC-order on crackers flouted, air-quality 'hazardous'

The morning after Diwali, Delhi woke up to a thick smog with the air quality being termed 'hazardous'.

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

06 Nov 2018

People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution

A group of people gathered outside the office of the Environment Ministry today to protest the alarming rise in the pollution level that has raised health concerns.

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' ahead of Diwali

06 Nov 2018

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' ahead of Diwali

Delhi's air quality was recorded in 'very poor' category today as the wind continued to blow from regions where there is rampant stubble burning, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

05 Nov 2018

Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

Let's be honest here- we Indians are a bit strange.

#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

03 Nov 2018

#HealthBytes: 6 tips to stay safe from Diwali pollution

With Diwali just a couple of days to go, excitement and smiles are all around.

Delhi: Air-quality remains 'very poor'; 113 industries asked to shut

30 Oct 2018

Delhi: Air-quality remains 'very poor'; 113 industries asked to shut

In a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held in New Delhi, officials told Baijal that 1,368 show cause notices and 417 closure directions have been issued against polluting units by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that protect you from air pollution

25 Oct 2018

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that protect you from air pollution

Today, the air quality of all our major cities is harrowing, and more so, in the capital city of Delhi.

These 330-foot-tall filtration towers could purify Delhi's polluted air

21 Sep 2018

These 330-foot-tall filtration towers could purify Delhi's polluted air

In a bid to tackle air pollution in Delhi, a Dubai-based architectural firm has proposed an ambitious project, one that involves setting up a futuristic air filtration network.

Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

23 Aug 2018

Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

Ambient air pollution shortens an average Indian's life by over 1.5 years, say scientists who suggest better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world.

Delhi's pollution 'imported': 74% comes from Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan

18 Aug 2018

Delhi's pollution 'imported': 74% comes from Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan

If Delhiites hate any season, it's got to be both winter and summer.

External factors cause 64% air-pollution in Delhi during winters: Study

16 Aug 2018

External factors cause 64% air-pollution in Delhi during winters: Study

Almost 64% of the air pollution in Delhi during winters is caused by external factors, a new report said, suggesting that emissions are growing despite the steps taken by the government.

Delhi saw a whopping 15,000 pollution-related deaths in 2016

13 Jul 2018

Delhi saw a whopping 15,000 pollution-related deaths in 2016

If you thought the capital's pollution problem is no big deal, think again. As many as 15,000 people died in 2016 alone due to diseases associated with fine particulate matter (PM), researchers have found.

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

09 Jul 2018

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.

Delhi is currently breathing cleanest air in a year

29 Jun 2018

Delhi is currently breathing cleanest air in a year

Delhiites breathed the cleanest air this week, with monsoon winds washing away the dust and bringing the air quality in the satisfactory level for the first time in nearly an year, authorities said.

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

17 Jun 2018

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, Greenpeace India urged Union Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.