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Task force on NCR air pollution asks Punjab, Haryana, UP to put extra efforts to control stubble burning
The task force met on Friday to review action taken by various agencies and to firm up plans for the season ahead. Chief secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and secretaries of different department and ministries were among those present in the meeting.
Farmers in Punjab, Haryana to be given machines at a discount to check pollution
The paddy harvest, which begins by the end of this month, ha...
Air pollution shortened average Indian life expectancy by 5.2 years: Report
A new analysis of the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) produced by t...
Special campaign being worked out to reduce pollution in 100 selected cities: PM Modi
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India's 74th Independence Day, Modi referred to the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was launched in 2019, said the campaign will be with a "holistic approach".
Open access to air quality data critical to tackling pollution
OpenAQ’s mission is to aggregate and harmonize open air quality data across the globe and to build an ecosystem of people across sectors and geographies to use these open data to fight the unequal access to clean air to breathe – air inequality.
Massive Earth Foundation’s AQI study reveals what is choking India
While many Indian cities are highly polluted, Delhi — being the capital of the country — has come to be regarded as the symbol of urban pollution. The massive stubble burning that happens in neighbouring states during winter has become the focus of experts, governments and industry bodies, but there are other factors too.
Delhi govt will work with neighbouring states to deal with air pollution problem in winters: Rai
The plantation drive is expected to increase the city's green cover from 325 square kilometres at present to 350 sq km by 2021, which will help reduce air pollution. The period will be observed as "Vrikshaaropan Pakhavaada".
HPCL, BPCL & 2 other firms fined Rs 286 crore for Mahul pollution
Four companies operating in Mahul, including BPCL and HPCL, will have to pay Rs 286 crore over five years to improve air quality in the area, the National Green Tribunal ruled on Friday, reports Clara Lewis.
No budgetary allocation by cities for National Clean Air Programme
Over 90% of the 102 cities earmarked for the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) have not instituted a budgetary allocation for their clean air plans, while 75% lack any information on the sources of pollutants.
Curbs help 4 metros meet clean air targets
Unprecedented lockdown measures resulted in four cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru — achieving 95% of their 2024 National Clean Air Programme targets in a short span of 74 days, says a study on concentration of air pollutants in these cities for over 10 weeks. Researchers found all the four cities managed to better their 2024 NCAP target by around 30%.
It’s odd, even during the lockdown, air remains unhealthy
Pollution in Delhi improved significantly from hazardous levels before the lockdown but touched the healthy level only when wind and rain cleaned the air.
Scientists want covid-19 pollution levels to be baseline for future policy targets
This has huge implications for industry, which has to spend a fortune on pollution-control equipment and for motorists, who have suffered as the Delhi government at times enforces the ‘odd-even’ scheme to remove half the vehicles from roads. Weather scientists have observed that such schemes made no noticeable impact on the city’s air quality.
NGT directs CPCB to recover Rs 71.62 lakh fine from Railways over air pollution
The committee told the tribunal in its report that Northern Railway has not taken proper action for implementing pollution control measures and health test of workers involved in loading and unloading of cement.