Delhi Air Quality News

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SC appoints former justice Lokur to monitor steps to prevent stubble burning

The past few days have seen Delhi’s air quality worsen as farmers in adjoining states burn crop stubble to clear fields ahead of the winter sowing season. The Air Quality Index was as high as 366 in some parts of Delhi on Thursday

1 min read16 Oct 2020
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Delhi air quality turns 'severe', people advised to avoid outdoor activities

Delhi's AQI was recorded at 440 with PM10 and 264 with PM2.5 at 8 am, said SAFAROn Sunday, the air quality entered the 'severe' category but pollution levels hovered around 400-mark

1 min read30 Dec 2019
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Air quality continues to improve in Delhi, AQI at a satisfactory 62

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) was at 62, which falls in the ‘satisfactory’ category, according to SAFARWeather conditions have helped reduce pollution levels

1 min read29 Nov 2019
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Why is Delhi’s air so toxic?

The transport sector is also the main source for PM2.5 emissions, a pollutant which can have disastrous long-term impact of human healthWith as many as 3,182 industries located across the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), industrial pollution adds about 18.6% to the bad air quality

2 min read3 Nov 2019
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‘Vehicular pollution is 40% of the problem, we can’t ignore it’

Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director (Research & Advocacy), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), talks about the actions needed to mitigate the Delhi air pollution crisis that seems to worsen with each passing year

6 min read4 Nov 2019
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Delhi pollution levels ‘critical’, AQI at 740

On Monday, Kejriwal claimed that the city’s pollution level this Diwali was the lowest in five yearsCPCB pegged Delhi’s air quality to have breached the 'severe' mark on Tuesday

1 min read29 Oct 2019
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Air quality worsens in Delhi ahead of Diwali

On Monday, levels of PM10 were ‘moderate’ (191 mgm-3) and that of PM2.5 was found to be ‘poor’ (96 mgm-3) The air circulation pattern, meanwhile, has been pushing particulate matter towards Delhi

1 min read21 Oct 2019
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Delhi-NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 33% in last four years: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister says number of days with 'moderate' to 'good' air quality has increased from 108 in 2016 to 159 in 2018Says the situation "is not as bad" as being portrayed in the media

3 min read6 Jun 2019
Politics

Delhi, Gurgaon air show presence of alarming levels of heavy metals: Report

The PM2.5 levels - fine particulate matters in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers - in all the seven tests were above statutory limits

2 min read18 Jan 2019
Politics

Pollution restrains elderly’s movement, worsens health condition

According to 14.5% elderly their major concern during winters is risks of infections due to severe pollution level, rough weather and weak digestion during winters

2 min read4 Jan 2019
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