Keyword : Pollution

Change lifestyle, otherwise eco fight will be a waste: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the National Air Quality Index, to monitor pollution levels in 10 major cities and inaugurated the two-day conference of state environment ministers

Morning briefing: Massive cyclone likely to hit TN, Puducherry today

The Meteorological Department has sounded a high alert as a massive cyclone is likely to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining areas on Monday night triggering heavy rainfall. The state authorit

Morning briefing: Parliament business to be smooth as Cong decides to be constructive

The Congress has decided it will not obstruct non-contentious legislative business in parliament but strongly raise issues of public importance in both houses. A Congress strategy meeting chaired b

Evening digest: Odd & even number vehicles on alternate days in Delhi due to pollution

In a major step to counter the deadly pollution levels in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to allow odd and even number vehicles to be on the roads on alternate days, starting

Curbs on vehicles a proper way to reduce pollution?

This could a radical measure to reduce alarming air pollution in Delhi. Delhi government on Friday restricted plying of private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers to alternate day

Delhi pollution: Curbs on vehicles gets 15 days test run

Public wrath is being expressed on the social media and the politicians have been gate-crashing on the issue of Delhi government`s move to curb movement of private vehicles in the capital due to ba

Kejriwal’s restriction on cars gets support of chief justice and judges carpool idea

The Kejriwal government`s experiment to restrict the number of private cars on Delhi roads got a boost with supreme court`s new chief justice TS Thakur, supporting the measures to improve air quali

Morning briefing: Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet Rajnath Singh today on car curbs plan

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to deliberate on the proposed odd-even registration number private vehicle formula.Amid debates over

Public transport in Delhi insufficient, says HC and may end odd/even rule

Saying that Delhi’s public transport is insufficient to cater to the public and that the people are inconvenienced, the Delhi high court today asked the state government why it was necessary

Odd-even gets a smooth start ‘again’

The second phase of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme came in force Friday morning with Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal’s and transport minister, Gopal Rai’s Twitter appeal as

Odd-even II: Monday sees surge in prices of app-based cabs

After a long weekend, the first working day of the implementation of the odd-even policy which started on April 15, took roughly half of Delhi’s cars off the roads. As a result, it gave a boo

Isn’t quite clear whether pollution is down in Delhi

The odd-even vehicle rationing scheme was started by the Delhi government on April 15 to clean up the air in Delhi which is considered the most polluted city in the world. The Delhi government was

Delhi needs policies to complement odd-even

In 1992, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Mexico City as the world’s most polluted city. After that, the Mexican government enforced stringent pollution control measures. Two

This is how automobiles have affected India’s environment

In 15-years, automobile production in India increased by 339.5 %. The total production in 2001-02 was 53,16,302, this increased to 2,33,66,246 in 2014-15, recording an absolute growth of 1,80,49,94

Illegal battery recycling in Delhi causes high lead level: Study

Delhi’s polluted air has been in the headlines for months. Now a team of researchers from University of Michigan have found that illegal battery recycling business in the capital city is addi

Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur among world’s 10 most polluted cities

The South Asian region has shown an increase of five percent in air pollution level in more than two-thirds of its cities. Delhi has some reason to cheer after the release of the Wor

Combating mercury poisoning

Many of us have fond childhood memories of playing with droplets of mercury spilled out of a broken thermometer. A dark silver-coloured shiny liquid was a plaything for kids and perhaps still is, b

Must read stories on world environment day

June 05 is observed as world environment day across the globe. According to United Nations Environment Programme, this year’s theme is on the illegal trade in wildlife. Read de

Delhi tops list in number of years lost to air pollution to 6.3 years

A recent study conducted by Indian institute of tropical meteorology (IITM), Pune shows that exposure to fine particulate matter in India reduces human life expectancy by about 3.4 ±&

Horn not OK please

The cacophony of noises on roads has finally woken up the government, which is now mulling a fine of Rs.500 for honking needlessly and a much steeper fine of Rs 5,000 for having an ear-shattering a

Will diesel vehicles finally sputter to a halt in Delhi?

 The discussions on air-pollution and disputes regarding diesel vehicles are going on for months now. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Supreme Court (SC) have passed a series of order

Make a noise

This year, for the first time, noise levels during the Ganeshotsav festival reduced in Mumbai. Although the decibel (dB) level remained beyond the permissible limits and the safe norms, it reduced

IIT study has all answers to Delhi’s pollution woes

As the residents of Delhi and its adjoining satellite towns gasp for breath due to exceedingly high pollution levels, an IIT study that was submitted to the Delhi government in the beginning of thi

India now needs a new national capital

Delhi is sick. It is wheezing and coughing. Its roads are packed with vehicles

Varanasi, Allahabad had `zero` good air quality days last year: Report

 Varanasi and Allahabad had ‘zero’ good air quality days last year, said a report launched at an air quality workshop, ‘Lifting the Smog’.  The report by

“Actions to target emissions near the equator might be most effective”

It is a known fact that ozone formation occurs when NOX, CO and VOCs react in the presence of sunlight and that more ozone is formed in tropical regions. How does this study move beyond thi

The Equator Equation, or the geography of emissions

The smog that snuffed light and fresh air out of Delhi and other northern parts of India for almost a fortnight is still fresh in memory. Combustion of various types, like fire crackers and burning

In Ballia, how poisonous arsenic has ravaged the rivers

Arsenic took my brother’s life. He had developed a wound on his foot from where blood and pus used to ooze out all the time. Despite that, he fought for all of us and tried his best to bring

Join the club, let’s discuss biodiversity!

At a time when the biggest seller of weapons is bestowed

Delhi in your lungs

Sohan Lal, a traffic constable with Delhi police, is often short of breath, suffers bouts of wheezing and coughing, and sometimes complains of chest pain. He’s only 33 and was recruited after

Experts express concern over Chennai oil spill

Businesses of the fishermen of Chennai have been hit hard following the oil spill last week when two ships collided near Ennore situated in the north of Chennai.   

764 grossly polluting industries identified along Ganga river

  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified a total of 764 Grossly Polluting Industries (industry discharging more than pollution load of Biochemical Oxygen Deman

Ganga needs political will, enabling policy framework: report

    Restoring life to the Ganga is not rocket science, said an exhaustive report on the river Ganga by The Third Pole. It added “what it needs is political

Will Rs 4,100 crore help clean up the Ganga?

In the past three months projects worth Rs 4,100 crore have received the green signal as part of the effort to clean the Ganga. But, will it yield the desired result?  



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